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Software AG Recognized in the Leaders Quadrant for Shared SOA Interoperability Infrastructure Projects

  • Software AG delivers interoperability capabilities that are vital to the success of enterprise SOA initiatives
  • Leading companies around the world use the Software AG SOA solution to build and govern large scale SOA infrastructure

Darmstadt, Germany, 11/3/2010

Software AG today announced that it has been recognized by Gartner, Inc., a leading industry analyst firm, in the Leaders Quadrant of the recently released Magic Quadrant for Shared SOA Interoperability Infrastructure Projects (1). Software AG is also ranked #1 worldwide market share in 2009 in SOA governance technologies (2).

“We believe Software AG’s placement in the Leaders Quadrant is a testament to the capabilities we have developed for enterprise-class SOA deployment as SOA adoption gains significant momentum across organizations,” said Dr. Wolfram Jost, Chief Technology Officer and Member of the Executive Board, Software AG.

Leading companies around the world are using Software AG technology to build and govern large scale and business critical SOA infrastructure. “We continue to embrace the growth in the SOA governance marketplace as the number one leader in the space, delivering value by providing visibility and clear guidance for creating, managing and governing reusable services,” Dr. Jost added. With Software AG SOA solution, a large Western Europe telecommunications company realized 180% ROI in the first six months. A multi-national bank is using the solution to double its retail branches in five years. Also, a US based supply chain giant is able to on-board new acquisitions in fewer than three months.

Software AG SOA solution includes webMethods Integration Server, a proven, mature, scalable Enterprise Service Bus (ESB). It helps deliver repeatable business and technical capabilities based on creating new services or service enabling high value legacy applications. In addition, the solution features the industry’s most comprehensive registry and repository, CentraSite. It helps automate governance processes, making application interoperability and project adoption easier and consistent with architectural standards. Combined with CentraSite, webMethods Mediator offers a smart approach to service virtualization and runtime policy enforcement while webMethods Insight brings in real-time visibility to the IT organization’s heterogeneous infrastructure.

Software AG SOA solution is complete. Along with software products, it provides out-of-the-box samples and templates to help customers get started quickly. The solution includes a proven methodology based on hundreds of large SOA projects and relevant skills and training helping ensure successful deployment. The ARIS solution for Business-Driven SOA management further extends the Software AG SOA solution by making business processes the basis of customer’s SOA.

“Software AG continues to aggressively invest in our SOA capabilities, including integration, interoperability and governance,” stated Dr. Jost. “Also, we continue to extend ARIS solutions to help customers make SOA the foundation for IT enabled competitive advantage.”

Complimentary copies of Gartner’s report are available here.

(1) Gartner, Inc., “Magic Quadrant for Shared SOA Interoperability Infrastructure Projects” by Massimo Pezzini et al, October 21, 2010.
(2) Gartner, Inc., "Market Share: Application Infrastructure and Middleware Software, Worldwide, 2009" by Fabrizio Biscotti et al, April 20, 2010. 


About the Gartner Magic Quadrant 
The Magic Quadrant is copyrighted 2010 by Gartner, Inc. and is reused with permission. The Magic Quadrant is a graphical representation of a marketplace at and for a specific time period. It depicts Gartner's analysis of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace, as defined by Gartner. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in the Magic Quadrant, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors placed in the "Leaders" quadrant. The Magic Quadrant is intended solely as a research tool, and is not meant to be a specific guide to action. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.



About Software AG
Software AG is the global leader in Business Process Excellence. Our 40 years of innovation include the invention of the first high-performance transactional database, Adabas; the first business process analysis platform, ARIS; and the first B2B server and SOA-based integration platform, webMethods.

We are unique in offering the world’s only end-to-end – and easiest to use – business process management (BPM)  solutions, with the lowest Total-Cost-of-Ownership. Our industry-leading brands, ARIS, webMethods, Adabas, Natural and IDS Scheer Consulting, represent a unique portfolio for: process strategy, design, integration and control; SOA-based integration and data management; process-driven SAP implementation; and strategic process consulting and services.

Software AG had revenues of 847 million euro (IFRS, unaudited) in 2009 and has more than 6,000 employees serving 10,000 enterprise and public institution customers across 70 countries. Our comprehensive software and services solutions allow companies to continuously achieve their business results faster. The company is headquartered in Germany and listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (TecDAX, ISIN DE 0003304002 / SOW).

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