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Software AG Named a Leader in the New Hybrid² Integration Report by Independent Research Firm

Software AG (Frankfurt TecDAX: SOW) today announced that it was among the select companies that Forrester Research, Inc., a leading independent Research firm, invited to participate in its Q1 2014 Forrester Wave™ report, “The Forrester Wave™: Hybrid² Integration”. In this evaluation, Software AG was cited as a leader in the categories of Wide Integration, Deep Integration and Internet-of-Things Integration.

The Hybrid² Integration is a new Wave that evaluates hybrid² integration vendors, with Forrester identifying the 14 most significant middleware providers. Several scenarios were identified, depending on companies’ application landscapes and the resulting integration focus:

  • Wide integration for heterogeneous application landscapes
  • Deep integration for traditional on-premises application landscapes
  • Cloud integration if the cloud becomes the main home of business applications
  • Internet-of-Things integration as a niche, but supporting differentiating business models1

Software AG’s webMethods Suite and AgileApps Live portfolio were cited among the leaders for wide integration, deep integration and Internet-of-Things integration scenarios. Forrester cited several Software AG features: “Software AG provides good interoperability between original webMethods products and multiple acquisitions,” states the report, and continues: “Software AG’s webMethods suite was complemented by multiple acquisitions in the area of messaging, in-memory and complex event processing, modeling and enterprise architecture. The webMethods and the Terracotta product families today form the basis for application and (big) data integration.”

“Being named a Leader in Forrester’s new Hybrid² Integration Wave is something we are very proud of,” stated Dr. Wolfram Jost, Chief Technology Officer and member of Software AG’s Management Board. “In particular because we were one of only 14 vendors considered the most significant middleware providers. I believe that being named a leader in 3 categories is a significant recognition for the webMethods suite which has been a pioneer and a leader in Application Integration, B2B and SOA market segments.”

Software AG’s webMethods Suite offers broad process automation and integration capabilities enabling companies to rapidly integrate systems, services, devices, processes and data to achieve business agility and react quickly to changing market needs.

The AgileApps Live is a business process management and application platform-as-a-service (BPM and aPaaS) that allows the subject matter experts, as well as developers, to visually build and deploy process-driven application solutions.

The complete report is available at www.softwareag.com/recognition.

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 (IFRS, unaudited) in 2013.

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