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Another One Bites the Dust - SSA Gored to Death
On April 7, Gores Technology Group (GTG), a leading international technology and management company, and System Software Associates, Inc. (SSA) announced that

gores bpcs  or a potential acquirer. Gores Technology has a history of buying up depressed software companies for their customer base and infrastructure. It is early to predict the future of a product at this stage; notwithstanding, we would have looked more favorably at SSA being acquired by a software vendor with a tradition of product development and enhancement. SSA recently became merely a supporter of its installed base, most of whom were simply buying time until they could switch over to another ERP system.

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CA Unloads interBiz Collection Into SSA GT's Sanctuary Part 1: Recent Announcement


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What On Earth Is Going On With SSA?


In order to avoid sinking into oblivion following its recent acquisition, System Software Associates (SSA) has recently made decisive moves to put itself back on the global enterprise business solutions map. Renaming itself as SSA Global Technologies in August was one of the moves. Will the market give it a second chance?

gores bpcs  endeavors. User Recommendations The Gores Technologies involvement in SSA's business enforces our belief that the operations of existing users may not be put at risk. While we cannot advise SSA's customers to completely relax, neither do we recommend abandoning ship in a hasty manner. Due diligence and development of case scenarios, either for a system change or for remaining with SSA, are, however, recommended. Less technologically aggressive companies may be better off by staying with SSA for a while. Read More

ERP Belle Époque Officially Ended With the Demise of Baan and SSA


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