SSA Global
NASDAQ : SSAG

SSA Global
E.piphany, Inc.
NASDAQ : EPNY

September 29, 2005 12:51 ET

SSA Global Completes Acquisition of E.piphany; Company demonstrates commitment to growing Customer Relationship Management market

CHICAGO--(CCNMatthews - Sep 29, 2005) -

SSA Global™ (NASDAQ:SSAG), a leading provider of extended enterprise solutions and services, today announced the completion of its acquisition of E.piphany, Inc. (NASDAQ:EPNY) ("Epiphany"), a global customer relationship management (CRM) provider. As a result of this merger, Epiphany will operate as a wholly owned subsidiary of SSA Global Technologies, Inc. All holders of Epiphany outstanding common stock will receive cash consideration totaling $4.20 per share, to be distributed as a $2.13 per share special distribution and $2.07 per share as merger consideration.

"The addition of Epiphany is further confirmation of SSA Global's commitment to anticipate and address the demands of our customers," said Mike Greenough, president, chairman and CEO of SSA Global. "With companies increasingly under pressure to find ways to do more with less, extending the value of their IT investment is a smart, strategic business decision. The Epiphany acquisition strengthens our position as a partner who offers proven enterprise extension solutions that create competitive differentiation and significant business value."

With the addition of Epiphany, SSA Global now provides a customer relationship management offering that includes outbound and inbound marketing, sales, service, and CRM analytics. These applications are based on a similar services-oriented architecture as SSA Open Architecture, built using Java 2 Enterprise Edition (J2EE) technology. The combined architecture will provide flexibility to integrate with existing enterprise applications and to quickly tailor solutions for specific industries.

Synergies between SSA Global and Epiphany include:

-- Significant percentage of shared customers in manufacturing, finance and services industries

-- Commitment to serving mid-market and large global enterprises with quality solutions providing high return on investment (ROI)

-- Common adoption of open standard, service-oriented technology

-- Same core values of customer satisfaction and commitment to quality products, implementation and support

Shares of Epiphany common stock will be de-listed from NASDAQ and de-registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Epiphany and SSA Global have appointed Computershare as the paying agent for the merger consideration.

About SSA Global

SSA Global™ (NASDAQ:SSAG) 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 www.ssaglobal.com.

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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