SSA Global

SSA Global

September 20, 2005 08:30 ET

SSA Global Next Generation ERP Solutions Delivering New Functionality and Improved Technology to Customers Worldwide

CHICAGO and ORLANDO, Fla.--(CCNMatthews - Sep 20, 2005) -

At its annual Global Client Forum in Orlando, FL, SSA Global™ (NASDAQ:SSAG), a leading provider of extended enterprise solutions and services, today announced that hundreds of new and existing customers worldwide are implementing SSA ERP LX or SSA ERP LN to take advantage of the advanced business functionality and improved technology in the company's flagship enterprise resource planning solutions and efficient integration with extension applications.

"The early market and customer response from the launch of SSA ERP LN, which has been available since August 2004, and SSA ERP LX, since May 2005, has been very positive," said Graeme Cooksley, executive vice president, SSA Global. "We're finding that the modern architecture and broad functionality for manufacturing and distribution is a compelling value proposition for customers, regardless of whether or not they' are currently using an SSA Global ERP solution."

Among the companies worldwide that are taking advantage of the new SSA ERP solutions are Becker-Antriebe, Germany; Telair International, part of U.S.-based Teleflex, Inc.; Hexagon Metrology, UK; Thrane & Thrane, Denmark; ABB, Switzerland; Elopak, Norway; Worldfare, China; and French Maid Foods, New Zealand.

"With the new generation ERP system, we have optimized the foundation for our business processes," said Bernd Jonk, controlling manager at Becker-Antriebe. "SSA ERP LN provides us with even more reliable data, particularly when it comes to collaboration with our customers and business partners. The cooperation with SSA Global has been very smooth and target-oriented throughout the entire migration process."

"Overall, SSA Global has executed on its convergence strategy, delivered on its promises, and provided its customers with a way forward that should be easily justifiable," reported ARC Advisory Group, Inc. in a briefing to customers on the launch of SSA ERP LX. (ARC Briefing 10th May 2005)

The SSA Global strategy is to continue developing and delivering the tools and the industry-specific functionality that customers need to deploy an enterprise infrastructure that's modern, easy to customize and enables efficient movement data within the company and across the supply chain. A key element of the strategy is the delivery of an expanded offering of OnePoint support, training and application management, among other services.

"We're convinced that the best way to achieve our goal of keeping customers for life is to continue developing industry-specific functionality, providing an orderly upgrade path, and expanding our services and support so customers can focus on their core competencies and meet the demands of the marketplace," Cooksley said.

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

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