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CDC Software & Consona Corporation Merge, Form Aptean

Fri, 08/10/2012 - 12:11pm

ATLANTA, Aug 07, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) — CDC Software (CDC) and Consona Corporation (Consona), both enterprise application software (EAS) providers of on-premise and cloud technologies, today announced they have merged to form Aptean.

The new brand signifies the coming together of two leading EAS companies with similar histories of success, unified under one name. As a combined organization, Aptean has over 9,000 customers, 1,500 employees, and a worldwide network of sales and support operations.

Monte Ford, president of Aptean, said, "This merger supports our business model and fits with our strategy by increasing Aptean's exposure in well-defined vertical markets. Consona and CDC have complementary solutions in key application areas, including customer relationship management (CRM), enterprise resource planning (ERP) and supply chain management (SCM). As Aptean, we look forward to further developing our relationships with the customers of both CDC and Consona. We are committed to protecting our customers' software application investments through continued enhancement of all our existing software platforms, while developing new products, features and delivery capabilities. Aptean will maintain world-class customer support with efficient and effective implementation services."

"We're excited about the opportunity to deliver greater value and an even broader range of solutions to our customers," said Scott Malia, chief operating officer of Consona. "Both companies have an extensive history in the enterprise application software market and will combine valuable and insightful industry expertise with complementary, high quality products."

CDC Software and Consona Corporation have both successfully delivered software and services to companies of all sizes, ranging from small businesses to Global 2000 enterprises, and in targeted vertical markets including financial services, manufacturing, distribution, medical, high tech, and professional services.

About CDC Software

CDC Software (CDC) is a global provider of enterprise software for on-premise and cloud deployments. CDC Software's solutions include enterprise resource planning (ERP), manufacturing operations management, enterprise manufacturing intelligence, supply chain management (SCM), global trade management, e-Commerce, human capital management, customer relationship management (CRM), complaint management and aged care solutions.

CDC Software delivers innovative and industry-specific solutions to customers worldwide within the manufacturing, distribution, transportation, retail, government, real estate, financial services, health care, and not-for-profit industries. For more information, visit www.cdcsoftware.com .

About Consona Corporation

Since Consona was founded in 2003, the company has been in the business of acquiring software applications that enjoy a leadership position across a diverse set of global, niche markets. Consona offers technology and services across the following software application categories: ERP, CRM, knowledge management, eService, network management and product configuration. Consona's software and services are used by companies of all sizes, ranging from small businesses to Global 2000 enterprises, across a number of industries, including manufacturing, distribution, high tech, help desks, and telecommunications. Prior to its merger with CDC Software, Consona was a portfolio company of private investment firms Battery Ventures and Thoma Bravo. For further information, visit www.consona.com .

About Aptean

Aptean, a global leader in enterprise application software (EAS), gives businesses of all sizes a competitive edge. We empower people and businesses with end-to-end, industry-specific solutions to address complex business challenges more effectively. Our software applications and professional business services enable more than 9,000 customers, in more than 100 countries, to more successfully manage their business. Software built specifically for our target markets, aligned with deep knowledge across vertical industries, allow businesses to satisfy their customers, operate most efficiently, and stay at the forefront of their industry. For more information, visit www.aptean.com , e-mail info@aptean.com, or call 1-855-411-APTEAN (1-855-411-2783).

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