Thursday January 17, 9:05 am Eastern Time

Press Release

SOURCE: Software AG

Software AG And Red Oak Software Form Alliance

RESTON, Va. & MOUNTAIN LAKES, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Jan. 17, 2002--


Software AG's Tamino XML Server and Red Oak's Web Integrator Provide
Customers with Quick, Cost-Effective XML Solutions for Web Content

Software AG Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of Software AG, and Red Oak Software Inc. have formed an alliance offering customers automated, programmatic access to data on any web browser via Web Integrator, and easy integration and processing in Tamino.

Under this mutual referral agreement, Software AG and Red Oak will each actively market a combined solution that provides customers access to previously unobtainable, critical business data residing on the proliferating number of web-based browser applications.

While many e-business applications are migrating to XML open-standards, the implementation of an XML infrastructure is sometimes challenging and time consuming. The benefit of the Software AG - Red Oak alliance is that users can now very easily capture and integrate any content offered on the Internet with Red Oak's Web Integrator and then store and process data using Tamino. This provides a quick, inexpensive XML enhancement to the enterprise's IT environment.

Software AG's Tamino is a multi-award winning XML server that stores structured and unstructured data natively. It can store and process XML data without first converting it to another data format. As a result, response times are faster and require lower administrative efforts than with traditional databases.

Red Oak's Web Integrator(TM) product automatically creates Java beans that programmatically access and retrieve any Internet content and output the content as native XML. By combining the capabilities of Web Integrator with Tamino, users now have access to previously inaccessible User Interface (UI) content for easy integration into Tamino databases.

``Together with Red Oak Software, we are adding value and flexibility to Tamino users,'' said Lori Williams-Peters, Software AG, Inc.'s Vice President of Sales. ``This alliance will enable Tamino users to integrate web content into an open standards environment via Web Integrator. It reflects our commitment to enhancing Software AG's core products to meet our customers' evolving e-business needs.''

``Any content that is accessible via a browser-based application, either from an intranet or the Internet, can now be imported to Tamino using Web Integrator,'' according to Red Oak Vice President - Product Strategy, Ken Dugan. ``The Web Integrator / Tamino solution is unique to the marketplace, fulfilling an important requirement of enterprise IT managers and we are delighted to be combining forces with Software AG to offer this exciting solution.''

About Red Oak Software, Inc.

Red Oak Software is a leading solutions provider for Web Services and a pioneer in both terminal-based and browser-based Legacy application integration. Red Oak's Application Integration Framework, comprised of Web Integrator, Legacy Integrator and Web Services Solution Pack e-business integration products enables large corporations to leverage their investment in all legacy systems and extend their reach to those production applications critical to the delivery of Web Services.

Red Oak Software is privately held and financed through private investment and venture capital from Opticality Ventures of New York. Red Oak is headquartered in Mountain Lakes, New Jersey, with offices in Rochester, Charlotte and Dallas. For additional information, contact Red Oak Software Inc., 115 Route 46, Suite F1000, Mountain Lakes, New Jersey 07046. Phone: 973-316-6064; email: info@redoaksw.com; or visit the Web site at www.redoaksoftware.com.

About Software AG, Inc.

Based in Reston, Va., Software AG, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Software AG, 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). For additional information, go to www.softwareagusa.com.

Software AG and all Software AG products are either service marks, trademarks or registered trademarks of Software AG. Other product and company names mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.

Red Oak Software, Application Integration Framework, Web Integrator and Legacy Integrator are all trademarks or registered trademarks of Red Oak Software, Inc. All other trademarks mentioned herein are the property of their respective owners.


Contact:
     Software AG, Inc., Reston
     Dedra Jones, 703/391-6625
     DEDRA.JONES@SOFTWAREAGUSA.COM
       or
     Red Oak Software, Inc.
     Kevin J. P. Hanson, 336/882-3111
     kjphanson@redoaksw.com