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  • 26 November 2014 08:28

GARTNER NAMES SOFTWARE AG A LEADER IN INTEGRATED IT PORTFOLIO ANALYSIS APPLICATIONS MAGIC QUADRANT FOR 4TH YEAR

Alfabet demonstrates market leadership in Integrated Portfolio Analysis, again

Software AG today announced that Gartner, Inc., a leading industry analyst firm, has named Software AG a ‘Leader’ in its ‘Magic Quadrant for Integrated IT Portfolio Analysis Applications 2014’ (published on November 18, 2014*) for its Alfabet solution.

Alfabet enhances communication and collaboration among different IT portfolio managers and the CIO, and helps them understand the symbiotic relationships between the infrastructure portfolio, application portfolio, project portfolios, finance and risk.

Alfabet Provides Integrated Visibility On-Premise or in the Cloud Alfabet, which is available as an on premise or Cloud solution, provides integrated visibility across different IT silos or domains to enhance capital and strategic IT investment prioritisation and decision-making.

Software AG’s Alfabet IT Planning and Portfolio Management Platform was evaluated amongst 10 different software vendors on 15 criteria. According to Gartner,

“The IIPA software market consists of vendors providing the integration of individual portfolios — for investments, projects, assets and IT services — to present a more holistic story regarding the true state of the IT portfolio. Integrating these views enables IT leaders to see the cost, effort, technical complexity, feasibility and interrelated effects of a proposed IT change or initiative.”*

Alfabet Delivers Accurate, Current, Comprehensive IT Portfolio Information Dr. Wolfram Jost, Chief Technology Officer and member of the Board, Software AG, said: “We believe the Gartner Magic Quadrant positioning validates our vision for IT Portfolio Management. Alfabet is an essential requirement for CIOs to effectively manage the complexity involved in transforming how enterprise investments are managed and how they can become true digital enterprises. With Alfabet, organisations can confidently make sound decisions based on accurate, current and comprehensive information arising from the critical interrelationships and dependencies between different IT portfolios and financial intelligence.”

“Whole-View” planning and management for attaining the Digital Enterprise: A synthesis of business and IT Vision

In today’s digital age, companies are striving to improve customer experience through digital engagement as well as seeking greater operational efficiency through digitisation.

Both require insight into the relationships between business strategy and IT, how business and operating models need change and how IT needs to change accordingly.

The Alfabet offering supports companies in their transformation efforts by giving them “Whole View” insight into all of these aspects of their enterprise as well as synchronising change going forward. Complimentary copies of Gartner’s report are available at www.softwareag.com/recognition.

*”Magic Quadrant for Integrated IT Portfolio Analysis Applications”, November18, 2014, by Daniel B. Stang, Jim Duggan

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About Software AG

Software AG (Frankfurt TecDAX: SOW) helps organisations achieve their business objectives faster. The company's big data, integration and business process technologies enable customers to drive operational efficiency, modernise their systems and optimise processes for smarter decisions and better service. Building on over 40 years of customer-centric innovation, the company is ranked as a "leader" in fifteen market categories, fueled by core product families Adabas and Natural, ARIS, Terracotta, webMethods, Alfabet and Apama. Software AG has more than 4,600 employees in 70 countries and had revenues of 973 million in 2013. Learn more at www.softwareag.com

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