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Software AG Supports Google Maps with AJAX Technology; Composite Application Integrator Is the First AJAX Based Product to Deliver Rich Internet Applications Including a Google Maps Control.

RESTON, Va. -- Software AG, Inc., today announced that Composite Application Integrator (CAI), the company's powerful design and runtime environment for combining Web services into rich composite Internet applications, now supports Google maps. CAI is the first AJAX based product to include a Google maps control. Composite Application Integrator enables organizations that develop composite applications to rapidly incorporate services from Google maps, integrate existing applications, and exchange information with Google maps - thus significantly reducing time to market. This seamless interaction with Google maps is only one of more than 80 AJAX UI controls shipped with CAI.

"AJAX UI controls allow organizations to build composite rich applications with incredible speed." said Dr. Peter Kuerpick, Member of the Board, Software AG. "We are establishing a open collaborative community to create a comprehensive library of innovative controls, providing even richer functionality within weeks of the availability of new services, such as Google maps."

Software AG's CAI allows developers and architects to integrate existing applications and create new user interfaces, thus significantly reducing the effort needed to implement a Service Oriented Architecture. Using CAI, applications developed using any application development tool (such as Java, Natural or Cobol) - once made available as a Web service - can be combined across the Web with Google maps into a single intelligent user interface. As a result, the user is presented, through the browser, with a composite application possessing all the functionality of a rich client.

Once applications created using CAI are designed and tested, they can be rapidly deployed on a broad range of Java run-time environments, including major application servers and Tomcat. Each application can be immediately accessed through a browser or as a rich client (Java SWT client). Rich applications can also be integrated within portals, such as IBM WebSphere and SAP NetWeaver. Unlike traditional rich clients, all interface changes are communicated by the server to the Java client through XML streams.

Composite Application Integrator accelerates and simplifies the design and deployment of rich internet applications by providing a developer-friendly and WYSIWYG environment that doesn't require skills in HTML, JavaScript and CSS. Desktop-like capabilities can now be enabled for the browser without requiring developers to code complex JavaScript. The library of AJAX UI controls shipped with CAI, including the Google maps control, make the development of composite applications even faster and easier.

Composite Application Integrator is currently available online to download - either as a 30-day evaluation copy or for purchase. To download, go to: www.softwareag.com/ajax.

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, manufacturing and public retirement. Software AG, Inc.'s customers include the U.S. Navy, American Fidelity Assurance Company, The California State Public Employee Retirement System (CalPERS), National Gypsum Company, NYC Department of Buildings, the State of Alaska and the County of Sacramento. For more information, visit www.softwareagusa.com. For more information, visit www.softwareagusa.com.

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 real-time single views of strategic business information. 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 60 countries with more than 2,600 employees. It is listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (TecDAX, ISIN DE 0003304002 / SOW). In 2004 Software AG posted EUR 411 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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