Kingdee Becomes First Chinese Platinum Member in The Open Group

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Enterprise Software Leader Provides Localized Access to TOGAF™ Products and Services via The Open Group China and Promotes Boundaryless Information Flow™ as a Global Standard

THE OPEN GROUP CONFERENCE, SEATTLE, Feb. 1, 2010 – The Open Group today announced that Kingdee, a leading provider of enterprise management software, SOA middleware, e-Government, and e-Business solutions in China and the Asia-Pacific region, and a leader in the Chinese software industry, has become a Platinum Member of the organization. Kingdee joins other multinational companies and IT industry leaders such as Capgemini, HP, IBM, SAP and Sun Microsystems, as a Platinum Member. Additionally, Kingdee has been The Open Group franchise partner representing the organization in China since February 2009.

As a Platinum Member, Kingdee will have a seat on The Open Group’s Governing Board and will continue to participate in the Architecture Forum. The group will also continue to promote the adoption of TOGAF™ 9 and SOA Reference Architecture in China and further the understanding and definition of Boundaryless Information Flow™ as global standards. Additionally, starting in March 2010, Kingdee - via The Open Group China - will co-host networking and thought-leadership events across the country. The first event will be an enterprise architecture and SOA conference in Beijing on March 18.

As the franchise partner in the region, Kingdee’s aim remains to increase national awareness of The Open Group’s vision of Boundaryless Information Flow™ in order to enable access to integrated information, within and among enterprises, based on open standards and global interoperability.

“Kingdee’s membership and ongoing partnership with The Open Group enables us to further the development of Chinese enterprise management models based on industry standards enabling our customers’ success,” said Robert Xu, chairman and CEO, Kingdee International Software Group. “We look forward to deepening the partnership we already have and participating with other members to drive global IT standards that promote Boundaryless Information Flow throughout the Greater China region.”

“We are very pleased to see Kingdee upgrade to a Platinum Member in The Open Group,” said Allen Brown, president and CEO of The Open Group. “We highly value the company’s efforts and determination to help bring our mission of Boundaryless Information Flow to companies and professionals throughout China, and we look forward to their continued role in promoting global standards such as TOGAF for achieving interoperability.”

In addition, Kingdee – through The Open Group China - will continue to use its substantial reach in Greater China to provide the IT and enterprise architecture communities in the region with localized access to Open Group information, resources and certifications. For example, The Open Group China has been instrumental in making the TOGAF 9 training certification exams, and related Pocket Guide, available in Chinese language versions throughout the country of China and surrounding region.

For more information on The Open Group, please visit: http://www.opengroup.org.

For more information on Kingdee, please visit: http://www.kingdee.com/en/index.jsp.

About The Open Group

The Open Group is a vendor-neutral and technology-neutral consortium, which drives the creation of Boundaryless Information Flow™ that will enable access to integrated information within and between enterprises based on open standards and global interoperability. The Open Group works with customers, suppliers, consortia and other standard bodies. Its role is to capture, understand and address current and emerging requirements, establish policies and share best practices; to facilitate interoperability, develop consensus, and evolve and integrate specifications and open source technologies; to offer a comprehensive set of services to enhance the operational efficiency of consortia; and to operate the industry’s premier certification service. Further information on The Open Group can be found at http://www.opengroup.org.

Note to Editors: Boundaryless Information Flow and TOGAF are trademarks of The Open Group. All other company, brand and product names may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.

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