Hitachi Realizes Bottom-Line Benefit With Agile Solutions

Using Agile to Provide Its Private Collaborative Manufacturing Exchange

Optimizes Supply Chain Efficiency



Apr 23, 2001, 01:00 ET from Agile Software Corporation

    SAN JOSE, Calif., April 23 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- In the
 current economic environment, it is even more important that manufacturers
 realize bottom-line benefits and fast return on investment (ROI) from capital
 investments -- such as the one Hitachi, Ltd., recently made in a collaborative
 manufacturing commerce solution from Agile Software Corporation (Nasdaq:  
 AGIL).
     After signing a multi-million-dollar license agreement with Agile less
 than three months ago, Hitachi has successfully implemented Agile solutions at
 its Internet Systems Platform Division in Japan.  This system allows Hitachi
 employees, suppliers and partners to efficiently communicate in real time over
 the Internet about product DNA -- key information such as bills of material
 (BOM), approved manufacturer lists (AML) and product changes.  With future
 implementation plans proceeding at other Hitachi divisions, worldwide, this
 multi-year deal supports the solid alliance between the two companies.
     "Our business mandates quick deployment and instant communication on our
 critical product information and changes," said Masatsugu Shinozaki, General
 Manager, Internet Systems Platform Division, Hitachi, Ltd.  "With more than
 350 users currently using Agile and several hundred more to come, Agile has
 provided a solution that improves our overall efficiency -- instant
 communication, visibility to product content and changes and improved time to
 volume.  Another advantage of the Agile solution is its short time frame for
 implementation, so we can begin realizing ROI quickly.  Agile is the right
 choice, especially in the current economic environment, when efficiency and
 cost savings are more vital than ever."
     Agile Anywhere(TM) is a complete suite of collaborative manufacturing
 solutions that enable manufacturers to build private product manufacturing
 collaboration exchanges, totally automating the distribution and
 synchronization of product content across the e-supply chain, with all
 information and services available through Agile eHubs(TM).  At
 MyAgile.com(TM), Agile also provides the dispersed supply chain with
 mission-critical eServices such as online marketplaces, custom part
 procurement, wireless access, and components research.
     "Agile's quick deployment into Hitachi's Japan division and the ability to
 successfully manage critical business processes for a world leader represents
 a significant milestone for Agile Japan," said Eiichi Majima, President of
 Agile Japan.  "Our scope has dramatically increased in Japan and Asia Pacific
 by leveraging our position in the marketplace and our commitment to customer
 service.  We are proud to add such a reputable leader in the electronics
 industry to our customer list."
 
     About Agile
     Agile Software Corporation is a leading supplier of business-to-business
 collaborative manufacturing commerce solutions.  Agile products enable supply
 chain partners to communicate and collaborate over the Internet about new or
 changing product content, and then source and procure the required components.
 Agile customers include Amkor Technologies, Compaq Computer, Dell Computer,
 Flextronics International, Flow International, GE Medical Systems,
 International Paper, Juniper Networks, Lucent Technologies, Nvidia, Philips,
 Sycamore Networks, Texas Instruments, Zhone Technologies, and others.  For
 more information, call 408-975-3900, or visit Agile at
 http://www.agilesoft.com .
 
     Hitachi, Ltd.
     Hitachi, Ltd. (URL:  http://global.hitachi.com ), headquartered in Tokyo,
 Japan, is one of the world's leading global electronics companies, with fiscal
 1999 (ended March 31, 2000) consolidated sales of 8,001 billion yen
 (US$75.5 billion).  Hitachi, Ltd. manufactures and markets a wide range of
 products, including computers, semiconductors, consumer products and power and
 industrial equipment.  Since 1980, Hitachi has led the industry in developing
 and mass-producing fiber optic devices such as 2.5Gbps opto-electronic modules
 and 10Gbps opto-electronic modules.
 
     *At an exchange rate of 122 yen to the dollar.
 
     "Safe Harbor" Statement Under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act
 of 1995:  Information in this release that involves Agile's beliefs, hopes,
 plans, expectations, intentions or strategies regarding the future consists of
 forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, which are
 based upon information available to Agile as of the date of the release, and
 we assume no obligation to update any such forward-looking statement.  These
 statements are not guarantees of future performance and actual results could
 differ materially from our current expectations.  Factors that could cause or
 contribute to such differences include, but are not limited to, declining
 economic conditions including a possible recession, cutbacks by our customers
 in their purchases of software such as ours, delays and difficulties in
 introducing new products and upgrades of existing versions of our products;
 lack of market acceptance of Agile Anywhere or other new products or services;
 inability to continue timely delivery of competitive new products and
 services; introduction of new products or services by major competitors; risks
 related to the Internet on our business and prospects; and our ability to
 recruit or retain necessary personnel and significant fluctuations in our
 stock price.  These and other factors and risks associated with our business
 are discussed in the Company's Form 10-K filed July 24, 2000 and Form 10-Q
 filed on March 12, 2001.
     NOTE:  Agile Software, the Agile Software logo, Agile Anywhere, Agile
 eHubs, and MyAgile.com are trademarks of Agile Software Corporation in the
 U.S. and/or other countries.  All other brand or product names are trademarks
 and registered trademarks of their respective holders.
 
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    SAN JOSE, Calif., April 23 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- In the
 current economic environment, it is even more important that manufacturers
 realize bottom-line benefits and fast return on investment (ROI) from capital
 investments -- such as the one Hitachi, Ltd., recently made in a collaborative
 manufacturing commerce solution from Agile Software Corporation (Nasdaq:  
 AGIL).
     After signing a multi-million-dollar license agreement with Agile less
 than three months ago, Hitachi has successfully implemented Agile solutions at
 its Internet Systems Platform Division in Japan.  This system allows Hitachi
 employees, suppliers and partners to efficiently communicate in real time over
 the Internet about product DNA -- key information such as bills of material
 (BOM), approved manufacturer lists (AML) and product changes.  With future
 implementation plans proceeding at other Hitachi divisions, worldwide, this
 multi-year deal supports the solid alliance between the two companies.
     "Our business mandates quick deployment and instant communication on our
 critical product information and changes," said Masatsugu Shinozaki, General
 Manager, Internet Systems Platform Division, Hitachi, Ltd.  "With more than
 350 users currently using Agile and several hundred more to come, Agile has
 provided a solution that improves our overall efficiency -- instant
 communication, visibility to product content and changes and improved time to
 volume.  Another advantage of the Agile solution is its short time frame for
 implementation, so we can begin realizing ROI quickly.  Agile is the right
 choice, especially in the current economic environment, when efficiency and
 cost savings are more vital than ever."
     Agile Anywhere(TM) is a complete suite of collaborative manufacturing
 solutions that enable manufacturers to build private product manufacturing
 collaboration exchanges, totally automating the distribution and
 synchronization of product content across the e-supply chain, with all
 information and services available through Agile eHubs(TM).  At
 MyAgile.com(TM), Agile also provides the dispersed supply chain with
 mission-critical eServices such as online marketplaces, custom part
 procurement, wireless access, and components research.
     "Agile's quick deployment into Hitachi's Japan division and the ability to
 successfully manage critical business processes for a world leader represents
 a significant milestone for Agile Japan," said Eiichi Majima, President of
 Agile Japan.  "Our scope has dramatically increased in Japan and Asia Pacific
 by leveraging our position in the marketplace and our commitment to customer
 service.  We are proud to add such a reputable leader in the electronics
 industry to our customer list."
 
     About Agile
     Agile Software Corporation is a leading supplier of business-to-business
 collaborative manufacturing commerce solutions.  Agile products enable supply
 chain partners to communicate and collaborate over the Internet about new or
 changing product content, and then source and procure the required components.
 Agile customers include Amkor Technologies, Compaq Computer, Dell Computer,
 Flextronics International, Flow International, GE Medical Systems,
 International Paper, Juniper Networks, Lucent Technologies, Nvidia, Philips,
 Sycamore Networks, Texas Instruments, Zhone Technologies, and others.  For
 more information, call 408-975-3900, or visit Agile at
 http://www.agilesoft.com .
 
     Hitachi, Ltd.
     Hitachi, Ltd. (URL:  http://global.hitachi.com ), headquartered in Tokyo,
 Japan, is one of the world's leading global electronics companies, with fiscal
 1999 (ended March 31, 2000) consolidated sales of 8,001 billion yen
 (US$75.5 billion).  Hitachi, Ltd. manufactures and markets a wide range of
 products, including computers, semiconductors, consumer products and power and
 industrial equipment.  Since 1980, Hitachi has led the industry in developing
 and mass-producing fiber optic devices such as 2.5Gbps opto-electronic modules
 and 10Gbps opto-electronic modules.
 
     *At an exchange rate of 122 yen to the dollar.
 
     "Safe Harbor" Statement Under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act
 of 1995:  Information in this release that involves Agile's beliefs, hopes,
 plans, expectations, intentions or strategies regarding the future consists of
 forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, which are
 based upon information available to Agile as of the date of the release, and
 we assume no obligation to update any such forward-looking statement.  These
 statements are not guarantees of future performance and actual results could
 differ materially from our current expectations.  Factors that could cause or
 contribute to such differences include, but are not limited to, declining
 economic conditions including a possible recession, cutbacks by our customers
 in their purchases of software such as ours, delays and difficulties in
 introducing new products and upgrades of existing versions of our products;
 lack of market acceptance of Agile Anywhere or other new products or services;
 inability to continue timely delivery of competitive new products and
 services; introduction of new products or services by major competitors; risks
 related to the Internet on our business and prospects; and our ability to
 recruit or retain necessary personnel and significant fluctuations in our
 stock price.  These and other factors and risks associated with our business
 are discussed in the Company's Form 10-K filed July 24, 2000 and Form 10-Q
 filed on March 12, 2001.
     NOTE:  Agile Software, the Agile Software logo, Agile Anywhere, Agile
 eHubs, and MyAgile.com are trademarks of Agile Software Corporation in the
 U.S. and/or other countries.  All other brand or product names are trademarks
 and registered trademarks of their respective holders.
 
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