SSA Begins Buying Spree with Ironside Takeover.
SSA Global Technologies SSA Global Technologies (previous NASDAQ symbol: SSAG) was a company developing Enterprise resource planning (ERP) software. On May 15, 2006, SSA Global announced that it would be acquired by Infor Global Solutions. Inc has kicked off its promised flurry of acquisitions with the takeover of demand chain management software provider Ironside Technologies Inc for an undisclosed sum.
CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board. Mike Greenough said that Ironside's sell-side and buy-side e-commerce applications would extend and strengthen SSA's existing product portfolio and become important components of its customer relationship and supplier relationship strategies.
Earlier this month, Greenough told ComputerWire that his company was in talks to acquire seven more companies. It aimed to follow up its purchase of Baan Company NV with a burst of takeover activity to take revenue to over $1bn and its customer base to more than 20,000.
Privately held Ironside claims 200 manufacturing and distribution customers across a range of industries. It says its applications, which can be implemented in less than 90 days, automate processes such as order management, supplier management, customer service, and procurement.
SSA (Serial Storage Architecture) A fault tolerant peripheral interface from IBM that transfers data at 80 and 160 Mbytes/sec. SSA uses SCSI commands, allowing existing software to drive SSA peripherals, which are typically disk drives. said that the two companies have a complementary client base, industry expertise and technology platform. Both target mid-market manufacturers and distributors, and both run on IBM (International Business Machines Corporation, Armonk, NY, www.ibm.com) The world's largest computer company. IBM's product lines include the S/390 mainframes (zSeries), AS/400 midrange business systems (iSeries), RS/6000 workstations and servers (pSeries), Intel-based servers (xSeries) iSeries as well as Windows NT and Unix.
Pleasanton, California-based Ironside has always boasted that while ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) An integrated information system that serves all departments within an enterprise. Evolving out of the manufacturing industry, ERP implies the use of packaged software rather than proprietary software written by or for one customer. packages are limited to their own proprietary platforms, it could provide a single source of e-commerce products for ERP platforms, including SAP, Oracle, SSA JD Edwards, JBA (JBA International, Inc., Rolling Meadows, IL) A global developer and supplier of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software for AS/400, Unix and NT platforms. Founded in 1981 as Johnston Brown Associates, in 1999, it was acquired by Canadian-based Geac Computer Corporation. , and Prism that could run across multiple systems.