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Software AG GB 2012, englisch

247 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 Master data management (MDM) MDM gives organizations one consistent view of and access to core data, such as information on customers, products, suppliers and branch offices. This type of data is very often stored in heterogeneous applications throughout the organization. Software AG presented its new MDM solution, webMethods OneData, at CeBIT 2011. Middleware Integration software in a complex IT infrastructure whose task is to simplify mechanisms for accessing underlying layers. Middleware such as Software AG’s webMethods facilitates data exchange between legacy application silos. Mobile The growing use of mobile communication and mobile Internet. Natural Software AG’s fast and easy-to-use development and deployment environment designed to support enterprise-scale applications on the mainframe and open-systems platforms. Since it was brought to market in 1979, Natural—together with ADABAS—has formed the backbone of many large companies’ and public institutions’ IT. Service-oriented architecture (SOA) A software architecture in which the desired system functionality is made available by way of interaction between loosely coupled, reusable functions (services). Social collaboration Intensified interactive collaboration via social networks such as Facebook and Twitter. webMethods Business Process Management Suite (BPMS) Software AG’s webMethods BPMS combines leading BPM and SOA functionality and offers a complete suite of fully integrated tools for process execution, real-time transaction monitoring, and the proactive identification of errors and warnings. webMethods Platform Software AG’s fully integrated toolset for SOA governance, business process management, integration, B2B and application modernization. GLOSSARY

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