Independent Research Firm Places HighJump Software in Top Tier of Warehouse Management Industry; Configurable Solution Cited as Key to Success

HighJump Software, a 3M company, a global leader in providing highly adaptable, best-of-breed supply chain execution solutions, today announced that Forrester Research Inc. recognized HighJump as a leader in the warehouse management system (WMS) industry. Forrester Research selected HighJump as one of nine leading WMS vendors to participate as a company evaluated in its report, The Forrester Wave: Warehouse Management Systems, Q1 2006, Forrester Research Inc. Jan. 24, 2006.

Forrester evaluated vendors based on current offering, strategy and market presence. HighJump received the highest-weighted ranking among all vendors in the strategy category, which included an evaluation of the company's product, services, corporate strategy, financial resources to support the strategy and cost. In the current offering category, HighJump's configurable product suite received top marks for features such as postponement/value-added services, reverse logistics, and reports and analytics.

"HighJump performs strongly across all categories of the current offering with particular strengths in inventory management, wave planning and value-added services," wrote Forrester Research analyst and report author Nikki Baird. "As a 3M subsidiary with a tremendously configurable product, HighJump Software's WMS is an appealing option for users that want a WMS that can conform to existing business processes without extensive customization."

"The findings in the Forrester report are further evidence of HighJump's flexible product, robust solution set and overall business strategy," said Chris Heim, president, HighJump Software. "We are very pleased to be a leader in the WMS space and look forward to even greater success as we broaden our solution footprint."

About HighJump Software, a 3M Company

HighJump Software, a 3M company, is a global leader in providing highly adaptable, best-of-breed supply chain execution solutions that streamline manufacturing and distribution from the point of source through consumption. HighJump's integrated solutions empower operational excellence in the warehouse and optimize the flow of inventory throughout the supply chain by facilitating collaboration with customers, suppliers and trading partners. These solutions combine robust, standard functionality; a best practices-based implementation methodology; and a uniquely adaptable architecture that facilitates fast, cost-effective system modifications. As an independent subsidiary in the 3M family of companies, HighJump leads the supply chain execution software industry in financial strength and delivers on an unmatched commitment to innovation and quality. For more information about HighJump, visit

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