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Global e-Business Software Vendor Applies Focus to Government Sector


Bracknell, UK, 20th September 2001: Software AG, Europe’s largest systems software company, today announced that it is exhibiting Electronic Service Delivery (ESD) application and integration tools at the SOCITM 2001 Autumn conference, Brighton, 7-9 October. The company – with 30 years experience as a global software vendor – now has more than 50 customers in the UK Government sector.


Geoff Cooke, Country Manager, Software AG UK, comments, “The Government sector is a major focus for us, and a number of local authorities are taking innovative technology steps with our XML-based e-Government solutions. In addition, our technology is well positioned to drive public sector organisations towards mobile commerce and portal strategies.”


Recent e-Government solutions include an Electronic Service Delivery framework solution for Aylesbury Vale District Council, based on Software AG’s Tamino XML Server, and a middleware integration project at Bristol City Council, utilising Software AG’s EntireX technology.


Geoff Cooke, concludes “SOCITM is a key forum for promoting the effective and efficient use of IT in local government and the public sector. We can provide the big-picture view of the practicalities involved in implementing real-world e-Government.”


Software AG is at stand 21, SOCITM Autumn Conference, Pathfinding and beyond, 7-9 October 2001, Grand and Metropole, Brighton.


about XML


eXtensible Markup Language, XML, is an international standard for the interchange and storage of data. XML has a number of unique benefits: it is platform neutral and scalable, thereby providing the assurance that documents and data can be exchanged with absolute confidence. XML is self-describing, which means that data is tagged with a description of its content, making information understandable and useable when exchanged between parties. Finally, data encoded in XML is future proof and will withstand developments in software and hardware over time.



about Software AG


Software AG, Darmstadt, Germany, is 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 some 3,500 employees and representatives in over 70 countries, Software AG expects revenues to exceed euros 600 million in 2001. Its distribution and technology partners include market leaders such as IBM, Microsoft and SCO as well as innovative IT solutions providers like Extensibility, Softquad and Sequoia. Software AG’s products control the central IT processes of thousands of renowned companies worldwide. Some examples of these are Lufthansa, British Sky Broadcasting, ZDF, Dresdner Bank AG, Swiss Post, 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). Software AG’s UK offices are located in Bracknell and Derby.

More information at http://www.softwareag.co.uk

For more information on Software AG, please contact:

Sam zu Verl
Solutions Marketing Manager
Software AG
Tel: 01344 403 800

Richard Bennett /Tamsin Keynton
MCC International
Tel: +44 (0)1962 888100
Fax: +44 (0)1962 888125
E-mail: richard.bennett@mccint.com
tamsin.keynton@mccint.com

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