Kinaxis Honored As Emerging Software Vendor

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (MARKET WIRE) -- Oct 03, 2006 -- Kinaxis™ Inc., a provider of an on-demand Response Management service, today announced that it has been chosen for inclusion in Manufacturing Business Technology Magazine's annual 40 Emerging Vendors listing. Kinaxis was recognized for its success in developing unique capabilities that meet industry needs and delivering significant operational benefits to customers in the manufacturing business sector.

Selected by the magazine's editorial team, Kinaxis is one of 40 chosen software and application vendors in manufacturing, enterprise, and supply chain markets. Manufacturing Business Technology Magazine focuses its editorial coverage on the use of information technology to improve productivity in manufacturing and supply chain, and has identified leading entrepreneurial IT vendors based on criteria that included factors such as growth statistics, recent customer wins, product innovation and overall company direction.

The Kinaxis Response Management service addresses the urgent needs of brand owners and manufacturers operating in an environment of distributed operations, high demand volatility, rapid product evolution, and stringent regulation requirements. RapidResponse drives operations performance management by enabling brand owners and manufacturers to rapidly respond to change throughout their extended supply network by empowering front-line staff with unprecedented multi-enterprise visibility, easy collaboration and rapid decision support tools.

This year, Kinaxis introduced a web-based, on-demand RapidResponse service, establishing itself as a leader in Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) offerings that address critical supply chain challenges. The on-demand RapidResponse service offers the rich and proven capabilities of Kinaxis' existing RapidResponse solution in a medium that simplifies adoption for customers by reducing implementation risk, ownership costs and required IT resources.

"This has been an exciting year of development and innovation for Kinaxis," said Randy Littleson, vice president of marketing at Kinaxis. "The evolving market dynamics of a distributed manufacturing environment makes the RapidResponse service all that more relevant, and as such, provides a compelling market opportunity for Kinaxis. To have that recognized by Manufacturing Business Technology is very satisfying to us as the publication's influential reach into the broader manufacturing marketplace is in tandem target with the companies that are seeking Kinaxis' technology."

The 40 Emerging Vendors listing appears in the October issue of Manufacturing Business Technology, and will feature a special pullout chart and supporting editorial features. This chart, along with additional information, will also be posted on

About Kinaxis

Kinaxis stands alone in delivering an on-demand Response Management service that drives operations performance management for brand owners and contract manufacturers. RapidResponse extends beyond supply chain planning systems to enable global leaders such as Casio, Coty, Honeywell, Jabil Circuit, Raytheon and Benchmark to access real-time information; quickly collaborate to reach optimal decisions that align with corporate objectives; and rapidly drive effective action when faced with constant changes. For more information, visit the Kinaxis web site at or the company's blog at

Copyright © 2006 Kinaxis Inc. All rights reserved. Kinaxis, the Kinaxis logo, RapidResponse, on-demand RapidResponse service, Active Spreadsheets, AlwaysOn Analytics, RapidResponse Live Scorecard, and Resolution Engine are trademarks of Kinaxis Inc. All other brands and product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.

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