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Software AG, Sequoia Software In XML-Powered Partnership

U.S. E-Business Innovator, Database Software Giant Strike Reseller
 Integrate Tamino* XML Database Into Pure-XML XPS* Portal Server

SAN RAMON, Calif. and COLUMBIA, Md. - October 30, 2000 - Sequoia Software
Corporation (Nasdaq: SQSW), the leading provider and innovator of XML Pure
e-business software, and Software AG, one of the world's largest systems
software providers and a pioneer in XML technology, today announced a
strategic partnership. The companies will integrate Software AG's Tamino
native-XML database with Sequoia's XPS(tm) portal server, allowing
businesses to move content between a portal, a database and the Web
seamlessly and without the need for data conversion.  

To support the strategic partnership, Software AG will add XPS to the range
of products it markets worldwide through its 1,500-member sales force and
its extensive world-wide network of value-added resellers; Sequoia will
offer Tamino licenses through its own sales force and through systems
integrators, resellers and consultancies in North America and elsewhere.
"Our partnership with Sequoia Software is a natural alliance between two
companies committed to realizing the promise of XML for global business,"
said Alf Goebel, president,  Software AG, Inc. "Together we can offer our
customers a comprehensive, pure-XML solution to address the critical
performance and scalability requirements of the evolving e-business

Sequoia's XPS is an XML-pure portal server - the only such product designed
to be flexible and reliable enough to manage critical processes for
companies struggling with the adapt-to-thrive demands of the new economy.
XPS lets businesses of all sizes streamline and automate even complicated
business operations, providing a single window through which anyone in the
enterprise can interact with partners, vendors, customers and fellow
employees in real time, achieving results in seconds instead of days.

Software AG's Tamino is a native-XML database created to store, retrieve and
directly manage nearly any information or Internet object - XML documents,
audio, video, still pictures, HTML pages and much more. The structure and
content of individual documents remain intact in the database, improving
performance considerably, particularly when when dealing with complex,
hierarchically structured documents. Tamino has been optimized to run on a
range of platforms and is ideally suited for companies requiring an
XML-compatible repository for storing and managing mission-critical content.

"Both products are designed to be highly scalable and to support legacy
systems and applications - qualities inherent in the pure-XML architecture
of Tamino and XPS, and essential for creating portals that can grow and
change with a shifting business landscape," said Mark Wesker, president and
COO of Sequoia Software. "Together, Tamino and XPS make an excellent
solution for any company that needs to integrate and Web-enable various
applications and information sources to create a smoothly functioning
e-business system."

"Software AG's choice of the XPS portal represents a substantial validation
of Sequoia's XML Pure philosophy," Wesker said.  "Together, Sequoia and
Software AG can offer customers in North America and throughout Europe the
competitive advantage that comes with a strong, future-proof technology
platform that can support everything from enterprise portals to online

About Software AG Inc.
Based in San Ramon, Calif., 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 more than 2,600 employees and
representatives in 60 countries, Software AG achieved sales revenue of Euro
366 million in 1999.   Its distribution and technology partners include
market leaders such as IBM, Microsoft and SCO as well as innovative IT
solutions providers like Extensibility, Softquad and Instranet.  Software
AG's products control the central IT processes of thousands of renowned
companies worldwide.   Software AG is listed on the Frankfurt Stock
Exchange. For more information, visit the company's Web site at
<http://www.softwareagusa.com/> or call (925) 242-3700.

About Sequoia Software 
Sequoia Software Corporation (Nasdaq: SQSW) is a leading provider and
innovator of XML-powered e-business software. Sequoia's flagship product,
XPS, drives the evolution of business to toward true e-business, helping
companies link systems and people, automate critical processes, and
strengthen relationships throughout the value chain. Sequoia's customers and
partners include Baylor Health Care System, Cap Gemini Ernst & Young,
General Electric Power Systems Division, Johns Hopkins School of Public
Health, Kaiser Permanente, Lehman Brothers, Lockheed Martin, and SAIC. For
e-business solutions that let you do more in less time visit
www.sequoiasoftware.com or call Sequoia toll free (888) 820-7917. 
# # #

XPS is a trademark of Sequoia Software. All other trademarks are the
property of their respective owners. 

Other than historical information contained herein, certain statements in
this release are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the
Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements
in this release involve a number of risks and uncertainties including, but
not limited to, changes in market conditions, government regulation,
technology, our ability to expand, our early stage of development,
attraction and retention of key personnel, management of rapid growth, entry
into new markets, intense competition, customer concentration and attrition
and our dependence on XPS. These risk factors are discussed in further
detail in the Company's SEC filings including the prospectus filed in
connection with our initial public offering and the Quarterly Report on Form
10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2000. 

Andrea Strauss					Kerry Fennelly

Software AG, Inc.				Sequoia Software Corp.
(925) 242-3800				(410) 715-0206		
andrea.strauss@softwareag.com		kfennelly@sequoiasoftware.com

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