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Independent Research Firm Cites Software AG’s Alfabet IT Planning & Portfolio Product With Among the Highest Scores in the Current Offering Category of all Three Segments of Evaluation

Software AG’s Alfabet solution positioned as a “Leader” in Latest Strategic Planning Tools Report

Darmstadt, Germany, 3/18/2015

Software AG today announced that Forrester Research Inc., a leading industry analyst firm, has named Software AG a ‘Leader’ in The Forrester Wave™ 1: Strategic Planning For The BT Agenda, Q1, 2015 (published on March 13, 2015) for its Alfabet solution.


The Forrester report states that “It is essential that strategic planners are able to collaboratively investigate and evaluate the various options to hit their goals and objectives, based on value, capacity-to-change, and time-to-realize,” and states that Software AG is an example of a vendor with “extensive and configurable scenario planning capabilities that can provide real-time results to changes in portfolio options.”

Alfabet Achieves Highest Possible Scores For Deployment Options Category
In the report, Alfabet is the only vendor to receive the highest achievable score for deployment options in all three segments of the evaluation. The Forrester report lists Software AG among vendors that “serve the senior technology management community with tools for more effective investment planning for the business agenda.”

Alfabet Brings Stability In Times Of Change And Digitization
Dr. Wolfram Jost, Chief Technology Officer and member of the Board, Software AG, said: “We believe this new Forrester Wave illustrates the comprehensive insights and support customers can expect from Alfabet to help them with their strategic IT planning needs. We are constantly faced with change and this means we need a platform that connects all stakeholders together in a collaborative, streamlined and governed process for executing the digitization of their enterprise.”

Strategists and planners in global companies worldwide use Alfabet to overcome the challenges they face when translating strategy into roadmaps. Alfabet combines best practice IT planning and portfolio management with cloud technology underscoring the company’s goal of ensuring the possibility to do strategic planning effectively and successfully, regardless of deployment choice

Alfabet is a collaborative platform
Software AG’s Alfabet IT Planning and Portfolio Management is a collaborative, Cloud or on-premises platform used by business and IT leaders to better understand their IT landscape, stay up-to-date on any changes, and expose any dependencies and impacts between different IT portfolios.  This enables Business Technology Strategists, Enterprise Architects and Portfolio Managers – the three user segments identified in the report - to execute a well-governed strategy planning and execution process incorporating investment planning and guaranteeing involvement of all relevant stakeholders.

Alfabet – as part of Software AG’s Digital Business Platform - provides the means to align an enterprise along a strategic roadmap to achieve business and IT digitization; it also ensures effective and efficient execution of a digitization plan through strategic portfolio management capabilities.

The complete report is available at www.softwareag.com/recognition.



1 The Forrester Wave™: Strategic Planning For The BT Agenda, Q1, 2015; The Top 11 Vendors In The Emerging Strategic Planning Market by Gordon Barnett and Margo Visitacion with Alex Cullen and Abigail Komlenic 



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 14 market categories, fueled by core product families Adabas-Natural, ARIS, Alfabet, Apama, Terracotta and webMethods. Software AG has more than 4,400 employees in 70 countries and had revenues of €858 million in 2014. Learn more at www.softwareag.com

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