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SAW QB2 2014, englisch

­Software AG speaks for the Software Cluster The German Software Cluster is a network of large compa- nies in the software industry and academic and research institutions from the field of software development in southwestern Germany. The cluster develops new strategies to secure and strengthen the competitiveness of Germany as an IT hub. In April 2014 ­Software AG became responsible for providing a spokesperson for the German Software Cluster. Dr. Harald Schöning was unanimously elected by the ­strategy board of the Software Cluster as the new spokesman. The previous cluster speaker was a representative of SAP AG. New mobile functionality for Intelligent Business Operations and webMethods platform Following the acquisition of metaquark GmbH in the past fiscal year, ­Software AG has now integrated the Berlin-based company's mobile app technology into its own platform for Intelligent Business Operations (IBO) and webMethods BPM product family. The IBO platform provides enterprises with thorough real-time analytics and decision management func­tionality. The integration of metaquark technology ­enables customers to use these functions as well as graphical real-time analysis any time and anywhere on mobile devices, for instance, for Customer Experience Management (CEM) and the Internet of Things (IoT). Financial Performance Total revenue ­Software AG reported Group revenue of €196.0 million (2013: €237.7 million) in the second quarter of 2014. This reflects a sequential decline of approximately 12 percent (Q1 2014: €208.9 million) and 44 percent year on year. The primary reasons for this development were the expected revenue decrease in the traditional Enterprise Transaction Systems (ETS) business line, the postponement of large deals in the Business Process Excellence (BPE) business line, the initial consolidation of the SAP consulting business and the extremely negative impact of exchange rates. Group product revenue, comprised of license and main- tenance revenue for BPE and ETS solutions, was €141.3 million (2013: €169.1 million), representing 72 percent (2013: 71 percent) of total revenue. The revenue mix there­ fore further shifted in favor of the high-margin license and maintenance revenue. This trend reflects ­Software AG's strategy of transforming into a product provider with a focus on its own software products. Global license revenue for BPE and ETS products was down year on year at €50.2 million (2013: €75.8 million), which is a 33-percent regression at constant currency. Maintenance revenue from these products was nearly on par with that of last year at €91.1 million (2013: €93.4 million), which is a 2-percent rise at constant currency. In terms of a quarterly comparison, maintenance revenue outperformed that of the first quarter of 2014 (€90.3 million). The BPE business line posted €84.6 million (2013: €91.4 million) in second-quarter revenue. Year on year this marks a 7-percent decline or 5 percent at constant currency. BPE's contribution to total Group product revenue continued to rise from 54 percent to about 60 percent. Software AG | Interim Report 2 | 2014 10