Terry Flanagan
  • Leading industry analyst firm positions Software AG in the Leaders Quadrant of the Magic Quadrant for Integrated IT Portfolio Analysis Applications
  • Software AG is positioned the furthest for “Completeness of Vision” and for “Ability to Execute”
  • Integrated IT Portfolio Analysis Applications plays a key role in managing the transformation to a Digital Enterprise

Darmstadt, Germany, 12/12/2013

Software AG today announced that it has been positioned in the Leaders Quadrant by Gartner, Inc., a leading industry analyst firm, for the third straight year in its recently released “Magic Quadrant for Integrated IT Portfolio Analysis Applications 2013” by Daniel B. Stang and Jim Duggan, published on November 19, 2013*. Amongst the leaders Software AG is positioned furthest up and to the right for its “Ability to Execute” and its “Completeness of Vision”.

According to Gartner, “The IIPA software market helps IT leaders link, monitor, analyze and communicate their activities on a single portfolio-level software platform, providing CIOs and other executives with holistic views of the IT portfolio while IT plans and executes in response to business and IT strategies.”

“Todays’ businesses are in the middle of a dramatic transformation to digital enterprises driven by the four forces of social, mobile, big data and cloud. With our Integrated IT Portfolio Analysis Application in place, the CIO office has the intelligence to make the right decisions on the IT strategy to support this transformation. Furthermore it gives IT departments the tools to derive the IT strategy from the business strategy as well as to plan and monitor the transformation of the different IT portfolios, thus ensuring successful and reliable delivery of the enterprise transformation,” said Dr. Wolfram Jost, Chief Technology Officer and member of the Board, Software AG. “We are glad to be able to offer our customers with planningIT the leading technology in this area.”

The Digital Enterprise: a synthesis of Business and IT

Software AG is building a suite of solutions that provides the range of business analysis and IT planning and execution capabilities necessary to address today’s digital demands. In particular, its new Business Process and IT Management platform provides the ability to collaboratively assess the business and operating model from the business all the way to the supporting solution and technology layer. It enables the organization to conduct integrated portfolio analysis and combine this with the strategic and operational plans to result in an overall alignment and transformation that meets strategic goals as well as constraints that are present in the regulatory, business, technology and information environment. Further Software AG platforms deliver the needed IT agility, visibility and responsiveness through integration and process automation, complex information management and the means to create real-time solutions for digital business products.

This Software AG Suite of platforms helps customers exploit mobile, social, cloud and big data—whether it’s to transform a specific business process, create entirely new product lines or change delivery models.

Complimentary copies of Gartner’s report are available at www.softwareag.com/recognition.
*„Magic Quadrant for Integrated IT Portfolio Analysis Applications”, November 19, 2013, by Daniel B.Stang and Jim Duggan

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About Software AG
Software AG (FRA: 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 15 market categories, fueled by core product families Adabas and Natural, ARIS, Terracotta, webMethods and also Alfabet and Apama. Software AG has ca. 5,300 employees in 70 countries and had revenues of €1.05 billion in 2012. Learn more at www.softwareag.com.

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