Software AG acquires webMethods

Consolidation in the industry keeps grinding on, with Software AG announcing that they will acquire webMethods for $546M. Last year, when I interviewed webMethods’ EVP of Product Development, I wrote that their new BPM launch placed them squarely in competition with IBM and TIBCO. Not surprisingly, today’s press release states:

The combined company will create a market leader in the software industry, specifically in the fast growing services oriented architecture, business process management and software application integration markets – just behind IBM and Tibco.

I guess we know who the competition is…

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