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Software AG Wins Ventana Research’s 2014 Technology Innovation Award

Software AG’s Intelligent Business Operations solution helps CIOs manage big data challenges with real-time insight into data

Darmstadt, Germany, Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Software AG (Frankfurt TecDAX: SOW) today announced its Intelligent Business Operations (IBO) solution was selected by Ventana Research, an authoritative and respected benchmark business technology research and advisory services firm, as the 2014 Technology Innovation Award Winner in the Chief Information Officer (CIO) category for Intelligent Business Operations and Big Data. The Technology Innovation Awards recognize technology providers that have introduced noteworthy innovations in technology that advance business and IT.

Software AG IBO enables executives to gain greater visibility and actionable insights from different, disparate data sources in real-time enabling them to make better business decisions. It’s delivered with the best-in-class software platforms, Apama Streaming Analytics, webMethods Operational Intelligence and Terracotta In-Memory Data Management.

Helping businesses achieve their goals through IBO
Mark Smith, CEO and chief research officer of Ventana Research, said: “Our annual Technology Innovation Awards recognizes technology that contributes significantly to improved efficiency, productivity and the performance of an organization. Congratulations to Software AG for the IBO solution that makes it easy for organizations to gain value from real time events and big data, ultimately helping organizations operate at the pace of business."

Turning business insights into intelligence-driven operations
Dr. John Bates, Chief Marketing Officer, Software AG, said: “CIOs are under tremendous pressure to build systems that business leaders can use to gain greater insights. We are witnessing a massive explosion of data caused by the hyper-connection of things as more physical objects become embedded with sensors, actuators and devices, and gain the ability to collect data and communicate. Ventana Research understands which technologies businesses need to be successful, and we are delighted to be recognized with this award. With Software AG IBO, our customers can transform real-time insights into right-time actions, allowing them to continuously identify revenue opportunities, optimize operations and mitigate business risks.”

Integration is the Key
As well as Intelligent Business Operations Software AG provides the webMethods Integration Suite that enables CIOs to connect all their different, disparate on-premise or Cloud software seamlessly. This allows them to unify and optimize their A2A, B2B, B2C, Mobile, Big Data, Cloud and social applications across a single platform.

The Technology Innovation Awards will be presented at the 2014 Ventana Research Summit on Oct. 21, 2014 at Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport in Burlingame, California.

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-Natural, ARIS, Alfabet, Apama, Terracotta and webMethods. Software AG has more than 4,600 employees in 70 countries and had revenues of €973 million in 2013. Learn more at

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