Today, Software AG announced the strategic OEM partnership between our two companies. What makes this especially noteworthy is that, up until now, if someone wanted to buy full-lifecycle SOA governance, they only had two choices:
This partnership will allow customers to buy full-lifecycle SOA governance from one vendor, without having to compromise.
One other important note is that Actional's direct competitors have tried to create FUD in the market by claiming that Actional is tightly tied with Sonic. Of course we do work well with Sonic, but a very large percentage of Actional customers use us with platforms such as BEA, TIBCO, IBM, Microsoft, JBoss, and others - no Sonic in sight. Our competitors certainly liked to paint a picture that Actional was "Sonic centric" even though this was far from the truth.
To have a successful SOA management and runtime governance offering:
These were two important factors in Software AG's selection, and this partnership clearly demonstrates Actional's leadership in these areas.
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