MachNation Rates Software AG’s Cumulocity IoT a Leading Vendor in 2022 IoT Device Management Scorecard for the 6th Consecutive Year

Darmstadt, Germany, July 21, 2022 – Software AG (Frankfurt MDAX: SOW) today announced its Cumulocity IoT platform is rated a leading vendor amongst 13 IoT vendors in MachNation’s 2022 IoT Device Management Scorecard. Cumulocity IoT has received this rating for the sixth year in a row. Among the 13 vendors rated, Software AG received the highest total score across a set of requirements spanning four distinct categories (integration, lifecycle management, architecture & security, business & strategy).  

The report identified the following key highlights of the Cumulocity IoT platform:

  • “Managing edge deployment can be done centrally within the Cumulocity IoT tenant”
    Customers can leverage Cumulocity IoT’s excellent device lifecycle management capabilities to implement and maintain their edge deployments (…) Offering a unified solution across cloud and edge reduces development complexity, optimizes management functions, and saves customers time and money.
  • “Cumulocity IoT Thin Edge continues to add new features and support for constrained edge hardware”
    Cumulocity IoT Thin Edge continues to add new features and functionality at a considerable pace since its inception last year. Designed to support low-powered, memory constrained hardware (ARM v7/v8, 32 MB+ RAM). […] Enterprise buyers should keep a close watch in the coming weeks and months to see what other improvements Software AG, in tandem with its partnership community, bring to thin edge.
  • “Cumulocity IoT’s protocol-agnostic approach is critical to supporting a rapidly increasing LPWAN market”
    Software AG recognizes the growing adoption rates of LPWAN network protocols (…), especially for edge use-cases that primarily utilize power-constrained hardware. […] Software AG has implemented a LoRa integration tool into its core device management functionality that enables user to integrate and manage any LoRa device via any LoRa network with Cumulocity IoT.*

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 device management (DM) space is one of the most important and complex technology areas of the Internet of things (IoT). Enterprises realize that support for IoT devices in a heterogeneous environment enables them to launch new services, create revenue opportunities, and minimize solution support costs.”

Bernd Gross, CTO of Software AG noted: “Without a doubt, IoT device management is one of the most important and complex technology areas of the Internet of Things. That is why we are extremely proud that our continued leadership in this space has been recognized by MachNation for the sixth consecutive year. Our relentless focus on providing the best IoT device management platform means that enterprises can adopt a ‘Buy and Build’ strategy where they focus their valuable resources on the competitive differentiating capabilities, and leverage Cumulocity IoT to deliver the underlying enterprise-grade foundations.”

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

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

*About MachNation.

MachNation is exclusively dedicated to testing and benchmarking Internet of Things (IoT) platforms, end-to-end solutions, and services. MachNation conducts IoT performance and scalability testing with Tempest, the industry's first end-to-end IoT solution simulator. MachNation also owns and runs MIT-E, an independent, hands-on, benchmarking lab for IoT platforms. MachNation testers, developers, and analysts 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 trade publications and business press.

About Software AG

Software AG is the software pioneer of a truly connected world. Since 1969, it has helped 10,000+ organizations use software to connect people, departments, systems and devices. Software AG empowers truly connected enterprises using integration & APIs, IoT & analytics and business & IT transformation. Software AG’s products establish a fluid flow of data that allows everything and everyone to work together. The company has more than 4,800 employees across more than 70 countries and annual revenue of over €800m. It is committed to its ambition of exceeding €1 billion of organic revenue and reaching an organic operating profit margin (EBITA, non-IFRS) of between 25 percent to 30 percent in 2023.

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Bärbel Strothmann
Director, Head of Technology Communications
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