Answerthink Strengthens Strategic Relationship With iPlanet(TM)

Partners to Demonstrate New Joint Solutions in Four Key Areas of Technology

Enabled Business Transformation at the Internet & e-Business Conference & Expo



Apr 02, 2001, 01:00 ET from Answerthink, Inc.

    NEW YORK, April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Answerthink, Inc. (Nasdaq: ANSR), a
 leading provider of technology-enabled business transformation solutions,
 today announced that it is partnering with iPlanet(TM) E-Commerce Solutions, a
 Sun-Netscape alliance, to provide customers with joint solutions in four key
 areas of e-business development.
     The four key areas are Single Sign On (a way for users to log in once with
 one password and be authenticated to access authorized areas), eCRM
 (electronic customer relationship management), eStrategy Diagnostic Workshops
 (a two-day workshop to help customers examine, prioritize, and calculate ROI
 for their e-business plans) and Enterprise Portal (connecting a customer's
 diverse systems so users can access information through one interface).
     Answerthink, combining its business strategy, transformation, and
 application skills, is the first integrator to announce they are providing
 business solutions in these four areas to iPlanet customers. Answerthink will
 help extend the product offerings of iPlanet beyond their customers' IT
 departments by providing strategic solutions to customers' senior executives
 and decision-makers as well.
     "By combining iPlanet and Answerthink's skill sets, our services will not
 only be confined to our customers' technology personnel, but also help their
 executives solve complex business problems through the use of technology,"
 said Glenn Cross, vice president of worldwide channels at iPlanet. "This
 strategic relationship helps us go beyond the standard products we offer by
 giving our customers the added value of a top-tier integrator as a resource."
     The joint solution sets of Answerthink and iPlanet will be rolled out to
 their sales forces and customers.  A presentation of these companies'
 capabilities will be part of today's program at the Internet & e-Business
 Conference and Expo, being held this week at the Jacob Javits Convention
 Center in New York City.
     "The ability to realize the value of the iPlanet world-class technology
 relies on strong customer support and services," said Neal Prescott, managing
 director at Answerthink.  "Answerthink's powerful mix of multi-disciplinary
 skills and expertise in implementing diverse applications that help customers
 reach their business objectives is the reason why we are working with
 iPlanet."
 
     About Answerthink
     Answerthink, Inc. (http://www.answerthink.com) is a leading provider of
 technology-enabled business transformation solutions. The Company brings
 together multi-disciplinary expertise in benchmarking and research, business
 transformation, interactive marketing, business applications and technology
 integration to serve the needs of Global 2000 clients. Answerthink's solutions
 span all functional areas of a company including finance, human resources,
 information technology, sales, marketing, customer service, and supply
 chain, as well as across a variety of industry sectors. Founded in 1997,
 Answerthink has more than 1,600 associates and offices in 17 cities throughout
 the United States and in Europe.
 
     Note:  Sun, Sun Microsystems, the Sun Logo and iPlanet are trademarks or
 registered trademarks of Sun Microsystems, Inc. in the United States and other
 countries.
 
 

SOURCE Answerthink, Inc.
    NEW YORK, April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Answerthink, Inc. (Nasdaq: ANSR), a
 leading provider of technology-enabled business transformation solutions,
 today announced that it is partnering with iPlanet(TM) E-Commerce Solutions, a
 Sun-Netscape alliance, to provide customers with joint solutions in four key
 areas of e-business development.
     The four key areas are Single Sign On (a way for users to log in once with
 one password and be authenticated to access authorized areas), eCRM
 (electronic customer relationship management), eStrategy Diagnostic Workshops
 (a two-day workshop to help customers examine, prioritize, and calculate ROI
 for their e-business plans) and Enterprise Portal (connecting a customer's
 diverse systems so users can access information through one interface).
     Answerthink, combining its business strategy, transformation, and
 application skills, is the first integrator to announce they are providing
 business solutions in these four areas to iPlanet customers. Answerthink will
 help extend the product offerings of iPlanet beyond their customers' IT
 departments by providing strategic solutions to customers' senior executives
 and decision-makers as well.
     "By combining iPlanet and Answerthink's skill sets, our services will not
 only be confined to our customers' technology personnel, but also help their
 executives solve complex business problems through the use of technology,"
 said Glenn Cross, vice president of worldwide channels at iPlanet. "This
 strategic relationship helps us go beyond the standard products we offer by
 giving our customers the added value of a top-tier integrator as a resource."
     The joint solution sets of Answerthink and iPlanet will be rolled out to
 their sales forces and customers.  A presentation of these companies'
 capabilities will be part of today's program at the Internet & e-Business
 Conference and Expo, being held this week at the Jacob Javits Convention
 Center in New York City.
     "The ability to realize the value of the iPlanet world-class technology
 relies on strong customer support and services," said Neal Prescott, managing
 director at Answerthink.  "Answerthink's powerful mix of multi-disciplinary
 skills and expertise in implementing diverse applications that help customers
 reach their business objectives is the reason why we are working with
 iPlanet."
 
     About Answerthink
     Answerthink, Inc. (http://www.answerthink.com) is a leading provider of
 technology-enabled business transformation solutions. The Company brings
 together multi-disciplinary expertise in benchmarking and research, business
 transformation, interactive marketing, business applications and technology
 integration to serve the needs of Global 2000 clients. Answerthink's solutions
 span all functional areas of a company including finance, human resources,
 information technology, sales, marketing, customer service, and supply
 chain, as well as across a variety of industry sectors. Founded in 1997,
 Answerthink has more than 1,600 associates and offices in 17 cities throughout
 the United States and in Europe.
 
     Note:  Sun, Sun Microsystems, the Sun Logo and iPlanet are trademarks or
 registered trademarks of Sun Microsystems, Inc. in the United States and other
 countries.
 
 SOURCE  Answerthink, Inc.