Software AG (Frankfurt TecDAX: SOW) and IDS Scheer Consulting GmbH, a company of Scheer Group, today entered a strategic partnership to be based on the ARIS process optimization solution.

Darmstadt/Saarbrucken, Germany, 7/1/2014

In close cooperation, Software AG and IDS Scheer Consulting will intensify their consulting services for the ARIS product family. In this context, the Scheer Group will also sell licenses for Software AG in its role as a distribution partner. Its geographical focus will be the Scheer Group’s core markets: Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and neighboring countries.

In the future, the Scheer Group will additionally also provide customers of IDS Scheer Consulting with ARIS professional services for the expansion, modernization and integration of their Business Process Management (BPM) platforms. Key areas of expertise will be solutions for Business Process Analysis (BPA), Process Performance Management & Analytics and customized adaptations of ARIS solutions as well as ARIS migration and cloud services.

IDS Scheer Consulting will have a partner stand at Software AG’s “Innovation Day” customer fair on July 2, 2014 in Bonn, Germany and will be presenting the innovative potential of the ARIS product family.

Scheer Group founder, Prof. Dr. August-Wilhelm Scheer, states, “Our participation in Innovation Day sends the clear signal that IDS Scheer Consulting is closely collaborating with Software AG on ARIS consulting and license distribution. We were already discussing this partnership when we bought IDS Scheer Consulting. And we are pleased that it is coming to fruition just a few weeks after the acquisition.”

Software AG CEO Karl-Heinz Streibich adds, “Customers of both companies will benefit from the combination of Software AG’s technologically leading products and the expertise of the Scheer Group network,” he continues. “Moreover, the two companies have had a strong relationship for many years, which lays the ideal foundation for a long-term productive and successful partnership.”

Frank Schiewer, Head of the global partner business at Software AG says, “Partnerships and alliances are an integral component of Software AG’s business model. They play an important role in the company’s success and, along with acquisitions, are a key success factor of our growth strategy. We build on a global cooperation network of sales, service and OEM partners. Our goal is to extend partnerships like the one with Scheer Group and to win new partners in order to broaden and deepen our service portfolio.”

Software AG and the Scheer Group will continue their commitment to strengthening Germany as a center of IT innovation. The German government’s software cluster in which both companies have been active members since 2010 serves as the framework for their activities.

About Software AG
Software AG (Frankfurt TecDAX: SOW) helps organizations achieve their business objectives faster. The company's big data, integration and business process technologies enable customers to drive operational efficiency, modernize their systems and optimize processes for smarter decisions and better service. Building on over 40 years of customer-centric innovation, the company is ranked as a "leader" in fourteen market categories, fueled by core product families Adabas-Natural, ARIS, Alfabet, Apama, Terracotta and webMethods. Software AG has more than 5,200 employees in 70 countries and had revenues of around €973 million in 2013. 

For further information on Innovation Day, please visit: http://www.softwareag.com/idde

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