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New Progress Software Features Simplify Mobile Application Development; Write Once for iOS, Android Mobile Platforms

  New Progress Software Features Simplify Mobile Application Development;
  Write Once for iOS, Android Mobile Platforms

OpenEdge® 11.2 Platform with Mobile App Builder Speeds Development of Critical
       Business Apps for Mobility and Supports Latest Mobile Platforms

Business Wire

BEDFORD, Mass. -- January 28, 2013

Progress Software Corporation (NASDAQ: PRGS), a global software company that
simplifies and enables the development and deployment of business
applications, today announced the newProgress® OpenEdge®11.2 cloud
application development platform, featuring the cloud-based OpenEdge Mobile
App Builder product.

A recent study of enterprise IT organizations worldwide, conducted by
independent market research firm Vanson Bourne and sponsored by Progress
Software, found many organizations are planning to connect end-users with
enterprise approved mobile applications – thereby bridging an ”App Gap”.
However, many of these organizations anticipate the need to address potential
roadblocks, including security risks, additional investment required and the
need for ongoing support.

Officially launched at the Progress Software Global Partner Conference taking
place this week in Las Vegas, Nevada, the Progress OpenEdge Mobile App Builder
product will help organizations bridge the app gap by allowing independent
software vendors (ISVs) and developers to “write once, run anywhere,”
providing a quick and easy way to get applications up and running on all
mobile operating systems, including iOS and Android. It also allows developers
to continuously and efficiently update applications as the mobile market
evolves and new devices are introduced. The OpenEdge Mobile App Builder
product provides a highly productive, simplified development experience from
start to finish enabling end-user access to critical business applications
using multiple mobile devices.

More than 1,400 ISVs actively build their business applications based on the
award-winning Progress OpenEdge platform and there are hundreds of
applications based on the OpenEdge platform running in the Cloud.

The OpenEdge Mobile App Builder product is fully integrated with the Progress
OpenEdge backend, eliminating the need for developers to recreate existing
services. This also provides an optimized development environment for
transactional applications.

New OpenEdge 11.2 platform features include:

  *Mobility Capabilities:  Visual Designer and UI toolkit for phone and
    tablet applications, REST support for the OpenEdge application server,
    JavaScript Data Binding support libraries, and write-once, run anywhere
    support for iOS and Android;
  *Productivity and Performance Improvements: Session-level Structured Error
    Handling, improved performance for AppServer invocations, support for SQL
    offset/fetch statements, Progress Developer Studio: Scratch Editor, and
    sub-Second PAUSE support for Processes from ABL; and
  *Added Platform Support: Windows 8, SQL Servers 2012 certification  and
    Eclipse 3.7 support.

Supporting Quotes:

Mike West, vice president and Distinguished Analyst, Saugatuck Technology:
“Through 2017, a majority of Cloud business solutions for the enterprise,
whether SaaS or in-house developed, will be designed to enable mobile access
and interaction. A mobile development platform -- such as in Progress Open
Edge 11.2 -- is the most reliable way to ensure the productive development and
ongoing enhancement of mobile solutions across multiple platforms.”

Giles Willey, president, Vermont Systems (VSI): “As a leader in parks and
recreation software, VSI is committed to providing our more than 1,100
customers around the world with leading capabilities. Many of our solutions,
by their nature, require secure mobile access. As a Progress Software partner,
we have extensive expertise with the OpenEdge platform. The new OpenEdge
features will help us maximize our development time and resources, get
solutions to market faster, and provide customers with the confidence that
their applications will be ready for whatever is next in mobile technology.”

Karen Tegan Padir, senior vice president and business line executive:
“Application Development for Progress: “More than 4 million people use
applications built on the OpenEdge platform and mobile access is now a
requirement rather than a convenience. We’re delivering a platform that takes
the complexity out of mobile application development without losing the
seamless tie to our OpenEdge platform, which helps our ISV partners and
developers bring apps to market quickly.”

Additional Resources:

Forrester Research, Inc. White Paper: Designing mobile apps from the outside
in

Blog Post: Mobility changes the shape of app development

Blog Post: 5 reasons customers want mobility

Nucleus Research: Guidebook for OE

Blog Post:  OpenEdge 11.2 ESAP – A Quick Tour

About Progress Software Corporation

Progress Software Corporation (NASDAQ: PRGS) simplifies the development,
deployment and management of business applications on-premise or on any Cloud,
on any platform and on any device with minimal IT complexity and low total
cost of ownership. Progress Software can be reached at www.progress.com or
1-781-280-4000.

Follow Progress Software on Twitter: @ProgressSW

Progress and OpenEdge are trademarks or registered trademarks of Progress
Software Corporation or one of its subsidiaries or affiliates in the U.S. and
other countries. Any other names contained herein may be trademarks of their
respective owners.

Contact:

Progress Software
Rick Lacroix, +1 781-280-4604
rlacroix@progress.com
or
LEWIS PR
Marissa Ramey, +1 202-349-3788
progresssoftware@lewispr.com
 
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