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Software AG GB 2012, englisch

06 HIGHLIGHTS 08 LETTER FROM THE MANAGEMENT BOARD 12 THE COMPANY 38 SOFTWARE AG SHARE 46 CORPORATE GOVERNANCE 58 REPORT OF THE SUPERVISORY BOARD 68 GROUP MANAGEMENT REPORT 155 CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS 245 FURTHER INFORMATION 103 The new webMethods Mobile Suite provides a high level of security for interactive mobile applications. Enterprises can quickly build and distribute mobile applications and, most notably, allow only authorized users and devices into their networks, thereby avoiding dangerous security threats. Employees, customers and partners can access the enter- prise’s IT systems from anywhere in a secure distributed environment. In addition to integrating the Terracotta Big- Memory solution into the webMethods suite during 2012, both R&D teams began integrating the webMethods com- plex event processing engine with Terracotta, allowing real- time data analysis. Other new features of webMethods 9.0 Social collaboration is continuing to grow due to the need to respond more quickly to new business situations. Using webMethods Pulse, companies can now exploit the poten- tial of social networks to provide all stakeholders information and event streams in real time. The timely notification of any transactions immediately makes collaborative work efficient, regardless of the location or the device used. This is the basis for supporting social processes within our busi- ness process suite. To simplify administration, our new webMethods Com- mand Central product not only centralizes monitoring and operation for existing customers, but it also allows operation in the cloud. The solution provides transparency and control over the entire webMethods landscape and is part of a long-term program to reduce the total cost of ownership (TCO) and modularize webMethods architecture. Users can configure environments with a single tool and obtain views of each product landscape, enabling comparison of the con- figurations and versions of the products over the entire webMethods landscape. Enterprises can provide and man- age functionality, with which they can efficiently design different operating models in hybrid cloud environments. With these new product features, Software AG is pursuing our cloud strategy and reinforcing our role as a leading pro- vider of innovative solutions that allow internal applications to interact with applications in the cloud. WebMethods Active Transfer simplifies the setup process and management of file transfers with partners. All file transfers are processed centrally, supporting fast, reliable and scalable file exchange regardless of size and volume of the files. The enterprises also benefit from it in adherence to their service level agreements (SLAs) for file transfer; expanded security and access-control mechanisms ensure security and protection of business-critical data. R&D for Terracotta Terracotta products address the challenges of the major megatrend big data—the explosively growing volumes of data from various data sources. Thanks to Software AG’s acquisition of in-memory technology provider Terracotta Inc. in fiscal year 2011, our customers now benefit from the new technology. Terracotta is already being used by over two million developers; in total, there are over a million installations. THE SOFTWARE AG GROUP 69 ECONOMIC CONDITIONS 78 BUSINESS TREND AND ECONOMIC SITUATION 80 FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE 82 FINANCIAL POSITION 89 FINANCIAL STATEMENTS OF SOFTWARE AG 92 (PARENT COMPANY) ADDITIONAL EARNINGS-RELATED FACTORS 95 TAKEOVER-RELATED DISCLOSURES 125 REMUNERATION REPORT 127 RISK REPORT 139 EVENTS AFTER THE BALANCE SHEET DATE 149 FORECAST 151