Software AG acquires the UK’s Metismo Ltd

Software AG has acquired Metismo Ltd and will integrate its leading mobile application development technology into the webMethods integration platform. As a result, Software AG customers will be able to quickly and easily extend integrations and process interaction to virtually any mobile device, such as an Android™, Blackberry®, iPad, iPhone and Windows Phone 7.

The new Software AG product will save weeks of design time. Developers will be able to design abstracted code once, and then create native applications on multiple mobile devices simultaneously. Integrated with the popular Eclipse development framework, the product will employ a powerful abstraction layer to make development extremely easy and quick.

The resulting mobile apps will be created and deployed in native format to take full advantage of end-device features, such as GPS sensors or custom user controls. Pixel-level control of the user interface will ensure full use of each mobile device’s graphics capabilities to produce visually stunning applications.

Software AG customers will be able to leverage investments in current applications, existing data streams and automated processes to easily develop the fully automated office. They’ll be able to easily extend their business processes into the mobile space so employees, customers and trading partners can interact with enterprise systems from anywhere.

According to Software AG, mobile apps often access or manipulate data stored in the cloud. Last week Software AG bought a software developer at the other end of that connection, Terracotta, which will allow it to develop more advanced cloud services and increase the performance of its business software management tools using Terracotta's in-memory technology.

Software AG is the global leader in Business Process Excellence. The company has more than 40 years of innovation, including the invention of the first high-performance transactional database, Adabas; the first business process analysis platform, ARIS; and the first B2B server and SOA-based integration platform, webMethods.

Software AG offers its customers end-to-end business process management (BPM) solutions delivering low Total-Cost-of-Ownership and high ease of use. Its industry-leading brands, ARIS, webMethods, Adabas, Natural, CentraSite and IDS Scheer Consulting, represent a unique portfolio encompassing: process strategy, design, integration and control; SOA-based integration and data management; process-driven SAP implementation; and strategic process consulting and services.

Software AG had revenues of €1.1 billion in 2010 and has more than 5,600 employees serving 10,000 enterprise and public institution customers across 70 countries. The company is headquartered in Germany.

2nd June 2011