Software AG today announced that it has been named a Leader in the November 2010 report by Forrester Research, Inc., The Forrester Wave™: Comprehensive Integration Solutions, Q4 2010, and is ranked the highest in the Current Offering category among 14 other Comprehensive Integration Solution (CIS) vendors against 137 criteria. In addition, Software AG receives a 5 out of 5 score for business-to-business (B2B) support and product strategy. Software AG’s webMethods v8 and ARIS product suite v7.1 were evaluated.
Software AG has been a CIS market leader in the past four Forrester Wave evaluations in this category (2005, 2006, 2008 and 2010). According to Forrester, “Software AG provides comprehensive application and process integration features... [and] offers a strong application development framework.” Additionally, Software AG is among the top vendors with the best overall combination of architecture, integration server, application development, business process management (BPM), and business-to-business (B2B) support features.
According to Forrester, CIS’s “should be at the top of the shortlist of tools enterprises should consider to support the most complicated integration challenges they face.” Based upon their research, “CIS tool usage reflects enterprises’ preference to consolidate their integration infrastructure on a comprehensive set of features that comes pre-integrated from a single vendor. This simplifies integration challenges and reduces the enterprise’s ongoing maintenance challenges.”