MachNation Rates Software AG’s Cumulocity IoT a Leading Vendor in 2019 IoT Application Enablement Scorecard for the 5th Consecutive Year

DARMSTADT, Germany–(BUSINESS WIRE)–lt;a href=”” target=”_blank”gt;#Cumulocitylt;/agt;–Software
(Frankfurt MDAX: SOW) today announced its Cumulocity
platform is rated a leading vendor amongst 20 IoT vendors in
MachNation’s 2019 IoT Application Enablement Scorecard (January 2019).
Cumulocity IoT has received this rating for the fifth year in a row.
Among the 20 vendors rated, Software AG received the highest total score
across a set of requirements spanning four distinct categories (develop,
deploy, operate, and extend).

The report identified the following key highlights of the Cumulocity IoT

  • “Strong application development and enablement features”
    an effective vendor-provided web application development SDK,
    customers are empowered to create their own AngularJS monitoring and
    operations interfaces that can be hosted and managed directly in the
  • “Excellent device management capabilities, including strong support
    for LWM2M”

    Device management capabilities, a distinct area of
    strength for the Cumulocity IoT platform, are both broad and deep.
    Typical features such as device onboarding/sunsetting, device
    maintenance, and remote diagnostics are all present.
  • “Excellent platform management tools”
    Software AG provides
    a highly effective suite of on-platform interfaces to manage nearly
    all aspects of the AEP solution. Other platform features such as user
    and tenant administrator, event processing rules, audit trails, and
    multi-factor authentication settings are all logically and effectively

MachNation is the only firm exclusively dedicated to testing and
researching IoT platforms, middleware, and services in its hands-on IoT
platform test. According to the MachNation report: “The IoT application
enablement space has continued to grow into one of the most critical
technology sectors of the Internet of Things… Enterprises realize that
a well-built IoT AEP saves significant development time and money in the
creation and operation of an IoT solution.“

Bernd Gross, CTO of Software AG noted: “Today, we are at a turning point
for IoT. Businesses around the world recognize that they need to develop
a comprehensive IoT strategy – and that an IoT platform is an essential
component in its delivery. Early pioneers are already seeing a return on
their investment, increasing operational efficiencies, introducing new
business models, increasing customer intimacy, and the mass market needs
to catch-up while it can.

At the same time, IoT technology offerings have ballooned in recent
years to support the evolving market with considerable investment from
venture capitalists and mega-technology companies. It is in this
environment that we are extremely proud that our continued leadership
has been recognized by MachNation for the fifth consecutive year.

With Cumulocity IoT, we make the adoption of IoT easy; no matter the
size, market or where the customers are in their IoT journey. Cumulocity
IoT is open, independent, agnostic, and ready to be used immediately.
This rating as a leading vendor gives our customers the reassurance they
want – that they have a strong partner in their path to success.”

The Cumulocity
platform operates across cloud, on premises and at the edge. It
allows customers to prove end-to-end business concepts quickly with a
handful of “Things” and rapidly scale deployment to over twenty global
data centers while connecting with telco grade reliability. It provides
total freedom and choice in designing, building, deploying and upgrading
IoT solutions and services. The platform comprises a range of
pre-packaged solution accelerators, self-service access to wide-ranging
IoT capabilities such as Condition Monitoring, Predictive Maintenance
and Track & Trace, as well as quick and easy device and sensor
management, thus bringing the worlds of IT and operational technology
(OT) together.

Further details about Cumulocity IoT can be found here.
A complete overview of Software AG’s IoT offering is available at

For further details, the MachNation Scorecard can be downloaded here.

*About MachNation.

MachNation is the only firm exclusively dedicated to testing and
researching Internet of Things (IoT) platforms, middleware, and
services. MachNation owns and runs MachNation IoT Test Environment
(MIT-E), the industry’s only independent, hands-on, benchmarking lab for
IoT platforms. MachNation specializes in understanding and predicting
IoT technologies including their impact on digitization, hardware,
communication services, applications, and support tools. MachNation
specialists provide guidance to industrial enterprises, the world’s
leading IT vendors, and communication service providers. MachNation
participates in many of the world’s most exclusive IoT events and
contributes regularly to leading IoT and business press.

About Software AG

Software AG offers Freedom as a Service. We reimagine integration, spark
business transformation and enable fast innovation on the Internet of
Things so you can pioneer differentiating business models. We give you
the freedom to connect and integrate any technology—from app to edge. We
help you free data from silos so it’s shareable, usable and powerful
–enabling you to make the best decisions and unlock entirely new
possibilities for growth.

Software AG has more than 4,700 employees, is active in 70 countries and
had revenues of € 866 million in 2018.

Learn more about Software AG and Freedom as a Service at

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