Software AG (TecDAX: SOW AG) today announced the launch of its new webMethods Intelligent Business Operations Platform (IBO) and the acquisition of JackBe Corporation. JackBe is a privately-held company with headquarters in Chevy Chase, Maryland (USA) and a provider of real-time visual analytics and intelligence software. Real-time visualisation and analytics are increasingly important in managing the technology megatrend of large data volumes. Providing rapid deployment and a mashup of different data sources, JackBe will serve as the foundation for Software AG’s new webMethods Intelligent Business Operations Platform. The platform will provide customers with an integrated, real-time awareness of dynamic operations and processes via easy-to-use visualisations. The resulting improved response times and increased quality of business decisions will support decision-makers in achieving better business outcomes.