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.
Bonivas 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 Globals 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 todays 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.