Software AG has made an investment in metaquark, a Berlin-based mobile solutions company. This investment, which includes a buy-out option, secures Software AG's access to metaquark's innovative mobile solutions capabilities. The companies have already integrated their mobile technologies and will continue to jointly develop and enhance Software AG's webMethods Mobile Suite. Enterprises can now use the webMethods Platform, with its integrated Mobile Suite, to manage the entire life cycle of mobile applications. This starts with design and development, through secure distribution to devices and user groups from an App Store, to monitoring of the operational IT infrastructure. Mobile solutions – along with Big Data, Cloud and Social Collaboration - are essential components of Software AG's digital enterprise strategy. Mobile is a key technology in enabling the digital enterprise to flexibly respond to real-time business insights gained from Big Data. Through mobile solutions and their ability to present relevant business data anywhere and at any time, Software AG is enabling companies to significantly accelerate their business processes and decision making capabilities.
"At CeBIT we announced a platform to deliver actionable business intelligence from real-time Big Data", said Wolfram Jost, CTO at Software AG. "We can now deliver this business intelligence to users anywhere, on any mobile platform, in an easily managed and secure environment. This brings a new level of flexibility to business decision making. The partnership with metaquark is an important component of this development".
Highlighting the new business opportunities presented by mobile software, Software AG cited a major, innovative bank in South Africa that is bringing online banking services to mobile subscribers in the remotest areas in Africa, enabling them to start and manage small businesses at a fraction of the normal time & cost.
"We have found an ideal partner in Software AG. Together we have integrated our mobile app platform, AppFresh Mobile, with Software AG's market-leading integration products to offer an attractive comprehensive package for mobile applications in businesses," stated Jonas Witt, CTO of metaquark GmbH.