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Expansion in the growth market of Latin America
We have systematically continued to develop promising growth regions, again focusing on Latin America, our most important expanding market. In order to accelerate corporate growth in these emerging markets, we opened a branch in Brazil, Software AG’s largest and most important target market in Latin America, in the second quarter. In Chile, we opened an office and an IT training center for employees of public authorities. Solutions for more efficient management processes and so-called “e-government” form the basis for our rapid successes in Latin America.

Activities in the Middle East
The Middle East is one of the strongest growth regions in the global software market. While visiting the Arabian peninsula, we introduced our market strategy for these emerging countries. In addition to our regional headquarters in Bahrain, we plan to open a branch in Saudi Arabia. Enhancing our regional presence will allow us to increasingly benefit from the potential offered by the Gulf countries of Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Jemen. Software AG has been operating in the Middle East for 15 years and currently has over 25 customers in this region.

SOA suite enhanced
The expansion of our product portfolio focuses on Software AG’s SOA suite, crossvision. As a design and runtime environment the new version of the Application Designer simplifies the development of Web browser user interfaces. In combination with the Application Composer, this new version creates a direct link between the service-oriented architecture and the individual workstation. In order to quickly establish the Application Designer on the market, we initiated a partner program geared towards software houses and developers.

crossvision – complete SOA suite consisting of six products


Our cooperation with the U.S. company AmberPoint will open up additional possibilities for managing SOA-based IT architectures. The integration of AmberPoint’s SOA Runtime Management Software into the crossvision suite will improve the control of company-wide services. Services recorded in CentraSite are recognized by the AmberPoint software and updated automatically. This helps companies to find efficient solutions for new tasks and to implement compliance requirements.

New solutions for mainframe modernization
In the mainframe area, we extended the product family Legacy Integrator for SAP NetWeaver by two additional adapters. These adapters integrate applications based on Common Business Oriented Language (COBOL) and Programming Language One (PL/I). Around 85 percent of all computer transactions in the business world are based on COBOL. The new adapters, which have already been certified by SAP, enable these applications to communicate with the SAP platform.

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