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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 121 Responsibility for customers, employees and society Those who act responsibly convey and earn respect. Respect is the prerequisite for long-term employee loyalty, lasting customer relationships and a credible public image. Our understanding of sustainability is not just from an environ- mental point of view; rather, we see it as creating long-term values in a wider sense. Our customer relationships, technol- ogy, partnerships and investments in our Company and the knowledge capital of our employees are assets that endure for many years and truly constitute sustainability. Our mission reflects our social involvement. We support our customers in the strategic transformation of their organiza- tion by harmonizing their business with their IT using com- mon, attainable goals. The possibilities for improving pro- cesses with Software AG’s help are basically limitless: • Improve standard of living through greater efficiency of our customers’ organizations. • Control global warming through intelligent solutions for the utilities sector and optimized mobility. • Optimize processes in the healthcare sector by linking patient data with hospital systems and those of medical product/service providers. • More stable banking systems through greater transparency. • Customer-friendly public agencies through more efficient services. Responsible, sustainable action is directly related to business success. To Software AG, success means: • Long-term success of our customers worldwide • Sustainable development of our employees with the Company • Research and development of our own future-proof solutions • Standardization and development of patents • Open and reliable partnerships with all stakeholders • Growth and profitability • Business conduct guided by exemplary values and social standards • Support of education and innovation at all our locations worldwide • Creation of value for society We want to be the best in every segment in which we operate. With our leading enterprise software offering we can help customers optimize their business processes to become a Digital Enterprise. By boosting productivity and optimizing the efficiency of processes, we are making a contribution to economic sustainability. Social responsibility Software AG is especially committed to strengthening the role of the software industry as an engine of growth and as a key sector in the creation and retention of highly qualified jobs. We engage in close collaboration with other institutions 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