Enterprise application software providers CDC Software Corporation and Consona Corporation, with a total of 1,500 employees and 5,000 customers, merged in August 2012 to form Aptean Corporation. Aptean sells software for the financial, manufacturing and supply chain industries integrating enterprise resource planning (ERP), supply chain management (SCM), and complaint management.


Consona Corporation completed its initial public offering (IPO) in 1997. In 2003, the venture capital firm Battery Ventures acquired Made2Manage Systems for $30 million in cash. Originally named China.com when founded in 1997, CDC corporation was based in Hong Kong. On August 6, 2009 CDC Software Corporation completed its IPO on the NASDAQ exchange under the symbol CDCS. In November 2009, Consona Corporation acquired Canadian-based Activplant Corporation (formerly Executive Manufacturing Technologies, Inc.), a provider of manufacturing business intelligence software for manufacturing operations management. In July 2010, Consona acquired open source ERP software provider Compiere with 130 customers. The CDC-Consona merger was billed as a merger, although most of the management team of the surviving company was connected with CDC. Vista Equity Partners and TA Associates announced a joint investment in the company in February 2019. One of Aptean's owners, Vista Equity Partners, tends to take a hands-on approach to management and implements standardized business processes and standard systems and tools. Aptean named TVN Reddy as CEO in July 2018.


Aptean provides mission-critical, industry-specific ERP, Supply Chain and compliance software. Industries served include food and beverage, discrete and process manufacturing, financial services, consumer goods, wholesale distribution and third-party logistics. Some of Aptean's most prominent product offerings include JustFood ERP for food and beverage, Ross ERP for process management, Factory MES for manufacturing intelligence, Apprise ERP for consumer goods and Made2Manage for manufacturing ERP.


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