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Monday, October 4, 2004 6:09PM IST (12:39PM GMT)
 
(BW)(DC-HEADSTRONG)
Headstrong Acquires Metamor Enterprise Solutions, LLC
Leading SAP Solutions Provider to Leverage Headstrong's Offshore Facilities for Application Development and Maintenance
 
Washington, United States

Headstrong, a global business consulting and IT technology services firm, has acquired Metamor Enterprise Solutions, LLC, a leading SAP All-in-One Services partner headquartered in Fountain Valley, CA. The deal is expected to bolster Headstrong's Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solutions capabilities, and provide a full range of offshore development, maintenance and support solutions for Metamor clients. Metamor will retain its name and will continue to serve existing clients without interruption, while its BPO division, which is not being acquired by Headstrong, will be spun off and operated as ACM Business Solutions, LLC under the direction of N.C. Murthy, former CEO of Metamor. Both Metamor and Headstrong are privately held.

The union combines Headstrong's consulting, integration and outsourcing acumen with Metamor's laser-focus on SAP consulting, implementation and support services. Metamor, a widely respected brand in SAP circles since the early 1990's, has a strong middle market focus and touts over 60 projects in a variety of industries, including manufacturing, distribution, technology, CPG and retail. Metamor, an authorized reseller of SAP, is the only company in the US to develop a pre-configured client-based methodology (Quickwear(TM)) to facilitate fast and efficient implementations of SAP for small to mid-sized companies in the apparel and footwear industry.

"Our clients are demanding a single source solution that touches front office, back office and everything in between to maximize their return on investment," said Arjun Malhotra, CEO and Chairman of Headstrong. "Metamor gives Headstrong 'everything in between', and provides a complimentary channel to drive ERP solutions to our existing client base. This acquisition rounds out our offerings and gives us a real advantage."

"Metamor has built its reputation on successfully delivering complex ERP solutions, but it has been limited by its relative size," said Raghu Mendu, President of Metamor. "Headstrong removes that obstacle and gives us significant financial strength, access to offshore delivery and maintenance centers across India and the Philippines, as well as a team of qualified practitioners onshore and offshore. Combining Headstrong's proven consulting heritage and offshore delivery prowess with our strong ERP capabilities in SAP translates to exciting opportunities for us and our customers."

About Headstrong

Headstrong is a global business consulting and IT technology services firm that delivers expertise across Financial Services, Retail/Manufacturing, Public Sector and Services. We help our clients deliver value from their business and technology initiatives while leveraging our program management heritage (as James Martin + Co) of strong methodologies and standards for delivery. With Global Delivery Centers (GDC) in two of the leading outsourcing destinations -- India and the Philippines - and a global resource pool of qualified advisors, we can deliver a full range of integration services, including strategic assessment, design and implementation, and application development and maintenance both onshore and offshore. With a 23-year track record of proven results, our client base includes many of the world's most respected companies. Headstrong is headquartered near Washington DC, with a global presence across North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific. For more information about Headstrong, visit our website at www.headstrong.com or e-mail us at information@headstrong.com.

About Metamor

Metamor Enterprise Solutions, LLC, is a leading information technology (IT) company, originally established in 1993 with an extremely strong track record in the SAP arena. Metamor is an SAP Services partner, and its ERP practice is focused on SAP. As part of its SAP practice, Metamor provides vertical industry expertise in several segments and uniquely in the Apparel and Footwear (AFS) industry. Metamor Enterprise Solutions, LLC, is privately held and headquartered in Fountain Valley, CA with an office in Orlando, FL.

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