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Software AG Debuts B2B.com Series: Supercharging Your Supply Chain

  • Product-agnostic guidance to optimize retail and manufacturing supply chains
  • Real-world advice by supply chain experts for B2B and SCM professionals
  • Look for new blog series on the B2B.com website starting May 25: www.b2b.com

Reston, VA, 5/22/2012

Software AG today announced a new blog series targeted at business-to-business (B2B) and supply chain management (SCM) professionals on its recently launched B2B.com site. The new month–long series, “Supercharging Your Supply Chain,” will provide product-agnostic guidance to help businesses identify inefficiencies, eliminate issues and leverage automation to optimize their supply chain processes. The first article in the series will be published on May 25.

Supply chain management is still evolving; new technologies and management techniques provide an opportunity for manufacturers and retailers to dramatically improve how they operate. Unfortunately, many businesses are not benefiting because they are unaware of the frequent advances occurring in the industry. Software AG created B2B.com as a platform to share this information. Users can engage directly with peers and experts to learn what’s new, what’s working and what’s not. The focus of B2B.com is delivering high quality and high value content via blogs, articles and the community forum — not selling products or services.

“With B2B.com, Software AG wants to focus on the latest trends and techniques in  supply chain and highlight the processes within procure-to-pay and order-to-cash cycles that can be transformed by using B2B solutions,” said Jignesh Shah, Vice President, Business Infrastructure, Software AG. “We feel that only a very small percentage of companies use B2B solutions as a transformation tool for their supply chain processes. Those companies are already getting it right; this portal is designed to help the rest who treat B2B just as a document exchange mechanism.”

“Although the primary focus is on supply chain trends in manufacturing and retail, we feel that certain areas are also very much applicable in healthcare, energy/utilities and finance,” he added.

The upcoming B2B.com series, “Supercharging Your Supply Chain,” will address the entire supply chain process from end to end. Each week, expert contributors will focus on a new topic:

  • Streamlining Procurement 

  • Bringing Order to Order Management 

  • Making Your Logistics Move Smoothly 

  • Taking the Pain Out of Returns 

  • The End Game: Retail

Providing deep insights gained across organizations of all types and sizes, Software AG’s B2B.com contributors include Navdeep Sidhu, a B2B expert with over a decade of experience delivering large scale projects; N. Frank Saffoori, a business strategist with almost 20 years of experience; and Arthur Tolda, a technologist with over 30 years of experience delivering projects in sectors from government to technology. The newest member of the B2B.com team, Loraine Lawson, has a unique and neutral industry perspective developed from years of performing critical analysis as a technology journalist for multiple, well-recognized publications. Software AG is dedicated to making B2B.com a key resource for supply chain and B2B industry professionals.

About Software AG

With more than 1,000 U.S.-enterprise customers and 800 employees, Software AG's U.S. operation contributes one third of the company's total revenue and is Software AG's largest market presence and R&D location. Software AG has operated nationwide in the U.S. since 1973 through a fully-owned subsidiary, Software AG USA Inc., which is headquartered in Reston, Virginia – also an R&D hub for the company’s core data management and integration technologies. R&D labs for the development of Software AG’s webMethods product suite – offering SOA integration and BPM solutions – include facilities in San José/Silicon Valley, Seattle and Denver. For more information, visit www.softwareag.com/us.

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 offer our customers end-to-end business process management (BPM) solutions delivering low Total-Cost-of-Ownership and high ease of use. Our industry-leading brands, ARIS, webMethods, Adabas, Natural, CentraSite and IDS Scheer Consulting, represent a unique portfolio encompassing: 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 €1.1 billion in 2011 and has more than 5,500 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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