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EXA CORPORATION and Kinaxis Strengthen Relationship to Deliver Digital Supply Chain Solutions in Japan

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OTTAWA, April 10, 2019 /CNW/ - Kinaxis® Inc. (TSX: KXS), the leader in empowering people to make confident supply chain decisions, today announced that EXA Corporation of Japan has joined the Kinaxis Partner Enablement Program, further deepening the relationship between the two companies and enhancing EXA's ability to deliver digital supply chain solutions and drive maximum business value for joint customers.

A family company of IBM Japan and JFE Steel, EXA is an IT service company with 30 years of experience in the manufacturing industry providing comprehensive supply chain management services and solutions ranging from system consulting, development and implementation to operation and maintenance. EXA and Kinaxis have been working together over the last decade, resulting in a number of joint customers in the high tech, consumer products and industrial industries. By being part of the Partner Enablement Program, EXA is gaining unlimited access to training and certification programs. With these tools, EXA will be able to enhance support provided to customers and help advance their planning strategies and achieve business and financial goals.   

"More customers are embarking on supply chain transformation to cope with the diversifying global market," said Tomosuke Senta, president and CEO, EXA. "EXA is strengthening its 10+ year relationship with Kinaxis by joining the Kinaxis Partner Enablement Program. Through this EXA aims to contribute to the growth of customers by further enhancing our ability to help customers solve business challenges faster."

Launched in December 2017, the Kinaxis Partner Enablement Program includes a framework that provides dedicated support, training, certification and solutions development features to enhance solution delivery to customers. Partners in the program benefit from unlimited access to the Kinaxis Learning Center, certification vouchers, the Kinaxis Knowledge Network, a private RapidResponse® demonstration/sandbox environment, and direct development support to help deliver solutions unique to every partner.

"Having worked with EXA, we have seen the depth of their supply chain expertise, a keen understanding of the Asia Pacific market and commitment to customer success," said Rich Lord, VP and Managing Director Asia Pacific and Japan. "Joining the Kinaxis Partner Enablement Program is an important step in our relationship, and we thank EXA for its dedication to RapidResponse and we look forward to working together to serve our customers better."

About Kinaxis Inc.
Eliminating volatility in your supply chain is impossible, but managing it is not. Trusted by top brands, Kinaxis® gives people the confidence to know they are making the best supply chain planning decisions to maximize business performance. We solve complex business problems in easy-to-understand ways by combining human and machine intelligence to plan for any future, monitor risks and opportunities and respond at the pace of change. With the support of our community of supply chain experts and using our unique concurrent planning technique and single integrated planning platform, customers can realize higher revenue, lower costs and fewer risks. For more Kinaxis news, follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter or Facebook

EXA CORPORATION is an IT services provider in Japan founded in 1987, a subsidiary of IBM Japan and JFE Steel Corporation. EXA offers comprehensive services from system consulting, development, implementation, to operation and maintenance, as well as advanced technologies and services such as cloud, cognitive, analytics and IoT. EXA has great strengths, experience and know-how for the manufacturing industry especially in the supply chain field. In collaboration with Kinaxis, EXA has implemented RapidResponse over 10 years for many customers in Japan, and has contributed to the improvement and efficiency of the supply chain for customers. EXA will continue to contribute to the customer's business success.

Forward-Looking Statements
Certain statements in this release constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of applicable securities laws. Forward-looking statements include statements as to Kinaxis' growth opportunities and the potential benefits of, and demand for, Kinaxis' products and services. These statements are subject to certain assumptions, risks and uncertainties, including our view of the relative position of Kinaxis' products and services compared to competitive offerings in the industry. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such statements. Kinaxis' actual results, performance, achievements and developments may differ materially from the results, performance, achievements or developments expressed or implied by such statements. Risk factors that may cause the actual results, performance, achievements or developments of Kinaxis to differ materially from the results, performance, achievements or developments expressed or implied by such statements can be found in the public documents filed by Kinaxis with Canadian securities regulatory authorities. Kinaxis assumes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as expressly required by law.


SOURCE Kinaxis Inc.

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