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     THIS EXECUTIVE EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENT (the "Agreement") by and between
Manhattan Associates, Inc., a Georgia limited liability company ("Company"), and
Robert Bearden ("Executive") is hereby entered into and effective as of the 12th
day of August, 1998 (the "Effective Date").

     WHEREAS, Company is engaged in the development, marketing, selling,
implementation and installation of computer software solutions specifically
designed for the management of warehouse and distribution centers for consumer
product manufacturers, retailers and retail and grocery suppliers and
distributors (the "Company Business");

     WHEREAS, Company desires to employ executive as Senior Vice President,
Global Sales and Executive desires to accept said employment by Company; and

     WHEREAS, Company and Executive have agreed upon the terms and conditions of
Executive's employment with Company and the parties desire to express the terms
and conditions in this Agreement.

     NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the mutual covenants and agreements set
forth herein, it is hereby agreed as follows:

A G R E E M E N T S :

     1.  Employment and Duties.

         A.  Company shall employ Executive as Senior Vice-President, Global
Sales in accordance with the terms and conditions set forth in this Agreement.
Executive hereby accepts employment on the terms set forth herein. Executive
shall report to the Executive Vice-President, Sales and Marketing of Company or
such other executive as may be designed by the Chief Executive Officer or the
Board of Directors.

         B.  Executive shall have such duties as are set forth on EXHIBIT A
("Duties") and as may otherwise be assigned to him by the Executive Vice
President, Sales and Marketing or such other executive as may be designated by
the Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Chief Executive Officer or
Board of Directors of Company, from time to time.

         C.  Executive agrees that he shall at all times faithfully and to the
best of his ability and experience perform all of the duties that may be
required of him pursuant to the terms of this Agreement. Executive shall devote
his full business time to the performance of his obligations hereunder.
     2.  Compensation.

          A.  Base Salary.  During his employment hereunder, Company shall pay
to Executive a base salary ("Base Salary") of $15,000.00 per month ($180,000.00
annualized), subject to all standard employment deductions, which amount may be
increased annually at the discretion of the Chief Executive Officer or Board of

          B.  Signing Bonus.  Executive will receive a signing bonus of
$75,000.00, which amount shall be paid with your first paycheck.  If you should
voluntarily terminate your employment with us within the first year for any
reason, this amount shall be returned to the Company by you.

          C.  Performance-Related Bonus.  Executive shall be eligible to receive
a performance-related bonus of $175,000.00 per year, subject to all standard
employment deductions, based on criteria to be agreed upon between Executive and
Messrs. Greg Cronin and Alan Dabbiere.   These criteria will include increasing
the following Company measures:

          . Number of customers
          . Average sale size
          . Proportion of "Tier 1" customers
          . Company Revenue
          . Licensing Fee
          . Margins
          . Sales Personnel

          D.  Stock Option.  Executive shall receive an option (the "Option") to
purchase 600,000 shares of Company at an exercise price of $13.86 per share
pursuant to the Manhattan Associates, Inc. Option Plan (the "Option Plan").  The
Options shall vest pursuant to the schedule on EXHIBIT B.

          E.  Employee Benefits.  Executive shall be entitled to participate in
all employee benefit plans which Company provides for its employees at the
executive level.  As of the effective date of this Agreement, such benefits
include those described on EXHIBIT A.

          F.  Expenses.  Executive shall be reimbursed for expenses reasonably
incurred in the performance of his duties hereunder in accordance with the
policies of Company then in effect.

          G.  Vacation.  Executive shall accrue one vacation day for each
complete calendar month worked and five additional vacation days after three
years employment.

     3.  Term.  This Agreement is effective when signed by both parties.  The
parties agree that Executive's employment may be terminated at any time, for any
reason or for no reason, for cause or not for cause, with or without notice, by
Company or Executive.  Upon any such termination, Executive shall return
immediately to Company all documents and other property of Company, together
with all copies thereof, including all Work Product and Proprietary Information,
within Executive's possession or control.

     For purposes of this Agreement, Work Product shall mean the data,
materials, documentation, computer programs, inventions (whether or not
patentable), and all works of authorship, including all worldwide rights therein
under patent, copyright, trade secret, confidential information, or other
property right, created or developed in whole or in part by Executive while
performing services in furtherance of or related to the Company Business.

     For purposes of this Agreement, Proprietary Information means all Trade
Secrets and Confidential Information of Company.

     For purposes of this Agreement, Trade Secrets shall mean information of
Company constituting a trade secret within the meaning of Section 10-1-761(4) of
the Georgia Trade Secrets Act of 1990, including all amendments hereafter

     For purposes of this Agreement, Confidential Information shall mean Company
information in whatever form, other than Trade Secrets, that is of value to its
owner and is treated as confidential.

     4.  Severance.  In the event of a termination of employment within the
first two (2) years of employment, other than a Termination based on gross
negligence or willful misconduct, Executive shall receive a severance payment
equal to one-half the amount of Executive's base annual salary (determined as of
the date of his termination) which he would normally receive during six (6)
months of employment (and in no event less than Ninety Thousand Dollars
($90,000), subject to all standard deductions, payable in full within thirty
(30) days of termination of employment, and you will receive COBRA payments for
you and your family for medical and dental coverage.  Company's obligation to
make the severance payment shall be conditioned upon Executive's (i) execution
of a release agreement in a form reasonably acceptable to the Company, and
consistent with the terms of this Agreement, whereby Executive releases the
Company from any and all liability and claims of any kind, and (ii) compliance
with the restrictive covenants and all post-termination obligations contained in
this Agreement.  Further, in the event of a termination, other than a
termination based on gross negligence or willful misconduct, Executive shall
have thirty (30) in which to exercise his vested options.

     5. Ownership.

     (a) All Work Product will be considered work made for hire by Executive and
owned by Company.  To the extent that any Work Product may not by operation of
law be considered work made for hire or if ownership of all rights therein will
not vest exclusively in Company, Executive assigns to Company, now or upon its
creation without further consideration, the ownership of all such Work Product.
Company has the right to obtain and hold in its own name copyrights, patents,
registrations, and any other protection available in the Work Product.
Executive agrees to perform any acts as may be reasonably requested by Company
to transfer, perfect, and defend Company's ownership of the Work Product.

     (b) To the extent any materials other than Work Product are contained in
the materials Executive delivers to Company or its Customers, Executive grants
to Company an irrevocable, nonexclusive, worldwide, royalty-free license to use
and distribute 

(internally or externally) or authorize others to use and distribute copies of,
and prepare derivative works based upon, such materials and derivative works
thereof. Executive agrees that during his or her employment, any money or other
remuneration received by Executive for services rendered to a Customer belong to

     For purposes of this Agreement, Customers shall mean any current customer
or prospective customer of Company.

     6.  Trade Secrets and Confidential Information.

          (a) Company may disclose to Executive certain Proprietary Information.
Executive agrees that the Proprietary Information is the exclusive property of
Company (or a third party providing such information to Company) and Company (or
such third party) owns all worldwide copyrights, trade secret rights,
confidential information rights, and all other property rights therein.

          (b) Company's disclosure of the Proprietary Information to Executive
does not confer upon Executive any license, interest or rights in or to the
Proprietary Information.  Except in the performance of services for Company,
Executive will hold in confidence and will not, without Company's prior written
consent, use, reproduce, distribute, transmit, reverse engineer, decompile,
disassemble, or transfer, directly or indirectly, in any form, or for any
purpose, any Proprietary Information communicated or made available by Company
to or received by Executive.  Executive agrees to notify Company immediately if
he discovers any unauthorized use or disclosure of the Proprietary Information.

          (c) To further protect Proprietary Information, Executive agrees that
if his or her employment with Company ends for any reason during the first three
(3) years after the initial date of employment, then for a period of six (6)
months after the end of Executive's employment he will not, without Company's
prior written consent, perform any of the Duties that he performed on behalf of
Company for the Executive's immediately prior employer if such prior employer
competes with the Company Business.

          (d) Executive's obligations under this Agreement with regard to (i)
Trade Secrets shall remain in effect for as long as such information remains a
trade secret under applicable law, and (ii) Confidential Information shall
remain in effect during Executive's employment with Company and for three years
thereafter.  These obligations will not apply to the extent that Executive
establishes that the information communicated  (1) was already known to
Executive, without an obligation to keep it confidential at the time of its
receipt from Company; (2) was received by Executive in good faith from a third
party lawfully in possession thereof and having no obligation to keep such
information confidential; or (3) was publicly known at the time of its receipt
by Executive or has become publicly known other than by a breach of this
Agreement or other action by Executive.

     7.  Non-Solicitation.

     A. Customers.  The relationships made or enhanced during Executive's
employment with Company belong to Company. During Executive's employment and the
two year period beginning immediately upon the termination of Executive's

with Company for any reason (the "Two Year Limitation Period"), Executive will
not, without Company's prior written consent, contact, solicit or attempt to
solicit, on his own or another's behalf, any Customer with whom Executive had
contact in the two years prior to the end of Executive's employment with Company
for any reason (the "Two Year Restrictive Period") with a view of offering,
selling or licensing any program, product or service that is competitive with
the Company Business.

     B.  Employees/Independent Contractors.  During Executive's employment and
the Two Year Limitation Period, Executive will not, without Company's prior
written consent, call upon, solicit, recruit, or assist others in calling upon,
soliciting or recruiting any person who is or was an employee of Company during
the Two Year Restrictive Period for the purpose of having such person work in
any other corporation, entity, or business that is competitive with the Company

     8.  Non-Competition.  During the Two Year Limitation Period, Executive
agrees that he  will not, without Company's prior written consent, perform his
or her Duties for any person or entity in competes directly with the Company
Business if Company is still engaged in the Company Business during such Two
Year Limitation Period.  The parties agree and acknowledge that (i) the
definitions of Duties and period of restriction reasonably and fairly limit this
noncompete restriction and are reasonably required for Company's protection
because Executive must perform his or her Duties on behalf of Customers; and
(ii) by having access to information concerning employees and Company's
Customers, Executive shall obtain a competitive advantage as to such parties.

     9.  Acknowledgments.  The parties hereto agree that:  (i) the restrictions
contained in this Agreement are fair and reasonable in that they are reasonably
required for the protection of Company; (ii) by having access to information
concerning employees and customers of Company, Executive shall obtain a
competitive advantage as to such parties; (iii) the covenants and agreements of
Executive contained in this Agreement are reasonably necessary to protect the
interests of Company in whose favor said covenants and agreements are imposed in
light of the nature of Company's business and the involvement of Executive in
such business; (iv) the restrictions imposed by this Agreement are not greater
than are necessary for the protection of Company in light of the substantial
harm that Company will suffer should Executive breach any of the provisions of
said covenants or agreements and (v) the covenants and agreements of Executive
contained in this Agreement form material consideration for this Agreement.

     10.  Remedy for Breach.  Executive agrees that the remedies at law of
Company for any actual or threatened breach by Executive of the covenants
contained in Sections 5. through 8. of this Agreement would be inadequate and
that Company shall be entitled to specific performance of the covenants in such
paragraphs or injunctive relief against activities in violation of such
paragraphs, or both, by temporary or permanent injunction or other appropriate
judicial remedy, writ or order, in addition to any damages and legal expenses
(including attorney's fees) which Company may be legally entitled to recover.
Executive acknowledges and agrees that the covenants contained in Sections 5.
through 8. of this Agreement shall be construed as agreements independent of any
other provision of this or any other agreement between the parties hereto, and
that the existence of any claim or cause of action by Executive against Company,

whether predicated upon this or any other agreement, shall not constitute a
defense to the enforcement by Company of said covenants.

     11.  No Prior Agreements.  Executive hereby represents and warrants to
Company that the execution of this Agreement by Executive and Executive's
employment by Company and the performance of Executive's duties hereunder shall
not violate or be a breach of any agreement with a former employer, client or
any other person or entity.

     12.  Assignment; Binding Effect.  Executive understands that Executive has
been selected for employment by Company on the basis of Executive's personal
qualifications, experience and skills.  Executive agrees, therefore, that
Executive cannot assign all or any portion of Executive's performance under this
Agreement.  Subject to the preceding two (2) sentences and the express
provisions of Section 13. below, this Agreement shall be binding upon, inure to
the benefit of and be enforceable by the parties hereto and their respective
heirs, legal representatives, successors and assigns.  The rights and
obligations of Company hereunder shall be available to a successor in interest
of Company, including a successor established for the purpose of converting
Company to a corporation.

     13.  Complete Agreement.  This Agreement is not a promise of future
employment.  Executive has no oral representations, understandings or agreements
with Company or any of its officers, directors or representatives covering the
same subject matter as this Agreement.  This Agreement hereby supersedes any
other employment agreements or understandings, written or oral, between Company
and Executive.  This written Agreement is the final, complete and exclusive
statement and expression of the agreement between Company and Executive and of
all the terms of this Agreement, and it cannot be varied, contradicted or
supplemented by evidence of any prior or contemporaneous oral or written
agreements.  This written Agreement may not be later modified except by a
further writing signed by a duly authorized officer of Company and Executive,
and no term of this Agreement may be waived except by writing signed by the
party waiving the benefit of such term.

     14.  Notice.  Whenever any notice is required hereunder, it shall be given
in writing addressed as follows:

     To Company:         Manhattan Associates, Inc
                         2300 Windy Ridge Pkwy
                         7th Floor
                         Atlanta, Georgia  30339
                         Attention:  President

     To Executive:       Robert Bearden
                         580 Guildhall Place,
                         Alpharetta, Georgia  30022

     Notice shall be deemed given and effective three (3) days after the deposit
in the U.S. mail of a writing addressed as above and sent first class mail,
certified, return receipt requested, or when actually received.  Either party
may change the address for notice by notifying the other party of such change in
accordance with this Section 14.

     15.  Severability; Headings.  If any portion of this Agreement is held
invalid or inoperative, the other portions of this Agreement shall be deemed
valid and operative and, so far as is reasonable and possible, effect shall be
given to the intent manifested by the portion held invalid or inoperative.  The
Section headings herein are for reference purposes only and are not intended in
any way to describe, interpret, define or limit the extent or intent of the
Agreement or of any part hereof.

     17.  Governing Law.  This Agreement shall in all respects be construed
according to the laws of the State of Georgia.

     18.  Counterparts.  This Agreement may be executed simultaneously in two
(2) or more counterparts, each of which shall be deemed an original and all of
which together shall constitute, but one and the same instrument.

     IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties hereto have executed this Agreement as of
the day and year first above written.


                              Manhattan Associates, Inc.

                              By: /s/ David K. Dabbiere, Esq.
                              Name: David K. Dabbiere. Esq.  
                              Title: Vice President and General Counsel


                              /s/ Robert Bearden
                              Robert Bearden