SSA Global
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SSA Global

June 28, 2005 09:05 ET

SSA Global Selected by Cognos for Platinum Award; Alliance with Cognos provides SSA Global customers with compelling proposition for corporate performance management solutions

CHICAGO--(CCNMatthews - Jun 28, 2005) -

SSA Global™ (NASDAQ:SSAG), a leading provider of extended enterprise solutions and services, today announced that it has won the Platinum Partner Award from Cognos, its partner for delivering corporate performance management (CPM) solutions to customers worldwide. This award recognizes partners for their roles in Cognos' ongoing sales success worldwide. Partners are recognized for their success with the Cognos solution based on understanding of the technology, sales performance, and value-add.

SSA Global has standardized on Cognos tools for its corporate performance management solution and works closely with Cognos on CPM development, sales and support.

"We are pleased to honor SSA Global not only for its high level of success, but also for helping customers derive value and benefits from our solutions. As one of the top revenue contributors in our channel organization, SSA Global is a strategically important partner and vital to our continued success," said Ben Plummer, vice president, Global Partner Development, Cognos. "Our partnership with SSA Global is giving companies a compelling reason to buy a corporate performance management solution rather than building the solution internally."

"By tightly integrating its applications with the Cognos tools, SSA Global is able to offer customers a new level of functionality, integration and pre-defined content to address their CPM requirements," said Cory Eaves, chief technology officer. "Our strategic alliance with Cognos gives us a powerful advantage in the marketplace."

The winners were announced at the Partner Awards ceremony held this week at the Global Partner Summit as part of Cognos Forum 2005.

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 www.ssaglobal.com.

SSA Global™ is the new 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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