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Software AG, a global leader in business infrastructure software, recently announced that it was recently recognized as a 'Market Leader' for the Application Infrastructure market1 by Current Analysis, a leading independent research firm. Software AG was also ranked as a 'Market Leader' in the research firm's accompanying analysis of the Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) market2. Only four vendors were identified as 'Market Leaders' in both of these sectors.

"Software AG combines global reach and financial strength with a demonstrated commitment to performance, innovation and time-to-benefit. This has allowed us to establish a significant leadership position within the business infrastructure software market, where we serve as the clear, 'no compromises' alternative to the status quo," said David Mitchell, President and Chief Operating Officer of the webMethods business division and member of the Software AG Executive Board. "We are extremely pleased with this most recent recognition for our success and market leadership. Having established aggressive goals for ourselves in 2007, I'm proud to say that we delivered fully upon these objectives. This sets the stage for an even bigger and better 2008."

Current Analysis defines the Application Infrastructure market as covering "...technologies which provide the infrastructure necessary to build and run an enterprise application. Often called 'middleware,' it includes not only run time environments, but also integration technologies that allow an application to communicate and exchange information with back-end systems. It also includes technologies used to generate user interfaces to applications built upon this middleware. This market focuses primarily on three distinct yet often overlapping markets, service-oriented architecture, integration software and services as well as application and data delivery. These segments fully encompass the software and professional services necessary to integrate disparate systems, create cross-business and cross technology communications, deliver rich, internet-based applications and build software that is highly visible, optimized and reusable."

In their assessment of the overall Application Infrastructure sector, Current Analysis identified Software AG as one of five overall 'Market Leaders'. Furthermore, Software AG earned the highest possible 'Positive' grade for its overall 'Market Position', 'Vision' and 'Momentum'. In terms of maturity, Current Analyst classified Software AG as an 'Established' vendor operating within the industry's '1st Tier' of providers.

Software AG was also ranked as a 'Market Leader' in Current Analysis' assessment of the SOA market, one of three underlying components of the Application Infrastructure market. In this analysis, Software AG received the top grade of 'Positive' for its overall 'Market Position', 'Vision' and 'Momentum'. Software AG was also classified as an 'Established' vendor in terms of overall maturity and was viewed to be amongst the industry's '1st Tier' of providers.

Software AG also earned 'Positive' rankings for its 'Market Position' within the Application and Data Delivery3, and B2B Integration Software and Services4 sectors. Within both of these markets, Software AG was ranked as an 'Established' vendor in terms of maturity.


Posted February 11, 2008 12:59 PM
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