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Software AG Integrates with SAP NetWeaver

Legacy Integrator Now Certified

Software AG, Inc. has announced that its Legacy Integrator family of adapters enables SAP customers to easily integrate their legacy systems with the SAP NetWeaver open integration and application platform.

The Legacy Integrator family for SAP NetWeaver includes the XI Adapter for EntireX and XI Adapter for Natural, both of which have been certified by SAP for integration with SAP NetWeaver – allowing customers to transparently link legacy applications into their SAP® solution-based environment.  

The XI Adapter for EntireX and XI Adapter for Natural are fully integrated into the SAP Exchange Infrastructure (SAP XI), an essential component of the SAP NetWeaver platform, helping assure central configuration, administration and monitoring. These adapters are available from Software AG worldwide as part of the Legacy Integrator family for SAP NetWeaver. Software AG also has become an SAP Software Partner.

Volkswagen Financial Services AG, headquartered in Braunschweig, Germany, is basing its legacy integration on Legacy Integrator for SAP NetWeaver. “Volkswagen Financial Services AG has chosen Legacy Integrator for SAP NetWeaver as it is a highly scalable, easy-to-use and rapidly deployable solution. With the support of Software AG’s professional services team, we were able to quickly link SAP solutions with COBOL and Natural,” said Sven-Torsten Huster, CIO of Volkswagen Financial Services AG.

The XI Adapters offer fast integration of existing legacy applications and acceleration of business processes through real-time data exchange. They can fully leverage applications running on mainframes, iSeries or UNIX systems, incorporating them into SAP XI. SAP NetWeaver customers can now benefit from Software AG’s legacy integration capabilities and experience.

Software AG’s currently available XI Adapters provide bi-directional integration of 3GL applications, including those in Software AG Natural, COBOL, PL/1 and RPG.  Software AG will continue to develop XI Adapters in order to integrate other legacy systems into SAP XI, incorporating its recently acquired server-based integration technology.

Following Software AG’s integration technology acquisition earlier this year of Sabratec, this certification and partnership with SAP represents another major step in implementing the company’s legacy modernization strategy.  Software AG’s objective is to fully address the integration requirements of companies with legacy investments.

“This new level of partnership with SAP and certification of the integration of the Software AG adapters enables us to more fully address the integration requirements of legacy users,” said Karl-Heinz Streibich, CEO of Software AG. “We are providing organizations with an evolutionary integration approach that builds upon the principles of a Service Oriented Architecture.”

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James Eaglenets 06/23/05 04:33:36 PM EDT

Software AG Integrates with SAP NetWeaver. The Software AG XI Adapter for EntireX and XI Adapter for Natural are now fully integrated into the SAP Exchange Infrastructure (SAP XI), an essential component of the SAP NetWeaver platform, helping assure central configuration, administration and monitoring

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