Software AG, Inc.

Software AG, Inc.

March 09, 2005 09:00 ET

Software AG Delivers a Further Building Block for a Service Oriented Architecture



MARCH 9, 2005 - 09:00 ET

Software AG Delivers a Further Building Block for a
Service Oriented Architecture

RESTON, Va.--(CCNMatthews - Mar 9, 2005) -

Enterprise Information Integrator V2.1 is the First Globally Available
Information Integration Product to Incorporate Semantic Web Technology

Software AG today announced the worldwide release of its Enterprise
Information Integrator (EII) version 2.1, an important building block in
implementing a Service Oriented Architecture. EII V2.1 is the first
globally available information integration product to use Semantic Web
technology. By dynamically combining the meaning and context of business
data with the rules that govern its use, Enterprise Information
Integrator provides business leaders with the resources to make faster
decisions based on real-time information availability.

Enterprise Information Integrator version 2.1 is designed to help
organizations meet the demand for fast and agile data integration within
a Service Oriented Architecture framework. Enterprise Information
Integrator creates real-time "views" of appropriate business data, which
is often distributed across multiple systems throughout an organization.
Because these views reflect real-time changes to the data (including its
context, meaning and usage rules), the business decision maker is
presented with the most recent and relevant information.

"Organizations that want to become more effective and efficient must
capture the meaning of data and services in a way that is both reusable
and relevant to business users," said Jonathan Airey, Software AG Vice
President of XML Business Integration. "This semantic-based approach to
integration turns raw data into useable information by presenting it in
a dynamic business context versus a static data view."

Because Enterprise Information Integrator adds business context to data,
and incorporates data into a real-time information model, the product
complements traditional data integration approaches that focus on
historical data analysis. Notable enhancements to version 2.1 of
Enterprise Information Integrator include:

-- Support for W3C Semantic Web standards, including Web Ontology
Language (OWL) and Resource Description Framework (RDF)

-- A new Eclipse-based graphical design studio, enabling easier
creation of information models and dynamic views

-- Expanded security capabilities that authenticate against all
standard security systems - including those used by mainframes

Enterprise Information Integrator enables information analysts to model
the complex relationships between data elements. Using information
models is much faster than coding, and allows information views to be
easily altered and reused as business demands change.

Enterprise Information Integrator version 2.1 is part of Software AG's
XML Business Integration portfolio, and currently runs on Windows XP,
Windows Server 2003, and Sun Solaris.

About Software AG, Inc. (North America)

Software AG, Inc. recently celebrated 30 years in the metropolitan
Washington D.C. area, providing enterprise-class data management and
integration solutions to customers in sectors such as local, state and
federal government, insurance and public retirement. Software AG, Inc.'s
customers include the U.S. Navy, American Fidelity Assurance Company,
The California State Public Employee Retirement System (CalPERS), NYC
Department of Buildings, the State of Alaska and the County of
Sacramento. Visit us at

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 2004
Software AG posted 411 million euros in total revenue. The Internet
address is

Software AG and/or all Software AG products are either trademarks or
registered trademarks of Software AG. All other product and company
names mentioned herein are used for identification purposes only, and
may be the trademarks or service marks of their respective owners.


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