SSA Global Acquires Provia Software

Provider extends supply chain execution capabilities

Chicago — March 9, 2006 — SSA Global Technologies Inc., a global provider of extended enterprise solutions and services, today announced the acquisition of Provia Software Inc., an order-to-delivery supply chain execution (SCE) solutions provider.

SSA Global said the acquisition provides it with a small-to-medium market SCE solution that is a cost-effective approach for distribution-intensive companies. Customers now have access to an integrated Web services offering that features warehouse management, order management, analytics, transportation management and radio frequency identification (RFID) capabilities.

Provia's solution complements SSA Global's existing supply chain management (SSA SCM) offerings, which target larger, high-volume distribution fulfillment customers. By adding Provia, SSA Global said it can now offer demand driven solutions for any size company's supply chain.

Both SSA Global and Provia serve these same industries, including third-party logistics (3PL), consumer packaged goods, food and beverage, high-tech and electronics, wholesale, and retail.