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SSA Global brings CPM integration to the next level

  • 03 October, 2003 14:09

<p>Comprehensive CPM solution suite is designed to maximise efficiency and competitive advantage; packaged integration dramatically decreases implementation time</p>
<p>Sydney 3 October, 2003 – SSA Global™, a leading provider of extended enterprise solutions and services, today announced the general availability in Australia and New Zealand of the SSA Corporate Performance Management (CPM) suite. SSA CPM is a single-source, enterprise-wide performance management solution with extensive integration to SSA Global core enterprise resource planning (ERP) applications.</p>
<p>Powered by Cognos, SSA CPM allows companies to monitor and analyse performance, recalibrate plans and respond immediately to changing market conditions. And SSA Global provides the only pre-packaged integration of SSA ERP applications with Cognos solutions, dramatically reducing implementation time.</p>
<p>"We are pleased with the breadth and depth of integration that SSA Global has brought to the Cognos CPM solution,” said Swayne Hill, managing director at Cognos Australia/New Zealand. “CPM is the future of business intelligence. SSA Global is one of the first partners to leverage Cognos’ comprehensive framework for CPM to provide a full suite of software and services to meet their customers’ emerging CPM needs.”</p>
<p>“Due to the tough economic conditions and global competition, getting more out of less has become a business imperative and customers are asking for solutions that deliver quick value,” said Anthea Himpoo, business consultant (Pacific), SSA Global. “CPM enables customers to closely monitor costs, identify additional revenue opportunities and further simplify management processes. A key benefit of SSA CPM is that the suite can be implemented in phases versus all or nothing. As such, end-users can identify the components that are needed most, delivering the highest value.”</p>
<p>SSA CPM delivers a new blend of technology and processes that enable companies to actively monitor and measure performance. Components within SSA CPM work together to communicate corporate and strategic goals throughout the enterprise as well as analyse performance against those goals, providing the understanding needed to continuously recalibrate plans.</p>
<p>Key components of the SSA CPM suite include:</p>
<p>SSA Enterprise Planning</p>
<p>SSA Planning Manager – Provides immediate insight into future operating performance for all levels of the organisation, across all lines of business including sales, marketing, manufacturing, human resources and finance.</p>
<p>SSA Financial Manager – Provides integration between SSA ERP applications (SSA BPCS, SSA Infinium, SSA Masterpiece, SSA PRMS) and Cognos.</p>
<p>SSA Enterprise Scorecarding</p>
<p>SSA Metrics Manager – Provides a complete enterprise-wide performance management environment for the creation, management, presentation and delivery of critical metrics to every desktop.</p>
<p>SSA Visualiser – Provides interactive multi-metrics dashboards based on SSA Metrics Manager and other complex business data. Using various data sources, SSA Visualiser creates charts, maps and other visualisations to communicate trends and relationships.</p>
<p>SSA Enterprise BI</p>
<p>SSA Enterprise Analytics – Provides prepackaged, extensible applications to transform operational data into consistent, reliable information optimised for reporting and analysis. Seven enterprise analytics are available individually or in combinations to provide an integrated data warehouse. The enterprise analytics suite includes: Sales Analysis, General Ledger Analysis, Accounts Receivable Analysis, Accounts Payable Analysis, Inventory Analysis, Procurement Analysis and Asset Management Analysis.</p>
<p>SSA BI Jumpstarts – Provides pre-built catalogues and report templates for ad hoc query, report generation and analysis — directly against SSA ERP applications.</p>
<p>About SSA Global
SSA Global™ is the 4th largest provider of extended enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions for manufacturing, services, and public organisations worldwide. In Australia and New Zealand, SSA Global is number one in the manufacturing market. In addition to core ERP applications, SSA Global offers a full range of integrated extended solutions including corporate performance management, customer relationship management, supply chain management and supplier relationship management. Headquartered globally in Chicago and locally for the APJ region in Sydney, SSA Global has 121 worldwide offices serving more than 16,000 customers that represent market-leading companies in over 90 countries. For additional information, visit the SSA Global web site at SSA Global™ is the new corporate brand for product lines and subsidiaries of SSA Global Technologies, Inc.</p>
<p>Forward Looking Statements
These materials may contain "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, Section 21E of the Securities Exchange</p>
<p>Act of 1934, as amended, and the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Statements in this press release or otherwise attributable to SSA Global regarding the business which are not historical fact, including those regarding forecasted revenue, earnings, cash flow and liquidity and the future prospects of its business, are "forward looking statements" made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Any "forward-looking statements" in these materials are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those stated. Any statements that are not statements of historical fact (including without limitation statements to the effect that SSA Global or its management "believes", "expects", "anticipates", "plans", "looks forward" and similar expressions) should be considered forward-looking statements. Many important factors could cause SSA Global's actual results to differ materially from those expressed in the forward-looking statements made by or on behalf of SSA Global, including, without limitation, the size and timing of license transactions, the effect of economic conditions on the spending patterns of SSA Global’s customers, the impact of competitive products and services, the effect of fluctuations in the economy and local currency, the ability of SSA Global to accurately forecast revenue, the ability to maintain adequate cash flow, the ability to maintain a satisfactory credit facility, the relationship between SSA Global and its affiliates and suppliers, the ability to manage costs and expenses, the availability of qualified resources, the ability to develop and enhance products, and other unknown risks including those as may be detailed in other SSA Global filings, reports and releases. SSA Global undertakes no obligation to revise or publicly update these forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information or otherwise.</p>
<p>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.</p>

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