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Prime Platform


Deliver projects faster with our time-tested software methodology.

Prime (Platform Rapid Innovation Methodology) is a process-driven methodology for implementing a Software AG product or solution. Benefit from the Software AG best practices and methodologies proven by your peers in thousands of similar initiatives.

Based on our decades of consulting experience, industry expertise and best practices, Prime provides a solution-centric methodology, consisting of:

  • A delivery process for an entire solution—from strategy through implementation to deployment and operations
  • A distinct project lifecycle composed of phases, work packages and activities with distinct deliverables

Prime benefits:

Our most experienced consultants developed the Prime methodology to:

  • Assure higher project quality and consistency
  • Put best practices to work faster for your organization
  • Reduce your time-to-market with new ideas, concepts and solutions

Using Prime, you can execute detailed work steps and generate predefined deliverables by drawing from an inventory of assets, including best practices, guidelines, tools and templates.

Prime spans our entire software platform, upgrades and installation.

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Here are the details.

Software AG customers who have a valid maintenance contract and/or have a current Global Consulting Services project can use Prime. If this sounds like you, you’ll have access to a free read-only version of Prime that’s online in the Software AG TECHcommunity. Go there now.

Customers can also request a local copy of the Prime repository in an ARIS database for use on an ARIS server. If this is your case, you’ll receive a local ARIS database with the Prime content you need for installation. Email us to get started.

Software AG partners also have access to the online version of Prime via the Software AG Partner Business Portal.


All core platform components of the Digital Business Platform are supported by a dedicated Prime methodology. Learn more about each package:


Put best practices to work for your project. Prime for Project Management is a standard project management methodology used globally by Software AG consultants and customers to manage project activities, comply with standards, and support and manage the critical success factors of any project.

  • Save time and money by avoiding common project mistakes and risks
  • The methods are based on PMI proven best practices
  • Our Project managers are certified and know Software AG products
  • Better project efficiency through best practices proven in thousands of similar initiatives


Prime for Business & IT Transformation helps you to optimize your business processes, plan your IT-portfolio and establish a tight collaboration between your business and your IT. Leverage our experience from hundreds of projects on ARIS and Alfabet.

  • Tight Business & IT alignment and holistic business transparency
  • Process and IT architecture derived from business strategy and aligns
  • Standardization of documentation & processes
  • Design, control, improve, publish and collaborate your business processes
  • Strategic management of companies’ project portfolios
  • Stay in alignment with your organization’s objectives and policies


Count on PRIME for Analytics and Decisions to convert any business or IT event into meaningful real-time decisions with Apama Streaming Analytics and webMethods Operational Intelligence.

  • Act faster with real-time analysis of Big Data
  • A convergent threat detection platform that combines previously isolated monitoring
  • Combined historical, real-time and predictive analytics to stay ahead of evolving threats
  • Identify known threats before they happen
  • Use behavioral analytics to discover unknown threats
  • Fast & easy discovery of process improvement potentials
  • Easy aggregation of business data via dashboards


Prime for Process considers all areas required to plan, build and run a process Digitalization initiative: Strategy (business case and value management, capability planning, solution strategy planning), Platform (design and delivery of the infrastructure incl. supporting organization and procedures), Application (requirements specification, design, implementation, testing and rollout enablement).

  • Guided approach to collect, analyze and document requirements for process Digitalization
  • Reliable conception and development of process Digitalization solutions with reference architecture and proven best practices
  • Solid and flexible platform for process Digitalization capable of coping with future business and IT requirements


Prime for Integration defines a process-driven framework for both Enterprise Application Integration (EAI) and Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) initiatives, architectures and solutions. The methodology supports the complete strategic and delivery life cycle and provides standard processes and asset templates during planning, initialization, definition, implementation and maintenance of these initiatives.

  • Defined processes that guide development, testing and deployment of ESB based business solutions
  • Streamlined and standardized operations of your ESB platform
  • Smooth migration from Broker to UM
  • Holistic management and governance of your API’s
  • Enables you to effectively manage large data volumes, produce accurate data and link businesses’ and customers’ information


Software AG's In-Memory Data Fabric Platform is the first-choice platform for distributed in-memory data management with extremely low, predictable latency at any scale. The platform supports an enterprise to manage its mounting big data challenges while turning big data into a big opportunity to generate more revenue, improve customer service and differentiate product offerings.

  • Make better decisions more quickly, accessing bigger data sets at real-time speeds
  • Take instant action on real-time insights with ultra-fast access and in-memory analytics
  • Detect and generate new revenue with the ability to deal with risks more quickly and seize opportunities instantly
  • Connect to social, enterprise, Web, mobile and other sources from a single scalable connectivity solution


Prime Cross-Platforms covers all Software AG methodologies which do not belong just to a single platform. These best practices and guidelines can be applied to different product implementations (such as DevOps or a performance workshop) and describe a holistic approach on how to implement new use cases, like the Internet of Things.

  • Define your IoT strategy and roadmap to get started
  • Combine platform capabilities to set up an IoT infrastructure supporting your IoT roadmap
  • Increase productivity and efficiency of your software development projects
  • Get an understanding what Software AG products and services can be leveraged to support DevOps initiatives
  • Achieve new performance benchmarks within your digitalization initiatives



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