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Jotun extends commitment to SSA Global Technologies’ BPCS ERP suite with new service contract win



Chicago, May 28th, 2002 – The Jotun Group has signed a service and support deal with SSA Global Technologies for its BPCS enterprise resource planning (ERP) software. The contract covers a rolling 12 months and includes additional users, software updates, global helpline and technical support worldwide.



Jotun is one of the world’s leading suppliers of paints and coatings, with commissions such as painting some the world’s great landmarks including the Eiffel Tower in its portfolio.



“BPCS technology is running our main production sites, covering the standard ERP functionality in close integration with Jotun specific software,” comments Knut Lie, Corporate VP IT/IS, The Jotun Group. “We will continue our relationship with SSA GT in the future to cover standard ERP requirements across our major production sites. We are currently implementing BPCS in China, which is site number 18.”



“We are extremely happy that our relationship with Jotun continues to go from strength to strength,” said Nick Sigurdsson, General Manager Sales Northern Europe, SSA Global Technologies. “The support package from SSA GT allows BPCS to perform its mission-critical role at the centre of the business, allowing Jotun to concentrate on its core business.”




Jotun currently runs BPCS across 16 of its 35 locations worldwide for managing the entire supply chain processes. The contract win follows on from recent new product announcements by SSA GT including new CRM, collaborative commerce and business intelligence solution sets.



About Jotun


The Jotun Group is a worldwide producer of paints, coatings and powder coatings, and has 35 production units in Europe, Middle East, Far East, Australia, Africa and North America. Jotun’s business is to develop, manufacture and market cost effective and environmentally compliant products and services of high quality for the protection and decoration of surfaces in home, marine and industrial use.



About SSA Global Technologies


SSA Global Technologies, Inc., is a leading provider of enterprise software and services to the world's industrial sector companies with a focus in the automotive supply, consumer goods, pharmaceutical/chemical and general manufacturing industries. SSA GT's enterprise resource and planning (ERP) platforms easily integrate with strategic partner applications to deliver e-commerce, business intelligence, customer relationship management (CRM) and supply chain management (SCM) solutions. Headquartered in Chicago, SSA GT serves more than 9,000 longstanding, market-leading companies in over 90 countries from more than 70 worldwide offices.


For additional information, visit the SSA GT web site at http://www.ssagt.com



(ARIAL 8) BPCS is a registered trademark; SSA Global Technologies and SSA GT are trademarks of SSA Global Technologies, Inc. Other products mentioned in this document are registered, trademarked or service marked by their respective owners.



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