Middleware giant Software AG’s annual Process World event, which attracted 900 participants from 34 countries, was kicked off in Berlin yesterday. Held under the theme “transform to reach your full potential,’’ the event got off to a start with a keynote by the company’s CEO Karl-Heinz Streibich, who urged companies to connect people, process and technology to drive business vision.
“Focus on process excellence to unlock the potential of your organisation. In order to innovate, you have to integrate your infrastructure to be better connected, and optimise and automate your processes. The key to ensuring unique flexibility and agility is enterprise business process management that can speed up your transformation,” he said.
Streibich said his company’s vision is extreme collaboration where technology comes closer to influencing the way people thing. “Technology on its own doesn’t achieve anything. Technology and people do.”
At the event Software AG has announced the acquisition of Metismo, which develops mobile development platform that allows applications to be deployed natively on multiple smartphone systems. “Mobile computing will change business process models and BPM and mobile will come together,” says company’s CTO Wolfram Jost.
Last week, Software AG has announced the acquisition of Terracotta, which will allow it to develop more advanced cloud services and increase the performance of its business software management tools using Terracotta’s in-memory technology.
“Speed of applications and processes is key and we should build apps in a different way by offloading data from data warehouse into memory caching as memory has become very cheap. This will result in massive improvement of app performance and scalability,” said Jost.
Software AG will ship a version of Terracotta’s in-memory tool in October this year that can be applied to existing Software AG installations with no additional configuration.