ARC from Manthan Systems Recognized as Outstanding Industry Solution by IBM Beacon Awards 2008

Bangalore, India, April 12, 2008 --( IBM today announced Manthan Systems a finalist in the annual IBM Beacon Awards 2008. Manthan’s flagship product ARC - Integrated Retail Business Intelligence Suite was recognized in the category of “Outstanding Industry Solution by an ISV.” Beacon Awards in this category recognizes ISVs that have brought to market a key innovative industry solution which improves industry processes and delivers outstanding value to the clients.

The award distinguishes ARC for being one of the first and only solutions that fully meet the business intelligence and performance management needs of retailers. The solution delivers unparalleled business value through its technologically superior engine which understands and anticipates retail data structures, ensures rapid deployment and gives a high return on investment. ARC is creating a fundamental change in the way a global retailer adopts and uses BI and analytics for business performance improvement.

Manthan’s founder and CEO Mr. Atul Jalan cites, “With another feather in our cap we continue to strengthen our leadership position in the retail business intelligence space through innovative solutions that make business intelligence a reality for the retail industry.”

The IBM Beacon Awards are an important part of IBM's PartnerWorld program, providing industry recognition, increased visibility and promotional opportunities to winners and finalists. Members of PartnerWorld take advantage of worldwide IBM marketing and enablement initiatives to drive new revenue and market opportunities through the delivery of innovative, high-value business solutions.

"The IBM Beacon Awards recognize the best solutions and services that Business Partners deliver across our business and around the world," said Ravi Marwaha, general manager, IBM Global Business Partners. "Through their dedication to innovation, business value and customer satisfaction, these Business Partners combine their deep technology and industry expertise with IBM technology to deliver exceptional solutions that solve real business problems."

Chosen from over 725 nominations, winners and finalists from around the world will be honored during a gala event at the IBM Business Partner Leadership Conference in Los Angeles on April 30 - May 2, 2008.

About Manthan Systems
Manthan Systems is a provider of specialized software solutions for the retail and consumer Goods industries. Manthan helps retailers capture and process data that can be leveraged to improve planning‚ monitor results‚ analyse and anticipate changes and mine opportunities. Manthan understands retail business practices and their technology underpinnings‚ having worked with a wide range of retailers and consumer goods companies‚ including Woolworths Germany‚ Haggen Supermarkets‚ Castorama‚ Ecco Sko., McDonalds and Haggar Clothing Co. For more information about Manthan Systems‚ please visit

Manthan Software Services Pvt. Ltd.
Priya Sharma
+91 80 2299 0585
No. 40/4, Lavelle Road
Bangalore - 560001
Fax: +91 80 2299 05856