In addition to the official Forrester Report about the deal, I just wanted to share the echo from the press with you:

SAP-Kunden im Visier – Die Strategie von Software AG und IDS Scheer

July 15, 2009 http://www.cio.de/markt/analysen/891743/index1.html

Computerwoche (GER)
Software AG und IDS Scheer – Das sagen die Analysten

July 15, 2009 http://www.computerwoche.de/knowledge_center/erp/1900752/

Computing (UK)
Software AG
Squares Up To SAP With IDS Scheer Buy

July 14, 2009 http://www.computing.co.uk/v3/news/2246050/software-ag-contests-sap

Computing (UK)
SAP Faces New Competition From Software AG

July 15, 2009 http://www.computing.co.uk/accountancyage/news/2246096/sap-face-competition-software

Computable (NL)
Software AG buys IDS Sheer for Consultancy

July 16, 2009 http://www.computable.nl/artikel/ict_topics/soa/2995913/2204519/software-ag-koopt-ids-scheer-om-consultancy.html

Accountancy Age (UK)
SAP faces new competition from Software AG

July 15, 2009 http://www.accountancyage.com/accountancyage/news/2246096/sap-face-competition-software

V3.co.uk (formerly VNUnet)
Software AG squares up to SAP with IDS Scheer buy

July 14, 2009 http://www.v3.co.uk/v3/news/2246050/software-ag-contests-sap