Notes on segment reporting
The segment report is prepared in accordance with IFRS 8 Operating Segments. This IFRS is effective for annual periods beginning on or after January 1, 2009. Software AG has opted for early application of this standard beginning with fiscal year 2007. Segmentation is defined along internal control and reporting lines in the Group (management approach). In 2007, the segment report was restructured to reflect the two product lines as part of an internal organizational change in the Group. The Group was broken down into two segments, ETS and webMethods. Internal reporting processes were adapted in line with the new structure and the previous years' figures were accordingly adjusted.
Information on geographic regions
Revenues generated with external customers can be broken down into geographic regions as follows:
Table 1/2: Geographic distribution of revenues
Table 2/2: Geographic distribution of revenues
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Countries included in "other countries" are presented separately once the revenue generated in the country in question reaches a significant level. Revenues with external customers in the U.S. and Spain each contributed more than 10 percent to Group revenue and are therefore listed separately.