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Magic’s eDeveloper Finished #1

Bracknell, UK, 12 April 2005 - Magic Software Enterprises (NASDAQ: MGIC), a leading provider of state-of-the-art development and integration technology, has announced that an MSP (Magic Solution Provider) “Magic Hands” won the “Development Tools 2005 RAD (Rapid Application Development) Race” recently held in The Netherlands, using Magic’s eDeveloper.

The event, hosted by Array Publications and Software Release Magazine, took place at the end of January 2005. Each of the competing teams was required to develop a modular application for a travel organisation, using an Application Development tool of their choice. The applications consisted of 25 unique modules, including bookings and ticketing. The development environments used in the competition included Microsoft, Oracle, IBM, Magic, and Computer Associates. Judges rated the applications based on completion time and overall functionality. Magic Hands utilising Magic Software’s eDeveloper, scored the highest with 855 points out of a possible 1000.

Magic Software’s eDeveloper provides users with an 'Absolutely Open' development and deployment environment with powerful new standards-based messaging and integration features, advanced XML component functionality, enhancements to the development paradigm, and other significant programming improvements.
“Wining this race furthers demonstrates the power of eDeveloper and the ROI it can provide,” commented Avikam Perry, vice president of research and development for Magic Software. “In addition to its powerful RAD capabilities, eDeveloper provides full enterprise Service Bus features that allow the rapid development of service oriented and composite applications.”

For more information on the “Development Tools 2005 RAD Race,” see

About Magic Software Enterprises
Magic Software Enterprises, a subsidiary of Formula Systems (Nasdaq: FORTY), develops, markets and supports software development, deployment and integration technology ( that enables enterprises to accelerate the process of building and deploying applications that can be rapidly customised and integrated with existing systems. Magic technology, applications and professional services are available through a global network of subsidiaries, distributors and Magic solutions partners in approximately 50 countries, including the UK.

Except for the historical information contained herein, the matters discussed in this news release include forward-looking statements that may involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Actual results may vary significantly based upon a number of factors including, but not limited to, risks in product and technology development, market acceptance of new products and continuing product conditions, both here and abroad, release and sales of new products by strategic resellers and customers, and other risk factors detailed in the Company's most recent annual report and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Company Contact:
Andy Peart
Magic Software Enterprises UK Ltd
01344 667000

Media Contact:
Sara Claridge
Marylebone Media Relations Ltd
0870 766 8482

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