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RedPrairie announces rollout of BlueCube Enterprise Workforce

Milwaukee, WI -RedPrairie Corporation announced today that it will be rolling out its BlueCube Enterprise Workforce Optimization suite at leading specialty retailer Ann Taylor during 2007. The system, which is designed to bring a more disciplined approach and process to resource and labor deployment in retail stores, was successfully piloted at the Ann Taylor Stores division in 2006 and will be rolled out company-wide in 2007.

The rollout will leverage several components of the Workforce Optimization Suite, specifically Forecasting, Automated Scheduling, Dashboard, Business Process Workflows, and e-Learning Courseware, as well as the system's Metric Reporting and Analysis tools.

Scott Knaul, Director of Store Operations at Ann Taylor said, “We wanted a robust tool to help our managers deploy labor more effectively in response to client traffic in our stores and evaluated a number of providers in this area. Following the successful pilot of elements of the BlueCube Enterprise Workforce Management suite in our Ann Taylor Stores division, we came to the conclusion that a broader rollout was the right direction for our business and that RedPrairie was the right partner for us.”

Kim Eaton, President, RedPrairie Retail Productivity Solutions division (formerly BlueCube Software) stated, “Ann Taylor is an elite brand in women's apparel, and serves a distinctive clientele. They are leaders in the retail market, and we look to further support them with our Workforce Optimization toolset. We're proud they've chosen RedPrairie as a business partner.”

Retailers headed to NRF 2007, in New York City, can engage Mr. Knaul in one-on-one discussion about Ann Taylor's lab, pilot and implementation experience with RedPrairie's BlueCube Enterprise by visiting the
RedPrairie/BlueCube Enterprise exhibit at Booth # 2205. Email info@bluecube.com to reserve a meeting

About RedPrairie Corporation
RedPrairie is the world's leading consumer driven optimization company. Built on an advanced Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) developed over the past 10 years, the RedPrairie integrated suite of end-to-end (E2eTM) solutions offers on-demand capabilities to over 25,000 sites worldwide for many of the world's largest companies. With 21 global service sites and standard service methods that have been validated over the last 30 years, RedPrairie provides unparalleled service and support.

For additional information, call 1.877.733.7724, or access www.RedPrairie.com.

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