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Software AG Positioned in the Leaders Quadrant for Systematic Application Integration Projects

  • Leading industry analyst firm named Software AG to the Leaders Quadrant
  • Software AG offers a single platform—webMethods—to support any type of integration project, including application-to-application, business-to-business and cloud-based application integration projects
  • The evaluation of Software AG’s position in this Magic Quadrant is based on its family of products in its flagship webMethods platform

Darmstadt, Germany, 10/28/2010

Software AG today announced it was positioned by Gartner, Inc., a leading industry analyst firm, in the Leaders Quadrant of the recently released Magic Quadrant for Application Infrastructure for Systematic Application Integration Projects. In gaining this recognition, vendors were evaluated based on ability to execute and completeness of vision. The Magic Quadrant examined products addressing the needs of application-to-application, business-to-business (B2B) and cloud-based application integration projects.

Software AG uses of a single platform—webMethods—to support any type of integration. The platform is helping businesses connect different parts of their organization, interact with trading partners, improve visibility across the supply chain and extend their existing IT investments. By taking advantage of the webMethods family of products, companies are saving millions of dollars each day, making technology work for their business.

“We are delighted that Software AG has been positioned in the Leaders Quadrant for Systematic Application Integration Projects,” said Dr. Wolfram Jost, Chief Technology Officer and Member of the Executive Board, Software AG. “In deployments around the world, the webMethods’ products that support integration projects have proven to help companies improve business processes and deliver results with speed, transforming the way business is done.”

The products evaluated for the Magic Quadrant included webMethods Integration Server, webMethods Broker, webMethods BPMS, webMethods Trading Networks, and Software AG’s CentraSite. Each delivers the technology that provides customers with the support they need for integration projects. Software AG’s webMethods platform combines proven application integration capabilities, high-speed messaging, and support for B2B, legacy applications, and event-driven technologies to create a complete integration infrastructure. With integration enabled by webMethods, companies can leverage the capabilities of existing IT infrastructure, maximizing their investment in SOA, and meet the expectations of business within a flexible, standards-based environment.

“With our webMethods family of products, companies can take advantage of features that are intuitive and easy-to-use, empowering them to achieve systematic application integration quickly, providing cost reduction and revenue-generating capability,” Dr. Jost added. “In addition, with webMethods companies achieve business results faster, eliminating integration challenges that have plagued them in the past.”

Complimentary copies of Gartner’s report are available at www.softwareag.com/recognition.

Gartner, Inc., “Magic Quadrant for Application Infrastructure for Systematic Application Integration Projects” by Jess Thompson et al, October 18, 2010. 


About the Gartner Magic Quadrant 
The Magic Quadrant is copyrighted 2010 by Gartner, Inc. and is reused with permission. The Magic Quadrant is a graphical representation of a marketplace at and for a specific time period. It depicts Gartner's analysis of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace, as defined by Gartner. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in the Magic Quadrant, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors placed in the "Leaders" quadrant. The Magic Quadrant is intended solely as a research tool, and is not meant to be a specific guide to action. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.



About Software AG
Software AG is the global leader in Business Process Excellence. Our 40 years of innovation include the invention of the first high-performance transactional database, Adabas; the first business process analysis platform, ARIS; and the first B2B server and SOA-based integration platform, webMethods.

We are unique in offering the world’s only end-to-end – and easiest to use – business process management (BPM)  solutions, with the lowest Total-Cost-of-Ownership. Our industry-leading brands, ARIS, webMethods, Adabas, Natural and IDS Scheer Consulting, represent a unique portfolio for: process strategy, design, integration and control; SOA-based integration and data management; process-driven SAP implementation; and strategic process consulting and services.

Software AG had revenues of 847 million euro (IFRS, unaudited) in 2009 and has more than 6,000 employees serving 10,000 enterprise and public institution customers across 70 countries. Our comprehensive software and services solutions allow companies to continuously achieve their business results faster. The company is headquartered in Germany and listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (TecDAX, ISIN DE 0003304002 / SOW).

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