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Software AG Named a Leader in the Magic Quadrant 2013 for Enterprise Architecture Tools

  • Leading industry analyst firm positions Software AG in the Leaders Quadrant for Enterprise Architecture Tools
  • Ability to deliver positive business outcomes is becoming determining factor in value of Enterprise Architecture
  • Enterprise Architecture plays a key role in the transformation to a Digital Enterprise

Darmstadt, Germany, 11/6/2013

Software AG today announced that it has been positioned in the Leaders Quadrant by Gartner, Inc., a leading industry analyst firm, in its recently released “Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Architecture Tools 2013” by Julie Short, published on October 3, 2013*. Enterprise Architecture (EA) tools facilitate critical business decisions by providing the transparency required for comprehensive and accurate IT planning from cost, risk, regulatory and business strategy perspectives. They allow decision makers to gather and maintain high quality data concerning their full technology landscape and on a wide range of aspects of the organization and its operating model. The tools also couple business priorities and IT strategy with current and future initiatives and map those to an IT design and development path that enables the achievement of essential business goals.

According to Gartner "The EA tool market continues to evolve toward delivering targeted business outcomes. Used effectively, EA tools enable leading organizations to meet the demands of today's complex business environment by capturing, integrating, analyzing and communicating information to guide business decisions."

“Today’s business models are prescribing a rapid transformation to digital products and services. IT agility is a pre-requisite for keeping pace with business change requirements and Enterprise Architecture provides the transparency, analyses and planning facilities needed to direct IT investments.” said Dr. Wolfram Jost, Chief Technology Officer and member of the Board, Software AG. “We are glad to be able to offer our customers leading technology in this area.”

The Digital Enterprise: a synthesis of Business and IT

Software AG is building a suite of solutions that provides the range of business analysis and IT planning and execution capabilities necessary to address today’s digital demands. In particular, its new Business Process and IT Management platform provides the ability to collaboratively assess the business and operating model from the business all the way to the supporting solution and technology layer. It enables the organization to conduct integrated portfolio analysis and combine this with the strategic and operational plans to result in an overall alignment and transformation that meets strategic goals as well as constraints that are present in the regulatory, business, technology and information environment. Further Software AG platforms deliver the needed IT agility, visibility and responsiveness through integration and process automation, complex information management and the means to create real-time solutions for digital business products.

This Software AG Suite of platforms helps customers exploit mobile, social, cloud and big data—whether it’s to transform a specific business process, create entirely new product lines or change delivery models.

*„Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Architecture Tools 2013”, October 03, 2013, by Julie Short


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About Software AG
Software AG (FRA: SOW) helps organizations achieve their business objectives faster. The company's big data, integration and business process technologies enable customers to drive operational efficiency, modernize their systems and optimize processes for smarter decisions and better service. Building on over 40 years of customer-centric innovation, the company is ranked as a "leader" in 15 market categories, fueled by core product families Adabas-Natural, Alfabet and Apama, ARIS, Terracotta and webMethods. Software AG has around 5,300 employees in 70 countries and had revenues of €1.05 billion in 2012 (IFRS).

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