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About Software AG

It's no mystery what this company sells. Software AG specializes in business process management software, including XML-based database applications and enterprise software, transactional databases, and applications development. The company's customers use its products to link and manage a wide variety of IT assets, including business software, servers, databases, mobile devices, and PCs. Services include consulting, maintenance, and training. Software AG has partnerships with the likes of IBM, HP, Fujitsu, and Microsoft. The company, Germany's second-largest software firm behind SAP, serves customers in some 70 countries.


Software AG has streamlined its product offerings to focus on core applications -- Adabas, ARIS, CentraSite, Entire Systems Management, Natural, and webMethods. The company continues to look to XML offerings for future growth, and is developing mobile access capabilities for existing products. Software AG is also strengthening its partnerships; it has formed new alliances with Vordel, iWay Software, and other firms with complementary technology and services.

Geographic Reach

Nearly 80% of sales comes from customers located outside of Germany.

Sales and Marketing

Software AG has counted Avon Products, CenterPoint Energy, Conergy, Georgia Technology Authority, San Diego Association of Governments, Owens & Minor, Linde AG, Poste Italiane, Staples, and M-real among its 10,000 enterprise and government customers.

Financial Performance

The company's total annual revenue has been stable year-over-year. It reported about $1.3 billion in revenue for fiscal 2013 after claiming $1.3 billion in revenue for fiscal 2012 and $1.4 billion in revenue for fiscal 2011. Software AG's net income dropped from $217 million in fiscal 2012 down to $184 million in fiscal 2013. Its cash on hand dipped slightly, but has been relatively stable along with the top line annual revenue in recent fiscal years.

Mergers and Acquisitions

Software AG has also used acquisitions to boost capabilities in key strategic areas. In 2018 it acquired, a California-based provider of "iPaaS" (integration platform as a service) technologies that help internet of things devices communicate. 

Software AG

Uhlandstr. 12
Darmstadt, Hessen 64297
Phone: 49 615-1920

Firm Stats

Employer Type: Public
CEO and Chairman, Management Board: Karl-Heinz Streibich
Deputy Chairman: Guido Falkenberg
Employees (This Location): 3,406
2017 Employees (All Locations): 4,717

Major Office Locations

Darmstadt, Hessen

Other Locations

Santa Clara, CA
Sunnyvale, CA
Highlands Ranch, CO
Atlanta, GA
Reston, VA
Redmond, WA
Milano, Italy
Roma, Italy
Osaka, Japan
Brasilia, Brazil
Saint Cloud, France
Moscow, Russia
Klagenfurt, Austria
Linz, Austria
Brussel, Belgium
Derby, England
Berlin, Germany
Düsseldorf, Germany
Frankfurt Am Main, Germany
Freiburg Im Breisgau, Germany
Halle (Saale), Germany
Hamburg, Germany
Leipzig, Germany
München, Germany
Nürnberg, Germany
Saarbrücken, Germany
Stuttgart, Germany