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Software AG Adds AS4 Module to webMethods for Secure B2B Integration

Reston, Virginia, 9/9/2014

Software AG (Frankfurt TecDAX: SOW) today announced the availability of a new AS4 module for the webMethods Integration Platform. The webMethods Module for AS4 enables integration and messaging using open standards for the secure, payload-agnostic exchange of purchase orders, invoices, and other documents using Web services. The AS4 standard is a Conformance Profile of the OASIS™ ebXML Messaging Services (ebMS) 3.0 specification and brings continuity to the principles and simplicity that made AS2 successful, while adding better compliance to Web Services standards.


AS4 Increases Openness and Interoperability of webMethods


Mark Herring, Senior Vice President, Product Marketing, Software AG, said: “Software AG is committed to offering our customers with open standards-based solutions to drive greater interoperability. The AS4 standard increases the openness of webMethods and is a statement of Software AG’s intent to drive global interoperability with the continuous adoption of the latest technical standards such as AS4.  The AS4 Profile makes it easier to implement ebMS 3.0 by constraining and paring down the options for vendors, which lowers costs and increases interoperability. We were a contributor to the AS4 standard and learned from prior messaging initiatives – AS2, ebXML and Web Services – by taking the best and most useful aspects of this foundation.”


Superpartners Uses AS4 Module as On-ramp for B2B integration


Mark Crawshaw, Manager Channel & Integration Competency Centre, Superpartners, said: “We utilise the webMethods Module for AS4 as an on-ramp for B2B integration. As Australia’s largest superannuation (pension) administrator we rely on the adapter to interact with what will be one of the country’s largest B2B networks. When this network is fully rolled out in 2017 our AS4 endpoint will receive contribution information on behalf of ~6 million member and ~1.2 million employer accounts on a regular basis. Already live in production, the adapter has been performance tested with volumes of up to 500,000 transactions per message. Our partnership with Software AG has contributed considerably in our ability to be a leader in the industry in this endeavour." More information about the AS4 module can be found here: http://bit.ly/1sHMa1G


More information about the AS4 module can be found here: http://bit.ly/1sHMa1G


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 4,600 employees in 70 countries and had revenues of around €973 million (IFRS, unaudited) in 2013.

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