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Software Aktiengesellschaft provides business process management, data management, and consulting services worldwide. It operates in three segments: Business Process Excellence (BPE); Enterprise Transaction Systems (ETS); and Consulting. The BPE segment offers software products and services for integrated business process management solutions for organizations in various industries. This segment offers ARIS, a technological platform that enables companies to plan, visualize, and evaluate processes, applications, technologies, data, and organizational structures; Alfabet technology platforms for planning and optimizing IT infrastructures; and webMethods that bridges a service-oriented architecture with process automation/optimization and real-time monitoring and control of applications. It also provides Apama, a platform for real time development of event-driven applications for investment banks, funds, and other institutional traders; Terracotta, which manages data using in-memory technology to search and retrieve results in microseconds; Process Live, a process optimization application; Portfolios Live, a cloud base service for IT portfolio management; and Agile AppsLive for non IT-business units. The ETS segment provides database solutions for mainframes, and development and modernization of mainframe-based IT systems. This segment offers Adabas, database management system; and Natural, a development environment that allows users to create new programs and modify existing ones. The Consulting segment provides SAP consulting services for process consulting and German-speaking countries. Software Aktiengesellschaft was founded in 1969 and is headquartered in Darmstadt, Germany.

4,553 Employees
Last Reported Date: 11/15/14
Founded in 1969

software ag (SOW) Top Compensated Officers

Chairman of The Management Board and Chief Ex...
Total Annual Compensation: €3.7M
Chief Financial Officer, Labour Director and ...
Total Annual Compensation: €2.4M
Chief Technology Officer and Member of the Ma...
Total Annual Compensation: €822.6K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2013.

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Software AG Appoints Rami Kichli as New Vice-President for UAE Division

Software AG announced the appointment of a new Vice-President for the firm's UAE division. Rami Kichli has occupied sales and managerial positions for various IT companies in the Middle East for around 20 years. Kichli's role is to expand the company's Middle Eastern business and reinforce the company's position as a provider of Digital Business Platform solutions through product innovation, strategic acquisitions, and a strong customer focus.

Software AG Reports Unaudited Earnings Results for the Fourth Quarter, Second Half Year and Full Year Ended December 31, 2014; Provides Earnings Guidance for the Year 2015

Software AG reported unaudited earnings results for the fourth quarter, second half year and full year ended December 31, 2014. For the quarter, the company reported total revenue (without divestments) of EUR 247.3 million against EUR 254.8 million for the same period in the last year. EBIT was EUR 71.4 million against EUR 70.4 million for the same period in the last year. Operating earnings (non-IFRS) were EUR 88.4 million against EUR 83.8 million for the same period in the last year. Net income was EUR 47.4 million or EUR 0.60 per share against EUR 46.9 million or EUR 0.57 per share for the same period in the last year. Free cash flow was EUR 47.0 million against EUR 53.5 million for the same period in the last year. The company’s total revenue for fiscal 2014 was EUR 857.8 million against EUR 972.7 million, adjusted for divestments of EUR 897.1 million for 2013. Fiscal 2014 EBIT was EUR 176.0 million against EUR 205.5 million for the same period a year ago. The operating income (non-IFRS) showed a similar development - down from the year before in the first half of 2014, increased sales efficiency and proactive cost management subsequently led to a significant rise in profitability in the second half of the year. Net income after taxes in fiscal 2014 totaled EUR 110.6 million against EUR 134.0 million for the same period in the last year. Earnings per share were EUR 1.39 against EUR 1.60 for the same period a year ago. The company's operating income (non-IFRS) was therefore EUR 151.2 million in the second half of 2014, which was slightly up year-on-year EUR 150.1 million. As a result of the company's focus on profitable growth in the second half of 2014, its EBIT margin leaped to 24% in the third quarter and to 29% in the fourth. Based on the positive financial performance in the second half of 2014, the initiated Go-To-Market improvements and the expanded leading product offering, the company expects between 6% and 12% growth in BPE revenue for fiscal 2015 year-on-year (at constant currency; current exchange rates could result in revenue growth of between 10% and 16%). The company expects to make further progress in the stability of its ETS customer base and anticipates ETS revenue of negative 8% to negative 14% year-on-year at constant currency (here too current exchange rates could have a positive effect on stated numbers). Efficiency improvements in sales and marketing, as well as for the company as a whole, will continue to have a positive impact on profitability in fiscal 2015. The company forecasts an operating profit margin (EBITA, non-IFRS) of between 27.5% and 28.5% and accordingly, based on the assumption that there will be no further non-operational charges, an increase in EBIT margin according to IFRS by 1.0 to 2.0 percentage points.

Wipro and Software AG Announces Joint Development of Internet of Things Solutions for Smart, Connected Products

Software AG and Wipro Ltd. announced a joint solution platform for streaming analytics that provides real-time actionable intelligence for the Internet of Things market. To address the huge market potential created by streaming analytics in conjunction with IoT and other emerging technologies, Wipro and Software AG have come up with a solution that provides enterprises with a competitive edge by responding to events in real-time with unlimited scalability. Wipro has developed a streaming analytics based IoT solution platform, with a unique architectural framework called Wipro Looking Glass. In the first release, Wipro is leveraging Software AG's Big Data Streaming Analytics product suite. The platform provides enterprises with a fast and easy entry into the vast business possibilities offered by the IoT. The Wipro Looking Glass current version embeds Software AG's Streaming Analytics product suite, which is designed to integrate, capture, analyze and respond to IoT data. The solution components include a real-time analytics engine, in memory database technology, a real-time user interface and mashup technologies. These components are proven to scale in high speed and big data environments, in various industries such as financial services, manufacturing, supply chain and telecommunications. Wipro Looking Glass can be run both on-premise as well as hosted in a single cloud or multiple clouds simultaneously. Through leading edge data management technologies, this platform offers unlimited scalability to the enterprise. The foundation framework allows for the flexible and rapid development of customer specific solutions at a lower cost and reduced risk. With cloud hosted analytics and algorithms that are accessible by digital sensors and devices, actions like process updates, event responses and machine behavior can be effortlessly implemented.


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