Software AG to increase market penetration in Canada by partnering with Keating Technologies

Pioneer in Enterprise Solutions Chooses Keating as Key Canadian Partner

Toronto, ON - Keating Technologies Inc., Canada’s leading branch outsourcing service to the high-technology industry, has partnered with Software AG, Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of Software AG, Europe’s largest systems software provider and a pioneer in XML technologies.

“Partnering with Keating Technologies will allow us to increase our market penetration in Canada by introducing Software AG and our expanded category of products to new and existing customers,” states Gary Voight, president and chief executive officer, Software AG, Inc. “By utilizing Keating’s expertise and leveraging their existing relationships with Canadian enterprises and channel partners, we gain an instant nation-wide presence and access to accounts at the corporate end-user level, considerably increasing our market presence.”

Software AG’s Tamino and EntireX products provide customers with a unified XML system that delivers robust back-end database information to a flexible media server. 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. EntireX is a highly flexible and easy-to-use component-based solution for integrating enterprise applications across heterogeneous operating systems. EntireX offers application integration at high speed – both, in terms of implementation time and performance. Powerful DCOM, Java, CORBA, XML and Web Services capabilities make EntireX the product of choice when connecting to mainframe applications. By connecting previously disparate worlds, EntireX enables enterprises to lay the foundation for a seamless implementation of electronic business applications.

“Software AG is a leader in the XML space and we are extremely excited by the promise of the product category,” said Larry J. Keating, president and chief executive officer, Keating Technologies. “Their leading edge technology combined with their strategic partnerships deliver value and true enterprise solutions to both corporate Canada and the development community.”

Keating Technologies offers an integrated services strategy combining customer intimacy, product knowledge and operational excellence. The company’s services focus on accelerated speed to market, operational cost-efficiencies, proven sales, measurable marketing initiatives and return on investment with increased customer satisfaction.

About Software AG
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 about 3,300 employees and representatives in over 70 countries, Software AG had revenue of 589 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 Tridion and Stellent. Software AG’s products control the central IT processes of thousands of renowned companies worldwide to include Lufthansa, Siemens, Citibank, Merck, DaimlerChrysler, Sony, BP and Telefonica. Software AG is listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (MDAX, Security identification number 724264 / SOWGn.F). For additional information, go towww.softwareagusa.com.

About Keating Technologies
Keating Technologies Inc., headquartered in Markham (north-east Toronto), Ontario, is a 2000 and 2001 winner of Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies Program. As Canada’s leading branch outsourcing service to the high technology industry, the Company has been responsible for bringing more than $1 billion in technology products and services to Canadian enterprise businesses through to consumers. Keating provides Total Market Management® services including sales, marketing, merchandising and customer support through its offices in Vancouver, London, Markham, Montreal, and Ottawa. Since its inception in 1987, Keating has represented, and continues to represent leading edge technology organizations requiring high-performance, cost-effective market capture within the Canadian marketplace. More information regarding Keating Technologies is available at (905) 479-0230 or by visiting the Company’s web site at www.keating.com.

Software AG, Tamino, and EntireX are trademarks of Software AG. All other product, service or company names mentioned are used for identification purposes only, and may be trademarks or service marks of their respective owners.