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SAW QB1 2014, englisch

Interim Management Report InterimManagementReport Consolidation of SAP consulting operations through the sale of IDS Scheer Consulting The Scheer Group GmbH and Software AG entered an agree- ment on March 31, 2014 concerning the sale of IDS Scheer Consulting GmbH. The transaction includes all SAP services in Germany, Austria and Switzerland (DACH). As part of its efforts to focus on the high-margin product business, Software AG downscaled its SAP consulting operations in three stages: In January 2013 the company divested its SAP operations in Canada and the USA. That was followed by the sale of its SAP consulting unit in Eastern Europe a few months later. And, finally, the sale of SAP operations in the DACH region concluded the consolidation of Software AG’s SAP service activities. The transaction is expected to close in the second quarter of 2014. Technology acquisition Software AG successfully concluded its 100-percent takeover of Berlin-based metaquark GmbH in the first quarter of 2014. With this step, Software AG will integrate metaquark’s ­mobile app technology with its own Intelligent Business Operations platform and Business Process Management product line. Integrating the metaquark technology will ­enable Software AG to offer an end-to-end solution to any organization seeking a platform for mobile enterprise applications. Innovations from CeBIT 2014 Software AG took advantage of CeBIT in Hanover/Germany in March 2014 to present numerous technological innova- tions for the Digital Enterprise. There was even a visit from German chancellor Angela Merkel and British Prime Minister David Cameron to Software AG’s CeBIT stand during their traditional tour of the IT show. • Unveiling of the Intelligent Business Operations (IBO) platform: The new solution is a building block for the transformation to a Digital Enterprise. It offers functionality such as comparison of data from sensors and networked digital devices with business performance and operational market data. The solution is built around an in-memory architecture that enables real-time processing of large volumes of data. It provides organizations with a 360-de- gree view of ongoing operations including process ­performance monitoring and recognition of specific infor- mation within in large data streams. It allows decision makers to quickly identify business-relevant opportunities and risks and react accordingly. With it, rapidly growing volumes of data (big data) become more manageable, opening the door to new potential uses (smart data). • Following its acquisition of Alfabet AG in June 2013, ­Software AG presented its integration of the Alfabet and ARIS product lines: a new strategic platform that allows smooth interconnectivity of business and IT. The platform supports unified planning activities across an entire or- ganization—from business decisions to their implemen- tation in the IT landscape. Significant Events During the Reporting Period 5 Significant Events During the Reporting Period Financial Performance Financial Position Assets Events After the Balance Sheet Date Risks and Opportunities Outlook Interim Management Report Interim Financial Statements Notes to the Interim Financial Statements Additional Information