Nicky Sheridan, Senior Vice President – Middle East, Africa and Turkey
Software AG has announced that it has been named a Leader in the April 2013 report by Forrester Research, Inc., The Forrester Wave: Enterprise Architecture Management Suites, Q2, 2013, receiving its top scores in product strategy and among the highest scores among all vendors for ensuring high-quality and efficient business solutions. In the report, Forrester evaluated Software AG’s Enterprise Architecture Platform, ARIS 9.
According to Forrester, leaders “…provide a vast amount of prebuilt content, including dashboards, workflows, and analysis that reflect best practices, and can be used to help guide a customer’s maturation. This in addition to the ability to configure and customize to client-specific needs.”
In the report, Forrester highlighted key features that landed Software AG’s ARIS offering in the Leader category: “Innovations in the ARIS platform position the company for market leadership, particularly with large and geographically distributed EA practices.” The report also features four EA use cases, focusing on specific needs and priorities. Software AG is a leader in all these scenarios. Software AG believes that this validates ARIS 9’s comprehensive capabilities and the ability to handle numerous use cases and support customers in any stage of their EA journey.
“Being named a Leader in Forrester’s EAMS Wave is something we are very proud of,” stated Dr. Wolfram Jost, CTO and member of the Executive Board, Software AG. “In particular because this is the first time ARIS 9 was evaluated officially in a Forrester Wave report. I feel that the result proves that our significant investments in the four forces of mobile, social, cloud and big data/analytics have been the right strategy to cement our leading position in the EAMS market and further demonstrates continuity as a leader.”
Nicky Sheridan, Senior Vice President – Middle East, Africa and Turkey, said: “This is an important recognition that validates the strong capabilities of Software AG to support the evolving enterprise architecture needs of our clients. Software AG has been empowering enterprises in the Middle East with value-driven solutions that enable them to make insightful business decisions. The new Forrester Research report, certainly affirms our commitment to innovation and market leadership globally.”
Software AG’s Enterprise Architecture Platform enables customers to centrally analyze, plan and transform their business processes, applications, data and infrastructure. In order to streamline IT enablement of enterprise processes, the solution helps companies in decision-making to deliver added value with their EA initiatives.
Software AG’s integrated Enterprise Architecture Platform combines the market-leading EAMS software ARIS and the company’s service repository, CentraSite, along with proven methodology, best-practices and expertise. It can be leveraged for strategic decision making, planning, implementation, transformation, continuous analytics and investment control. All data in the ARIS repository become the “single point of truth” for the management of an enterprise.
ARIS 9 innovations for EA involve a new intuitive user interface, individual user perspectives, powerful spreadsheet capabilities, smart analysis capabilities and integrated dashboards, all due to the capabilities of ARIS Connect, a new product in the ARIS 9 release. ARIS Connect is fully cloud capable and can be deployed in any cloud environment. All stakeholders can now work together using an integrated social network to connect, communicate and collaborate.