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November 5, 2009

CDC Software acquires business intelligence firm Activplant

To strengthen its position in food & beverage, CPG and automotive markets

By CBR Staff Writer

CDC Software, a provider of enterprise software applications and services, said that it has completed the acquisition of Canadian-based provider of manufacturing business intelligence offerings

Activplant is a provider of manufacturing business intelligence software for automotive manufacturers, as well as food and beverage, forestry products and CPG companies.

According to CDC, the acquisition is expected to generate new cross-selling opportunities for CDC supply chain in the Tier 1 automotive market, as well as expand its manufacturing offerings in the food and beverage and consumer packaged goods markets.

Last quarter, CDC Software completed the acquisition of WKD, a provider of supply chain event management services marketed under the brand Categoric. In addition, CDC Software recently announced plans to acquire two SaaS companies as part of its SaaS rollup strategy to expand in this market.

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Bruce Cameron, president of CDC Software, said: “CDC Software’s acquisition strategy is a key part of the company’s plan for growth and we believe our strategy is enabled by our global scalable business and technology platform that features an infrastructure of multiple complementary applications and services, domain expertise in vertical markets, cost effective product engineering centers in India and China and a worldwide network of direct sales and channel operations.

“We believe our global platform is a key reason why we have successfully integrated acquisitions that have resulted in a deeper and broader product portfolio, expanded geographic reach, and increased vertical expertise.”

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