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Software AG GB 2013. englisch

GroupManagementReport business transactions were: the pound sterling (GBP) with 6 percent, the Australian dollar (AUD) with 5 percent, the Israeli shekel with 4 percent (ILS), the Canadian dollar (CAD) with 3 percent and the South African rand (ZAR) with 2 per- cent. Software AG’s subsidiaries in the U.K. and Brazil re- ported particularly strong business performance, which boosted the significance of their currencies. Sales by revenue type Fuelled by successful business performance, particularly in the Business Process Excellence business line, in the second half of 2013, Group-wide license revenue for the fiscal year rose to the record level of €330.1 million (2012: €318.9 mil- lion). This represents a 4-percent increase. Maintenance revenue was down 4 percent year on year due to reduced ETS and third-party product revenue at €375.6 million (2012: € 393.3 million). Total product ­revenue—consisting of licenses and maintenance—in fiscal 2013 was €705.7 million (2012: €712.2 million), 1 percent down from last year. As a percentage of total revenue, product revenue in- creased considerably to 73 percent (2012: 68 percent), which, as planned, further improved Software AG’s revenue mix towards the high-margin license and maintenance revenues. This confirms that the Company moved a major step forward in its transformation to becoming an innova- tive product provider. Consulting revenue posted a loss of 20 percent to €266.0 million (2012: €333.3) due to the focus on process consulting and of SAP consulting in German-speaking countries. Product revenue by region Geographically speaking, Software AG’s revenue is divided into four regions. The Americas contributed the largest per- centage of total Group product revenue in 2013 with 48 per- cent (2012: 48 percent). The most important sales markets of the region were the USA followed by Brazil. Software AG’s EMEA (Europe [excluding Germany], Middle East and Africa) region generated 31 percent (2012: 44 per- cent) of product revenue. Here, the key single markets were the U.K. and France. Software AG’s home market, Germany, accounted for 12 percent (2012: 15 percent) alone. The Asia Pacific region contributed 9 percent (2012: 8 percent) of product revenue. Here Australia and Japan were the top performers. 77 Corporate Governance Report of the Supervisory Board Consolidated Financial Statements Notes Additional Information Group Management Report Business and General Conditions Economic Report Events after the Balance Sheet Date Risk and Opportunity Report Remuneration Report Forecast Takeover-Related Disclosures Statement on Corporate Governance