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Software AG highlights innovation, globalization, and process excellence at ProcessWorld 2010

  • ProcessWorld 2010 opens in Washington, D.C. today with over 500 participants expected
  • Keynote presentations by Discovery Communications, Inc. and Accenture Software
  • Two-day event, the world’s largest for process managers and IT decision-makers, features 40 track sessions with 25 customers, product experts from Software AG and IDS Scheer, and industry IT executives
  • Company executives unveil a new BPE platform that organizations can use to operate smarter, better, and faster

Reston, Va., USA, 6/22/2010

Software AG today announced the opening of ProcessWorld 2010 in Washington, D.C. at the Gaylord National Hotel and Convention Center, June 22-23. This follows the successful ProcessWorld Berlin event on June 8-9 with over 800 participants. Featured keynote speakers today and tomorrow are David Kline, CIO, Discovery Communications, Inc., and Jim Adamczyk, Executive Director–Technology, Accenture Software. They join CEO Karl-Heinz Streibich, Software AG, and Dr. Wolfram Jost, Executive Board Member, IDS Scheer, to deliver proven techniques for using technology to solve critical business challenges. Over 500 participants are expected to hear 25 customers across the Adabas and Natural, ARIS, and webMethods product lines; Software AG and IDS Scheer product experts; and industry IT executives in 40 track sessions designed to help organizations operate smarter, better and faster with business process excellence (BPE) technology.

The theme of ProcessWorld 2010, “Changing the World – One Process at a Time,” aptly describes the event’s focus on customer project successes and proven strategies, according to Kevin Iaquinto, Senior Vice President—Corporate Marketing, Software AG. “We want to showcase how our customers are achieving results that deliver real business value in terms of increased efficiency and productivity, improved quality, and reduced operational cost,” Iaquinto said. “This event brings that knowledge to the forefront for others to experience and illustrates how combining the industry-leading technology capabilities of Software AG and IDS Scheer can change the way business is done.”

Happenings at ProcessWorld 2010
ProcessWorld 2010 merges two formerly separate events—Software AG's Innovation World and IDS Scheer's ProcessWorld—into one signature event that demonstrates proven success strategies for optimizing processes across the enterprise. It’s an opportunity for customers to collaborate with their peers to solve process questions. The event presents keynote addresses by:

  • David Kline, Chief Information Officer for Discovery Communications, Inc. His presentation, “Efficient Innovation – How Discovery Meets the Demands of their Internal & External Customers,” highlights the challenges and opportunities he faces as CIO of the world’s number one non-fiction media company. A webMethods user, Discovery Communications won Software AG’s Customer Innovation Award in the area of Customer Service for their Air Master project which promotes visibility, accessibility and reuse of digitized content for employees across the globe.

  • Jim Adamczyk, Executive Director–Technology for Accenture Software. His presentation, “Value Creation through Real Time Process Management,” focuses on how high-performing companies are moving beyond merely process design and automation to focus on mastery throughout the product lifecycle.

  • Software AG CEO Karl-Heinz Streibich discusses “The Transformation to Business Process Excellence,” detailing how Software AG and IDS Scheer have joined forces to become the world leader in BPE and power organizations to face future economic challenges through three key pillars: 1) driving new growth through globalization, 2) building new image and brands through innovation, and 3) delivering new levels of agility, flexibility and profitability through process excellence.

  • Dr. Wolfram Jost who leads the entire Product Management and Marketing portfolio at Software AG, shares the “Software AG Product Roadmap and Vision,” and how merging Software AG’s webMethods suite with IDS Scheer’s ARIS product creates a unique platform for BPE.

Participants will also hear in-depth case studies from customers such as:

  • Bank of America – implemented ARIS as an enterprise tool supporting Business Process Management (BPM) and Enterprise Change Management capabilities. With ARIS, Bank of America has made all content available in a single company database with versioning controlled by Release Cycle Management, providing greater control and consistency and generating significant efficiency gains.

  • Coca-Cola Enterprises – deployed the webMethods product suite to automate inefficient, manual processes associated with stocking and displaying its beverage products across North America. The web-based solution has delivered real-time visibility into the supply chain and generates significant annual savings for them.

  • Cox Communications – implemented webMethods Business Activity Monitoring and Enterprise Service Bus solutions to create a system for identifying network outages and determining the specific network devices causing a problem. The project is expected to generate a return on investment of millions of dollars.

In addition to the 40 track sessions featuring customers from major industries across the globe; content on EAI, B2B, SOA and BPM; and a Solutions Hall of new, live product demonstrations, participants will network and celebrate with food and entertainment at the Customer Event held high atop the Gaylord National Hotel at Pose, touted as Washington, D.C.’s only ultra lounge featuring phenomenal views of the nation’s capital.

Additional information on ProcessWorld 2010 can be found at www.processworld.com.

 

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).

About IDS Scheer
IDS Scheer is part of the Software AG Group and a leading provider of Business Process Management (BPM) software, solutions and services for corporations and public organizations worldwide. With the ARIS Platform for Process Excellence, the company offers an integrated, comprehensive solution portfolio for the strategy, design, implementation and controlling of business processes, allowing companies to continuously improve their overall business performance. Utilizing the ARIS Value Engineering (AVE) approach, IDS Scheer consultants bridge the gap between corporate strategy, business processes, IT solutions and process controlling.

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