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TMCNet:  CEBIT 2013: Software AG announces expanded webMethods capabilities for API management

[February 20, 2013]

CEBIT 2013: Software AG announces expanded webMethods capabilities for API management

(M2 PressWIRE Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) * API management is critical for an enterprise's mobile strategy and extends the business value of its unique data helping reach new customers and open new sources of revenue.

* To power industrial strength APIs, Software AG provides the integrated infrastructure to build an API portal, securely host and monitor APIs, and manage API design & development.

* By expanding the capabilities of its proven webMethods technology, Software AG provides a highly secure and scalable solution that can be deployed either on-premise or in the cloud.

Darmstadt, Germany -- At CeBIT 2013, Software AG will showcase its new API management capabilities, based on webMethods technology, enabling enterprises to power industrial strength APIs. The company provides the tools necessary to expose APIs for developers and partners to build mobile, cloud and web applications. These tools help deliver a scalable and secure solution for hosting and mediating APIs and to build an API portal for discovery and collaboration. The solution allows analytics and reporting for better understanding of API usage, helps manage the process of planning and developing APIs, and can be deployed either on-premise or in the cloud.


Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) allow enterprises to expose their unique data and functionality assets to external developers enabling them to build innovative mobile and web apps. Using these apps, enterprises can engage with their customers in new ways potentially opening up additional sources of revenue. In addition, according to a recent report by Forrester Research, Inc., "APIs create and unlock the business value of data." 1 Companies expose their unique data via APIs that allows mobile app developers to combine it in innovative ways with data from other companies delivering customer value that would otherwise not have been possible.

"Today, APIs are the lingua franca for mobile access to enterprise resources and new business opportunities," said Dr. Wolfram Jost, Chief Technology Officer and member of the Group Executive Board, Software AG. "With APIs as a new distribution channel, enterprises can reach new markets and audiences for their products and services. Our goal is to help those businesses plan, deploy, launch and manage their API infrastructure successfully." Software AG provides an integrated infrastructure based on its webMethods technology to manage the entire lifecycle of APIs. Enterprise can - Accelerate adoption of APIs by setting up a modern portal for APIs to attract and on-board external developers. App developers can search for APIs they need, read up on the documentation and get notifications on APIs they use. Secure, mediate and monitor traffic between the API consumers and back-end servers. That allows API providers to collect metrics for various reasons such as analytics, KPI dashboards and invoicing/billing. Build the right APIs for the business by managing the entire process of designing, developing, deploying, versioning and retiring APIs. Software AG will present how customers can use new capabilities in webMethods to implement API management projects at CeBIT. Learn more about these capabilities at API Management online. 1Forrester Research Inc., "The Forrester Wave(TM): API Management Platforms, Q1 2013", Eve Maler and Jeffrey S. Hammond, February 5, 2013 About Software AG Software AG (FRA: 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 fifteen market categories, fueled by core product families Adabas and Natural, ARIS, Terracotta and webMethods.

Software AG has more than 5,400 employees in 70 countries and had revenues of EUR1.05 billion in 2012 (IFRS, unaudited). Software AG - Get There Faster Software AG Detailed press information about Software AG including a picture and multimedia database are available under: www.softwareag.com/press Follow us on Twitter: Software AG Germany Software AG USA Contact: Software AG Cheryl Hawkins Senior Manager, Public Relations 11700 Plaza America Drive, Suite 700 Reston, Virginia 20190 United States Tel: +1 703 674-4115 Fax: +1 703 674-4061 cheryl.hawkins@softwareag.com http://www.softwareag.com/us or: Software AG Barbara Koegler Senior Vice President Corporate Communications Uhlandstrasse 12 64297 Darmstadt Germany Tel: +49 6151 92-1574 Fax: +49 6151 92-34-1243 press@softwareag.com http://www.softwareag.com ((M2 Communications disclaims all liability for information provided within M2 PressWIRE. Data supplied by named party/parties. Further information on M2 PressWIRE can be obtained at http://www.presswire.net on the world wide web. Inquiries to info@m2.com)).

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