3RD ANNUAL JOHN GALT — USER CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHTS BEST PRACTICES IN FORECASTING AND DEMAND PLANNING

Larry Lapide of MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics keynotes event in Chicago

(CHICAGO – August 24, 2004) John Galt Solutions, Inc., a leading provider of forecasting and collaborative demand planning software, will hold its 3rd Annual User Conference on August 26-27 at Chicago’s Drake Hotel.

Keynote speaker Larry Lapide, Ph.D., Research Director for the MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics, will address the role of software in forming an effective sales and operations planning process. Dr. Lapide, who was formerly a vice president and general manager at AMR Research, a leading industry analyst firm, is a recognized thought leader in supply chain business applications and technology.

Attendees at this year’s User Conference will find a significantly expanded array of programs over previous conferences—including workshops, discussion groups and customer case study presentations geared to fulfilling the needs of both new clients and experienced users of John Galt’s ForecastX Wizard and new Atlas Planning Suite, a richly functional solution for enterprise-scale implementations.

At the User Conference, an Extended Education program track will provide instructional sessions on statistical forecasting techniques, event modeling, DRP and inventory management. An Implementation track focuses on issues users may confront during implementation and techniques that can be deployed to maximize the value of their forecasting and demand management solution. And a Best Practices track will offer programs, customer success stories and—new this year—a series of process-oriented roundtable discussions.

Also new is a general roundtable discussion covering topics such as forecasting, sales and operations planning (S&OP) and inventory management. In addition, a two-day training session on John Galt Solutions’ Atlas Planning Suited is being offered prior to the User Conference.

About John Galt Solutions
John Galt Solutions, Inc., a privately held company, provides leading-edge demand planning, collaborative and forecasting solutions. It strives to improve mid-size businesses’ demand planning and collaborative processes through accurate, innovative solutions and customer partnerships. John Galt Solutions, Inc. provides a broad family of ForecastX ä products and services that meet the needs of any company at every level of growth, including companies such as Fidelity Investments, Hasbro Games, Syngenta Crop Protection and Huhtamaki. For more information visit www.johngalt.com.

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION REGARDING THIS ANNOUNCEMENT, CONTACT 312.701.9026

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