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SOFTWARE ASSOCIATES (SSA) AND MANUGISTICS DELIVER SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT INTEGRATION
Chicago, IL, April 19, 1999 -- System Software Associates (NASDAQ:
SSAX), and Manugistics Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: MANU) today announced a joint development,
sales, and marketing agreement to deliver integrated supply chain solutions to their
mutual customer bases worldwide. The agreement aims to optimize the supply chain solutions
of joint SSA and Manugistics' customers while reducing implementation times and project
Under terms of the agreement, SSA will participate in Manugistics' Open Application
IntegrationTM (OAITM) program and
build a certified Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) "plug-in" for Manugistics'
supply chain planning solution.
Through a joint sales and marketing agreement, Manugistics' suite of products will be
offered as part of SSA's enterprise solution. In addition, Manugistics and SSA will
provide customer support for their products within the comprehensive solution, delivering
one-stop shopping for customers across the world. The Manugistics/SSA relationship is
already evident at more than 40 client sites to date, including Campbell Soup Company and
Allied Domecq PLC.
"The focus of this alliance is to deliver and support the only integrated solution
that will provide rapid results to our significant existing SSA client base as well as
future joint clients," said William M. Gibson, Chairman and CEO of Manugistics.
"We have developed a unique and comprehensive approach to delivering value to our
clients. Together, Manugistics and SSA will help companies achieve solid business benefits
faster and obtain a greater return on investment."
"We selected Manugistics' supply chain solution for our targeted markets not only
because of its leadership position in those markets, but, more importantly, due to its
functional and innovative product suite," said William M. Stuek, Chairman and CEO of
SSA. "The level of integration brings this partnership to a new level, significantly
reducing the costs and risks associated with integration and allowing corporations to
focus on the business benefits of optimizing supply chains."
Headquartered in Chicago, System Software Associates is a leading worldwide ERP software
and services provider with fiscal year 1998 revenue of $421 million. SSA has the largest
installed base of ERP systems on the IBM AS/400 platform, has a growing presence on the
Hewlett-Packard UNIX platform and is aggressively developing an NT product with
Hewlett-Packard. SSA's principal product, eBPCS, serves as a flexible core system
that easily integrates third-party software. SSA is solidly entrenched in the industrial
sector, providing best-of-industry solutions to the pharmaceuticals, consumer packaged
goods, automotive supply, chemicals, electronics, food and beverage, and general
manufacturing industries. For more information, visit SSA's Website at www.ssaportfolio.com.
Headquartered in Rockville, Md., Manugistics Group, Inc. is a leading provider of
solutions for customer-centric supply chain optimization and has the largest global client
base of any supply chain provider. The company's solutions are used by more than 850
companies to improve the flow of product within and among companies from raw materials or
parts through manufacturing to delivery of product to the end customer. Manugistics'
solutions uniquely allow its clients to create and optimize their supply chains around
their customers and are quick to implement, adapt easily to change, and deliver rapid
results. Its clients include leading companies such as Compaq, DuPont, Harley-Davidson,
Nestle, and Wal-Mart.