SSA Global Upgrades Supply Chain Execution Solutions

Delivers industry-dpecific capabilities in warehouse management, transportation management

Chicago, — November 9, 2005 — SSA Global, a provider of extended enterprise solutions and services, today announced the general availability of new releases of their SSA Supply Chain Management solutions, which has enhanced global supply chain execution capabilities.

The new supply chain execution releases include SSA Warehouse Management 2000 5.5 and SSA Warehouse Management 4000 3.10, which provide enhanced user interface, compliance and warehouse operational capabilities.

In addition, SSA Global said its Transportation Management 6.2 provides increased functionality for supporting heavy international air cargo transactions.

Our customers are increasingly feeling the pressure of doing business in a complex global supply chain where rising transportation costs have a major impact on business performance and profits, said Cory Eaves, chief technology officer, SSA Global. A key focus in our solution development is to help customers improve their global transportation, distribution and trade compliance processes so they can effectively address the demands of supply chain complexity and respond in real-time to foreseen and unforeseen events.

SSA Global said its supply chain execution solutions can play a key role in helping companies understand their customers' demands and match supply with available product to meet that demand. SSA Global has aligned its solution strategy with the principles of Demand-Driven Supply Networks (DDSN) to help customers get a true picture of supply, demand and product needed to compete.

SSA Warehouse Management 2000 5.5 uses SSA Open Architecture to provide a modern infrastructure including advanced user interface and portal capabilities, and foreign language support. In addition, the solution offers capabilities to facilitate more efficient compliance with bio-terrorism and country-of-origin mandates.

SSA Warehouse Management 4000 3.10 is designed to improve inventory, work and task management for companies in manufacturing, third-party logistics and distribution industries. To support better overall warehouse efficiency, SSA Global said the solution does a better job with receiving, putaway, picking, packing and shipping processes; extends voice-directed distribution capabilities; and enables reporting and event management.

Additionally, operational and event information are made available by the SSA Warehouse Management 4000 3.10 solution beyond the four walls of the warehouse into the extended supply chain.

Finally SSA Global said its Transportation Management 6.2 helps companies in manufacturing, third-party logistics and distribution industries to manage their international logistics. The solution includes functionality for multi-mode transportation, particularly air freight, truckload and less-than truckload and improves the customs reconciliation process.