Notes to the Consolidated Balance Sheet

Goodwill

As of March 31, 2007, goodwill of €174,591 thousand had originated from the acquisition of the Software AG USA Group effective February 1, 2001, €6,890 thousand from the acquisition of the two Sabratec companies in Israel and in the USA effective February 3, 2005, €4,791 thousand from the acquisition of the APS Group effective June 29, 2005, and €1,878 thousand from the acquisition of Casabac Technologies GmbH, Bammental near Heidelberg, including its U.S. subsidiary. Goodwill related to the Software AG USA Group had been fully amortized over ten years by December 31, 2002 in accordance with the HGB accounting regulations applicable at that time. Additions and disposals during the fiscal year reflect subsequent changes in the acquisition cost of goodwill related to the Sabratec companies, the APS Group, and Casabac acquired in 2005.

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