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Software AG: Now the Third Largest Vendor in the Business Process Management Suites and Enterprise Service Bus Markets Globally

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- Software AG had the fastest growth rate among ESB vendors and the largest revenue gain amongst BPMS vendors in 2007
- Leading independent research firm forecasts double-digit growth for 2006-2011 for both the BPMS and ESB markets

Software AG, a global leader in business infrastructure software, today announced that according to Gartner, Inc, the company is now the third largest vendor for both business process management suites (BPMS) and enterprise service bus (ESB) solutions based on the company's 2007 market share1. For 2006, prior to the acquisition of webMethods, the company was ranked fifth in total ESB software revenue and was not ranked among the top fifteen vendors for BPMS software revenue.

"We have set for ourselves the clear goals of becoming the independent market leader for both ESBs and BPMS. We have now achieved these objectives", said Karl-Heinz Streibich, CEO, Software AG. "We are in the top three with IBM and Oracle in two rapidly growing markets. The acquisition of webMethods was clearly critical to this success."

Gartner credited Software AG with 93.5% growth in U.S. dollar terms in the ESB market in 2007, the best performance of any vendor covered in this report. Software AG's flagship offering for this market, the webMethods ESB, is a standards-based enterprise service bus (ESB) enabling integration and interoperability of applications, services, processes and partners via a single platform.

In the BPMS market, Software AG was recognized with total software revenue of $101.1 million.

These results encompass sales and maintenance fees for webMethods BPMS, Software AG's fullfeature process design, execution, monitoring and management solution. In terms of actual revenue in U.S. dollars, Software AG posted the biggest gain of any vendor recognized within the BPMS market.

Gartner had previously positioned Software AG in the Leaders Quadrant of the Magic Quadrant for B2B Gateway Software Vendors, 2008 [by Benoit J. Lheureux and Paolo Malinverno (June 3, 2008)]; the Magic Quadrant for Integrated SOA Governance Technology Sets, 2007 [by L. Frank Kenney and Daryl C. Plummer (December 31, 2007)]; and the Magic Quadrant for Business Process Management Suites, 2007 [by Janelle Hill, Michele Cantara, Eric Deitert and Marc Kerremans (December 14, 2007)].

1 Market Share: Application Infrastructure and Middleware Software, Worldwide, 2007 [by Fabrizio Biscotti et al (June 4, 2008)], Gartner, Inc.

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