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Software AG Positioned in the Leaders Quadrant for Enterprise Architecture Tools

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- Leading industry analyst firm positions Software AG in the Leaders Quadrant for Enterprise Architecture Tools, based on the criteria 'ability to execute' and 'completeness of vision'
- ARIS is well-suited for organizations that want to use the same tool for EA and BPA/BPM and has the ability to exchange information with a wide range of products and some integration middleware

Software AG today announced that it has been positioned in the Leaders Quadrant by Gartner, Inc., a leading industry analyst firm, in its recently released Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Architecture Tools(1). Enterprise Architecture (EA) tools bring business value by integrating, analyzing and communicating structured and unstructured information about a wide range of aspects of the organization. With the ARIS platform, Software AG delivers a feature-rich tool set well known for its long-standing leadership in EA and Business Process Analysis (BPA).

"Core to our strategy of providing customers with maximum business value is to bring together an agile enterprise architecture coupled with a powerful approach to business automation and business optimization," said Dr. Wolfram Jost, Chief Technology Officer and member of the Executive Board, Software AG. "We are proud to be named in the Leaders Quadrant for Enterprise Architecture Tools in this latest Magic Quadrant. The ARIS platform is distinguished by its enterprise-class performance, ease-of-use, comprehensive feature set and support for cross-enterprise collaboration. Our customers have found that this rich feature set, combined with our proven scalability, have made it a very powerful, yet cost-effective platform in which to standardize all of their process improvement initiatives."

This year, Gartner stated that "the focus on reviewing the product has remained on those capabilities that support and assist an EA team in its day-to-day activities. Some of these activities include modeling, future-state analysis, road mapping, presentational aids, dashboard analysis and scenario planning. ... With the global economic upheaval continuing throughout 2011, the adoption of EA tools has reflected the need to provide better management, analysis and communication capabilities to demonstrate the value enterprise architects bring to an organization."

ARIS Solution for Enterprise Architecture Management combines software technology, methodology, best practices and expertise in Enterprise Architecture and is used by customers worldwide to centrally analyze and plan their business processes, organization, applications, data and infrastructure. In order to streamline IT enablement of enterprise processes, the solution helps companies in decision-making to deliver added value with their EA initiatives by supporting business process analysis, business & IT alignment, requirements engineering, application and technology portfolio management and much more. With this Software AG delivers an integrated architecture and design repository based solution for both Business and IT aligning enterprise strategy with operations.

Complimentary copies of Gartner's report are available at

About the Gartner Magic Quadrant

(1) Gartner, Inc., "Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Architecture Tools" by Chris Wilson and Julie Short, November 3, 2011.

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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 2010 and has more than 5,400 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).