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Industry Expert Cory A. Eaves to Lead Global Product Strategy

London, March 17, 2003 – SSA Global Technologies Inc,™ (SSA GT™), a leading global provider of extended enterprise solutions and services, today announced the appointment of Cory A. Eaves as vice president of global solutions management and solutions research. The solutions management team has expanded as a result of SSA GT’s 2002 acquisitions of Infinium Software and the interBiz product line from Computer Associates. Eaves was appointed to focus on building a world-class organization that leverages SSA GT’s broad product suite, deep industry expertise and global client base.

“We have restructured the solutions management organization into focused industry and product family groups to ensure that we will be better connected to customer needs and specific industry requirements,” said Graeme Cooksley, executive vice president, sales and marketing. “Cory brings superb talent to lead our market driven product management process that addresses the strategic requirements of our customers.”

Reporting to Cooksley, Eaves is responsible for lifecycle management across all product, regional and industry lines including strategy, product planning, partner management, technology research, and positioning.

"SSA GT industry managers and product managers will work to understand the unique global industry business drivers of our clients,” said Eaves. “Together, we will translate these into the launch of compelling products back into the marketplace.”

Eaves will also oversee industry managers who focus on specific vertical markets, including process manufacturing: consumer packaged goods, food, chemical and pharmaceutical; discrete manufacturing: automotive, electronics and general manufacturing: and services: healthcare, financial and gaming. In addition, Eaves will oversee functional product experts in supply chain management, customer relationship management, financial applications, business intelligence, human resources applications and technology infrastructure products.

Prior to joining SSA GT, Eaves held product management positions for more than 15 years at several software and private equity firms, including Infinium, Internet Venture Works, Lycos and Emerson Electric. Eaves graduated cum laude with a Masters in Business Administration from Babson College. He also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical and Computer engineering.

About SSA Global Technologies

SSA Global Technologies, Inc. is a leading provider of enterprise solutions for process manufacturing, discrete manufacturing, consumer, services and public companies worldwide. SSA GT delivers integrated e-business solutions including business intelligence, customer relationship management (CRM) and supply chain management (SCM) applications. Headquartered in Chicago, SSA GT has 121 worldwide offices serving more than 10,000 customers that represent market-leading companies in over 90 countries. For additional information, visit the SSA GT web site at http://www.ssagt.com



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