Nanopositioning Technology Manufacturer Selects SSA Global

Physik Instrumente (PI) in Germany will implement extended SSA ERP solution

CHICAGO—(BUSINESS WIRE)—July 5, 2005— SSA Global(TM)(NASDAQ: SSAG), a leading global provider of extended enterprise solutions and services, today announced the win of "Physik Instrumente (PI) GmbH & Co. KG" as a new customer in Germany.

PI, the world-leading supplier of nanopositioning technology, develops and manufactures high-precision systems that are being used in all important high-tech industries, such as semiconductors, biotechnology and medical engineering, precision engineering, telecommunications, aerospace engineering and astronomy. Headquartered in Karlsruhe, Germany, PI maintains production sites and sales offices in many countries around the world.

PI chose SSA Global's enterprise solutions as a result of an intensive selection process. In addition to SSA ERP LN, the company will implement SSA CRM, SSA CPM and SSA PLM. Implementation will start in the Karlsruhe headquarters and two German production sites. The solution will then be rolled out to sites in other European countries as well as in the US, China and Japan. 340 users will work with the new system.

The SSA Global solution will replace the existing heterogeneous systems and consolidate all applications into one consistent information infrastructure based on SSA ERP LN.

"We selected SSA Global because SSA ERP LN had the best cost/performance ratio of all evaluated solutions, and it meets our functional requirements to a very large extent", says Dr. Peter Schlittenhelm, vice president Operations of Physik Instrumente.

About Physik Instrumente

Headquartered in Karlsruhe, Germany, Physik Instrumente (PI) GmbH & Co. KG is the world-leading supplier of nanopositioning technology. The privately held company employs more than 350 people. Its flexible organization and vertically integrated structure allow PI to meet virtually all customer requirements in the area of innovative nanopositioning technology and to supply excellent products to customers around the world. For further information, refer to

About SSA Global

SSA Global(TM) is a leading provider of extended ERP solutions for manufacturing, distribution, retail, services and public organizations worldwide. In addition to core ERP applications, SSA Global offers a full range of integrated extension solutions including corporate performance management, customer relationship management, product lifecycle management, supply chain management and supplier relationship management. Headquartered in Chicago, SSA Global has 63 locations worldwide and its product offerings are used by approximately 13,000 active customers in over 90 countries. For additional information, visit the SSA Global web site at

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