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Software AG Positioned in the Leaders Quadrant for Enterprise Architecture Tools

Leading Industry Analyst Firm Positions Software AG in the Leaders Quadrant for Enterprise Architecture Tools, Based on the Criteria 'Ability to Execute' and 'Completeness of Vision'; The ARIS Platform Enables the Efficient Planning, Development and Manag

DARMSTADT, GERMANY -- (Marketwire) -- 11/26/12 -- Software AG today announced that it has been positioned in the Leaders Quadrant by Gartner, Inc., a leading industry analyst firm, in its recently released Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Architecture Tools(1). Enterprise Architecture (EA) tools bring business value by integrating, analyzing and communicating structured and unstructured information about a wide range of aspects of the organization. They help companies ensure that IT design and development follows a path that enables the achievement of essential business goals.

"Core to our strategy of providing customers with maximum business value is to establish an agile enterprise architecture which allows IT in alignment with business goals and strategies," said Dr. Wolfram Jost, Chief Technology Officer and member of the Group Executive Board, Software AG. "We are proud to be named in the Leaders Quadrant for Enterprise Architecture Tools in this latest Magic Quadrant. Considering that EA matures into a strategic planning discipline that must be operationalized, ARIS facilitates support for this discipline with its enterprise-class performance, ease-of-use, comprehensive feature set and support for cross-enterprise collaboration. Our customers acknowledge the consistent evolution of ARIS towards social, cloud, mobile and big data/analytics."

This year, Gartner underlined the increasing challenges that enterprise architects are facing: "Enterprise architects, beyond the getting-started stage, are eventually challenged with a number of problems beyond the capabilities of office productivity tools to support. These challenges include managing a large number of artifacts; capturing the complex relationships between many elements across those artifacts; conducting gap analysis, impact analysis, scenario planning and modeling; and presenting information to stakeholders. The enterprise architecture (EA) tool market has evolved to produce professional-grade tools designed to address these challenges."

ARIS Solution for Enterprise Architecture Management offers and answers these challenges by combining software technology, methodology, best practices and expertise in Enterprise Architecture. The solution supports all major EA frameworks and provides comprehensive analytic capabilities to improve decision making with dynamic mashups based on data from multiple sources. Companies are able to deliver added value with their EA initiatives, be it by improving transparency, agility and flexibility across business and IT or by reducing IT costs and complexity.

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

About the Gartner Magic Quadrant

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About Software AG
Software AG (FRANKFURT: 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 among the top 10 fastest-growing technology companies in the world and is ranked as a "leader" in fifteen market categories, fueled by core product families Adabas and Natural, ARIS, Terracotta and webMethods. Software AG has more than 5,500 employees in 70 countries and had revenues of EUR 1.1 billion in 2011. Learn more at www.softwareag.com.

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(1) Gartner, Inc., "Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Architecture Tools" by R. Scott Bittler, October 31, 2012.

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