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Collaboration Continues To Set The Pace For e-Government

Software AG, Europe’s largest systems software company, today announced it will be taking part in the Welland Partnership Pathfinder Dissemination and Mentoring Days. The seminars will take place on the 10th and 18th January 2002 in Rutland and Leicestershire. Software AG’s XML technology will be used to enable integrated Electronic Service Delivery (ESD) across the Welland region.

Geoff Cooke, Country Manager UK and Ireland, Software AG, explains, “The Welland Partnership is a Pathfinder Project and as such the partnership has an important role to play in disseminating information, sharing best practice and pointing the way forward for e-Government to other councils. This is why the Welland Partnership is holding these two seminars. Collaboration between smaller local authorities is an excellent approach to facing the complex challenges of e-Government”.

The Welland Partnership brings together five local authorities, spread across four counties in the East Midlands. It comprises East Northamptonshire District Council (Northamptonshire), South Kesteven District Council (Lincolnshire), Harborough District Council (Leicestershire), Melton Borough Council (Leicestershire) and Rutland County Council.

One of 25 Government funded Pathfinder Projects, it will develop and deliver 11 Community Portals by March 2002 as part of the Government initiative for 100% Electronic Service Delivery by 2005. They will provide easy access to the information and services available from public, private, voluntary and community sectors across the 11 market towns in the Welland area. The Partnership will provide 24 hours a day, 365 days a year access to services for approximately 350,000 people.

Seminar details:

* 10th January 2002; 10am to 4pm;
Barnsdale Lodge Hotel,
The Avenue,
Rutland Water,
North Shore,
Nr Oakham,
LE15 8AH

* 18th January 2002;
10am to 4pm;
Three Swans Hotel
High Street,
Market Harborough,
LE16 7MJ

If you would like to attend one of the Pathfinder Dissemination and Mentoring days please call Diane Clayton-Smith, Welland Partnership Project Co-ordinator on 01664 502 334, or e-mail her at For more information on the Welland Partnership visit

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 of some 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. Some examples of these are 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). Software AG’s UK offices are located in Bracknell and Derby.

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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

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