SOFTWARE AG | ANNUAL REPORT 2012 74 Market survey recognition Numerous studies carried out by well-known industry analysts confirm the strategy and quality of Software AG’s leading product and service offering. Industry analysts have been acknowledging Software AG’s portfolio for years with top-ranked positions. Again in fiscal 2012 numerous positive reviews by highly respected analysts confirmed Software AG’s product development strategy. • For the first time Software AG’s was positioned as a leader in Gartner’s magic quadrant for “Governance, Risk and Compliance” with ARIS. • Likewise, we were listed as a leader in the magic quadrant for “Application Infrastructure for Systematic Application Integration Projects” and “Application Infra- structure for Systematic SOA Infrastructure Projects.” • According to Forrester and Gartner, Software AG’s lead- ing role in the Enterprise Architecture market has grown. • We were also recognized as a leader in Forrester’s new wave, “Integrated SOA Governance.” • Software AG was positioned in the leaders quadrant by Gartner in its recent competitive ranking, “Magic Quadrant for Business Process Analysis Tools.” For companies that compete globally, harmonization and integration of IT processes is the key to long-term business success while becoming a Digital Enterprise. Our cross-indus- try and vendor-neutral product portfolio covers the entire enterprise process life cycle. Supporting the value creation chain from end to end generates ongoing process innova- tions. Adjusting IT strategies for greater agility Today’s enterprises are confronted with a continuous stream of new competitors and market developments emerging from Internet-based business models and globalization trends. Due to the increasing complexity of companies and their IT infrastructures as well as rapidly changing challenges of the global market, they have to react quickly and adapt their processes flexibly to new requirements. Not only prod- uct innovation, but ongoing process innovation as well, is needed to have the flexibility to react accordingly to dynamic markets. This is achieved only with the new agility of ven- dor-neutral IT systems. They enable organizations to adapt their business models faster. Every organization’s goal is ultimately sustainable, optimized processes or Business Process Excellence. An agile IT landscape was therefore high on many CIOs’ list of priorities, according to market analysts with the Experton Group. Agility means that resources can be adjusted to quickly changing markets. Most organizations have an IT strategy. But, according to analysts’ opinions, it does not adequately address the vision and focus of the organization.