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Software AG GB 2012, englisch

SOFTWARE AG | ANNUAL REPORT 2012 70 and planning to development, implementation and even monitoring of processes across the entire organization. The webMethods and ARIS (process and integration software) product families as well as the Terracotta products, a subsidiary which was acquired in 2011, make up the key components of this segment. The Enterprise Transaction Systems (ETS) segment consists of database solutions for mainframes and the development and modernization of mainframe-based IT systems. With this segment we provide our customers with long-term investment protection. Our high-performance ADABAS data- base and Natural development environment have been playing an important role in the IT landscapes of large com- panies and government agencies for four decades. We open software applications that form the technological backbone of their core processes to new platforms and technologies such as the Internet. The IDS Scheer Consulting (IDSC) segment comprises our SAP consulting business with a focus on processes and the integration of SAP solutions with the IT landscapes of our customers. They are traditional project services with a focus on the optimization of IT-based business processes. To date, revenue from all three reporting segments has consisted of: • Licenses • Maintenance • Consulting and services same token, meeting new requirements associated with how business is done necessitates more modern IT systems. Software AG considers itself to be an engine of this trans- formation cycle thanks to its products and services. ORGANIZATION The Group’s business activities are divided into three report- ing lines: business process management or Business Process Excellence (BPE), data management or Enterprise Transac- tion Systems (ETS) and IDS Scheer Consulting (IDSC). Business Process Excellence Enterprise Transaction Systems IDS Scheer Consulting Software AG The Business Process Excellence (BPE) segment consists of software products and services for completely integrated business process management solutions for organizations in all industries and of all sizes. They gain the ability to employ data to analyze, develop, control and optimize their business processes in an automated way. Our offering covers the entire value-creation chain: from analysis, consulting