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Outerwall Receives 2014 Software AG Innovation Award in Digital Enterprise

Company leverages technology to drive operational excellence

BELLEVUE, Wash., Oct. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Outerwall Inc. (Nasdaq: OUTR) received the 2014 Software AG Innovation Award in Digital Enterprise for excellence in streamlining operations through the use of enterprise management software. This award recognizes Outerwall's "best of the best" implementation of agile processes and systems as part of the company's commitment to operational excellence.

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Outerwall leverages digital processes and cloud-based applications to view and make process efficiencies in managing more than 65,000 automated retail kiosks. The company uses consistent analysis to capture key business processes that results in greater agility and cost improvements.  In turn, this enables the company to offer turn-key solutions to retail partners that results in increased foot traffic and store revenue.

"We are honored to receive this award recognizing Outerwall's success streamlining back-end processes and operations, which ultimately allow us to reach our consumers in a smooth and efficient manner," said Carole McCluskey, chief technology officer for Outerwall. 

Jay Johnson, president and chief executive officer, Software AG North America and member of the Group Executive Board, noted, "Outerwall consistently demonstrates digital leadership by optimizing the day-to-day operations and management of their more than 65,000 kiosks for the benefit of their retail partners and consumers.  Outerwall uses Software AG's webMethods integration platform and ARIS business process analysis solutions to gain real-time visibility of 'systems of record' data running across their SAP backbone systems."

About Outerwall Inc.

Outerwall Inc. (Nasdaq: OUTR) has more than 20 years of experience creating some of the most profitable spaces for their retail partners. The company mission is to create a better everyday by delivering breakthrough kiosk experiences that delight consumers and generate revenue for retailers. As the company that brought consumers Redbox® entertainment, Coinstar® money services, and ecoATM® electronics recycling kiosks, Outerwall is leading the next generation of automated retail and paving the way for inventive, scalable businesses. Outerwall™ kiosks are in neighborhood grocery stores, drug stores, mass merchants, malls, and other retail locations in the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, the United Kingdom, and Ireland. Learn more at

About Software AG 

Software AG helps organizations achieve their business objectives faster. The company's big data, integration and business process technologies enable customers to drive operational efficiency, modernize their systems and optimize processes for smarter decisions and better service. Building on over 40 years of customer-centric innovation, the company is ranked as a "leader" in fifteen market categories, fueled by core product families Adabas and Natural, ARIS, Terracotta, webMethods, Alfabet and Apama. Software AG has more than 4,600 employees in 70 countries and had revenues of 973 million in 2013. 

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