Kinaxis Names David Kelly as Vice President of Professional Services

Supply Chain Management Cloud Provider Gains Strategic Resource with New Hire

OTTAWA, July 2, 2014 /CNW/ - Kinaxis Inc. (KXS - TSX), provider of RapidResponse®, delivering cloud-based SCM and S&OP applications, is proud to announce the appointment of David Kelly to Vice President, Professional Services. With more than 15 years of experience working for enterprise software companies in a professional services capacity, David will be responsible for the company's global deployment, training and consulting teams.

"David's experience in overseeing service organizations in providing enterprise wide business solutions that drive business process efficiency, improved revenue performance and cost savings is of significant value to Kinaxis and the right fit for our organization. He will help enable steady growth and continue with our long-standing history of professional service excellence," said Doug Colbeth, CEO at Kinaxis.

"The mission of the Kinaxis professional services team is to develop trusted relationships with the companies we serve. We believe there is a competitive advantage in our ability to share valuable industry insight and best practice experience in delivering solutions that can transform the way our customers manage their supply chains and their business. It is my pleasure and honor to lead a group of people with the level of dedication and know-how that the Kinaxis professional services team possesses," said David Kelly.

David replaces Monique Rupert, former Vice President of Customer Services, as she retires from her position after over six years of successfully leading and growing the professional services organization. Having completed a smooth transition of responsibilities, David will provide a continued focus on high-quality deployments of RapidResponse ensuring Kinaxis customers maximize the value of their S&OP and supply chain application investments.

David comes to Kinaxis from IBM where he led IBM's Enterprise Content Management (ECM) worldwide services business. As IBM's WW ECM services leader, David worked directly with IBM's largest global customers, global IBM sales teams, and managed a sales and delivery team that was responsible for driving services revenue and delivery of ECM solutions. 

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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.

About Kinaxis Inc.
Kinaxis is a leading provider of cloud-based subscription software that enables our customers to improve and accelerate analysis and decision-making across their supply chain operations. The supply chain planning and analytics capabilities of our product, RapidResponse, create the foundation for managing multiple, interconnected supply chain management processes. By using the single RapidResponse product instead of combining individual disparate software solutions, our customers gain visibility across their supply chains, can respond quickly to changing conditions, and ultimately realize significant operating efficiencies.

SOURCE: Kinaxis Inc.

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