Provider of High-Performance Transactional Database Partners with Test Data Management Vendor, Grid-Tools

Grid-Tools, the premiere vendor of test data management, test data generation and data masking software and solutions is pleased to announce a strategic partnership with Adabas vendor, Software AG. The two have joined in an effort to provide high performing data masking solutions to Software AG’s Adabas customers.

Eynsham, United Kingdom, June 16, 2011 --( Adabas customers will soon have easy access to Grid-Tools’ award winning data masking solution, they will have the ability to de-identify data being used in non-production environments as a result of Software AG’s partnership with data masking vendor, Grid-Tools. The two companies are working together to embed Grid-Tools product Simple Datamasking™, a popular data masking solution, into all Adabas products, making it easy for Adabas users to ensure the data being used in test and development environments remains anonymous and secure.

Data masking, the process of anonymizing data so it can be used securely in non-production environments, ensures data within a database is secured throughout its full life-cycle from development and testing through to production. The technology maintains the full integrity of the original environment, making it easy to successfully create and manage high quality “production-like” data. As the demand for this type of solution grows significantly, Software AG has realized the benefit it could provide to its customers.

Wolfgang Weiss, Senior Product Manager at Software AG comments: “Corporate data is an absolutely crucial business asset. Without access to information in their corporate databases, most companies would be unable to conduct day-to-day business. Software AG realizes the pressure being put on our customers to maintain high standards in compliance, which includes ensuring sensitive data remains secure in non-production environments.

“Finding a way to help our customers maintain compliance by partnering with a leading data masking vendor became an important focus for us. We went through a rigorous selection process and felt the Grid-Tools technology outshone the competition. They offered solutions which were more robust, flexible and powerful. We are confident our customers will benefit from this partnership considerably.”

Huw Price, Grid-Tools’ Managing Director, is also enthusiastic about the new relationship: “Grid-Tools has a strong focus on limitless access to all databases and data types. We want to offer our customers a solution that not only has the most innovative technology, but isn’t limited to specific databases. Our relationship with Software AG will enable Adabas customers to easily access a fantastic data masking product, but it also demonstrates Grid-Tools’ continued strategy to increase the number of platforms we support in this space. Partnering with an industry leader like Software AG, who leads the field technically when it comes to mainframe and open systems, shows our intent to keep growing technically.”

As the partnership between the two organizations grows, plans to embed further test data management features into the Adabas product will follow, including test data creation and generation, database subsetting and data coverage capabilities. As the leading vendor in test data management technology internationally, Grid-Tools will enable Software AG to provide the most innovative solutions in this space to its customers. Contact Grid-Tools for more information at

About Software AG
Software AG is the global leader in Business Process Excellence. Our 40 years of innovation include the invention of the first high-performance transactional database, Adabas; the first business process analysis platform, ARIS; and the first B2B server and SOA-based integration platform, webMethods.

They offer customers end-to-end business process management (BPM) solutions delivering low Total-Cost-of-Ownership and high ease of use. There industry-leading brands; ARIS, webMethods, Adabas, Natural, CentraSite and IDS Scheer Consulting, represent a unique portfolio, encompassing process strategy, design, integration and control; SOA-based integration and data management; process-driven SAP implementation; and strategic process consulting and services.

Software AG had revenues of €1.1 billion in 2010 and has more than 5,600 employees serving 10,000 enterprise and public institution customers across 70 countries. Their comprehensive software and services solutions allow companies to continuously achieve their business results faster. The company is headquartered in Germany and listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (TecDAX, ISIN DE 0003304002 / SOW).

For more information, please visit: or call +49 6151 92-1787 or follow @SoftwareAG_D, @SoftwareAG_USA.

About Grid-Tools Limited
Grid-Tools specializes in test data generation, data masking and test data management software and solutions. Their experienced personnel have been writing and developing solutions for large companies in both the private and public sectors for nearly 30 years.

The Grid-Tools award winning signature software is Datamaker™. The Datamaker™ suite includes a wide range of tools for test data management including such innovative products as Datamaker™ itself, a revolutionary tool that creates and publishes high quality test data with the referential integrity of production environments for testing and development. Datamaker™ offers three methods for managing, creating and generating data, inclusive of database subsetting, data masking (data obfuscation and data de-identification) and synthetic data creation/generation.

The Grid-Tools methodology consists of using the “data-centric” approach to test data management. Their focus is to ensure the quality of the test data being used is of the right quality for successful testing and development.

For more information, please visit: or call +44 1865 884 600, USA: + 1 866 519 3751 or follow @GridTools.

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Software AG Contact
Paul Hughes
Director Media Relations
Software AG
Uhlandstraße 12
64297 Darmstadt
Phone: +49 6151 92-1787

Twitter: @SoftwareAG_D, @SoftwareAG_USA
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Grid-Tools Ltd
Jo Wright
+44(0) 1865 884600