New Business BPE
Software AG will expand its new business in the coming years. The BPE business relies on the organic growth of 'Integration Technology' and 'Business Process Management'. A key driver of future growth will be the expansion of our technology growth areas around Big Fast Data and In-memory. In addition, the indirect sales via partners shall be expanded. M&A will continue to be an integral part of corporate strategy with focus on technology acquisitions.
Traditional Business ETS
The traditional mainframe products Adabas (database) and Natural (application development) are indispensable for many customers. Investment in the expansion and modernization of established systems are the basis for further licensing revenue, whereas the majority of sales are driven by long-term maintenance customers. Consolidation, outsourcing and migration to smaller operating systems leading to a melting of the ETS business volume.