Software AG launches CeBIT 2013 idea contest for universities
Sydney, July 5, 2012 - Software AG's University Relations department has announced its global CeBIT 2013 idea contest for university students. The company has invited faculty and students from universities anywhere to submit creative proposals for a showcase project at CeBIT 2013. The project should highlight Software AG's business process optimisation technology in a hands-on way. Ten thousand euros is available to implement the winning project.
The complex software that Software AG develops and sells worldwide helps companies optimise business processes. For the most part, the advanced technology remains hidden behind the user interface and is therefore not explicitly anchored in the minds of potential customers. Students and professors from around the world are being called on to illustrate this complex issue from the business-to-business realm using a compelling model in order to concretely demonstrate the benefits that companies can gain from Software AG's portfolio. The winning model will be built for demonstration at the Software AG booth at CeBIT 2013 in Germany and presented to the CeBIT audience by the students.
The showcase at the last CeBIT—model from the construction industry—was very popular with visitors. It showed how intelligent software helped transport building components and materials to the right place at exactly the right time for immediate construction. The fictional developer eliminated building delays through the real time control mechanisms presented via a dashboard.
This year's contest is now open, and interested parties can enter in writing to firstname.lastname@example.org by July 31, 2012. The concept must be submitted by October 17. Winners will be notified on November 1 and will receive funding of €10,000 (approx. A$12,000) to implement the showcase project so it can be presented at CeBIT 2013, to be held March 5–9, 2013 in Hanover, Germany.
For all other information, conditions and application forms, please go to the idea contest website.
About Software AG
Software AG is the global leader in Business Process Excellence. Our 40 years of innovation include the invention of the first high-performance transactional database, Adabas; the first business process analysis platform, ARIS; and the first B2B server and SOA-based integration platform, webMethods.
We offer our customers end-to-end business process management (BPM) solutions delivering low Total-Cost-of-Ownership and high ease of use. Our industry-leading brands, ARIS, webMethods, Adabas, Natural, CentraSite and IDS Scheer Consulting, represent a unique portfolio encompassing: process strategy, design, integration and control; SOA-based integration and data management; process-driven SAP implementation; and strategic process consulting and services.
Software AG had revenues of €1.1 billion in 2011 and has more than 5,500 employees serving about 10,000 enterprise and public institution customers across 70 countries. Our comprehensive software and services solutions allow companies to continuously achieve their business results faster. The company is headquartered in Germany and listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (TecDAX, ISIN DE 0003304002 / SOW).
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