7 july 2005
SSA Global and GMCS increase their weight in the Russian market
Cooperation is aimed at development of ERP's opportunities in industrial sector.

Today SSA Global™, a top world supplier of business management software solutions and services, announces about a distributorship agreement made by and between SSA Global™ and GMCS, one of the largest companies engaged in ERP system introduction in Russia, CIS and Baltic States. 

Under the agreement signed, SSA Global and GMCS will promote and introduce SSA ERP LN (Baan 6.1) system at enterprises of the quickly growing industrial sector of Russia, CIS and Baltic states. SSA ERP LN (Baan 6.1) offers exceptional production management functionality, including 'Lean-manufacturing', transportation control, wide functionality in aftersales service, and clear procedure of migration to this platform for existing customers of SSA Global. 

GMCS, a member of Compulink Group, has been operating since 1997 and provides SSA Global (Baan ERP) introduction services to its clients in Russia, Romania, Kazakhstan, Poland, Estonia and Greece: Mining-and-chemical Plant, Angarsk Electrolysis Chemical Complex, Tsaritsyno Meat Processing Complex, Polysan Pharmaceutical Works, Frigoglass, Volos PET Industry, Viru Keemia Grupp, Attiko Metro and Kazpochta.

"A long record of Baan solutions introduced in Russia and front-end functionality of SSA ERP LN (Baan 6.1) provides us with excellent commercial opportunities," comments Sergey Sulgin, CEO of GMCS. "Many years of work with Baan products makes our clients confident that SSA Global product will help to improve their ERP structures."

"Our cooperation with GMCS will help large and midsized enterprises to reduce costs and improve business processes," says Matthias Wurzenreiner, Manager of SSA Global for Eastern Europe and Russia. "Integration features of SSA ERP LN (Baan 6.1) have been developed in a manner enabling simplified data migration from old software, and good relations GMCS has with Russian industrial sector make it an ideal partner to ensure a quick start of a next generation platform." 

GMCS' clients also reacted to the event: "It's logically that SSA Global selected GMCS, as a supplier of a new localization solution, as GMCS has a long-term experience of Baan developments. I do not doubt correctness of this choice, since I have known for long and appreciate CMCS' Bann Practice which introduced Baan IV at our Tsaritsyno Meat Processing Complex – one of the most full range introductions of ERP class systems," comments Evgeny Erofeev, Head of OIVS Department, Tsaritsyno. 

"I can say for sure that a contract made by and between GMCS and SSA Global will give a new impact to SSA ERP LN (Baan 6.1) system introduction at many Russian enterprises. GMCS is on the right path. The company's employees possess valuable experience and knowledge obtained both in Russia and abroad. However, GMCS is not going to repose on its laurels: the company is not going to stagnate, it always marches ahead both in developments and in expanding its activities. We were one of the first clients of GMCS and we still continue our cooperation", according to Vyacheslav Svinitsky, Head of IT Department, FGUP Angarsk Electrolysis Chemical Complex. 

About SSA Global™

SSA Global™ is a leading supplier of ERP solutions for industry, distribution, retail trade, sectors of services and public utilities all over the world. SSA Global offers a whole line of additional integrated solutions, including corporate management, client relationships management, product lifecycle management, suppliers management, supply chain management. SSA Global™'s HQs are in Chicago; the company has 63 branches all over the world and about 13,000 clients in over 90 countries.

SSA Global™ is a new corporate brand in for product lines and SSA Global's daughter companies - SSA Global Technologies, Inc. SSA Global, SSA Global Technologies and SSA GT, trade marks - SSA Global Technologies, Inc. Other products referred to in this document have a trade mark or registered by a relevant trademark owner.

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