Software AG Unveils New Enterprise Digital Twin Framework

AG (Frankfurt TecDAX: SOW) today announced the availability of a new Enterprise
Digital Twin framework, which is built on the company’s ARIS
platform and enables enterprises to create a digital model that mirrors
the characteristics, interdependencies and interrelationships of their
processes, systems and assets.

Gartner Research Director, Marc
Kerremans, recently wrote about 12 use-cases for creating a Digital
Twin (find a complimentary copy of the use cases here).
According to the Gartner report, “Program and Portfolio management
leaders struggle to represent, prioritize, guide and monitor underlying
operational scenarios, and struggle to adapt their program and project
plans to moving strategic and operational targets.”*

By using Software
AG’s ARIS Process Transformation and Management platform as the
foundation for an Enterprise Digital Twin Framework, enterprises can
gain significant end-to-end visibility and visualization of their
operations. Additionally, these enterprises gain the transparency
required across their operations to make better decisions that will
result in improved business outcomes and initiatives.

The ARIS-based Enterprise Digital Twin Framework ensures that processes
are tightly linked and connected across the enterprise with real-life
data. ARIS is an integral part of the Digital
Business Platform and has gained substantial customer adoption with
its broad portfolio and its most recent product developments that
support enterprises at every stage in their digital transformation.

Wolfram Jost, Chief Technology Officer, Software AG, said: “This
combination of virtual and physical worlds enables enterprises to more
efficiently manage the critical interdependencies and interrelationships
between people, processes and systems, which is fundamental to coping
with the complex challenges associated with digital transformation.
Software AG’s Enterprise Digital Twin Framework can create a virtual
copy of all aspects of an enterprise, which gets richer with every
operation and leads to continuous business improvements. This leads to
better handling of threats before they negatively impact the business as
well as the prevention of possible downtime, the creation of new
opportunities, the provision of important insights on system
performance, and the simulation of future possibilities.”

Top six examples of an Enterprise Digital Twin Framework enabled by the
ARIS platform include:

A Gartner report further noted: “Any digital business initiative,
whether transformational or a smaller change, requires the translation
of desired business outcomes and customer experience measurements into
operational indicators that can be used to monitor progress toward
goals, even after program or project completion.”**

Software AG’s Enterprise Digital Twin Framework can be used in several
use cases, for example:

The Digital
Business Platform is an adaptable technology layer that fits into,
but does not replace, an organization’s existing IT landscape. It
enables a readiness that allows for the rapid adoption of current and
future technologies and market disruptions with a platform for the
ever-evolving digital world. Based on a single architecture and release
cycle, the Software AG solution is an integrated platform enabling
multiple digital use cases.

*Gartner, 12 Powerful Use Cases for Creating a Digital Twin of Your
Organization, Marc Kerremans, October 25, 2017.

**Gartner, Create a Digital Twin of Your Organization to Optimize Your
Digital Business Transformation Program, Marc Kerremans, Joanne Kopcho,
July 14, 2017.

About Software AG

AG (Frankfurt TecDAX: SOW) helps companies with their digital
transformation. With Software AG’s Digital
Business Platform, companies can better interact with their
customers and bring them on new ‘digital’ journeys, promote unique value
propositions, and create new business opportunities. In the Internet
of Things (IoT) market, Software AG enables enterprises to
integrate, connect and manage IoT components as well as analyze data and
predict future events based on Artificial Intelligence (AI). The Digital
Business Platform is built on decades of uncompromising software
development, IT experience and technological leadership. Software AG has
more than 4,500 employees, is active in 70 countries and had revenues of
€879 million in 2017.

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