SSA Global

SSA Global

November 02, 2005 09:00 ET

SSA Global Wins 2005 Software Industry Award for Best Product Strategy

CHICAGO--(CCNMatthews - Nov 2, 2005) -

SSA Global™ (NASDAQ:SSAG), a leading provider of extended enterprise solutions and services, today announced that the company has won the 2005 Software Industry Award in the category of Best Product Strategy. The award was presented by Software Business magazine at its annual conference in Tampa, Florida on November 1.

SSA Global received this distinguished honor for its product strategy that combines acquisitions of supply chain management (SCM) application software with in-house product development to offer customers a best-in-class, comprehensive supply chain management solution.

"We are proud to receive the industry recognition; this award reflects our ongoing response to customer needs. Acquiring best-in-class software applications and integrating them quickly into our product portfolio is the most efficient and cost-effective way to bring good value to customers," said Cory A. Eaves, chief technology officer, SSA Global. "SSA SCM solutions help customers address the critical demand-driven issues of today's high-velocity markets."

The 2005 Software Industry Awards recognize companies that exemplify a leadership position in one of nine categories, including best sales strategy, partnering initiative and business development. These companies define the software industry and represent some of the largest and most innovative players in the marketplace today.

"Our judges were impressed with SSA Global's ability to deliver long-term value to its customers through a combination of strategic acquisitions and internal product development," said John Cargile, managing editor of Software Business. "This method yielded a comprehensive portfolio of SCM solutions, and we applaud SSA Global for setting an industry standard."

Continuing developments to the SSA Global supply chain suite provide companies new ways to more closely monitor customer demand and react with agility. SSA SCM solutions, such as SSA Advanced Planning and Scheduling, SSA Warehouse Management, SSA Transportation Management, SSA Event and Performance Management, leverage industry-standard, open technologies, internal software developments and strategic partnerships to deliver value.

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

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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-- Competition in the software industry, as it relates to both our existing and potential new customers.

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