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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 105 of big data. This acquisition complements our existing inte- gration technology with high-speed messaging soft- ware—the universal messaging middleware platform—which plays a major role in the rapid integration of a more and more pronounced unlimited application landscape. Enter- prises that must share information with their various stake- holders in real time and with ultra-high levels of data secu- rity need a high-performing integrated transmission layer. my-Channels provides Software AG’s customers with a unique, universal layer for message transfer, which they can use to fully integrate their enterprise applications, cloud- based applications and mobile devices into their data exchange system. They can transfer huge amounts of busi- ness-critical data streams to their employees, customers and partners—in real time and regardless of the location, chan- nel and device. Nirvana by my-Channels is a message-oriented middleware technology for bidirectional transmission of data streams between any combination of internal and external systems/ clients. Within microseconds, it transports hundreds of thou- sands of pieces of information to several thousand devices in continuous data streams. It guarantees the provision of real-time data between different platforms and different levels—within the company, via the Internet and the cloud and to mobile users. As an enterprise-class platform, the solution is currently used primarily in the financial sector, where it transports data streams to clients and partners. The software is characterized by low latency, which means that it enables high data throughput with a low delay time. The technology is also increasingly used in other areas where real-time data must be transmitted via a growing number of channels, application frameworks and devices, and flexibility and scalability play a crucial role. The spectrum ranges from e-commerce enterprises to the public sector. Thus, various messaging options are available to customers as part of their webMethods integration platform implemen- tation. BigMemory was selected as the top innovator in the field of big data technology at DataWeek 2013—held in San Fran- cisco, California in September. DataWeek is the biggest data management event in the U.S. According to DataWeek’s CEO, data is the new capital in an information economy. Enter- prises are discovering the value of their terabytes of data, authorities are sharing their databases for public use and thousands of data startups are building on the data feeds resulting from social networks. By becoming part of this new ecosystem of data feeds, data infrastructure, data technologies and data markets, we are contributing to eco- nomic, technological and social success. This award confirms BigMemory’s industry-leading position as a significant improvement in big-data management. By offering high performance in the terabyte range, our innova- tions create real business opportunities for our customers —today and in the future. Our integrated portfolio introduced in 2012 perfectly meets the needs of today’s user. 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