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Software AG GB 2012, englisch

SOFTWARE AG | ANNUAL REPORT 2012 HIGHLIGHTS JANUARY 12 RECOGNIZED AS TECHNOLOGY LEADER APRIL 16 SOFTWARE AG ACQUIRES MY-CHANNELS MAY 10 SOFTWARE AG NAMED TOP EMPLOYER MARCH 5 BUSINESS SUCCESS WITH PROCESS EXCELLENCE MAY 7 SOFTWARE AG SHAREHOLDERS REWARDED WITH RECORD-HIGH DIVIDEND MAY 30 PROCESS EXCELLENCE— EXPERIENCE MEETS INNOVATION Gartner positioned Software AG as a “leader” in its Business Process Analysis (BPA) Tools magic quadrant. The same month, analysts at Forrester named Software AG a “leader” in the integrated SOA governance market. By acquiring U.K.-based technology provider my-Channels, Software AG has enhanced its integration technology with extremely fast messaging software. It allows customers to stream massive amounts of business-critical data to staff, customers and partners glitch-free from anywhere and via any channel or device. Software AG was chosen for the “Employer Branding Award 2012” by the trendence European research institute with special recog- nition for its University Relations program. The program, in which 350 departments at 180 colleges and universities worldwide participate, enables Software AG to find the best and brightest young professionals and counteract the shortage of skilled labor. Faster business results with process excellence: At CeBIT 2012 Software AG promoted the trade fair’s theme “Managing Trust” with its new cloud-ready strategy. IT professionals learned how customers from all industries can realize Business Process Excellence and achieve their business goals faster through cloud solutions and countless reference cases. It was decided at the Software AG Annual Shareholders’ Meeting that shareholders would receive a dividend of €0.46 per share for fiscal year 2011—a 7-percent increase over the previous year. After earnings in 2011 hit an all-time high, the Management and Supervisory Boards wanted their dividend proposal to appropriately include shareholders in the Company’s success. Software AG demonstrated what Business Process Excellence (BPE) means and how excellent processes contribute to busi- ness success at Processforum in Darmstadt. Customers and spe- cialists from industry, research and the public sector convened at the IT conference themed “Process Excellence—Experience Meets Innovation”. 6