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Software AG acquires Cloud Platform vendor LongJump



  Software AG acquires Cloud Platform vendor LongJump

  * The acquisition of LongJump will allow Software AG customers to rapidly
    build flexible situational and process-driven applications in the cloud
    and with minimal development times
  * LongJump’s Platform-as-a-Service capabilities allows applications to be
    deployed in public or private clouds, on-premise or to any mobile device
  * End-user, self-service application development and Platform-as-a-Service
    capabilities are key to efficiently managing and driving the digital
    enterprise

Business Wire

RESTON, Va. & SAN FRANCISCO -- April 25, 2013

Software AG today announced the acquisition of the Cloud Platform vendor
LongJump, based in Santa Clara, Calif. The acquisition allows Software AG to
extend its customer offerings to address departmental and Small and Medium
Enterprises (SME) projects through end-user, self-service application
development. This gives enterprises the agility and responsiveness needed by
customers to address continuously changing business demands. Software AG will
also continue to develop and extend LongJump’s Platform-as-a-Service products
for fast and flexible cloud based development and deployment of situational
and case management applications.

“The digital enterprise is all about real-time business insights driving fast
decisions and faster reactions,” said Wolfram Jost, CTO at Software AG. “With
this latest acquisition we have taken a major step in optimizing both the
business knowledge and IT skills needed to develop flexible, business process
driven, situational applications and deploy them rapidly wherever they are
needed.”

Key benefits of LongJump include:

  * End-User Development: Self-service development is key to overcoming the
    resource constraints that IT groups are facing as they digitize their
    enterprise.
  * Cloud: Deployment of solutions on the public or private cloud, on-premise
    or within hybrid environments offers unmatched flexibility when choosing
    the development, deployment and production environments.
  * Flexible Process based Applications: Application development is based on a
    flexible Process approach utilizing models and templates (metadata). No
    coding is necessary.
  * Mobile: Deployment to any mobile device is supported with utmost ease,
    since applications are automatically mobile-ready with built-in security
    and access based on enterprise authentication policies.

“More people across the organization can now participate in processes of
innovation and differentiation,” says Pankaj Malviya, CEO and Founder of
LongJump. “LongJump can now leverage Software AG’s strength in enterprise
connectivity and business process to provide business users and IT departments
with more agility to respond to changing business requirements, automate their
situational processes, improve team data sharing and integrate with systems of
record.”

Software AG believes that the IT industry is going through a game changing
revolution driven by Big Data, Cloud, Mobile and Social Collaboration
technologies. These four forces are having a profound impact on how
enterprises operate and engage with customers, partners and employees.
Enterprises must have a unique digital strategy if they are to successfully
compete in this new era. Future competitive advantage will be driven by
real-time market information, collaborative and rapid business decisions, the
ability to respond through agile business applications and processes and by
utilizing digital channels to serve customers faster.

LongJump’s technology is fully complementary to Software AG’s ARIS, Terracotta
and webMethods product suites extending the company’s business value both
within existing enterprise customers and to SMEs. A full roadmap of the
integration of LongJump with Software AG’s integration, process and Big Data
offerings will be issued in due course.

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 15 market categories, fueled 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:
www.softwareag.com.

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Contact:

Software AG
Cheryl Hawkins
Senior Manager Public Relations
Tel: +1 703-391-6627
Fax: +1 703-390-7401
cheryl.hawkins@softwareag.com
or
LongJump
LEWIS PR – Global Communications
Catherine Koo, Managing Director
Phone: +1 415-432-2411
Mobile: +1 415-283-7474
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