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Software AG GB 2013. englisch

NotestotheConsolidatedFinancialStatements Business Process Analysis (BPA) With BPA processes are analyzed, documented and opti- mized. This provides more efficient business processes and increases the competitiveness of an organization leading to improved economic results. Business Process Excellence (BPE) Software AG defines BPE as the merging of business and technical approaches to Business Process Management (BPM) and, therefore, as the engine of the Digital Enterprise. BPE is much more than BPM in that it addresses the com- plete life cycle of a process, which comprises a business component (BPE life cycle) and a technical component (BPE platform). Software AG presented Enterprise BPM at CeBIT 2011 and in doing so has brought an integrated process and integration platform to the market that enables Digital En- terprises to achieve the highest level of process efficiency. BPE is also the name of the Software AG business line com- prising the webMethods and ARIS products. Business Process Management (BPM) The methods, techniques and tools used to design, enact, control and analyze operational business processes involving people, systems, applications, data and organizations. BPE platform The technical component of BPE. The webMethods Suite supports the execution of processes including real-time monitoring and analysis. cloud The increasing shift of data and application storage to the Internet. Additional Information Glossary Adabas (Adapted DAtaBAse System) Invented by Software AG founder, Peter Schnell, Adabas is the first high-performance transactional database that is so fast it can process more than 300,000 transactions per sec- ond. Since its market entry in 1971, Adabas—together with Natural—has formed the backbone of many large compa- nies’ and public institutions’ IT. ARIS (ARchitecture for Integrated Information Systems) Developed by IDS Scheer AG founder, August-Wilhelm Scheer, this is a scientific method for describing business processes. The ARIS software product family is based on it and enables process analysis, modeling, implementation and measurement. B2B “Business-to-business” describes electronic transactions between organizations. B2C (business-to-consumers), in contrast, refers to IT transactions between organizations and consumers. big data Big data is the universal term for ever-expanding vast amounts of data as a result of the Internet. Organizations can leverage the effective processing and analysis of this data to achieve competitive advantages. business intelligence (BI) A general term for computer-based analysis of business data. 205 Corporate Governance Report of the Supervisory Board Group Management Report Consolidated Financial Statements Notes General Notes to the Consolidated Income Statement Notes to the Consolidated Balance Sheet Other Disclosures Responsibility Statement Auditors’ Report Additional Information