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Software AG invests in metaquark GmbH

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What is being announced?

Software AG has announced a strategic investment in Berlin-based metaquark and its mobile technology. This investment, which includes a buy-out option, secures Software AG’s access to metaquark’s innovative product AppFresh Mobile, which is an integral part of webMethods Mobile Suite under the name Mobile Administrator.

What does metaquark do?

metaquark has more than eight years of experience in the mobile business. metaquark’s interdisciplinary team of consultants, designers and engineers develops successful mobile products and supports other companies in their own product development projects.

Solutions from metaquark focus heavily on business process support and integration as well as security. metaquark customers include well-known companies from a variety of industries, including automotive, telematics, energy, IT and media.

metaquark´s core product AppFresh Mobile is a platform that enables businesses to map the complete life cycle of their mobile applications regardless of platform and design them more efficiently. Further, AppFresh Mobile—which is also available as a cloud-based service platform—allows businesses to manage applications and devices within the company structure.

Enterprise app store and mobile device management features ease distribution and enable the secure management of mobile apps. Security policies can be enforced automatically by weaving them into native applications. This approach leads to reduced management and maintenance costs. With AppFresh, mobile customers can create new business models and set up their long-term mobile business strategy. Under the name Mobile Administrator, AppFresh Mobile is an integral component of Software AG’s webMethods Mobile Suite.

What does the investment mean to Software AG customers?

New integrated business models arise more frequently due to opportunities presented by mobile technologies. With webMethods Mobile Suite, Software AG customers can bring their existing applications and processes to mobile devices. The new Mobile Enterprise Application Platform (MEAP) gives customers a clear strategy for mobilizing their existing webMethods platforms using Software AG’s product stack. webMethods Mobile Suite answers most challenges in the mobile environment. It specifically addresses webMethods-related issues, such as mobilizing existing and new webMethods BPMS applications and securely accessing services running on webMethods Integration Server, an enterprise service bus, from the Internet.

How will metaquark technology enhance Software AG’s mobile technology?

Software AG’s webMethods Mobile Suite is the mobile extension of the existing webMethods platform. It supports all MEAP requirements and spans the full mobile life cycle, from developing and deploying apps to securely integrating and managing them. Thus, a customer’s mobile requirements are met as part of Software AG's "Powering the Digital Enterprise" strategy.