Software AG announces expanded webMethods capabilities for API management

  Software AG announces expanded webMethods capabilities for API management

  *API management is critical for an enterprise’s mobile strategy and extends
    the business value of its unique data helping reach new customers and open
    new sources of revenue
  *To power industrial strength APIs, Software AG provides the integrated
    infrastructure to build an API portal, securely host and monitor APIs, and
    manage API design & development
  *By expanding the capabilities of its proven webMethods technology,
    Software AG provides a highly secure and scalable solution that can be
    deployed either on-premise or in the cloud

Business Wire

RESTON, Va. -- February 20, 2013

Software AG today announced its new API management capabilities, based on
webMethods technology, enabling enterprises to power industrial strength APIs.
The company provides the tools necessary to expose APIs for developers and
partners to build mobile, cloud and web applications. These tools help deliver
a scalable and secure solution for hosting and mediating APIs and to build an
API portal for discovery and collaboration. The solution allows analytics and
reporting for better understanding of API usage, helps manage the process of
planning and developing APIs, and can be deployed either on-premise or in the

Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) allow enterprises to expose their
unique data and functionality assets to external developers enabling them to
build innovative mobile and web apps. Using these apps, enterprises can engage
with their customers in new ways potentially opening up additional sources of
revenue. In addition, according to a recent report by Forrester Research,
Inc., “APIs create and unlock the business value of data.”^1 Companies expose
their unique data via APIs that allows mobile app developers to combine it in
innovative ways with data from other companies delivering customer value that
would otherwise not have been possible.

“Today, APIs are the lingua franca for mobile access to enterprise resources
and new business opportunities,” said Dr. Wolfram Jost, Chief Technology
Officer and member of the Group Executive Board, Software AG. “With APIs as a
new distribution channel, enterprises can reach new markets and audiences for
their products and services. Our goal is to help those businesses plan,
deploy, launch and manage their API infrastructure successfully.”

Software AG provides an integrated infrastructure based on its webMethods
technology to manage the entire lifecycle of APIs. Enterprise can –

  *Accelerate adoption of APIs  by setting up a modern portal for APIs to
    attract and on-board external developers. App developers can search for
    APIs they need, read up on the documentation and get notifications on APIs
    they use.
  *Secure, mediate and monitor traffic between the API consumers and back-end
    servers. That allows API providers to collect metrics for various reasons
    such as analytics, KPI dashboards and invoicing/billing.
  *Build the right APIs for the business by managing the entire process of
    designing, developing, deploying, versioning and retiring APIs.

Learn more about these capabilities at API Management online.

^1Forrester Research Inc., “The Forrester Wave™: API Management Platforms, Q1
2013”, Eve Maler and Jeffrey S. Hammond, February 5, 2013

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 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 5,400
employees in 70 countries and had revenues of €1.05 billion in 2012. Learn

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