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Fujitsu and Software AG Announce a Strategic Alliance to Deliver a Joint Integration Offering for Service Oriented Architecture

Framework to Enable Business Agility and Productivity through Integration of Process and Single View Technologies

Fujitsu Limited,Software AG

Tokyo, Japan / Darmstadt, Germany, March 01, 2005

Fujitsu Limited and Software AG today announced their intent to jointly develop, market and sell an offering that will help customers improve business processes and increase information visibility through a leading service-oriented architecture (SOA) infrastructure. SOA is a standards-based organizational and design methodology for redesigning business systems and applications to more closely align with the functional processes of the organization.

By leveraging the companies' complementary technology platforms and global R&D expertise, Fujitsu and Software AG intend to deliver a methodology with a framework and integrated metadata repository designed to speed development, improve business productivity and enable flexibility to meet changing business demands.

Through this partnership, Fujitsu and Software AG plan to introduce a joint offering in the summer of 2005. Software AG is currently offering Interstage Business Process Manager, Fujitsu's business process management solution, in conjunction with its suite of products.

"Software AG shares Fujitsu's values of customer focus, continual innovation and excellence in all aspects of business," said Yoshiyuki Tanakura, Corporate Vice President, Fujitsu Limited. "The fact that our respective technologies and business perspectives fit together so well points to significantly reduced time-to-market for a joint offering. This is very good news for our customers."

"Today's announcement marks a significant milestone in Fujitsu and Software AG's commitment to bring substantial benefits to our current and future customers," said Karl-Heinz Streibich, CEO of Software AG. "By bringing together our complementary technologies and our mutual understanding of the evolving role of global IT, we can offer a compelling new approach to business integration."

"SOA is the technical foundation underneath service-oriented IT. Services provide the incremental building blocks around which business flexibility revolves, but services need a supporting architecture for their deployment, delivery, and management," notes John R. Rymer, vice president at Forrester Research. In his December 2004 report, Integration Landscape 2005, he adds, "SOA delivers business value on three dimensions: connections, change, and control."

About Fujitsu

Fujitsu is a leading provider of customer-focused IT and communications solutions for the global marketplace. Pace-setting technologies, highly reliable computing and communications platforms, and a worldwide corps of systems and services experts uniquely position Fujitsu to deliver comprehensive solutions that open up infinite possibilities for its customers' success. Headquartered in Tokyo, Fujitsu Limited (TSE: 6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.7 trillion yen (US$45 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2004.
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About Software AG

Software AG provides a real-time single view of strategic business information by integrating applications and systems, in addition to modernizing mainframe and open system IT environments. Its offerings are based on the product families Adabas, Natural, EntireX and Tamino. Around 2,500 employees in 59 countries support the mission-critical systems of 3,000 customers around the world. The company maintains four R&D facilities across three continents. Founded in 1969, Software AG today is Europe's largest and most established systems software provider. It is headquartered in Darmstadt, Germany and is listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (TecDAX, ISIN DE 0003304002 / SOW). In 2003 Software AG posted 420 million euros in total revenue. The Internet address is

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Date: 01 March, 2005
City: Tokyo, Japan / Darmstadt, Germany
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