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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 107 Data masking for ADABAS At the international user conference in Berlin in May 2012, Software AG unveiled our new Data Masking for ADABAS product. With this solution, ADABAS customers can use cur- rent production data in amended form to design and test applications, ensuring that confidential information is pro- tected. In developing applications that access ADABAS, real- world data is needed to test and optimize the applications in test or quality-assurance environments. This data can include such confidential elements as customer names, credit card numbers or details from medical records. To pro- tect such data, companies can extract a snapshot of the corporate data from ADABAS and manually replace the con- fidential items with different values or text. This method is, however, time-consuming, labor-intensive and error-prone. Data Masking for ADABAS automates this change process and ensures that potentially sensitive data remains anony- mous and protected in various ADABAS database environ- ments. In this process, the solution leaves the original envi- ronment untouched and gives developers data similar to that used in production to work with. ADABAS data is automatically masked for privacy purposes. With Data Masking for ADABAS, organizations provide their developers with the necessary real-world data quickly and easily while ensuring an uncompromising privacy policy. This enables organizations to comply with legal requirements and the demands of the market while saving time and money when developing applications. The new solution benefits organizations that must comply with legal regula- tions such as the European Union’s Data Protection Regula- tion. It protects them from damage to their image that could result from accidentally disclosing sensitive data due to faulty design or testing errors. Other security mechanisms, such as the automatic logging of ADABAS System Fields, allow granular auditing of data- base changes. ETS planning for 2013 The integration of Natural applications and ADABAS data into new big data, in-memory and mobile app solution scenarios will be one of our priorities, so we can offer customers additional options for re-use. In addition, NaturalONE will be expanded to meet key customer requirements, for example in the areas of security, code profiling and Web-browser interactivity. Along with supporting new mainframe func- tions, ADABAS is being expanded more for high-end server- platforms (Linux, UNIX and Windows) so that highly scalable and extremely high-performing applications can be served even better. Other R&D measures and cooperations Software AG announced in May 2012 that we have devel- oped new customized solutions for different business sce- narios. These Business Solutions are more than just tech- nology products; they also include PRIME (process improvement methodology), which is needed for rapid 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