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Software AG and CALNET Announce Alliance for Business-to-Business and Enteprise-Based XML Solutions

January 3, 2002

RESTON, VA and VIENNA, VA – January 03, 2002—Software AG, Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of Software AG, Europe’s largest systems software provider in Europe and CALNET, Inc., a leading Information Technology and Telecom consulting firm, today announced an alliance to deliver comprehensive business-to-business and enterprise solutions.

CALNET’s enablement practice provides companies with advanced IT solutions that are tailored to their specific needs. Under the terms of the alliance, CALNET’s enablement practice will provide joint customers with XML business frameworks based on Software AG’s Tamino™ XML Server and EntireX® TBI Server products to enable rapid and affordable solutions for high-volume financial transactions, enterprise application integration and document management. Both companies bring significant expertise in the integration of legacy and distributed computing applications.

Through the use of XML-ready business frameworks, customers will derive the benefit of applied experience for the rapid architecture and enablement of robust back-end XML and connectivity solutions. For example, by using a Software AG/CALNET XML framework, a customer could decrease the time it takes to implement a billing reconciliation system from a matter of months to a matter of weeks — reducing costs associated with shipping, customer service and accounting, while increasing customer satisfaction and impacting accounts receivable collections.

“Together with CALNET, Software AG is committed to providing companies with advanced technology solutions that will help them achieve business agility,“ said Gary Voight, President and CEO, Software AG, Inc. “Using XML-ready business frameworks based on the Tamino and EntireX products, companies are able to leverage their technology to support growth, run more efficiently and maximize their existing return on investment.“

“Our relationship with Software AG will allow for the application of advanced technologies through XML business frameworks to deliver affordable and tangible results for our customers,” said Rolin Hua, Senior Vice President of CALNET. “CALNET engineers are hard at work, creating innovative ways to address financial, public sector, telecom, manufacturing and healthcare market requirements for financial, customer service and content solutions. We feel confident that Software AG’s global leadership in XML native server technologies will prove of significant value to our customers.”

Tamino and EntireX Features

Tamino is the first XML server for Internet database management capable of storing XML documents natively, without transformation to other formats. Used by more than 300 private and public organizations worldwide, including DaimlerChrysler, and the California Board of Equalization, Tamino facilitates the fast and efficient storage, retrieval and management of data critical to eBusiness. Four of the largest web application server providers, IBM, BEA, HP and iPlanet, have all selected Tamino as their default XML server. For more information on this award-winning database and developing enterprise-scale XML-based applications, visit http://www.softwareagusa.com or the Tamino developer community at http://www.tamino.com/developer/

EntireX is a highly flexible and easy-to-use component-based solution for integrating enterprise applications across heterogeneous operating systems. EntireX offers application integration at high speed – both, in terms of implementation time and performance. The strong DCOM capabilities make EntireX the product of choice when connecting NT to mainframe applications. By connecting previously disparate worlds, EntireX enables enterprises to lay the foundation for a seamless implementation of electronic business applications.

About CALNET Inc.

CALNET delivers telecom and information technology solutions to many of the largest government, telecommunications, manufacturing and financial organizations in the world. CALNET helps its customers remain agile by maximizing returns on existing investments, exploit new revenue streams, or capture and keep strong customer relationships. The New Customer Economy demands that service organizations are nimble in their response, offer real-expertise, easy to do business and are price competitive. For over twelve years, CALNET has been dedicated to keep customer satisfaction at the center of all improvements and required engineering expertise to do the job right. CALNET alliances include IBM, Oracle, BEA, Argus, Mercury Interactive, and Software AG among others. For more information please visit our web site at www.calnet.com or contact us at (877) 3-CALNET.

About Software AG, Inc.

Based in Reston, Va. Software AG, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Software AG, Europe’s largest system software provider and a major global player offering cutting edge technology for data management and electronic business. Since 1998 the company has focused its development activities on XML products for the Internet. With about 3,500 employees and representatives in over 70 countries, Software AG expects revenues around 600 million euros in 2001. Its distribution and technology partners include market leaders such as IBM, Microsoft and Hewlett-Packard as well as innovative IT solutions providers like Extensibility, Softquad and Citrix. Software AG’s products control the central IT processes of thousands of renowned companies worldwide to include Lufthansa, ZDF, Dresdner Bank AG, DaimlerChrysler, Deutsche Bahn AG (German Rail), BP and VIAG Interkom. Software AG is listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (MDAX, Security identification number 724264 / SOWGn.F). For additional information go to www.softwareagusa.com.

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Software AG, Tamino, and EntireX are trademarks of Software AG. All other product, service or company names mentioned are used for identification purposes only, and may be trademarks or service marks of their respective owners.

CONTACT:

CALNET, Inc.
Andrea Altieri, (703) 547-6800
aaltieri@calnet.com
or
Software AG, Inc., Reston
Dedra Jones, (703) 391-6625
dedra.jones@softwareagusa.com