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Software AG and IDS Scheer Consulting launch Partnership

Darmstadt/Saarbrucken, Germany, 7/1/2014

Software AG (Frankfurt TecDAX: SOW) and IDS Scheer Consulting GmbH, a company of Scheer Group, today entered a strategic partnership to be based on the ARIS process optimization solution.

In close cooperation, Software AG and IDS Scheer Consulting will intensify their consulting services for the ARIS product family. In this context, the Scheer Group will also sell licenses for Software AG in its role as a distribution partner. Its geographical focus will be the Scheer Group’s core markets: Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and neighboring countries.
In the future, the Scheer Group will additionally also provide customers of IDS Scheer Consulting with ARIS professional services for the expansion, modernization and integration of their Business Process Management (BPM) platforms. Key areas of expertise will be solutions for Business Process Analysis (BPA), Process Performance Management & Analytics and customized adaptations of ARIS solutions as well as ARIS migration and cloud services.
IDS Scheer Consulting will have a partner stand at Software AG’s “Innovation Day” customer fair on July 2, 2014 in Bonn, Germany and will be presenting the innovative potential of the ARIS product family.
Scheer Group founder, Prof. Dr. August-Wilhelm Scheer, states, “Our participation in Innovation Day sends the clear signal that IDS Scheer Consulting is closely collaborating with Software AG on ARIS consulting and license distribution. We were already discussing this partnership when we bought IDS Scheer Consulting. And we are pleased that it is coming to fruition just a few weeks after the acquisition.”
Software AG CEO Karl-Heinz Streibich adds, “Customers of both companies will benefit from the combination of Software AG’s technologically leading products and the expertise of the Scheer Group network,” he continues. “Moreover, the two companies have had a strong relationship for many years, which lays the ideal foundation for a long-term productive and successful partnership.”
Frank Schiewer, Head of the global partner business at Software AG says, “Partnerships and alliances are an integral component of Software AG’s business model. They play an important role in the company’s success and, along with acquisitions, are a key success factor of our growth strategy. We build on a global cooperation network of sales, service and OEM partners. Our goal is to extend partnerships like the one with Scheer Group and to win new partners in order to broaden and deepen our service portfolio.”
Software AG and the Scheer Group will continue their commitment to strengthening Germany as a center of IT innovation. The German government’s software cluster in which both companies have been active members since 2010 serves as the framework for their activities.

About Software AG
Software AG (Frankfurt TecDAX: 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 fourteen market categories, fueled by core product families Adabas-Natural, ARIS, Alfabet, Apama, Terracotta and webMethods. Software AG has more than 5,200 employees in 70 countries and had revenues of around €973 million in 2013. 

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About IDS Scheer Consulting
IDS Scheer Consulting has been helping customers achieve more efficient business processes for more than 30 years. As the market leader in business process management, we guide our customers along the path to sustainable business success. IDS Scheer Consulting helps companies, government agencies and institutions make strategic decisions that drive cost-effectiveness, efficiency and thus business success. IDS Scheer Consulting guarantees its customers industry-process excellence through the combination of industry expertise, process orientation and SAP know-how.
IDS Scheer Consulting is a company of Scheer Group. The innovation network supports and manages a group of innovative and technology-oriented companies within in a network. The focus is on small and medium-sized businesses. Professor of computer science and business entrepreneur Dr. August-Wilhelm Scheer Scheer founded the Scheer Group GmbH as sole shareholder. The Scheer Group holds significant stakes in six companies emphasizing the entrepreneurial power of the founding management. The network of companies provides customers with a growing network of companies with innovative products and services of high quality and business efficiency. Working in close collaboration with science and research, new products and consulting services arise for companies that are already ready for tomorrow's success.
For further information www.ids-scheer-consulting.com and www.scheer-group.com

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