Software AG Maintains #1 Worldwide Ranking in SOA Governance Technologies

  • Software AG ranks #1 in the 2009 SOA Governance market
  • SOA Governance market saw robust growth in 2009
  • Growth reflects mainstream adoption of SOA and the importance of Governance in realizing the benefits of SOA
  • Software AG ranks as the worldwide leader in market share for the second consecutive year

Darmstadt, Germany, 5/12/2010

Software AG today announced its leadership position in delivering service-oriented architecture (SOA) Governance technologies to the marketplace. According to Gartner, Inc., a leading industry analyst firm, Software AG ranks #1 in worldwide SOA Governance market share (1). As a whole, the SOA Governance market experienced robust growth in 2009 despite a global recession, expanding 17.5 percent, states Gartner. The ranking, based on total software revenue in 2009, represents the second consecutive year in which Software AG is listed by Gartner as the global market leader in SOA Governance.

Also in 2009, Gartner positioned Software AG in the Leaders Quadrant for Integrated SOA Governance Technologies (2) Magic Quadrant.

“Growth in the SOA Governance market not only confirms that SOA adoption has become mainstream, but that governance is essential to achieving the maximum value from SOA. We believe Software AG’s continued leadership position in SOA Governance reflects customers’ desire to partner with a strong, but platform-neutral vendor for SOA infrastructure solutions,” said Dr. Peter Kürpick, Chief Product Officer and Member of the Executive Board, Software AG. "Software AG’s customer base includes major industries across the spectrum of SOA adoption—from those just beginning their SOA journey to large, mature SOA programs.”

Software AG provides a complete technology platform for SOA Governance—from development-time lifecycle management to run-time service access mediation, monitoring, and management. Its flagship product, CentraSite™, is the business service repository for both SOA and Business Process Management (BPM) programs to manage IT assets such as services, processes, and data across their lifecycles. CentraSite™ is complemented by the world’s largest SOA Governance partner community, which includes more than 60 partners that integrate and interoperate with CentraSite™.

CentraSite™ eliminates rework, assures consistent quality, and makes project adoption both easier and consistent with architectural standards, helping accelerate SOA deployment across the enterprise. Representing the industry’s most comprehensive SOA Governance and lifecycle management platform, CentraSite™ gives IT the optimal balance between agility and control for SOA by automating governance processes, including quality assurance, consumer on-boarding, and change management.

“Strong demand for SOA Governance solutions, even during a global recession, is a clear indicator of the fact that Governance addresses people, processes, and technology in order to maximize the value of SOA,” Dr. Kürpick added. “Software AG’s continued leadership in the SOA Governance marketplace illustrates our passion to deliver best-in-class products, best-practices, and a wealth of expertise to customers worldwide.”

About the Gartner Magic Quadrant
The Magic Quadrant is copyrighted 2010 by Gartner, Inc. and is reused with permission. The Magic Quadrant is a graphical representation of a marketplace at and for a specific time period. It depicts Gartner's analysis of how certain vendors’ measure against criteria for that marketplace, as defined by Gartner. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in the Magic Quadrant, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors placed in the "Leaders" quadrant. The Magic Quadrant is intended solely as a research tool, and is not meant to be a specific guide to action. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

(1) Gartner, Inc., "Market Share: Application Infrastructure and Middleware Software, Worldwide, 2009", Fabrizio Biscotti, et al, April 20, 2010.
(2) Gartner, Inc., “Magic Quadrant for Integrated SOA Governance Technology Sets” by L. Frank Kenney et al, March 31, 2009.


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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