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Software AG GB 2013. englisch

endorsement opportunity for those who have distinguished themselves through outstanding performance. The goal of the program is to develop employees individually and train them in the areas of leadership, strategy, innovation and change management. University Relations In our search for the best young professionals outside the Company, we have a simple formula for success: Giving today’s creative students the best possible education will pay off in the future. Through the University Relations pro- gram, Software AG maintains close contact with colleges and universities and provides them with software products for teaching and research free of charge. 850 schools in 71 countries and more than 15,000 students have taken part to date. The University Relations strategy comprises three core components: 1) High-value projects: These are projects that transform ideas to innovations—from the classroom to the market, from research findings to market-ready solutions. Through this program, we help students and academic institutions develop their ideas and research findings in a practice-oriented manner. 2) The high-volume program: This second component was estabished in 2012 and addresses the long-term high demand for free ARIS products for teaching and research purposes. Young scholars and professors can download full versions of ARIS software here: www.ariscommunity.com. 3) Recruiting: The third component of the University Rela- tions strategy are the valuable opportunities for staff recruiting offered by close collaboration with academic institutions. Especially in times when there is a shortage of skilled labor, we undertake dedicated measures to stay in constant contact with well-trained college grad- uates and young scholars as potential Software AG employees. As part of the expansion of the University Relations program, the House of IT (HIT) was established in 2011 in Darmstadt and was an important step in strengthening the European software sector. The Hessian state government and partners training. In total, the trained group generated 27 percent more license revenue during the reference period consisting of seven consecutive quarters than their untrained counter- parts. Not only did the quantity of deals rise significantly, but their average volume as well. We are committed to fast and smooth integration of new employees, because that allows us to realize the targeted growth and earnings potential from acquisitions. All relevant processes and policies were adapted to embrace new em- ployees in 2013. A well-structured integration plan allowed us to incorporate them into joint Software AG teams based on project and customer requirements. Special workshops provided employees with the opportunity to exchange ex- pertise on the merging portfolios as well as receive infor- mation on corporate processes and cultures. The shorter the acquisition and integration cycles are, the more important successful post-merger integration becomes. Staff development Software AG pursues a holistic staff development approach that includes all employees regardless of position—from trainees to senior management. Demographic change and the constant transformations in the IT sector have made the subjects of flexible working hours and a work/life balance a focus of our human resources strategy. In addition to staff development activities, we offer international career oppor- tunities and a work/life balance. All HR measures take place regardless of culture, gender or nationality. Individual rec- ognition and a wide range of social and additional benefits are how we reflect the value of our employees. Diversity is part of our identity as a growing global company. We pro- mote the hire and retention of qualified women; currently about 20 percent of managers at Software AG are female. Multifaceted employer-branding activities fortify our estab- lished position as an attractive employer and create an in- novative, performance-oriented work atmosphere. We consider the top employer awards we received in 2013 as proof of that. In order to strengthen our leading market position, we not only have to find the best young professionals, but keep, motivate and develop them as well. Our international High Potential program, in existence since 2005, is an Software AG | Annual Report 2013 94 Letter from the Management Board Software AG ShareAbout Software AG Highlights 2013

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