RapidResponse Achieves "Powered by SAP NetWeaver®" Status

Certified integration reinforces customer confidence in rapid time-to-value for Kinaxis response management solution.

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Achieving Powered by SAP NetWeaver status for RapidResponse will provide customers using SAP ERP with increased confidence in a low-risk implementation and a shorter time-to-value for our RapidResponse solution.

Ottawa, ON (PRWEB) October 30, 2007

Kinaxis™ Inc., the global leader in Response Management solutions providing visibility and coordinated response to change for manufacturing and fulfillment organizations, today announced that RapidResponse™ 9 has achieved "Powered by SAP NetWeaver" status. SAP has certified the interface between Kinaxis RapidResponse 9 and the SAP® ERP application. With the RapidResponse Adapter 2.0A interface software, Kinaxis customers can further leverage their investments in SAP ERP to gain customer service and operational performance enhancements as a result of an improved ability to respond to change.

The RapidResponse Adapter for the Kinaxis product RapidResponse has earned Powered by SAP NetWeaver status for its integration with SAP ERP 6.0 via ABAP™ Add-on 7.0.

Kinaxis delivers an innovative Response Management technology solution that provides business users with a consistent, comprehensive view of operational information, supported by tools that enable real-time, collaborative analysis when faced with constant changes in demand, supply and product. RapidResponse's unique architecture connects directly to front-end and back-end systems - such as SAP ERP - and supports a continuous flow of information across multiple sites. Empowered with multi-enterprise visibility, participants from various functional groups can model ERP data to instantly simulate, share and score "what-if" supply and demand scenarios to evaluate the impact of proposed changes and ultimately drive quick, effective resolution.

"Global brand owners and manufacturers are increasingly seeing the need for an effective Response Management system," said Randy Littleson, vice president of marketing at Kinaxis. "Achieving Powered by SAP NetWeaver status for RapidResponse will provide customers using SAP ERP with increased confidence in a low-risk implementation and a shorter time-to-value for our RapidResponse solution."

The SAP NetWeaver platform powers the SAP Business Suite family of business applications, SAP xApps™ packaged composite applications and solutions such as RapidResponse Adapter from Kinaxis. SAP NetWeaver unifies integration technologies into a single platform and is pre-integrated with business applications, enabling change and reducing the need for custom integration. Third-party ABAP Add-ons like RapidResponse Adapter that have passed the syntactic and semantic checks that are part of the SAP ABAP Add-on certification requirements are eligible to receive certification through the SAP Integration and Certification Center.

Besides achieving Powered by SAP NetWeaver status for RapidResponse Adapter 2.0A, Kinaxis has also achieved SAP-certified integration for the RapidResponse Adapter 1.0B interface for RapidResponse 7.3. RapidResponse also supports integration with other versions of SAP solutions and a wide variety of other enterprise applications.

About Kinaxis:
Kinaxis delivers an on-demand Response Management service for visibility and coordination to drive rapid response to constant change across global supply and fulfillment networks, resulting in breakthroughs in customer service and operating performance. Kinaxis RapidResponse combines multi-enterprise visibility, collaborative "what-if" analysis and rapid decision support to empower front-line manufacturing and fulfillment teams to take quick and effective action when faced with constant changes in demand, supply and product. Global leaders such as Casio, Honeywell, Jabil, Raytheon and Benchmark Electronics use Kinaxis RapidResponse to empower their supply networks with superior responsiveness and gain competitive advantage. For more information, visit the Kinaxis web site at http://www.kinaxis.com or the company's blog at blog.kinaxis.com.

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