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SSA Global Expands OEM Alliance with Cognos

  • 10 October, 2003 14:57

<p>Sydney 10 October, 2003 – SSA Global, a leading provider of extended enterprise solutions and services and Cognos (NASDAQ: COGN; TSX: CSN), the world leader in business intelligence (BI) and corporate performance management, today announced an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) agreement.</p>
<p>With this agreement, SSA Global enhances its partnership with Cognos, embracing the entire suite of Cognos solutions and delivering on the corporate performance management vision. In addition to the current offering, which includes Cognos Enterprise BI Series 7 and Cognos Analytic Applications, SSA Global will integrate Cognos ReportNet™, Cognos Enterprise Planning Series, and Cognos Metrics Manager into its recently released SSA Corporate Performance Management (CPM) suite.</p>
<p>SSA Global’s customers will benefit from having Cognos ReportNet’s mission-critical performance, scalability, and multilingual support integrated with their data and analytical solutions, providing amplified insight into the performance of the business. In addition, SSA’s CPM solution allows companies to monitor and analyse performance, recalibrate plans, and respond immediately to changing market conditions. SSA Global provides the only prepackaged integration of SSA ERP applications with Cognos solutions, therefore dramatically reducing implementation time.</p>
<p>“The agreement further strengthens our partnership with Cognos and provides our customers with tremendous strategic value,” said Jeremy Goddard, general manager, SSA Global Pacific. “With Cognos, SSA Global offers the most complete corporate performance management solution on the market – helping our clients transform corporate strategy into business solutions.”</p>
<p>“Cognos and SSA Global have a shared vision, providing business solutions that help global organisations strategically drive, monitor, and manage their corporate performance quickly and effectively,” said Swayne Hill, managing director at Cognos Australia/New Zealand. “With the support of partners like SSA Global, we are excited to offer our joint customers a total corporate performance management solution to meet the requirements demanded by today’s enterprise.”</p>
<p>ABOUT COGNOS
Cognos, the world leader in business intelligence and performance management, delivers software that helps companies drive, monitor and understand corporate performance. Cognos delivers the next level of competitive advantage – Corporate Performance Management (CPM) – achieved through the strategic application of BI on an enterprise scale. Our integrated CPM solution helps customers drive performance through planning; monitor performance through scorecarding; and understand performance through business intelligence.</p>
<p>Cognos serves more than 22,000 customers in over 135 countries. Cognos enterprise business intelligence and performance management solutions and services are also available from more than 3,000 worldwide partners and resellers. For more information, visit the Cognos Web site at http://www.cognos.com.</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 www.ssaglobal.com/pacific. SSA Global™ is the new corporate brand for product lines and subsidiaries of SSA Global Technologies, Inc.</p>
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Cognos and the Cognos logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Cognos Incorporated in the United States and/or other countries.</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.
Note to Editors: Copies of previous Cognos press releases and Corporate and product information are available on Cognos' Web site at www.cognos.com, and at PR Newswire's site at http://www.prnewswire.</p>
<p>FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:</p>
<p>GWEE SIEW SIAN NIKI FRANCE
SSA GLOBAL N2N COMMUNICATIONS
02-9855 7194 02-9450 0582 ; 0417 214 308
Gwee.SiewSian@ssaglobal.com nfrance@n2n.com.au</p>
<p>PETER KOKINAKOS DAVID BASS/JO BALFOUR
COGNOS LEWIS PR
02-9437 6655 02-9901 4235
pk@cognos.com davidb@lewispr.com/joanneb@lewispr.com</p>

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