Software AG Acquires to Accelerate Leadership in Hybrid and Cloud Integration

Software AG (Frankfurt TecDAX: SOW) today announced the acquisition of, a San Francisco-based market-leading iPaaS company. Founded by serial entrepreneurs Nishant Patel, Neha Sampat and Matthew Baier, software vendor introduced its iPaaS offering, Flow„¢ in 2015. It has subsequently been named a Challenger in Gartners 2018 Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Integration Platform as a Service and was named a Cool Vendor in the report Cool Vendors in Pervasive Integration, 2016.

Built.ios Flow and Embed products will come together as a single integrated offering with Software AGs globally recognized webMethods Integration Platform.

Customers will benefit from easy-to-use and robust integration solutions leading to significantly accelerated time-to-value, critical to the success of IoT and digital transformation solutions.

The unified vision guiding Flow was to make it faster and easier to connect any software, system or device,” said Nishant Patel, Chief Executive Officer of “ Flow uses a modern architecture to democratize integration and embed it into any product or SaaS service. I am thrilled that Software AG recognized the potential of combining the agility of our cloud-native integration platform with its proven webMethods platform to enable powerful enterprise integration and digital transformation. With our leadership in cloud integration and Software AGs leadership in digital transformation through enterprise integration, we are jointly able to offer customers the world’s most advanced hybrid integration platform.

The acquisition opens Software AGs webMethods integration capabilities to any Node.js developer and allows for enterprise-wide participation in integration projects. It also opens Software AGs application and B2B integration and API portfolios to fast-growing developer communities and a near limitless innovation pool “ as seen by participation in the upcoming Node+JS Interactive, the worlds largest gathering of Node.js developers, taking place in Vancouver from October 10-12.


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This is an extremely significant acquisition for Software AG to expand its position in the growing iPaaS market and we are delighted to welcome to the Software AG Group, said Dr. Wolfram Jost, Chief Technology Officer at Software AG. Cloud integration is at the heart of digital transformation with 80 percent of the work in IoT projects related to integration. In a world of decentralized IT architectures based on microservices, APIs and events, integration is the core capability enabling end-to-end processes and improving customer experiences. Speed and flexibility in implementing integration projects are playing an increasingly important role in business success. Broadening developer participation within the enterprise, within departments and within open source communities demonstrates our commitment to fully addressing todays customer needs. also extends Software AGs iPaaS offering to the small- and medium-sized business market. Software AGs webMethods integration Clouds focus on enterprise customers is complemented by Built.ios extensive experience in addressing the SMB market and in empowering line of business users within the modern enterprise.

With Flow, Software AG can now also deliver industry-leading integration via a completely embedded offering: An elegant, cloud-based integration solution that can be easily incorporated into any SaaS application. This enables end users to quickly integrate third party data from over 300 sources directly into their application, providing meaningful context and powerful insights.

Core capabilities added via include:

  • Instant integration through self-service access to Flow
  • An award-winning visual integration design experience
  • Tools that enable non-technical users to connect data in the context of their integration projects

To download Gartners 2018 Magic Quadrant for Enterprise iPaaS click here.

For a Flow free trial click here.

To meet at Node+JS Interactive click here.

For upcoming Software AG events click here.

Gartner Disclaimer:

*Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Integration Platform as a Service by Keith Guttridge, Massimo Pezzini, Eric Thoo, Bindi Bhullar, Betty J. Zakheim, 18 April 2018. Gartner Cool Vendors in Pervasive Integration, 2016 by Eric Thoo, Massimo Pezzini, Keith Guttridge, Elizabeth Golluscio, Ehtisham Zaidi, 10 May 2016.

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About Software AG

Software AG (Frankfurt TecDAX: SOW) helps companies with their digital transformation. With Software AGs 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.

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