REDMOND, Wash. – June 16, 2004

CONNX Solutions Enters Partnership with Software AG; Creates Adabas SQL Gateway

CONNX Solutions, Inc., a leading provider of simplified data access and integration software solutions, announces its partnership with Software AG, an expert in world-class enterprise modernization and information integration. Software AG partnered with CONNX Solutions to allow standard SQL applications, such as Microsoft Office, to quickly and easily access data stored in Adabas. Software AG chose CONNX’s technology to help customers unlock data stored in their Adabas systems, making that information more accessible and useful for organizations and increasing their Return on Assets.

By using the new tool, called Adabas SQL Gateway or CONNX for Adabas, customers can boost productivity, reduce information requests to IT from business users, and enable authorized users to query Adabas data independently. They can also integrate with and access enterprise data through any of the more than thirty relational or non-relational databases supported by CONNX, all through a single connection.

“We are very excited to be selected as the vendor to provide SQL access to Adabas,” states Larry McGhaw, VP of Engineering and CTO. “It is gratifying when a sophisticated technology company compares your product against all competitors, and ends up selecting you. It confirms that CONNX is truly an industry leader in data access.”

Adabas SQL Gateway, also called CONNX for Adabas, was released on May 21, 2004. The initial release supports Adabas on the IBM OS/390 and z/OS platforms, as well as Adabas for Windows.

About Software AG
Software AG provides a real-time single view of strategic business information by integrating applications and systems, in addition to modernizing mainframe and open system IT environments. Its offerings are based on the product families Adabas, Natural, EntireX and Tamino. Over 2,500 employees in 59 countries support the mission-critical systems of 3,000 customers around the world. The company maintains four regional R&D facilities across three continents. Founded in 1969, Software AG today is Europe’s largest and most established systems software provider. It is headquartered in Darmstadt, Germany and is listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (TecDAX, ISIN DE 000330002 / SOW). In 2003 Software AG posted 422 million euros in total revenue. The Internet address is

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