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March 01, 2005 08:48 ET

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


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MARCH 1, 2005 - 08:48 ET

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

TOKYO & DARMSTADT, Germany--(CCNMatthews - Mar 1, 2005) -

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

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 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 www.softwareag.com.

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. For more information, please see
www.fujitsu.com and www.fujitsu.com/interstage.

Copyright 2005. Fujitsu, the Fujitsu Symbol Mark, and Interstage are
registered trademarks of Fujitsu Limited. All Interstage products and
components are trademarks of Fujitsu Limited and Fujitsu Software
Corporation. All other registered trademarks, trade names, or service
marks mentioned in this document are the property of their respective
owners.

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