Strong demand from large enterprises for Integrated IT Portfolio Management solutions results in 128 per cent growth in new customers


Berlin, May 14, 2013 – alfabet, the leading provider of Integrated IT Portfolio Management solutions, today reports a remarkable 128 per cent increase in its existing U.S. customers over the last 12 months. Strong demand for Integrated IT Portfolio Management solutions by large U.S. companies, the thriving go-to-market team, and alfabet“s acclaimed planningIT solution have created the excellent platform which has more than doubled in the number of customers in the U.S. market for the Berlin-headquartered company. Among the new wins are large, prestigious Fortune 500 enterprises in the financial services, utilities, oil and gas and health care industries – including 3 of the top 25.

„This year we have made significant progress in winning new customers through strong sales execution. We posted better-than-expected results because we are highly committed to meeting the specific market requirements of large U.S. enterprises in various industries by delivering industry-leading solutions and expertise,“ said Erik Masing, CEO and co-founder of alfabet. „Across industries organizations undergo heavy transformations for winning in the age of the customer. This has an immense impact on the role of IT and the need for connected thinking by decision makers. We remain focused on our long-term strategic plan as we extend our market reach in the U.S. to enable enterprise CIOs and IT planners to achieve their business goals and power business success.“

First alfabet planningIT eXchange conference held in New York:
Based on the increasing customer base, alfabet launched its first planningIT eXchange in New York. Over the past eight years the well-known IT planning conference and networking event, which uniquely brings together over 300 IT and business executives and industry analysts from around the world, was held in alfabet“s headquarters in Berlin. This year“s events in Berlin and NYC were themed „UNLOCK THE POWER OF THE IT PORTFOLIO“.

At the NYC conference, which attracted 100 IT and Business Executives, Bobby Cameron, Vice President of Forrester and Principal Analyst at Forrester Research, Inc., presented the customer-centric model of IT that some of the most successful companies in the world are deploying. Susan Green, Senior Vice President and Architecture Executive at Bank of America (a founding member of the Global CTO Council) shared how Bank of America is embracing IT transformation to stay nimble amid changing regulations, new customer engagement models and turmoil in the global market. Dr. Dieter Schacher, former CIO for Volkswagen, presented his experience in using IT to drive global business expansion in the increasingly complex automotive industry.

Forrester recognizes alfabet with the highest score on its current offering
Prior to the event alfabet was recognized as a Leader in Enterprise Architecture Management Suites (EAMS) by Forrester Research, Inc., in its April 2nd, 2013 report, „The Forrester WaveTM: EA Management Suites, Q2 2013“ written by Tim DeGennaro. The report gave alfabet the highest score over all vendors for its current offering. In addition, alfabet received the highest score for current offering in three of the four use case scenarios. Forrester analyzed the top ten suppliers of EAMS software.

About alfabet (
Business IT Management is the task of ensuring that IT powers business success. Managing all IT portfolios as one is the foundation. It combines a deep understanding of the business and its strategy with the insight, planning and execution required to evolve the IT landscape. alfabet is the only vendor providing a comprehensive software suite that supports all aspects of Business IT Management across all portfolios – from accurate insight into the enterprise architecture to IT planning, risk management, compliance, road-mapping and IT Program Control.
alfabet serves with its flagship product planningIT ® a global user community of more than 135,000 IT, Finance and Business professionals in more than 40 countries. Customers of alfabet include many of the Global 2000 companies across a broad range of industries in particular financial services, automotive, telecommunications, logistics, and high-tech.
Founded in 1997, alfabet is operating with headquarters in Berlin, Cambridge, Mass. and Singapore.

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