WIN TOGETHER

IN THE DIGITAL WORLD

2016 ANNUAL REPORT

WIN TOGETHER

IN THE DIGITAL WORLD

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Digital World

Digital Transformation

Digitization is more than an IT project

Traditional companies in every industry are facing the same challenge: the digital transformation of their business models. They need agility, flexibility and speed to compete in a dynamic market environment - something only digitization can accomplish. Find out how Software AG's Digital Business Platform supports companies through the digital transformation of their business models and processes.

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Karl-Heinz Streibich, CEO

Interview with the CEO

Karl-Heinz Streibich

Digital transformation is at the heart of a new industrial revolution. Karl-Heinz Streibich, CEO of  Software AG, talks about the digital sector's disruptive mega trends, digital transformation and the role of Software AG.

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Software AG at a Glance

Facts & Figures as of December 31, 2016

871.8

Mio. Euro in

total
revenue

operates in more than 70 countries

operates in more than
70

COUNTRIES

ALL TIME BEST

operating profit margin
(EBITA, non-IFRS):

31.2%

Sales partners

389
SALES PARTNERS
(+17%)

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partnerships with more than

1350
colleges/universities

Sales Partners

4471
EMPLOYEES (+3%)

Additional Information

Documents for Download

2016 Annual Report

Image and Strategy Brochure

Key Figures and Factbook

Financial Calendar

Apr. 21, 2017

Q1 2017 financial results (IFRS, unaudited)

Publication of Q1 2017 Quarterly Statement

May 17, 2017

Annual Shareholders‘ Meeting

Darmstadt, Germany

Jul. 20, 2017 Q2 2017 financial results (IFRS, unaudited)
Aug. 11, 2017 Publication of 2017 Half-Year Report
Oct. 20, 2017

Q3 2017 financial results (IFRS, unaudited)

Publication of Q3 2017 Quarterly Statement

Jan. 25, 2018 Q4/FY 2017 financial results (IFRS, unaudited)

Highlights of 2016

CeBIT 2016

CeBIT 2016

From March 14 to 18, 2016, Software AG presented innovative technologies, services and solutions for digital transformation at CeBIT in Hannover. Even Germany’s chancellor, Dr. Angela Merkel, visited Software AG’s booth. While there, she emphasized: “We are happy to have such a leading software company in Germany.”

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Awards

Thanks to its portfolio combining digitalization, automation and integration of business models, Software AG is leading the global market. It received multiple awards and recognitions from well-known analysts and market research and consulting firms in 2016.

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Industrie 4.0

Industry 4.0

From April 25 to 29, 2016, the spotlight was on the digitalized world and connected manufacturing at the Hannover Industrial Fair. In cooperation with technology partners, Software AG introduced a new solution known as Overall Equipment Effectiveness.

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Co-Innovation

Co-Innovation

Close collaboration with customers and partners as part of strategic partnerships plays a pivotal role for Software AG. In 2016, partnerships were formed with Bosch (IoT), Dell (real-time analytics), Sopra Steria Consulting (process automation), Cumulocity (IoT) and Detego (realtime analytics).

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Künstliche Intelligenz

Artificial Intelligence

In 2016, Software AG announced its acquisition of Zementis, an American company based in San Diego, CA. Zementis develops deep learning software, a core function of machine learning and a fundamental technology for artificial intelligence.

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Finanzsektor 4.0

Finance 4.0

Software AG expanded its long-year partnership with Commerzbank. The bank relies on Software AG technology for digitalization and to keep up with the radical changes in the finance sector. The sector’s most disruptive trends include cross-channel banking, cloud integration and more rigorous requirements by financial regulatory authorities.

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Christine Schwab

Work 4.0

INTERVIEW WITH CHRISTINE SCHWAB

Software AG has approximately 4,500 employees in 40 countries serving customers in more than 70 countries.  Christine Schwab, Senior Vice President in Global Human Resources at Software AG headquarters in Darmstadt (Germany) talks about career opportunities and Software AG as a global employer.

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In the Words of Our Employees

Denitza Fuchs

Denitza Fuchs

“Working on innovative topics is what I like most about my job. Collaborating with different R&D labs allows me to design innovative products with amazing people who have the same team spirit. Software AG is a great place ...” Learn more
Sumanth Avadhoot Gururaj

Sumanth Avadhoot Gururaj

“I find the incredible and diverse talent my colleagues possess very inspiring. To me, Software AG is the integration of all things good ...”

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Nurul-Syuhada Anuar

Nurul-Syuhada Anuar

“Our cultural diversity is one of the key factors that unites us like a family and enables us to provide the best support possible. Another vital factor is our technical training and knowledge, ...”

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Christian Gengenbach

Christian Gengenbach

“Software AG is a great place to work—full of opportunity, nice people and frequently changing challenges. It is very helpful to be able to connect with people around the world ...”

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Mangat Rai

Mangat Rai

“I see the future in Software AG. I even tell all my friends to work here, especially because of the constant new learning opportunities which my job offers to me ...”

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Asya Mladenova

Asya Mladenova

“As part of Global Online Services, I work in a virtual team with members from Germany and the USA. We collaborate and provide services to colleagues located all over the world ...”

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A Global Organization

Let's invent a better future together! Together with and for our stakeholders, we strive for innovation and constant improvement. Whether it is co-innovation with customers or partners, supporting research projects and universities with free access to innovative products, or social engagement in charity projects.

Customers

customers
Software AG supports its customers with innovative technologies in their transition to an agile digital enterprise.
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Partners

Partner
With a total of 334 partners we rely on a strong global network of partnerships and strategic alliances.
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Universities

universities
More than 20,000 Students and faculty members benefit from Software AG's University Relations.
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Social Responsibility

CSR
Amongst other initiatives, Software AG supports the social campaign "Under the sign of the Lily" together with SV Darmstadt 98.
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Headquarter Darmstadt

Corporate Social Responsibility

Corporate Social Responsibility means genuine appreciation for responsible and sustainable action. Values such as trust, respect, sincerity and transparency are therefore of utmost priority. We have been applying these principles for many years to our relationships with customers, to our technology, to our partnerships, to investments in our company, and in educating our employees.

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Selection of Customer References

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Visions from the Board Room

Karl-Heinz Streibich (CEO)

Karl-Heinz Streibich, Chief Executive Officer

"The Internet of Things and Industry 4.0 are among the most forceful growth engines of the digital economy. As architects of digitalization, we will play an important role in Germany’s growth as an IT hub in 2017."

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Arnd Zinnhardt (CFO)

Arnd Zinnhardt, Chief Financial Officer

"Thanks to our rock-solid financial foundation, Software AG is looking toward the future with optimism. We will continue to focus on Software AG’s profitability with growth, innovation and targeted process optimization in the coming year."

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Eric Duffaut (CCO)

Eric Duffaut, Chief Customer Officer

"Software AG further reinforced its market relevance in 2016 with key large-customer wins and new partnerships. Our sales productivity reached an all-time high and our Services unit moved up the value chain as true architects of customer value creation. We are entering 2017 with momentum."

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Dr. Wolfram Jost (CTO)

Dr. Wolfram Jost, Chief Technology Officer

"Software will become the primary driver of innovation in every company. This year, Software AG will invest heavily in key strategic technologies of the future like big data, IoT analytics, hybrid integration, API management and artificial intelligence."

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Gruppenfoto Vorstand

Outlook 2017

In 2017, we will maintain our focus and further accelerate profitable growth. We anticipate between 5 and 10 percent organic growth in our DBP segment. In light of our A&N business line’s impressive demonstration of continued relevance among customers, we expect just a slight decline for the segment. According to our full-year forecast, operating profit margin (non-IFRS) in fiscal 2017 should be between 30.5 and 31.5 percent. This puts us right on track to meet our long-term operating profit margin (non-IFRS) target between 32 and 35 percent in the year 2020. As a sign of our sustainable economic success and our value orientation, the Management Board and Supervisory Board will increase Software AG’s dividend to € 0.60 per share. Share buyback programs also remain a component of our strategy.


On behalf of the entire Management Board, I would like to thank all Software AG employees for their unwavering commitment to our customers’ success and our valued shareholders for their loyalty and trust.


Yours sincerely,


Karl-Heinz Streibich

Chief Executive Officer

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