Kingdee aligned with IBM to become its worldwide business partner

Shenzhen, China, August 8, 2001, Kingdee international (HKGEM: 8133) and IBM (China) Corp. Today announced a long-standing software alliance to creating a joint marketing. The agreement formally takes Kingdee as a member of IBM International ISV (Independent Software Vender) Community, and effectively leverages the strengths of the two companies for the mutual benefit. As one of the top technical resources for ISV worldwide, IBM will provide Kingdee with world-class education and certification, access to the IBM Solution Development Centers and information for developing, selling, supporting and servicing products based on IBM technologies, and a global network of IBM Business Partners and collaborate to reach broader markets. “This alliance between Kingdee and IBM brings the benefits of enterprise application software especially in CRM area to more customers in more industries than ever,” said Yan wei fang business development manager of IBM (China). “IBM and Kingdee deliver strong value to customers who prefer an web-based integrated offering from two of the top providers in the industry. Kingdee’s packaged application software and IBM’s database and other related development technology together support extended business processes with open integration, scalability and strong security.