Software AG Acquires U.K.-Based Metismo to Advance Mobile Applications

At its ProcessWorld 2011 event recently held in Berlin, Software AG announced the acquisition of U.K.-based Metismo Ltd., which provides a platform for the development of device-independent mobile applications. Metismo enables the design and development of applications and automatic transformation into different mobile device formats. In addition, data from mobile devices such as GPS, audio and video can be integrated within in-house business applications.

Metismo was founded in July 2007 and has its headquarters in Hampshire in the U.K. The company's write once - run anywhere software platform for the development of mobile applications converts Java source code to native source code for different mobile devices. Metismo's technology is used in millions of units sold via Apple AppStore, Google Marketplace, Nokia Ovi, BlackBerry App World & operator portals.

The acquisition of Metismo is expected to further enhance the Software AG's recently announced acquisition of software vendor Terracotta, which with its in-memory technology, forms the basis of Software AG's cloud offerings. The portfolio enhancement, in combination with the CEP-technology for complex event processing offers a high benefit to customers, according to Software AG.

In addition to the ProcessWorld event in Berlin, Software AG will hold ProcessWorld 2011, June 27-29, at the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek,
where  the company will showcase products that it has developed and acquired over the past year, Susan Ganeshan, chief portfolio officer of Software AG, tells 5 Minute Briefing. In addition to the just announced acquisition of Metismo, Software AG announced the acquisition of Terracotta in May. And, in April, Software AG announced the launch of webMethods 8.2 and ARIS 7.2, the first major product releases taking advantage of the newly-integrated webMethods (business process management) and ARIS (business process analysis) platforms. The theme of the June conference in Orlando is "Transform," says Ganeshan, and it will include 48 new track sessions , ranging from first-hand accounts of how Software AG customers are reaching their goals to deep dives into technologies, strategies and methodologies for webMethods, ARIS, Adabas and Natural.