Altova's XML Document Editor, AUTHENTIC 5 to be included with Software AG's Tamino Server at no additional Cost

Product Bundling gives Tamino Customers Free Access to Powerful XML Content Editing Software, Dramatically Reducing Total Cost of Ownership

BEVERLY, Mass., and DARMSTADT, Germany, Feb. 25, 2003 -- Altova, Inc. (, Software AG ( today announced that Altova's XML content editor, AUTHENTIC 5, will be included as a standard component of all future Tamino Server product offerings at no additional cost to the Tamino Server customer, thus providing a highly cost- effective means to realize XML content editing applications.

Software AG's Tamino XML Server is a high-performance platform for storing, publishing and exchanging of XML documents. It allows enterprises to deal efficiently with unstructured data and content, providing a platform for independent exchange of business documents and data between suppliers, customers and partners.

Altova's AUTHENTIC 5 is a browser-enabled XML document editor, allowing business users to seamlessly capture both data and content directly into XML for storage into any high performance XML repository such as Tamino XML Server, for subsequent retrieval or transformation, unlocking corporate knowledge. The AUTHENTIC 5 word-processor style interface is ideally suited as a lightweight editing component for building document frameworks -standards- based XML document management systems for web publishing or knowledge management applications.

"Corporations now recognize the importance of implementing powerful enterprise-wide Tamino Server applications to efficiently store XML content and data - yet in today's challenging IT spending environment, all IT expenditures are becoming subjected to the highest scrutiny," said Alexander Falk, President & CEO of Altova, Inc. "By providing Altova's AUTHENTIC 5 under a free license for Software AG's Tamino Server customers will be able to enable content reusability and greater business efficiencies, even under reduced IT spending budgets."

"Offering the powerful AUTHENTIC 5 XML Document Editor to Tamino Server customers under a free product license substantially reduces the total cost of ownership and subsequently increases the value offering of implementing Tamino Server-powered XML content management applications," said Schalk Viljoen, Vice President Product Marketing of Software AG.

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Software AG is based in Darmstadt, Germany. Founded in 1969, Software AG continues to be Europe's largest and a leading global provider of system software and services enabling enterprise data integration and management. Software AG's products control the central IT processes of thousands of renowned companies worldwide including Lufthansa, Siemens, Citibank, Merck, DaimlerChrysler, Sony, BP and Telefonica. Software AG develops products and solutions that support the XML (Extensible Markup Language) standard. XML simplifies the exchange of documents and data as well as the integration of cutting-edge Web applications into traditional IT architectures. Software AG works with such sales and technology partners as Tridion, Stellent and IXOS. In 2002, the corporation achieved 475 million euros in total revenue. Software AG has offices in over 70 countries and currently employs a staff of about 3,000.

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Altova, Inc. is a leading provider of XML software solutions with offices in Beverly, MA and Vienna, Austria. The privately held company was founded in 1992 and has been actively involved in the XML market from the early conception of Extensible Markup Language. Altova's XMLSPY 5 is the leading choice of Fortune 500 and Global 1000 companies. Altova's XMLSPY 5 product line is the world's best-selling XML tool and has won the leading industry awards including PC Magazine's Editor's Choice Award and Best Product of 2002. Altova is a technology partner with the world's leading software companies including Software AG, Microsoft, Oracle, BEA, and IONA. Altova is a member of the W3C and WS-I. Visit Altova on the web at

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