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Software AG Enhances crossvision Application Designer; Version 2.1 of AJAX-Based Design Time and Run Time Environment Better Enables Enterprises to Create Desktop-Like User Interfaces That Run on a Browser.

SAN DIEGO -- Software AG today announced enhancements to crossvision Application Designer(TM), a powerful design-time and run-time environment that uses AJAX to create sophisticated Web-browser interfaces as part of a Service Oriented Architecture. Version 2.1 of the company's Application Designer (formerly named Composite Application Integrator) now includes Generic Web Service support, WYSIWYG layout capabilities and a powerful HTML editor/word processor through Software AG's recent alliance with pintexx.

The announcement was made at the Gartner Application Integration and Web Services Summit.

Software AG's crossvision Application Designer accelerates and simplifies the design and deployment of rich Internet Applications (RIA) that use the AJAX pattern (Asynchronous JavaScript + XML). With Application Designer, desktop-like capabilities can now be enabled for the browser without requiring developers to code complex JavaScript, HTML or CSS (Cascading Style Sheets).

Once applications created using Application Designer are designed and tested, they can be rapidly deployed on a broad range of Java application servers, including Tomcat, JBoss, IBM Websphere, BEA Weblogic and others. Each application can be immediately accessed - both through a browser and as a Java SWT (Standard Widget Toolkit) client.

Last year Application Designer was announced as the first AJAX-based product to include a user interface control for Google maps (www.maps.google.com). Seamless interaction with Google maps is one of more than 80 AJAX graphical controls shipped with Application Designer. These controls improve the speed and convenience of developing composite applications. Enhancements to version 2.1 of Application Designer include:

--Generic Web Service Support - enables Web applications for Web services, including page creation and service testing;

--Additional layout capabilities - design and maintain layouts faster and more intuitively with new WYSIWYG preview window, including drag & drop and move/insert controls;

--AJAX based HTML editor/word processor - offers familiar word processing tools and customizable features for HTML text editing and control. For details about pinEdit 5.0 from pintexx, which provides this capability, visit www.pintexx.com.

Application Designer provides the RIA environment for crossvision Application Composer(TM) http://www.softwareag.com/Corporate/products/cv/appl_comp/default.asp supporting the building of composite applications using Web services created and managed within the crossvision SOA suite.

In addition, Application Designer provides the RIA environment for Software AG's Natural Business Services(TM) http://www.softwareag.com/Corporate/products/natural/nbs/default.asp, enabling Natural developers to conveniently create sophisticated browser-based user interfaces.

"Thanks to the rapid popularization of AJAX, people are able to create highly functional applications in completely new and simple ways," said Dr. Peter Kuerpick, Member of the Board, Software AG and responsible for the development of crossvision. "The combination of our crossvision Application Designer and Application Composer sets a straight course directly from a Service-Oriented Architecture to the hands and eyes of the individual employee with a vital job to accomplish."

Software AG is committed to a standards-based approach to helping customers build Service-Oriented Architectures. The company recently joined the OpenAJAX Alliance, whose mission is to advance the adoption of AJAX. Software AG is also an Add-In member of the Eclipse Foundation.

Product Availability

Software AG's crossvision Application Designer version 2.1 is shipping now. Visit http://www.softwareag.com/Corporate/products/cai/default.asp for details on pricing, system requirements and compatibilities, and to download a free 30-day trial edition.

About Software AG's crossvision

Software AG recently announced crossvision(TM), a comprehensive and innovative approach to synchronizing business with IT that brings together BPM and SOA. crossvision drives a process centric approach to SOA by incorporating powerful Business Process Management that enables new business processes - from modeling through automation and management to process optimization. The crossvision SOA suite allows enterprises to rapidly and cost-effectively leverage existing assets and create new business processes. Visit http://www.softwareag.com/Corporate/products/cv/default.asp for more details about crossvision.

About Software AG, Inc. (North America)

Software AG, Inc. is based in the metropolitan Washington D.C. area and provides 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 American Fidelity Assurance Company, National Gypsum Company, The California State Public Employee Retirement System (CalPERS), New York City Department of Buildings, Export Development Canada and the US Export-Import Bank.

Software AG, headquartered in Darmstadt, Germany, provides a full range of products and services to deliver a service-oriented architecture (SOA) IT infrastructure, based on over thirty-five years experience in high-performance databases, application development tools and integration technologies. Its technology offers process driven integration through legacy modernization and SOA based integration. Software AG helps its customers to achieve a competitive advantage through flexible and adaptive business processes based on fast and easy integration of existing IT assets. It supports the mission-critical systems of over 3,000 customers globally. Software AG is represented in around 70 countries with more than 2,700 employees. It is listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (TecDAX, ISIN DE 0003304002 / SOW). In 2005 Software AG posted EUR 438 million in total revenue. www.softwareag.com.

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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