Experts to discuss ways for chemical manufacturers to gain and grow customer relationships through the use of enterprise software solutions
Atlanta, GA,, September 15, 2006
From specialty chemicals to plastics, the last decade has brought a growing number of challenges for chemical manufacturers, including increasing global and local competition, rising costs and meeting customer demands. Increasingly, chemical manufacturers are looking to enterprise software solutions to better enable them to address these challenges, but reaping the benefits these systems have to offer requires selecting a solution that can effectively address the unique needs of the chemicals industry. Ultimately, chemicals manufacturers must solve these challenges to gain new customers and grow existing customer relationships. Registration for these webcasts is free of charge.
Ross Systems, a global provider of enterprise software solutions and a division of CDC Software, a subsidiary of CDC Corporation (NASDAQ: CHINA), and Microsoft (MSFT) will co-host the live Web events and industry expert, Olin Thompson, principal of Process ERP Partners, will discuss effective strategies to compete in today's chemical industry. All registrants will receive a free whitepaper, "Competitive Strategies and the Role of ERP in the Chemical Industry."
Register now at: www.rossinc.com/aview.asp
Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2006
Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2006
Both webcasts are held at 2:00 p.m. EDT
About Ross Systems
Ross Systems, Inc., a division of CDC Software, the software unit of CDC Corporation (NASDAQ: CHINA), delivers innovative software solutions that help manufacturers worldwide fulfill their business growth objectives through increased operational efficiencies, improved profitability, strengthened customer relationships and streamlined regulatory compliance. Focused on the food and beverage, life sciences, chemicals, metals and natural products industries and implemented by more than 1,200 customer companies worldwide, the company's family of Internet-architected solutions is a comprehensive, modular suite that spans the enterprise, from manufacturing, financials and supply chain management to customer relationship management, performance management and regulatory compliance. For more information, visit www.rossinc.com.
About CDC Software
CDC Software, The Customer-Driven Company™, is a provider of enterprise software applications designed to help organizations deliver a superior customer experience while increasing efficiencies and profitability. CDC Software's product suite includes the Pivotal CRM (customer relationship management), c360 CRM add-on products, industry solutions and development tools for the Microsoft Dynamics CRM platform, Ross ERP (enterprise resource planning) and SCM (supply chain management), IMI warehouse management and order management, Platinum China HR (human resource) and business analytics solutions.
These industry-specific solutions are used by more than 5,000 customers worldwide within the manufacturing, financial services, health care, home building, real estate, and wholesale and retail distribution industries. The company completes its offerings with a full continuum of services that span the life cycle of technology and software applications, including implementation, project consulting, outsourced business services, application management and offshore development. CDC Software is the enterprise software unit of CDC Corporation (NASDAQ: CHINA) and is ranked number 18 on the Manufacturing Business Technology 2006 Global 100 List of Enterprise and Supply Chain Management Application vendors. For more information, please visit www.cdcsoftware.com.
About CDC Corporation
The CDC family of companies includes CDC Software focused on enterprise software applications and services, CDC Mobile focused on mobile applications, CDC Games focused on online games, and China.com focused on portals for the greater China markets. For more information about CDC Corporation (NASDAQ: CHINA), please visit www.cdccorporation.net.
Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
This press release includes "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, and includes statements relating to the ability of Ross ERP to address the needs of chemical manufacturing customers such as the ability to offer complex lot tracking and inventory control, provide clients real-time visibility into their data, optimize operations, improve profitability, strengthen partner relationships and streamline compliance. These statements are based on management's current expectations and are subject to risks and uncertainties and changes in circumstances. There are important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated in the forward looking statements including, among others: the conditions of the chemicals industry; the continued ability of Ross' solutions to address industry-specific requirements of companies in the chemicals industry; demand for and market acceptance of new and existing enterprise software and services; development of new functionalities which would allow chemical companies to compete more effectively and changes in the type of information required to compete in the chemicals industry. Further information on risks or other factors that could cause results to differ are detailed in filings or submissions with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission made by our parent, CDC Corporation, including its Annual Report for the year ended December 31, 2005 on Form 20-F filed on June 21, 2006. All forward-looking statements included in this press release are based upon information available to management as of the date of the press release, and you are cautioned not to place undue reliance on any forward looking statements which speak only as of the date of this press release. The company assumes no obligation to update or alter the forward looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
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