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Software AG named a leader in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for On-Premises Application Integration Suites

* Leading industry analyst firm Gartner recognises Software AG as a leader in the strategic market of application integration and SOA projects
* Software AG’s primary offering in this market is webMethods Suite, which allows organisations to take advantage of major technology trends around cloud, mobile, social and big data by integrating systems, services, devices, processes and data in the cloud and on-premise
* webMethods Suite is an open, cross-platform solution that is easy to use across all life cycle stages from design to production, lowering total cost of ownership

Software AG today announced it was positioned by Gartner, a leading industry analyst firm, in the Leaders' Quadrant of the recently published Magic Quadrant for On-Premises Application Integration Suites. In gaining this recognition, vendors were evaluated based on completeness of vision and ability to execute. The quadrant evaluates the application integration and SOA project market, which are strategic for Software AG as a vendor of application infrastructure middleware.

“We believe Gartner naming us as a leader with the furthest position on both axes in the Magic Quadrant for On-Premises Application Integration Suites* is a validation of our product innovation, high-quality services and strong go-to-market model,” said Dr Wolfram Jost, Software AG’s Chief Technology Officer. “Our goal is to continue to deliver the most comprehensive, innovative infrastructure middleware offerings that improve business outcomes of our customers, while enabling them to achieve better agility to drive growth.”

Gartner’s evaluation of Software AG is primarily based on its flagship offering, webMethods Suite V9.0. It includes tightly integrated products such as webMethods Integration Server as an Enterprise Service Bus (ESB), Terracotta Universal Messaging for fast asynchronous messaging, webMethods Trading Networks for B2B integration, webMethods BPMS for process orchestrations and monitoring, and CentraSite for metadata life cycle management.

The nexus of four forces – cloud, mobile, social and big data – are presenting unprecedented new opportunities to innovate and grow the business. With webMethods Suite, organisations can take full advantage of these opportunities by establishing a strong but flexible integration backbone to build new applications. It allows organisations to leverage existing IT investments while managing the proliferation of data, devices and services resulting from the four forces.

Unlike other solutions in the market, the webMethods Suite is an open, cross-platform solution. It delivers capabilities as building blocks that fit together, allowing customer implementations to grow as their needs grow. It is also easy to use across all life cycle stages, from design to production, lowering total cost of ownership. Strong life cycle governance baked into the platform helps companies maximise reuse and align closely with business needs.

Complimentary copies of Gartner’s report are available at

* Gartner Magic Quadrant for On-Premises Application Integration Suites by Jess Thompson, Yefim V Natis, Massimo Pezzini, Daniel Sholler, Ross Altman, Kimihiko Iijima, published 27 June 2013.

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Software AG

Software AG (FRA: SOW) helps organisations achieve their business objectives faster. The company's big data, integration and business process technologies enable customers to drive operational efficiency, modernise their systems and optimise 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, fuelled by core product families Adabas and Natural, ARIS, Terracotta and webMethods.  Software AG has ca. 5 300 employees in 70 countries and had revenues of €1.05 billion in 2012. Learn more at

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