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Press Release

Gartner Magic Quadrant Places Software AG as a Leader for 7th Consecutive Year for its Alfabet Enterprise Architecture

Darmstadt, Germany, 2014-10-07

Software AG has been named a ‘Leader’ by Gartner, Inc., a leading industry analyst firm, in its “Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Architecture Tools 2014” published on September 30, 2014*. Software AG’s Alfabet Enterprise Architecture (EA) Management is a collaborative platform used by business and IT leaders to better manage their IT landscape. Alfabet enables future IT planning and strategizing. It couples business priorities and IT strategy with current and future initiatives and maps those to an IT design and development path that enables the achievement of essential business goals.

Software AG’s Alfabet Enterprise Architecture Platform was evaluated amongst 13 different software vendors on 15 criteria. According to Gartner, “In this Magic Quadrant, the Leaders have a broad range of capabilities to support EA, combined with the ability to deliver these capabilities to a diverse group of stakeholders.”

Alfabet – A Leading Enterprise Architecture Visionary Product
Dr. Wolfram Jost, CTO and member of the Board, Software AG, says: “We believe Software AG’s placement in the Magic Quadrant confirms Software AG’s thought-leadership in Enterprise Architecture. Alfabet’s long-recognized innovative technology delivers exceptional insight across the enterprise IT to support our customers in their efforts to transform their companies into modern digital businesses.”

Enterprise Architecture Management as Business Decision Enabler
Enterprise Architecture Management is a core enterprise discipline employed by both business and IT leaders to plan and manage implementation of IT-supported business strategy and vision. Today’s digital business initiatives demand more than ever before collaboration between business management and enterprise architects, IT strategists and IT planners to define and implement the company’s digital business model. Alfabet supports them with key functionality including:

  • A real-time picture of the current state of the EA landscape, including all applications, technologies and processes;
  • Business and IT synchronization;
  • Future-state IT infrastructure modeling and analysis to support planned business strategies;
  • Project management with milestones, priorities and measurement;
  • IT governance, risk, security and compliance;
  • Service-Oriented Architecture and shared business services;
  • IT financial management including ROI, OPEX and CAPEX evaluation

The complete report is available here.

*„Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Architecture Tools 2014”, September 30, 2014, by Saul Brand


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About Software AG
Software AG (Frankfurt TecDAX: SOW) helps organizations achieve their business objectives faster. The company's big data, integration and business process technologies enable customers to drive operational efficiency, modernize their systems and optimize processes for smarter decisions and better service. Building on over 40 years of customer-centric innovation, the company is ranked as a "leader" in fifteen market categories, fueled by core product families Adabas and Natural, ARIS, Terracotta, webMethods, Alfabet and Apama. Software AG has more than 4,600 employees in 70 countries and had revenues of 973 million in 2013. 

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