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SSA Global

(SSA Global Technologies, Inc., Chicago, IL www.ssaglobal.com) A leading provider of extended enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions for manufacturing, services, and public organizations worldwide. The company was founded in 1981 as System Software Associates, Inc. and restructured in 2000 as SSA Global. Its flagship product, BPCS (Business Planning and Control Software), is widely used in the manufacturing sector. In recent years, SSA Global assimilated several competing and complementary products/companies including MasterPiece, PRMS, MAX International, Baan, Ironside Technologies, Elevon and EXE Technologies. In 2006, leading ERP software provider Infor acquired SSA Global. See GEAC.



Geac

(Geac Computer Corporation Limited, Markham, Ontario, www.geac.com) A major Canadian software company acquired in early 2006 by Golden Gate Capital. Founded in 1971, and originally specializing in library automation, Geac was best known for its SmartStream financial, payroll and human resource applications, which were acquired when it purchased Dun & Bradstreet Software in 1996.

Golden Gate Capital reorganized Geac into two portfolio companies: Extensity (www.extensity.com) became the keeper of SmartStream and other financial applications, headquartered in Atlanta, GA, and Infor (www.infor.com) houses Geac's ERP software products that focus on manufacturing and distribution. Geac's library software that automates acquisitions, cataloging and circulation remained in Ontario. See D&B Software.



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