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    RedPrairie Acquires Vortex Connect

    Combined company to be single provider of mobile workforce management solutions.

    ATLANTA -- RedPrairie Corp. acquired Vortex Connect, a provider of mobile workforce management solutions designed to strengthen business-to-employee communications and operations, for an undisclosed sum.

    According to RedPrairie, the combination of its Enterprise Workforce Management (EWFM) solution and Vortex's mobility platform creates the industry's first single provider of mobile-enabled solutions that manage the workforce across operational disciplines including stores, warehouses and distribution centers.

    In addition, RedPrairie announced it will open a Mobility Center of Excellence in Vortex's hometown of Toronto, Canada. The Center of Excellence will focus on utilizing mobility effectively throughout the supply chain, as well as the application of mobility across RedPrairie's entire solution footprint.

    "As the consumerization of technology pushes further into the business world, RedPrairie believes that the adoption of a mobile platform is increasingly vital to our customers' success," said RedPrairie's Chief Technology Officer John Kopcke. "Vortex's track record of providing tools to mobilize people, automate paper processes and connect organizations using mobile technologies made it the clear choice for RedPrairie. We will embed mobility across our solution footprint ahead of others in the market and to the advantage of our customers."

    Vortex Connect CEO Adrian Schauer noted that its employees are delighted to join the RedPrairie family. "We are passionate about the potential for mobile software to solve business problems and redefine the way that work is performed and tracked. The acquisition by RedPrairie allows us to apply that passion at the next level," he said. "We see a game-changing opportunity for mobile technology across the EWFM product line as well as the rest of RedPrairie's solution suite, and look forward to the challenge of realizing that potential together."

    Atlanta-based RedPrairie Corp.'s retail technology solutions have been installed at more than 60,000 customer sites in more than 50 countries.

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