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Software AG Named in the Leaders Quadrant for Enterprise Architecture Tools

  • Leading industry analyst firm named Software AG to the Leaders Quadrant based on its ability to execute and completeness of vision
  • The acquisition of IDS Scheer enhanced Software AG’s expansive business infrastructure software capabilities with the addition of the ARIS Platform
  • The ARIS Platform enables the efficient planning, development and management of enterprise architectures, including all business and IT, aligned with organizational goals and strategy

Darmstadt, Germany, 11/12/2010

Software AG today announced that it has been named by Gartner, Inc., a leading industry analyst firm, in the Leaders Quadrant of the recently released Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Architecture Tools (1) . Enterprise Architecture (EA) tools help companies ensure that IT design and development follows a path that enables the achievement of essential business goals. With the integration of ARIS into its product portfolio, Software AG delivers a feature-rich tool set well known for its longstanding leadership in EA and Business Process Analysis (BPA).

“It is an honor to be recognized in the Leaders Quadrant for Enterprise Architecture Tools,” said Dr. Wolfram Jost, Chief Technology Officer and Member of the Executive Board, Software AG. “The proven capabilities of the ARIS Platform in enterprise architecture management, especially in alignment of business goals with IT strategy and operations, are key elements customers have come to depend on.”

In describing the EA market, Gartner stated that “Enterprise architects must integrate, analyze and communicate structured and unstructured information about a wide range of subjects (technology, solutions, interfaces, information and data, business processes, organization structure, and strategy). This information must be authoritative, auditable and meaningful for a variety of stakeholders across IT and the business.” EA tools allow architects to fulfill this role by allowing them to capture, store, structure, analyze and present information related to EA and by allowing for multiple architectural viewpoints.

The ARIS Platform enables customers to plan, visualize and evaluate processes, applications, technologies, data and organizations through a central repository. The consistent integration of all information means that architecture elements can be reused across all views on the enterprise for planning, design and development of solution scenarios. All involved parties of an organization from senior management to operational managers are supported by stakeholder-oriented viewpoints to facilitate their daily work.

Software AG’s Enterprise Architecture Management Solution contains a rich metamodel with broad EA reference content that provides a foundation on which to structure and relate the variety of information that is essential to involved stakeholders. ARIS also has the ability to exchange information with a range of products, including development tools and integration middleware. By providing rich modeling and BPA capabilities, ARIS is ideally suited for organizations that want to use the same tool for EA and BPA to efficiently manage their IT and align it with business needs.

Complimentary copies of Gartner’s report are available at www.softwareag.com/recognition.

(1) Gartner, Inc., “Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Architecture Tools” by Chris Wilson and Julie Short, October 28, 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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