We are living in unprecedented times. The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has upended societies across the globe and unsettled economies. At times like these, it’s inspiring to see how people are banding together to tackle this crisis and limit its impact on people and business. I’m especially proud to be part of the global tech community and heartened by the many ways in which peers throughout the industry are stepping in and stepping up. This is “business-as-unusual”.
Our people are the lifeblood of Software AG. Keeping our people safe and well is of paramount importance. To that end, our employees have been encouraged to work from home where possible as a preventive measure. I am incredibly proud of the speed and sensitivity displayed by my leadership team as we face this challenge.
For our customers, availability of their digital infrastructure is vital to ensure continuity of critical business applications. To meet these expectations, we have initiated our Business Continuity Management System. Incident response teams are in place and well-enabled to manage crisis situations so that support services remain available. Our business continuity plan includes a pandemic plan that enables us to respond to and recover from events such as COVID-19.
Software AG maintains a distributed workforce across many countries, which reduces the impact of a single office undergoing a mass absence of personnel. Our teams are well set up for remote working and will carry out all activities to support our customers. Rest assured: we will keep our operations running across the globe.
We are continuing to monitor the situation and will take all necessary measures to ensure the health and safety of our people and business continuity for our customers.
Stay safe and well.
CEO of Software AG