MachNation Rates Software AG’s Cumulocity IoT a Leading Vendor in 2018 IoT Application Enablement Scorecard

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MachNation Notes Cumulocity IoT Excellence in Device Management and
Platform Management Tools

DARMSTADT, Germany–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Software
AG
(Frankfurt TecDAX: SOW) today announced its Cumulocity
IoT
platform is rated a leading vendor amongst 21 IoT vendors in
MachNation’s 2018 IoT Application Enablement Scorecard (January 2018).

Bernd Gross, Senior Vice President, IoT and Cloud, Software AG noted:
“With new connectivity techniques unlocking opportunities along the IoT
value chain, it is essential that enterprises and Service Providers
select a partner who is unceasingly evolving their portfolio to meet
constantly changing technology requirements. This is the fourth
consecutive year that Cumulocity has been rated a leader and is
testament to the fact that the Cumulocity IoT platform is continuously
progressing and adding powerful, new capabilities.”

According to the MachNation report, “Application enablement platforms
(AEP) are a key IoT enabler and a critically important component in IoT
deployments today. Using an AEP leads to a faster time to market;
ensures a high-quality, reliable, secure offering; and enables
enterprises to build competitive advantage in their markets.“

The Cumulocity
IoT
platform operates across Cloud, on premise and edge – providing
enterprises and Service Providers with total freedom and choice in
designing, building, deploying and upgrading enterprise IoT platform,
solutions and services.

Dima Tokar, Co-Founder and Head Analyst, MachNation, said: “Enterprises
should evaluate AEPs based on requirements in four areas: a focus on the
developer persona; having a flexible and scalable deployment model;
operational sophistication; and a well-executed partnership strategy and
platform ecosystem. In our evaluations, we found Cumulocity IoT provides
a highly effective suite of on-platform interfaces to manage nearly all
aspects of the IoT solution. For large or small customers, we found
Cumulocity IoT enables fast and extensible management of on-platform
features, enabling both faster and less complex initial platform
deployment and ongoing platform maintenance.”

Bernd Gross additionally noted: “We are thrilled with this most recent
recognition of Cumulocity IoT’s breakthrough capabilities. Cumulocity
IoT provides an open and comprehensive AEP solution that helps
enterprises and Service Providers address the challenge of managing and
analyzing IoT data and their connected assets – with no vendor lock in.
Our customers, who include Deutsche Telekom, Dürr, Gardner Denver, Octo
Telematics, NTT Communications, Unlimit by Reliance Group, Zeiss and
many more, are fundamentally transforming the way individuals interact
with the world around them.”

Cumulocity IoT comprises a range of pre-packaged solutions such as
Condition Monitoring, Predictive Maintenance and Track & Trace, as well
as quick and easy device and sensor management, thus bringing the worlds
of IT and operational technology (OT) together.

Bernd Gross continued: “Cumulocity IoT is unique in that it provides
enterprises with the ability to very quickly start limited scale,
cloud-based IoT projects and, as their sophistication grows, be
confident to build IoT platform and IoT services that will grow
effortlessly with them. Enterprises can develop and implement IoT
services at the optimal balance between risk and ambition, at their
pace, at their choice.”

This freedom of choice enables faster IoT innovation and adoption at a
customer driven pace: from streamlining and efficiency of enterprise
production processes – through total customer interaction and increased
retention – by developing digital business models and the smart products
and services demanded by today’s digital markets.

The MachNation Scorecard can be downloaded here.

Software AG’s Cumulocity IoT has its own dedicated area at the Mobile
World Congress in Barcelona where attendees will be able to discover
current and future IoT initiatives and see demonstrations of its
distributed architecture, edge processing and code-free device LPWAN
integration. Learn more about Mobile Congress here.

About Software AG

Software 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.

About MachNation.

MachNation is the only insight services firm exclusively dedicated to
covering the future of Internet of Things (IoT) middleware, platforms,
applications and services. MachNation specializes in understanding and
predicting these technology sectors including their impact on
developments in digitization, hardware, communication services and
support tools. MachNation specialists have provided guidance to the
majority of the world’s leading IT and communications firms.

Contacts

Software AG
Lisa Coulouris, 617-413-7062
PR Manager, North
America
Lisa.Coulouris@softwareag.com

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