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Software AG Positioned in the Leaders Quadrant for Enterprise Architecture Tools

Pressmeddelande   •   Nov 30, 2011 07:19 CET

Stockholm, Sweden, Nov. 30, 2011 - 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. With the ARIS platform, Software AG delivers a feature-rich tool set well known for its long-standing leadership in EA and Business Process Analysis (BPA).

“Core to our strategy of providing customers with maximum business value is to bring together an agile enterprise architecture coupled with a powerful approach to business automation and business optimization,” said Dr. Wolfram Jost, Chief Technology Officer and member of the Executive Board, Software AG. “We are proud to be named in the Leaders Quadrant for Enterprise Architecture Tools in this latest Magic Quadrant. The ARIS platform is distinguished by its enterprise-class performance, ease-of-use, comprehensive feature set and support for cross-enterprise collaboration. Our customers have found that this rich feature set, combined with our proven scalability, have made it a very powerful, yet cost-effective platform in which to standardize all of their process improvement initiatives.”

This year, Gartner stated that “the focus on reviewing the product has remained on those capabilities that support and assist an EA team in its day-to-day activities. Some of these activities include modeling, future-state analysis, road mapping, presentational aids, dashboard analysis and scenario planning. … With the global economic upheaval continuing throughout 2011, the adoption of EA tools has reflected the need to provide better management, analysis and communication capabilities to demonstrate the value enterprise architects bring to an organization.”

ARIS Solution for Enterprise Architecture Management combines software technology, methodology, best practices and expertise in Enterprise Architecture and is used by customers worldwide to centrally analyze and plan their business processes, organization, applications, data and infrastructure. In order to streamline IT enablement of enterprise processes, the solution helps companies in decision-making to deliver added value with their EA initiatives by supporting business process analysis, business & IT alignment, requirements engineering, application and technology portfolio management and much more. With this Software AG delivers an integrated architecture and design repository based solution for both Business and IT aligning enterprise strategy with operations.

Complimentary copies of Gartner’s report are available at

(1) Gartner, Inc., “Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Architecture Tools” by Chris Wilson and Julie Short, November 3, 2011.


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Software AG är globalt ledande inom Business Process Excellence. Företaget har utvecklat Adabas, världens första högpresterande transaktionsdatabas, ARIS, världens första plattform för affärsprocessanalyser samt webMethods, världens första SOA-baserade integrationsplattform med B2B-server. Software AG erbjuder världens enda – och mest användarvänliga – heltäckande lösning för Business Process Management (BPM). Tillsammans representerar ARIS, webMethods, Adabas, Natural och IDS Scheer Consulting en unik portfölj för processtrategi, design, integration och kontroll, SOA-baserad integration och datahantering, processdriven SAP-implementering samt strategisk rådgivning. Software AG omsatte över 1.1 miljarder euro 2010 och har mer än 5 600 anställda, med ca 10 000 kunder i 70 länder. Företaget har sitt huvudkontor i Tyskland och är noterat på Frankfurt Stock Exchange (TecDAX, ISIN DE 0003304002 / SOW).