6. Outlook

Software AG is planning for an increase of Group operating revenues to 24 to 27 percent (currency-adjusted) in 2008. The EBIT margin should be approximately 24 percent in the current fiscal year. These ambitious growth plans will be supported primarily by the following measures: exploitation of the market potential in Brazil, strengthening of sales structures for webMethods in the EMEA region while maintaining dynamic growth in the USA, using management capacities for important webMethods projects, stronger focus by Professional Services on consulting as well as training in the area of stand-alone project acquisition, further technical innovations for existing products, supplementing of distribution channels through an expanded partner network and entry into up-and-coming markets such as Russia and the Middle East.

Medium-term planning

Software AG is planning to increase revenues to €1 billion by 2010. The acquisition of webMethods, Inc. has brought the Company considerably closer to meeting this goal. In addition, we intend to continue to improve the EBIT margin over the medium term.