CDC Software, Consona Merge to Form Aptean

Enterprise application software companies CDC Software and Consona today announced a merger, and will combine 1,500 employees and 9,000 customers under the name Aptean.

Both CDC and Consona deliver software and services to vertical markets that include financial services, manufacturing, distribution, medical, high-tech, and professional services, from SMBs to enterprise-class organizations.

"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, in a statement. "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."

Monte Ford, who served as president of CDC Software, will now serve as president of Aptean. According to Ford, "Consona and CDC have complementary solutions in key application areas, including customer relationship management, enterprise resource planning, and supply chain management," which precipitated the merger.

CDC Software's solutions extend beyond ERP and CRM to ecommerce, human resource management, fund accounting, and supply chain management. Consona develops enterprise CRM, knowledge management, product configuration, and network management software, as well as e-services.

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