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SSA Global appoints new EMEA chief

The world’s fifth largest ERP vendor System Software Associates better known SSA Global, has appointed Peter Prince as president for the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) markets.

The world’s fifth largest ERP vendor, System Software Associates better known SSA Global, has appointed Peter Prince as president for the Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) markets.

Reporting to executive vice president Graeme Cooksley, Prince will assume full management responsibility for SSA Global’s strategy and business operations in EMEA.

Prince joined SSA Global in May 2002, when the company acquired Infinium where he was vice president for Europe. Since his arrival, he has been responsible in the integration of newly acquired companies with EMEA operations in particular Baan, Ironside Technologies and Elevon.

Commenting on Prince’s appointment, Cooksley says: “EMEA is critical to SSA Global. Nearly half of the company’s annual revenue [38%] comes from this region. A large number of our customers depend on us for service and support in this region and Peter has the proven track record, skills and vision to nurture these customers, drive new business and lead our EMEA operation.”

“This role represents an exciting challenge with great opportunities for me. We have an impressive team in EMEA and we will work together to continue delivering solutions that benefit our customers globally,” adds Prince.

Prince has over 17 years experience in the IT sector and has held a number of senior positions over that period.

In related news, earlier this month the 23-year old business software vendor appointed Robert P. Faricy as its new president for Latin America region.

Headquartered in Chicago, SSA Global has 60 locations worldwide and its product offerings are used by approximately 13,000 active customers in over 90 countries. For the first nine months of fiscal 2004,the company reported US$462.4 million in total revenue,an increase of 126% from US$204.5 million over the comparable period in fiscal year 2003.

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