Software AG Works with Alabama Department of Public Health to Address Affordable Care Act Requirements

  Software AG Works with Alabama Department of Public Health to Address
  Affordable Care Act Requirements

Business Wire

RESTON, Va. -- April 29, 2013

Software AG today announced that the Alabama Department of Public Health
(ADPH) has selected the company to help them meet Affordable Care Act (ACA)
requirements through modernizing their legacy eligibility determination
systems.

Healthcare reform is necessitating dramatic programmatic and system
transformation for states. The need for technology to keep pace with changes
in business processes has never been more apparent.The  Alabama Department of
Public Health is the primary state health agency for the state of Alabama.
Through the application of Software AG’s ARIS technology and its webMethods
Business Process Management Suite (BPMS), along with SOA Governance
capabilities, the ADPH will be able to meet near term ACA deadlines by January
2014 while streamlining the eligibility and enrollment process and creating a
system that automates application processing. The result: faster, more
accurate eligibility determinations for the state’s citizens, and savings of
millions of dollars.

The ability to quickly take new ACA business processes from a strategy and
design point of view in ARIS Business Architect and transform them into models
for process automation in webMethods was a key differentiator as the state
looks to be a model for Medicaid Information Technology Architecture (MITA)
maturity guidelines provided by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

“The Software AG team was very accessible to us throughout the selection
process and were able to show exactly how their ARIS and webMethods solutions
would help us map the key Medicaid eligibility processes and integrate all of
our systems more effectively,” said Regina Patterson, Director of Business
Operations for the Alabama Department of Public Health. “Implementing these
solutions will enable us to meet the healthcare needs of Alabamians more
quickly and effectively in coordination with the Affordable Care Act.”

“The Alabama Department of Public Health is approaching the Affordable Care
Act and the needs of its citizens in an innovative and cost-conscious manner,”
said Dave Barber, Vice President of State & Local Government, Software AG. “We
are pleased they selected us to support them with this advancement and look
forward to a great working relationship.”

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 around 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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Cheryl Hawkins
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Tel: +1 703-391-6627
Fax: +1 703-390-7401
cheryl.hawkins@softwareag.com
 
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