Software AG Acquires JackBe Corp.

Also launches real-time analytics platform for intelligent business operations


Reston, Va.—Aug. 22, 2013—Software AG today announced the launch of its new webMethods Intelligent Business Operations Platform (IBO) and the acquisition of JackBe Corp.

JackBe is a privately-held company with headquarters in Chevy Chase, Md., and a provider of real-time visual analytics and intelligence software. Real-time visualization and analytics are increasingly important in managing the technology megatrend of large data volumes. Providing rapid deployment and a mash-up of different data sources, JackBe will serve as the foundation for Software AG’s new webMethods Intelligent Business Operations Platform. The platform will provide customers with an integrated, real-time awareness of dynamic operations and processes via easy-to-use visualizations. The resulting improved response times and increased quality of business decisions will support decision-makers in achieving better business outcomes.

Increasing digitization enables enterprises to modernize their business models by implementing innovative cloud, mobile, social collaboration, and big data technologies. This is achieved by extending the enterprises’ existing IT solutions. In this context, the visualization and analytics of large data volumes are becoming key elements in delivering competitive advantages.

“The amount of produced data is growing exponentially,” said Software AG’s Chief Technology Officer Wolfram Jost. “Consequently, the analysis and visualization of huge data volumes in real time will become more and more the basis for fast and intelligent business decisions. With the capabilities of JackBe, we will develop further innovative solutions for our customers in order to support their evolution towards the digital enterprise.”

Software AG has acquired JackBe’s corporate office in Chevy Chase, its research and development facility based in Silicon Valley as well as its Latin American office in Mexico City. JackBe, founded in 2003, has a broad customer base in federal government, financial services and the manufacturing sector including customers such as General Electric, Procter & Gamble, Qualcomm, Wells Fargo and Intel.

With the acquisition, Software AG also announced the rollout of its new webMethods Intelligent Business Operations Platform (IBO) that will use JackBe’s mas-hup, analytic and visualization capabilities. The new platform will allow a comprehensive 360-degree view of operational processes by combining live, historical and transactional data with machine-to-machine (industrial Internet) communications into real-time visualizations.

Moreover, the platform will provide the real-time intelligence that executives and operational managers need to make immediate, informed decisions and identify changes that impact the business. It includes tools to rapidly implement those changes, including dynamic and automated business processes leading to improved agility and better process outcomes.

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