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August 28, 2014 - As turnkey, omni-channel B2B commerce solution, Gorilla hybris Catalyst streamlines integration between hybris and SAP® enterprise business applications. Integrated front-end (system of reference) to back-end business process system (system of record) functionality makes available industry best-practices models to provide rich commerce experiences and deep business insights. Functionality lets B2B businesses deliver real-time, context-driven experiences regardless of channel.

itelligence, Inc.

7870 East Kemper Road, Suite 300, Cincinnati, OH, 45249, USA

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itelligence and Gorilla Group Launch Gorilla's hybris Catalyst

Press release date: August 25, 2014

New Turnkey Solution Enhances hybris Technology for Richer B2B Commerce Experiences

CHICAGO and CINCINATTI -- itelligence and Gorilla Group today announced the availability of Gorilla's hybris Catalyst, a new turnkey omni-channel B2B commerce solution designed to streamline the integration between hybris and SAP® enterprise business applications. Companies across multiple industries will now be able to further leverage their investments in SAP solutions to expand into new selling channels with a robust pre-packaged Catalyst solution with reduced risk, lower development costs and expedited time to market. These tools provide timely enhancements as the importance of multi-channel customer engagement continues to rise.

hybris, an SAP company and the world's fastest-growing commerce platform provider, offers an industry-leading commerce platform that enables B2B businesses to deliver real-time, context-driven experiences, regardless of channel. Gorilla Group's hybris Catalyst offering extends the hybris Commerce Accelerator, which itself includes a robust production-ready end-to-end electronic buying feature set. Catalyst incorporates front-end (system of reference) to back-end business process system (system of record) functionality that makes available industry best-practices models to provide richer commerce experiences and deeper business insights. Gorilla's hybris Catalyst also introduces an efficient development methodology to personalize the brand and buying experience to provide our clients a best-in-breed commerce solution.

"We identified a need within the enterprise market to roll out commerce solutions quickly, without sacrificing quality or functionality," said Bob Meyer, managing director at Gorilla Group. "By complementing exceptional SAP and hybris technology with the extensive expertise of the Gorilla and itelligence teams, we are fully able to implement end-to-end commerce solutions within compressed timeframes to help drive growth."

Gorilla Group and itelligence formed a strategic partnership earlier this year, both seeking to leverage their combined wealth of respective experience with ecommerce and SAP solutions to offer customers effective and affordable ecommerce solutions. Gorilla's hybris Catalyst offering is the first combined solution release from the two companies.

"The Gorilla hybris Catalyst represents an exciting top-end sales opportunity to our customers by providing their partner and customer networks a consumer-grade, e-buying experience on a global scale," said Mark Mueller, chief innovation officer at itelligence, Inc. "We're eager to begin offering customers the ability to expand their selling channels with this customizable, turnkey hybris solution that integrates with SAP solutions."

"Today's increasingly complex omni-channel world represents both a challenge and an opportunity for the enterprise," explained Kevin Harris, director of Channel, Americas, at hybris. "B2B customers now demand functionality that matches their online consumer experiences and increasingly expect to be able to seamlessly interact through any medium. To keep ahead of the market and adapt quickly to the changing behaviors of their customers, B2B organizations need to implement solutions that support rapid innovation and experimentation. Gorilla's hybris Catalyst gives businesses the power to do just this and to bring their omni-channel commerce offerings to market at a speed which will keep their competition on the back foot."

About Gorilla Group

Gorilla Group is an award-winning ecommerce solutions provider, combining digital strategy, user experience design, technology, post-launch managed services, and hosting to deliver complete, innovative solutions to enterprise B2B and direct-to-consumer brands across industries. Headquartered in Chicago, with offices around the world, Gorilla is a hybris Gold Solutions Partner and 2012 hybris Newcomer of the Year. Gorilla has outstanding expertise creating unique, functional shopping experiences that connect brands with their customers, producing better ROI through the digital channel. That's why Gorilla is a smarter species of commerce. For more information please visit http://www.gorillagroup.com.

About itelligence

itelligence, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of itelligence AG, an international full-service solution and consulting company with a global presence in 22 countries. itelligence provides a broad range of consulting and customer support services to further maximize SAP solutions, including implementations, application management services and hosting.  itelligence also provides support for solutions including the SAP BusinessObjects(TM) Business Intelligence suite, mobility solutions, the SAP HANA® platform, SuccessFactors solutions and office of CFO solutions (e.g., the SAP Business Planning and Consolidation application and SAP solutions for governance, risk, and compliance).   itelligence is an SAP gold channel partner authorized to resell SAP Business All-in-One and SAP BusinessObjects solutions, SAP global services and SAP global hosting partner, and an SAP-certified global provider of application management services. itelligence also holds global quality accreditation by SAP Active Quality Management organization for demonstrating clear quality standards and processes. For more information please visit http://www.itelligencegroup.com.

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Media Contacts:
Laure Poquette
itelligence
630-725-3346
laure.poquette@itelligencegroup.com

Brent Curry
Hill+Knowlton Strategies
312-255-3086
brent.curry@hkstrategies.com

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