webMethods 9.7 Release Announcement
Oct 13, 2014

Software AG is proud to announce the release of webMethods 9.7, which includes the launch of webMethods Integration Cloud, Software AG’s cloud-based integration platform as a service (iPaaS) product. This release also enhances the capabilities of webMethods BPMS with the launch of webMethods Business Console and analytics tightly integrated with process actions. In addition, the launch of webMethods API-Portal enables organizations to take their API management initiatives externally to developers and partners.

Here are the key highlights:

webMethods Integration Cloud is Software AG’s public, cloud-based integration platform as a service (iPaaS). This offering provides hybrid integration capabilities as a service, including use cases that involve the integration of both SaaS-to-SaaS and SaaS-to-on-premises applications. 

webMethods BPMS has a new face with the release of webMethods Business Console. Built on the responsive web design framework, Business Console’s device-friendly user interface provides role-based administration, monitoring, and social guidance for managing business processes and tasks. 

With the release of webMethods API-Portal, organizations can now expose their own internal APIs to third-party developers and partners. API-Portal is a fully customizable, self-service portal for exposing APIs.

With Closed Loop Analytics, there is a tight coupling between analytics and action delivering on the promise of iBPMS. This delivers contextual insights for process stakeholders who can take actions in-place immediately and trigger an escalation via out of the box escalation workflow and tasks. 

Improvements to MWS scalability now makes it possible to support over 120 nodes in a cluster as well as the ability to support over 25,000 users, providing greatly enhanced BPMS scalability. Reference Architecture and Implementation for scalable & high performant Task Search provides a mechanism that will allow the Task Engine to search external data sources. 

Most of the key webMethods products, which use Terracotta for caching, are now compatible with Terracotta version 4.1.

In addition to these, webMethods 9.7 includes many product enhancements across the webMethods suite. For more details, please see the webMethods 9.7 Release Notes.

webMethods Product Management
Software AG

New Brainstorm Launched
Oct 06, 2014

Software AG is pleased to announce the launch of the new Brainstorm. This portal allows Software AG customers and partners to log Feature Requests for Software AG products and share valuable feedback on Feature Requests submitted by others. The Brainstorm portal can be accessed via the Products & Documentation -> Feature Requests section of Empower.

 

Some of the new features included in the new Brainstorm portal, built on the AgileApps Live platform, include:

  • Ability to Like a Feature Request and watch Feature Requests you are interested in
  • Reports such as My Feature Requests and My Watched Feature Requests are visible at a glance
  • Ability to add attachments to a Feature Request
  • Full text based Search available across all Feature Requests
  • Easier tracking of a Feature Request status through notifications
  • Out-of-the-box reports for Most Popular and Most Recent Feature Requests

 

Learn more about the new Brainstorm

 

On behalf of Software AG Product Management

Innovation World 2014 – Meet the Experts
Sep 11, 2014

We have just opened bookings for one-to-one meetings with experts at Innovation World.


Do you have a question or a challenge you need to solve? Meet one-to-one with an expert who can help you. Reserve your 20 minutes appointment now before the slots go!


Innovation World 2014 is bigger than ever with a record number of presenters and experts. If you have not yet booked, take advantage of our advanced registration rate which ends on 12th September (JUST TWO MORE DAYS). Save $100 and book now.


Do you need accommodation? We have arranged a discounted room rate at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans. The rate is $220 per night but hurry because the offer ends on 12th September and is subject to availability.


We look forward to seeing you at Innovation World 2014!

Windows 32-bit environment will not be supported with webMethods server products from 2015
Sep 10, 2014

Please be aware that we will no longer be supporting the Windows 32-bit environment for all the webMethods server products starting with releases in 2015.


Please do the necessary steps to ensure that your server environments are on the supported Windows 64-bit platforms if you plan to upgrade to our 2015 releases next year.


In case you have further questions, please reach out to your Account Manager or to Global Support regarding this.

Best regards,
On behalf of the webMethods team at Software AG


webMethods v8.2 will reach End of Support (EOS) on 30th June, 2015
Aug 14, 2014

Please be aware that webMethods v8.2 reached End of Maintenance (EOM) on 30th June, 2014.  Therefore, Software AG is no longer providing patches/fixes on this release unless customers have an End of Maintenance Extension agreement in place.

 

webMethods v8.2 will reach End of Support (EOS) on 30th June, 2015.  Therefore, beginning July 1, 2015, customers will no longer be able to open new incidents for webMethods v8.2 products unless they have an End of Maintenance Extension agreement in place.

 

If you are interested in an End of Maintenance Extension agreement for your webMethods v8.2 environment, please email us.

 

If you require assistance with upgrading, please contact your Account Manager or our Global Consulting Services team.

 

To further understand Software AG's Maintenance policy, please see: 

https://empower.softwareag.com/GeneralSupportInfo/ProductLifecycleandMaintenance/SupportPolicy2011.asp 

 

Please review the Empower Product Version Availability page for more details.

 

Best regards,

On behalf of the webMethods team at Software AG

Innovation World 2014 – Track Sessions are Live!
Aug 01, 2014

A record number of presenters will be participating in Innovation World 2014 with track sessions designed to help you make the most of your time:

 

Not only:

 

  • webMethods for Integration & Adaptive Applications

 

But also:

 

  • ARIS for Business Process Excellence
  • ALFABET for Portfolio Management
  • Apama & Terracotta for Big Data & Streaming Analytics
  • Adabas & Natural for Business Transactions
  • Software AG Industry Solutions
  • Software AG Cloud

 

Come to Innovation World 2014 and hear success stories from Chevron, AXA, Tory Burch and many more. Meet directly with experts from around the world to discuss how to shape the future of your organization.

 

For details of the full agenda go to http://www.softwareag.com/IW14/preconf-general-sessions.php

 

Register now for Innovation World 2014 in New Orleans and still save $100 on the full conference fee.

 

Looking forward seeing you there!

12.1.3 Pre-defined Transaction Services released
Jul 31, 2014

Software AG is pleased to announce the release of 12.1.3 Pre-defined Transaction Services for Oracle Applications Adapter. 12.1.3 Pre-defined Transaction services provide complete, ready-to-use flow services that you can use with the webMethods Oracle Applications Adapter to simplify the process of integrating with Oracle Applications systems 12.1.3, 12.2.2 and 12.2.3. Please refer to the documentation for more details. 


With best regards,
Software AG Product Management

Software AG positioned as a Leader in Forrester Research, Inc. report, The Forrester Wave™: Big Data Streaming Analytics Platforms, Q3 2014
Jul 18, 2014

Software AG received top scores in the Current Offering and Strategy Categories, and among the highest scores in the Market Presence Category. Software AG’s Apama Complex Event Processing platform, part of the company’s Intelligent Business Operations (IBO) offering, were evaluated against the company’s major competitors. 

 

Announcing Release of Language Packs for webMethods 9.6
Jul 14, 2014

Software AG is pleased to announce the general availability of webMethods 9.6 Brazilian Portuguese Language Packs for the following products:

  • My webMethods Server
  • Monitor
  • Business Rules
  • Trading Networks
  • ActiveTransfer
  • Shared Infrastructure
     

Before installing the language packs, please see the Globalization section on Empower

 

For product information, please read webMethods Release Notes 9.6.

Innovation World 2014 - Visionary Keynote Speaker Announced
Jul 03, 2014

We are pleased to announce that you have the opportunity to hear the insights of one of the most dynamic visionaries in today’s Digital Universe at Innovation World 2014!


Ray Wang, of Constellation Research, Inc., is a highly sought-after analyst and commentator who was named Analyst of the Year by the Institute of Industry Analyst Relations (IIAR). Ray authors the blog “A Software Insider’s Point of View,” and regularly contributes to prominent publications including The Harvard Business Review, The Wall Street Journal, Information Week, and The Financial Times. Learn more about this Digital Leader whose expertise is recognized throughout the business world.

 

In addition at Innovation World, you will…


  • Learn from Digital Leaders who are transforming their organizations through the power of mobile, cloud, social media and big data.
  • Interact 1:1 with experts about the challenges you face.
  • Develop a vision for your organization that integrates IT and business.
  • Explore the latest technologies from Software AG that can help you realize your vision.
  • Network with peers and share experiences.

 

ALSO Early Bird Discount Extended to July 15th! We’re giving you more time to save $300 off the full conference fee. This offer expires on July 15, 2014. Don’t miss out and register today.

 

We look forward to seeing you in New Orleans!