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Progress Software Names Top Channel Partners for Forward Thinking, Innovative and Unparalleled Applications



  Progress Software Names Top Channel Partners for Forward Thinking,
  Innovative and Unparalleled Applications

Business Wire

BEDFORD, Mass. -- February 5, 2013

Progress Software Corporation (NASDAQ: PRGS) announced today that it named
five partners as global award recipients for the cultivation of progressive
and unparalleled business applications. The Progress Partner Awards recognize
partners across five categories using one or more of Progress’ core solutions
for application development and deployment, including Progress® OpenEdge®,
Progress Apama®, Progress Corticon® and Progress DataDirect®.

Officially announced at the Progress Software Global Partner Conference last
week in Las Vegas, Nevada, the 11th annual Channel Partner Awards recognized
15 partners, all of which were nominated for enriching the Progress partner
community and serving their customer base with leading software solutions.

Progress Software Global Partner award winners include:

  * Supercorp Technology - Partner of the Year Award. The Partner of the Year
    exemplifies the true meaning of partnership, demonstrating the highest
    levels of technology innovation, driving growth and evangelism within its
    customers’ industry, as well as enthusiastic participation within the
    Progress community. In 2012, Supercorp transformed its strategy to
    differentiate against competition, using a SaaS offering to grow its
    license revenue by 23% year-over-year. A service-oriented partner with
    strong customer focus, Supercorp is an evangelist in the supperannuation
    industry in Australia.
  * Skyward - SaaS Excellence Award. The SaaS Excellence Award honors an ISV
    whose participation in Progress’ SaaS enablement programs resulted in
    highly innovative offerings that achieved impressive commercial success
    within their market. Skyward is an Elite Partner serving the education
    marketplace. Over the past few years, Skyward moved to a SaaS-based
    strategy. Currently, approximately 75% of Skyward’s new business is
    SaaS-based, setting the company apart from competitors and enabling it to
    compete in both small and large districts.
  * Bravepoint - Partner Collaboration Award. This award recognizes the
    partner that participated in the most successfully brokered deals and
    illustrated the benefit of partner collaboration and cooperation within
    the Progress partner community. In collaboration with Progress, Bravepoint
    helps facilitate technology enablement in the partner community by
    delivering a completely new course curriculum for developing multi-tenant
    applications in the Cloud that enables ISVs to transform applications and
    leverage all the benefits of multi-tenancy in less than five days.
  * QAD - Business Focus Award. The Business Focus award distinguishes
    companies that demonstrate foresight and an understanding of current and
    future market opportunities. A market leader in automotive parts
    manufacturing, QAD provides a solution that competitors are unable to
    match and their Global customers require. QAD defines Effective Enterprise
    as one where every business process is working at peak efficiency and
    perfectly aligned to the company’s strategic goals. The pursuit of this
    vision drives the products that it develops and the approach it takes when
    engaging with customers. QAD received the 2012 Partner of the Year Award.
  * VanMeijel Automatisering BV – Challenger Award. The Challenger Award
    identifies the partner that pushes the boundaries of the product by
    driving out-of-the-box product innovation and enhancements. VanMeijel
    Automatisering BV, a Netherlands-based provider of software and services
    for project financial management in the construction space, personifies
    the Challenger traits. Not only has it driven OpenEdge BPM revenue through
    business processes, as part of the METACOM application, it has also
    adopted and embraced application delivery in the cloud using the Progress
    Arcade development platform.

Progress Software has worked with thousands of channel partners in over 140
countries to develop a successful Partner Program called Partner+. Progress
provides a consultative relationship that offers partners around the world a
wealth of resources to meet their customers’ needs, grow and sustain a
profitable business, and achieve long-term business goals. Through its
award-winning empowerment programs, Progress Partners have access to experts
who help them solve business and technical challenges in their markets.
Progress works with its Partners throughout the business opportunity cycle;
from concept to deployment and optimization, to drive business growth.

Supporting Quotes:

Kurt Groeneveld, CEO at Supercorp Technology Pty Ltd, said: “Supercorp is
honored to be awarded 2013 Partner of the Year. This award is yet another
highlight in a 25-year relationship with Progress that has seen many
highlights. Progress Software continues to build the best tools on the market
for cloud development and this allows us to get on with the job of building
powerful and innovative on-premise and cloud-based applications.”

Kimberly King, VP Global Partners & Channels at Progress Software, said: “We
pride ourselves on our strong and vibrant partner community and thrive on
supporting each of our more than 1,500 partners as they develop and deploy
next generation applications using Progress OpenEdge, Apama, Corticon and
DataDirect products. Whether cloud, mobile or on-premise, our solutions
provide the foundation that enables our partners to drive business growth. We
commend this year’s Channel Partner Award winners on their forward-thinking
initiatives.”

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, Apama, Corticon, DataDirect, 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, +1 781-280-4000
rlacroix@progress.com
Twitter: @ProgressSW
or
LEWIS PR
Marissa Ramey, +1 202-349-3788
progresssoftware@lewispr.com
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