Manugistics Seeing Accelerating Demand for Its Chemical and Energy Industry Solutions

Apr 02, 2001, 01:00 ET from Manugistics Group, Inc.

    ROCKVILLE, Md., April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Manugistics Group, Inc.
 (Nasdaq:   MANU), the leading global provider of Enterprise Profit
 Optimization(TM) (EPO) solutions -- the powerful combination of supply chain
 management and pricing and revenue optimization solutions -- for enterprises
 and eMarketplaces, today announced that it is seeing accelerating demand for
 its chemical and energy industry solutions, which are designed to increase
 revenue, decrease costs, and improve asset utilization and customer service.
     Faced with industry consolidation, the shift to eBusiness, and the need to
 capitalize on new revenue streams while maintaining margins, many of the
 largest chemical and energy companies -- including 7 of the top 10 in the
 Fortune 500 -- have turned to Manugistics for solutions that are designed to
 be quickly implemented, enabling delivery of strong ROI in a short time frame.
 Industry leaders such as BASF, BP, Cabot, ChemLogix, DuPont, Elemica,
 ExxonMobil, Mitsui Chemicals, Repsol, Rhodia, Rohm and Haas, Royal Dutch
 Shell, Van Waters & Rogers, and Vulcan Chemicals are all utilizing, or in the
 process of implementing, Manugistics solutions.
     "We have benefited tremendously from our long-term relationship with
 Manugistics," said Clayton Beale, Rohm and Haas global planning systems
 manager. "Using their solutions, we've been able to increase supply chain
 performance and improve on-time delivery, while significantly reducing our
 inventory -- helping Rohm and Haas achieve hundreds of millions of dollars in
 cost savings. And we continue to make Manugistics solutions a key driver in
 our efforts to provide 100 percent customer satisfaction while carrying as
 little inventory as possible."
     "Key to (Manugistics') accelerating success is management's laser focus on
 delivering tangible value," said Brent Thill, Credit Suisse First Boston
 Technology Group analyst, in a February 14, 2001 First Call research note.
 "Most customers typically begin to see value delivered 4-8 months from initial
 investment (versus competitors' 1+ year)."
     "Manugistics continues to demonstrate its commitment to our customers'
 strategic business objectives," added Rich Bergmann, Manugistics president.
 "Manugistics delivers solutions that can enable companies to enhance
 profitably in an increasingly complex and competitive business environment.
 Our deep industry-specific expertise, combined with an emphasis on delivering
 significant benefits within a short period of time, has helped Manugistics
 become a preferred choice of many of the industry's largest companies."
     Manugistics solutions employ a proven multi-phase value delivery process
 that can integrate a company's supply with demand to create a more responsive
 and flexible supply chain. The solutions have helped chemical and energy
 companies improve global visibility, improve network and asset utilization,
 and optimize scarce resources. The solutions are also highly configurable --
 to better address the industry's critical business processes such as demand
 management, network design and optimization, inventory management,
 transportation management, bulk distribution planning and replenishment,
 application integration, and pricing and revenue optimization.
     Added Jeff Smith, Manugistics group vice president of chemical and energy,
 "Industry leaders continue to demand innovative solutions in an increasingly
 competitive environment. Manugistics is meeting those demands -- providing
 solutions that can help companies achieve tens of millions of dollars in cost
 savings while maintaining customer service. And our solutions have the
 flexibility and adaptability companies need to help address unforeseen
 business challenges."
 
     About Manugistics Group, Inc.
     Manugistics is the leading global provider of Enterprise Profit
 Optimization (EPO) solutions -- the first solutions to simultaneously optimize
 a company's supply- and demand-side functions. Manugistics EPO and
 eMarketplace solutions help companies lower operating costs, enhance
 profitability and accelerate growth. The company's list of clients includes
 industry leaders such as 3Com, Amazon.com, Boeing, BP, Brown & Williamson,
 Caterpillar, Cisco Systems, Coca-Cola Bottling, Compaq, DuPont, eConnections,
 Ford, General Electric, Harley-Davidson, Hormel, Levi Strauss & Co., Marriott,
 Nestle, Texas Instruments, Timberland, Unilever, and United Airlines. For more
 information, go to http://www.manugistics.com .
 
     FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION REGARDING THIS ANNOUNCEMENT, CONTACT THE
 MANUGISTICS NEWSBUREAU HOTLINE AT 301-984-5330.
 
     This announcement contains forward-looking statements that involve risks
 and uncertainties that include, among others, anticipated losses,
 unpredictability of future revenues, potential fluctuations in quarterly
 operating results, competition, risks related to quarterly performance, risks
 of system interruption, management of potential growth, and risks of new
 business areas, international expansion, business combinations, and strategic
 alliances. A decreased demand for computer software due to weakening economic
 conditions, particularly in the United States economy, could result in
 decreased revenues or lower revenue growth rates.  More information about
 factors that potentially could affect Manugistics financial results is
 included in Manugistics filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission,
 including most recently the Registration Statement on Form S-3 (Registration
 Statement No. 333-53918.
 
     Manugistics is a registered trademark, and the Manugistics logo, the
 phrase "Leveraged Intelligence," Enterprise Profit Optimization and NetWORKS
 are trademarks of Manugistics, Inc. All other product or company names
 mentioned are used for identification purposes only, and may be trademarks of
 their respective owners.
 
 

SOURCE Manugistics Group, Inc.
    ROCKVILLE, Md., April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Manugistics Group, Inc.
 (Nasdaq:   MANU), the leading global provider of Enterprise Profit
 Optimization(TM) (EPO) solutions -- the powerful combination of supply chain
 management and pricing and revenue optimization solutions -- for enterprises
 and eMarketplaces, today announced that it is seeing accelerating demand for
 its chemical and energy industry solutions, which are designed to increase
 revenue, decrease costs, and improve asset utilization and customer service.
     Faced with industry consolidation, the shift to eBusiness, and the need to
 capitalize on new revenue streams while maintaining margins, many of the
 largest chemical and energy companies -- including 7 of the top 10 in the
 Fortune 500 -- have turned to Manugistics for solutions that are designed to
 be quickly implemented, enabling delivery of strong ROI in a short time frame.
 Industry leaders such as BASF, BP, Cabot, ChemLogix, DuPont, Elemica,
 ExxonMobil, Mitsui Chemicals, Repsol, Rhodia, Rohm and Haas, Royal Dutch
 Shell, Van Waters & Rogers, and Vulcan Chemicals are all utilizing, or in the
 process of implementing, Manugistics solutions.
     "We have benefited tremendously from our long-term relationship with
 Manugistics," said Clayton Beale, Rohm and Haas global planning systems
 manager. "Using their solutions, we've been able to increase supply chain
 performance and improve on-time delivery, while significantly reducing our
 inventory -- helping Rohm and Haas achieve hundreds of millions of dollars in
 cost savings. And we continue to make Manugistics solutions a key driver in
 our efforts to provide 100 percent customer satisfaction while carrying as
 little inventory as possible."
     "Key to (Manugistics') accelerating success is management's laser focus on
 delivering tangible value," said Brent Thill, Credit Suisse First Boston
 Technology Group analyst, in a February 14, 2001 First Call research note.
 "Most customers typically begin to see value delivered 4-8 months from initial
 investment (versus competitors' 1+ year)."
     "Manugistics continues to demonstrate its commitment to our customers'
 strategic business objectives," added Rich Bergmann, Manugistics president.
 "Manugistics delivers solutions that can enable companies to enhance
 profitably in an increasingly complex and competitive business environment.
 Our deep industry-specific expertise, combined with an emphasis on delivering
 significant benefits within a short period of time, has helped Manugistics
 become a preferred choice of many of the industry's largest companies."
     Manugistics solutions employ a proven multi-phase value delivery process
 that can integrate a company's supply with demand to create a more responsive
 and flexible supply chain. The solutions have helped chemical and energy
 companies improve global visibility, improve network and asset utilization,
 and optimize scarce resources. The solutions are also highly configurable --
 to better address the industry's critical business processes such as demand
 management, network design and optimization, inventory management,
 transportation management, bulk distribution planning and replenishment,
 application integration, and pricing and revenue optimization.
     Added Jeff Smith, Manugistics group vice president of chemical and energy,
 "Industry leaders continue to demand innovative solutions in an increasingly
 competitive environment. Manugistics is meeting those demands -- providing
 solutions that can help companies achieve tens of millions of dollars in cost
 savings while maintaining customer service. And our solutions have the
 flexibility and adaptability companies need to help address unforeseen
 business challenges."
 
     About Manugistics Group, Inc.
     Manugistics is the leading global provider of Enterprise Profit
 Optimization (EPO) solutions -- the first solutions to simultaneously optimize
 a company's supply- and demand-side functions. Manugistics EPO and
 eMarketplace solutions help companies lower operating costs, enhance
 profitability and accelerate growth. The company's list of clients includes
 industry leaders such as 3Com, Amazon.com, Boeing, BP, Brown & Williamson,
 Caterpillar, Cisco Systems, Coca-Cola Bottling, Compaq, DuPont, eConnections,
 Ford, General Electric, Harley-Davidson, Hormel, Levi Strauss & Co., Marriott,
 Nestle, Texas Instruments, Timberland, Unilever, and United Airlines. For more
 information, go to http://www.manugistics.com .
 
     FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION REGARDING THIS ANNOUNCEMENT, CONTACT THE
 MANUGISTICS NEWSBUREAU HOTLINE AT 301-984-5330.
 
     This announcement contains forward-looking statements that involve risks
 and uncertainties that include, among others, anticipated losses,
 unpredictability of future revenues, potential fluctuations in quarterly
 operating results, competition, risks related to quarterly performance, risks
 of system interruption, management of potential growth, and risks of new
 business areas, international expansion, business combinations, and strategic
 alliances. A decreased demand for computer software due to weakening economic
 conditions, particularly in the United States economy, could result in
 decreased revenues or lower revenue growth rates.  More information about
 factors that potentially could affect Manugistics financial results is
 included in Manugistics filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission,
 including most recently the Registration Statement on Form S-3 (Registration
 Statement No. 333-53918.
 
     Manugistics is a registered trademark, and the Manugistics logo, the
 phrase "Leveraged Intelligence," Enterprise Profit Optimization and NetWORKS
 are trademarks of Manugistics, Inc. All other product or company names
 mentioned are used for identification purposes only, and may be trademarks of
 their respective owners.
 
 SOURCE  Manugistics Group, Inc.