Overview

Software AG Government Solutions is a growth-oriented software company dedicated to serving the U.S. Federal, State & Local Government and Education markets as well as the Aerospace and Defense sector. Software AG Government Solutions is headquartered in Herndon, Virginia and operates independently with the backing of their billion-dollar corporate parent. Software AG is the developer of the global leading webMethods integration platform that connects disparate systems both on premise and in the cloud. Software AG Government Solutions specializes in large scale, mission critical, systems that demand full auditability with real-time response across complex extended enterprises.

Our Mission is Your Success:
Software AG Government Solutions’ highly trained team is focused on building trusting relationships with their customers leveraging a highly effective “Prove IT First and Prove IT Fast” approach to solving critical IT integration challenges. Widely embraced by their customers, this approach has proven to minimize risks associated with IT investments while solving complex IT challenges quickly and efficiently.

Their technology is used to process billions of transactions in mission-critical applications every day and their customers rely on them to tackle their toughest challenges with:

  • The Existing: Software AG’s webMethods integration platform brings together all of a customer’s existing systems and data sources. Integrating existing legacy and new technologies with the IoT and multiple deployment options can spark agility and innovation and ensure customers are hard-wired for change. Coupled with Alfabet, their strategic IT portfolio platform, they can deliver a comprehensive, trusted view of an organization’s key business functions and IT to help ensure they are best aligned to mission strategy.
  • The New: webMethods is the #1 integration platform because it’s teeming with new and state-of-the-art capabilities that can accelerate any organization’s digital transformation initiatives. Whether you’re looking to leverage Microservices, APIs, DevOps, Blockchain, Streaming Analytics, Bimodal IT, Machine Learning, or Internet of Things, webMethods customers are ready today!
  • The Future: In an era of digital disruption, enterprise organizations that don’t rethink their integration strategy will struggle with future change. Integration is no longer a matter of simply connecting applications and databases, it must be adaptable. Software AG’s webMethods integration platform is a hybrid-integration platform that prepares our customers for major technology waves. Each new wave of technological advances brings requirements to incorporate changes quickly. Therefore, an organization’s integration platform must support the broadest capabilities for connectivity.

Solutions

  • Hybrid Integration

    This proven, pre-integrated software suite features the market-leading Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) so you can rapidly integrate systems, services, devices, processes and data to improve mission success. Maximize IT investments and integration assets such as mappings, processes, canonical document formats and both microservices and more sophisticated business services, and adopt new technologies quickly with less risk and redundancy. Software AG’s webMethods platform can integrate virtually any system or application, including SAP®, Oracle®, mainframe legacy systems and even custom code—no matter where they reside, on-premises, in the cloud or in a hybrid combination.

    By using webMethods, you can eliminate redundant data entry, avoid costly point-to-point integrations and assure access to the latest, most relevant information for accurate, agile decision-making.

  • Alfabet IT Portfolio Management

    IT Modernization and transformation initiatives demand change—and lots of it. Tackle these changes head-on when you understand the impact of them from every angle. Only Alfabet, a leader in both enterprise architecture and IT portfolio management, enables you to align portfolio decisions with the future-state EA models that are the IT strategy. So when leadership says, “New change or new mandate,” like Cloud Smart, TBM, the Internet of Things, agile development and DevOps, IT can say, “Bring it on!”

    Know the true value of your IT investments and reduce transformational risks with “whole-view management” that allows you to estimate the impact everywhere—know interdependencies between portfolios for applications, technologies, projects, services and APIs. You can set the pace for change—whether to support a new innovation or the back office, you can determine how fast systems need to change.

    Resource:
    Alfabet and the TBM Framework

  • webMethods API Management

    APIs are fueling the creation of new apps and the delivery of new business models that capitalize on the Internet of Things (IoT), hybrid integration—and mobile first. Seize control of your APIs from end-to-end with API management that accelerates your API programs and enables you to build your API ecosystem—helping you more quickly achieve the mission. From creating and publishing to the web, to usage, access, governance and feedback collection, API management allows you to manage and monitor the full life cycle of the APIs that are now proving essential to the future of your Digital Business.

    Resources:

    • Data access & virtualization
    • Data migration
    • Data replication & synchronization
  • webMethods API-Led Mainframe Integration

    BUILD ON YOUR LEGACY WITH MAINFRAME INTEGRATION:

    Mainframe systems have run your agency for years. There’s a goldmine of critical data and custom-tailored business logic in those systems. As your agency moves forward, you can leverage these valuable assets in the modern world.

    Download the 2020 Guide to Legacy System Innovation eBook HERE

    INTEGRATE MAINFRAME DATA FOR NEW INSIGHTS:

    Your mainframe applications manage massive amounts of valuable data and high-volume transactions. Unlock that data and gain more insights into your customers, channels and business operations. With the widest range of database connectors in the industry, Software AG Government Solutions makes it easy to integrate your mainframe data so you can:

    • Access mainframe data in real time
    • Simplify with self-service analytics
    • Create a single view across multiple distributed databases
    • Populate data lakes, business intelligence and analytics platforms
    • Make better decisions by leveraging all of your data, no matter where it resides

    You’ve got options:

    • Data access & virtualization (to be linked)
    • Data migration (to be linked)
    • Data replication & synchronization (to be linked)

    API-ENABLE COBOL TO CONNECT WITH OTHER APPS:

    APIs are fueling the creation of new apps, development of citizen-centric services, and the delivery of new business models that capitalize on the widespread adoption of cloud, mobile, and the Internet of Things (IoT). Fortunately, you can quickly create REST APIs from your mainframe business logic, data or user interface with minimal effort and risk.

    Imagine what making your mainframe applications part of an API ecosystem can do for you:

    • Reuse unique capabilities in new ways
    • Improve the citizen experience with self-service portals
    • Provide mobile access to citizens, field staff or service workers
    • Integrate easily with packaged applications like SAP
    • Communicate with partners or across departments/agencies
    • Seamlessly integrate with webMethods API Management

    CONNECT MAINFRAMES WITH THE CLOUD OF YOUR CHOICE:

    The cloud offers innovations for the future, but your mainframe will remain your reliable system of record. The key to taking advantage of new cloud-based services and data analytics is to synchronize or integrate your mainframe data to the cloud without compromising the uptime and performance of your source system.

    By integrating your mainframe data with the cloud, you can:

    • Transform data from ADABAS, Db2®, flat files, IMS™, QSAM and VSAM™ into standard SQL for rapid integration
    • Leverage the latest in cloud analytics, data lakes, search and artificial intelligence
    • Maintain a hybrid environment
    • Ensure your data in the cloud is reliable and up to date

    MODERNIZE YOUR AGENCY’S MAINFRAME USER EXPERIENCE:

    Make a better connection with your users by improving their productivity. Don’t just eliminate green screens, create a better user experience (UX) by improving processes with redesigned workflows, intuitive web interfaces and modern apps.

    With a modern UX for your mainframe, you can:

    • Improve the productivity of your users
    • Eliminate tedious, redundant tasks
    • Provide better service to your citizens
    • Get work done faster
    • Overcome green-screen limitations

    LET’S MAKE PLANS FOR YOUR MAINFRAME:

    Connect your mainframe to the ecosystems, data insights, cloud apps and people who are the future of your business.

    Contact Us at SoftwareAGGov@Carahsoft.com

  • Internet of Things (IoT)

    The Internet of Things re-imagines and transforms the “connected enterprise”

    Radical change is coming. Are you ready? The Internet of Things (IoT) has sparked the realization that our future will be more connected and data-driven than ever before. It’s re-shaping businesses and government, connecting people, processes, devices and software to create new services and products. When it comes to IoT, your organization is pressured to deliver value quickly and connect it all – but what does that mean for your infrastructure?

    What can IoT deliver for you?

    • Improved decision-making using real-time analytics and data streams
    • Predictive maintenance to anticipate repairs and eliminate breakdowns
    • New products and services
    • End-to-end connectivity of all your business operations

    10 reasons to connect it all with the IoT integration platform powered by webMethods

    Software AG’s IoT Integration Platform, now an integral part of their Cumulocity IoT offering, provides a broad set of capabilities for connecting and integrating data sources including: cloud and on premise applications, databases, sources for Big Data, B2B partners, legacy systems and internal and external APIs. With the IoT Integration platform, you can combine IoT initiatives with enterprise IT and business processes across your organization to:

    1. Integrate IoT sensors and devices with backend applications
    2. Integrate IoT with Big Data sources to mine and discover hidden insights
    3. Publish and expose IoT APIs as a new revenue stream or to attract partners
    4. Integrate streaming data from sensors and devices with enterprise IT
    5. Enrich IoT data with data from internal systems and systems of record
    6. Provide access to IoT data to third-parties via public APIs
    7. Initiate and automate business process based on IoT data and analytics
    8. API-enable packaged and custom applications, mainframes and databases
    9. Integrate and govern SaaS and other cloud-based applications
    10. Support asynchronous high-speed messaging to Web, mobile and enterprise clients

    IoT initiatives can push the boundaries on data volume and velocity. With the IoT Integration Platform, you’ll be confident that we can support the scale of your IoT projects. The IoT Integration platform provides the application and data integration backbone for many of the world’s largest companies, running mission critical systems in almost every industry.

    IoT Integration: Connecting IoT data with the rest of your IoT applications

    With so many sensors and so much data literally at your fingertips, you need a way to connect this data to your existing applications and make sense of it. The IoT Integration Platform provides a common, configuration-based infrastructure for: integrating applications and data sources; mapping and transforming data as needed; and orchestrating business logic to provide composite services. With the IoT Integration Platform, you can establish an integration backbone to streamline and simplify interoperability among disparate applications, including systems of record such as: SAP and Oracle E-Business Suite, or cloud-based SaaS applications including Salesforce, NetSuite, ServiceNow and more.

    IoT Integration includes:

    • Out of the box connectors to cloud and on premises systems
    • Mapping, transformation and data enrichment
    • Orchestration of run-time business logic

    Software AG’s IoT Integration platform enables you to rapidly integrate systems, services, devices, processes, business partners and data to fully automate your IoT projects on-premises, in the cloud or in a hybrid combination. The IoT Integration Platform also provides end-to-end API Management capabilities for managing the entire process of planning, designing, developing and securely exposing APIs to developers and partners.

  • Managed File Transfer

    Gain insight into every file transfer:

    Dealing with hundreds of business partners and thousands of file transfers? Move over SFTP. You need a faster, more reliable way to exchange important internal and B2B document flat-files—and gain end-to-end insights into every stage of moving your files. Monitor any number of files—any size or any type—between any endpoints with Software AG’s managed file transfer solution.

State & Local Government

The digital revolution is here and State & Local governments have no choice but to embrace it and evolve. Agencies must deliver a frictionless experience when serving citizens, including coordinating across departments. The future is in coordinated government services, where data flows in real time and can be acted on as it happens. The path is laid with digital technology that provides integration and interoperability with exceptional reliability and low upkeep. Join Software AG Government Solutions to get from here to there.

Integration Key to Digital Transformation in Digital Government:

Government agencies are full of data silos and poorly integrated systems, creating complications and inefficiencies that translate into customer frustration. Integration of IT systems improves service delivery, reduces costs and enables greater transparency—but can be challenging when legacy systems are not undergoing modernization initiatives. Map your journey to get your agency on the path to digital transformation quickly and cost-effectively”

Resources:

Integrated Justice & Public Safety

Effective justice and public safety services require accurate information delivered quickly, to many different users. The consequences are too high to accept information that arrives late, incomplete, or full of errors—all results of systems that don’t work well together. Learn how integrating your existing systems reduce these risks, as well as cutting down on error-prone, time-consuming manual processes, to enhance justice and public safety.

Protecting communities through real-time information sharing:
It’s time to start protecting communities with real-time information sharing. The legal system depends on coordination. Every time one link in the justice system receives information that’s inaccurate or incomplete—or doesn’t receive the data at all—the effects can be devastating. The solution ensures your existing technology systems communicate seamlessly with each other, so justice and public safety can be a reality for all.

San Diego gets safer with ARJIS:
ARJIS is a clearinghouse for criminal incidents and records that serves 18 local governments in Southern California, including 81 agencies. By implementing webMethods, ARJIS improved operational efficiency, simplified information access for 11,000 public safety professionals, and saved hundreds of thousands of dollars in monthly mainframe maintenance costs.

Integrated Health & Human Services

In health and human services, data that slips between the cracks can result in life-changing consequences. These cracks are caused by a lack of communication between systems and processes. Make sure your staff and patients get access to the data they need, when they need it, while protecting patient confidentiality

Serving citizens through innovative IT:
The digital era brings tremendous opportunity to Health and Human Services (HHS) agencies, but these agencies are challenged by rigid, siloed legacy systems that struggle to meet the complex demands of regulations or take advantage of new opportunities. It’s time to take an enterprise approach to digitalization and data sharing. Improve how you coordinate care, reduce costs, generate insights and serve patients by linking information systems among multiple agencies and citizens.
 

The Future of Health and Human Services – An Integrated, Citizen-Centric Approach:
The mission of Health and Human Services (HHS) departments is clear: Promoting well-being, ensuring safety, improving health, and enhancing the employment possibilities for the citizens served by the various agencies at every level of government.

Accomplishing that mission, however, is often a challenging endeavor, as comprehensive data is not always available to support the efforts of those delivering the services.

Achieving better access to this critical data is possible through effective and affordable data integration strategies.

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Solutions Brief

Learn how Alfabet from Software AG is helping chief architects get on top of their Enterprise Architecture (EA) data and processes in order to deliver measurable outcomes.

“Whole view” IT planning and management ensures IT powers mission success. Support your FITARA efforts and reduce transformational risks by understanding when, where, how and why to make changes in the IT portfolio.

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According to OMB Deputy Director of Management Margaret Weichert, “The President’s Management Agenda included a cross-agency priority goal specifically focused on increasing transparency in spend and performance metrics associated with IT across the enterprise. The adoption of the Technology Bus...

Jeff Chancellor, principal systems engineer at Software AG, describes the data-driven approach behind its Alfabet-powered solution to help government agencies better manage their IT software and provide more visibility over their assets to run more efficiently.