SSA Global Announces the General Availability of SSA ERP

SSA Global, a leading global provider of extended enterprise solutions and services, today announced the immediate general availability of SSA ERPLN version 6.1, which substantiates SSA Globals ongoing commitment to deliver best-in-class ERP solutions and protect existing customers investments.

Our customers were instrumental in providing feedback during the development and early adopter stage of SSA ERPLN 6.1, enabling us to focus on delivering what was necessary for enterprises to run a smoother and leaner business, said Cory A. Eaves, corporate vice president of solutions management and research, SSA Global. SSA ERPLN 6.1 provides a clear upgrade and migration path for thousands of our SSA Baan, SSA MANMAN/HP and SSA MK customers.

SSA ERPLN is based on a state-of-the-art technology architecture that provides web-based user interface, eases the transition to a Service Oriented Architecture, and enables standards-based cross application integration. SSA ERPLN offers exceptional manufacturing capabilities, including true lean-based manufacturing, improved freight management, and comprehensive field service capabilities. In addition, SSA ERPLN embeds specific solution templates for its primary target industries, including automotive, aerospace & defense, hi-tech electronics, and industrial machinery and equipment.

SSA ERPLN has enabled Telair to gain attractive return on investment, deliver real-time information on the state of our business, and reduced costs through increased efficiency and improved service levels, said Tony Williams, global ERP/IT manager for Telair, a cargo-handling solutions provider for the airline industry. Its functional design and modern architecture creates a platform to accelerate our future growth and collaboration with our suppliers and customers.

"SSA Global and its SSA ERPLN solution merits the mind share of discrete industry CIOs, but what is arguably the biggest story here is what they have done for the existing installed base, said John Moore, vice president, ARC Advisory Group. While Baan customers should be pleased with this upgrade, both SSA MANMAN and SSA MK customers will be elated as they now have a truly viable upgrade to bring them forward."

SSA ERPLN is the first of two major SSA ERP releases, which demonstrates the companys ongoing commitment to its strategy of modernization and convergence of multiple product lines. The second SSA ERP release, SSA ERPLX, will be the next-generation platform of convergence for SSA BPCS, SSA PRMS, SSA PRISM and SSA Infinium MM/PR customers. SSA ERPLX offers a world-class solution for process manufacturing companies and is targeted for release in early 2005.

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