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Kinaxis Named as 2011 Company of the Year

Ottawa Centre for Research and Innovation Selects Kinaxis for Regional Business Excellence Award

Ottawa, Canada, April 8, 2011Kinaxis, provider of the on-demand supply chain management (SCM) and sales and operations planning (S&OP) software service, RapidResponse™, is proud to announce that it has been named Company of the Year for 2011 by the Ottawa Centre for Research and Innovation (OCRI).

OCRI is Ottawa's leading member-based economic development corporation for fostering the advancement of the region's globally-competitive, knowledge-based institutions and industries. The OCRI Awards are synonymous with business excellence in the Ottawa region.

“The submissions were of excellent quality this year which made the decision making process quite challenging for the committee. The success stories cited in these entries clearly indicate that Ottawa continues to produce world-class technology and innovation.” said Claude Haw, President and CEO of OCRI. “On behalf of the selection committee, OCRI and Ottawa’s knowledge-based community, I would like to congratulate all of the nominees for their hard work and commitment to excellence.”

The OCRI Awards acknowledge companies and individuals who have contributed to Ottawa’s knowledge-based community. Winners were selected based on their ability to demonstrate extraordinary excellence in their field, to advance the business climate for Ottawa’s technology, academic and government community, and to build wealth and enhance the quality of life.

“We are honored to be recognized as Company of the Year,” said John Sicard, chief operating officer for Kinaxis. “We are proud to be part of Ottawa’s thriving business community, and we look forward to building upon our reputation for exceptional performance and innovation in our industry.”

Kinaxis completed an outstanding year in 2010 in which the company continued to experience double-digit subscription revenue growth. With more than 30,000 users and a client roster of global market leaders, Kinaxis delivers critical supply chain management capabilities for collaborative planning, continuous performance management, and rapid response to plan variances.

The winner of the Company of the Year was announced at the OCRI Awards Dinner on April 7th at the Hilton Lac Leamy, Gatineau.

About Kinaxis

Kinaxis delivers cloud-based S&OP and supply chain applications for discrete manufacturers and brand owners with complex supply chain networks and volatile business environments. Leaders across multiple industry verticals, including A&D, Automotive, High Tech, Industrial and Life Sciences rely on RapidResponse applications to create a foundation for concurrent planning, continuous performance monitoring, and coordinated responses to plan variances across multiple areas of the business. All founded on a single product, RapidResponse’s configurable applications encompass a full spectrum of supply chain related business processes, including such functions as: S&OP, supply planning, capacity planning, demand planning, inventory management, MPS and order fulfillment. As a result, Kinaxis customers have replaced disparate planning and performance management tools and are realizing significant operations performance breakthroughs in planning cycles, supply chain response times and decision accuracy. From a single product, customers are able to easily model varying supply chain conditions to make both long-term and real-time demand and supply balancing decisions quickly, collaboratively, and in line with the shared business objectives of multiple stakeholders.

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