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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 119 The high-volume program The high-volume program was all new in 2012. In response to the ongoing high demand for free ARIS products for teach- ing and research purposes, Software AG established a self- service Web portal for students and faculty. Since CeBIT 2012, young scholars and professors can download full versions of ARIS software, extensive teaching materials, such as e-learning sessions, video tutorials and documentation, to campus and personal computers for a term of six to twelve months at www.ariscommunity.com. The platform has been enormously successful and is monitored by Software AG’s own ARIS MashZone: There are already partnerships in more or less every part of Germany—where ARIS originated. We are seeing a sharp increase in the number of partnerships with universities in the U.S., which is a very important market for Software AG. We were able to triple the number of colleges/universities worldwide that use Software AG products for teaching and research since March 2012. Recruiting Recruiting is the third pillar of our University Relations strat- egy. Close collaboration with students and faculty opens the door to whole new and valuable employee recruiting oppor- tunities. In close cooperation with our HR department, we take dedicated measures to stay in constant contact with well-trained college graduates and young scholars as poten- tial Software AG employees, especially in times when there is a shortage of skilled labor. After more than five years since the program was instituted, Software AG drew some positive interim conclusions at the end of 2012: More than 15,000 students have gone through the program acquiring specialized knowledge in service- oriented architectures (SOA) and business process manage- ment (BPM). Because of its success, the University Relations program will be further rolled out globally in the coming years. In the future, our goal will be to place even greater emphasis on educating core skills to startup entrepreneurs and future managers. In familiarizing future managers with the latest business process optimization technologies, Soft- ware AG is taking action on the need to completely synchro- nize business and IT strategy. We are also expanding our social media activities step by step. In the future, we want to place an even greater emphasis on teaching startup entre- preneurs and future managers core skills. Along with the House of IT (HIT), founded in Darmstadt in 2011, the expansion of the University Relations program is an important step toward promoting and strengthening the European software industry. The Hessian state government and partners from science and industry, including Software AG, jointly founded the House of IT. Software AG is therefore a founding member and sponsor of HIT. It is intended to be a setting for the partners to collaborate closely and interact in an atmosphere of trust to create innovation and jobs. As an IT platform for the internationally prominent Frankfurt- Rhine-Main metropolitan area, HIT combines IT activities for the region from the private and public sector while provid- ing a platform for research and development, interdisciplin- ary education and training, and startup activities. Especially for small and medium-sized IT companies, HIT is intended to become an indispensable starting point for collaborative research, training and consulting. 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

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