SSA Global Technologies, Inc.

SSA Global Technologies, Inc.

August 08, 2005 10:00 ET

SSA Global Acquires Boniva Software, Inc.; Addition of talent management suite strengthens SSA HCM capabilities

CHICAGO--(CCNMatthews - Aug 8, 2005) -

SSA Global Technologies, Inc.™ (NASDAQ:SSAG), a global provider of extended enterprise solutions and services, today announced the acquisition of Boniva Software, Inc., a leading provider of human capital management applications.

Boniva's talent management portfolio of e-learning, skills management, and performance management applications will be integrated into the SSA Human Capital Management (HCM) solution. The addition of new, complementary HCM functionality will significantly expand SSA Global's ability to address the growing need among its customers for solutions that support employee recruitment, learning management, assessment and performance planning.

The Boniva applications are based on a similar services-oriented architecture and built using the same Java 2 Enterprise Edition (J2EE) technology as the recently released SSA Technology Architecture. The combined architecture will provide the flexibility to integrate with existing enterprise applications and to quickly tailor solutions for specific industries.

"In today's competitive global environment, companies of all sizes view effective human capital management as a key driver to improve overall corporate performance," said Mike Greenough, chairman, president and CEO of SSA Global. "By expanding SSA HCM through this acquisition, SSA Global is able to quickly bring to market the new functionality our customers require."

SSA Human Capital Management enables companies to automate core processes such as human resources, benefits and payroll, and also offers capabilities including self-service, analytics, and workflow to better connect managers and employees in real time. Built on open standards including J2EE and XML, SSA Human Capital Management can be deployed on multiple platforms including the UNIX, iSeries and Microsoft Windows operating systems.

About SSA Global

SSA Global™ is a leading provider of extended ERP solutions for manufacturing, distribution, retail, services and public organizations worldwide. In addition to core ERP applications, SSA Global offers a full range of integrated extension solutions including corporate performance management, customer relationship management, product lifecycle management, supply chain management and supplier relationship management. Headquartered in Chicago, SSA Global has 63 locations worldwide and its product offerings are used by approximately 13,000 active customers in over 90 countries. For additional information, visit the SSA Global web site at

SSA Global™ is the corporate brand for product lines and subsidiaries of SSA Global Technologies, Inc. SSA Global, SSA Global Technologies and SSA GT are trademarks of SSA Global Technologies, Inc. Other products mentioned in this document are registered, trademarked or service marked by their respective owners.

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