Based in Atlanta, Georgia, $78 million Manhattan Associates, Inc. develops, markets, and supports supply chain execution systems for distribution center management and Internet fulfillment. 1999 was a difficult year for the vendor, marked by reorganization and management turnover in the midst of rapid corporate expansion. Completing its transition to an Internet enabler will be important for Manhattan's long term future.
such as InterWorld or Edify. Its newly announced partnership with CommercialWare has the potential to deliver its WMS and TMS capabilities to a much wider audience of Internet companies. Manhattan should look ahead for future Internet opportunities such as application hosting and supplier network collaborative planning. Movement in these directions, however, requires considerable investment in R&D, not to mention a change in services support strategy. Seek strategic marketing partnerships with