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Progress Software Delivers on Cloud Vision with Availability of Pacific aPaaS Platform

  Progress Software Delivers on Cloud Vision with Availability of Pacific
  aPaaS Platform

 New Data Access and AppDev Solutions Provide Unparalleled Speed, Choice and
                                   Freedom

Business Wire

BEDFORD, Mass. -- August 6, 2013

Progress Software Corporation (NASDAQ: PRGS) today announced availability of
new data connectivity and application capabilities as part of its Progress^®
Pacific^™ application platform-as-a-service (aPaaS), furthering its strategy
to give anyone the ability to quickly create, evolve and customize connected
business applications on demand.

They include:

  *Data Connectivity: The new Progress DataDirect Cloud^™ service enables
    applications to easily integrate data from popular SaaS, relational
    database, Big Data, social, CRM and ERP systems. The connection management
    service allows applications to be built in less time by using a single
    standards-based interface to execute SQL queries against a wide range of
    cloud data sources.

  *Application Development:  New integrated business process management (BPM)
    and business rules management system (BRMS) capabilities dramatically
    simplify application customization using Progress OpenEdge^® 11.3
    development software. Flexible processes, rules and workflows can be
    easily configured to meet business requirements while greatly accelerating
    productivity. In addition, an improved Progress Rollbase^® infrastructure
    ensures an enhanced user experience for standards-based business
    applications created with innovative drag-and-drop tools using any web
    browser. Progress Rollbase is one of the industry’s most innovative rapid
    development platforms.

Supporting Quotes:

Cal German, president and CEO at DMSi Software, the leading business
management solution for building materials distribution, said, “After
evaluating a number of platforms, including SalesForce.com, SAP and Acumatica,
we’ve chosen Progress Pacific to help us build and deploy innovative
applications for our customers. In particular, the drag and drop features and
robust workflow and triggers in Progress Rollbase will enable us to quickly
deliver highly customizable solutions that meet our customers’ complex
business processes.”

John Goodson, chief product officer at Progress Software, said, “Customer and
partner response to the Progress Pacific launch in June has been extremely
positive and we are now delivering on our vision. It’s clear that the move to
aPaaS is gaining momentum as time-to-market and data capabilities in new apps
are key requirements for developers and end users. Pacific addresses these
needs with rich data, visual design and open deployment capabilities in a
single platform.”

Additional Resources:

Progress Corporate Blog

Progress OpenEdge Blog

Progress DataDirect Blog

Follow the conversation on Twitter at #PRGSPacific and #PaaS

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About Progress Software Corporation

Progress Software Corporation(NASDAQ: PRGS) is a global software company that
simplifies the development, deployment and management of business applications
on-premise or in the cloud, on any platform or device,to any data
source,with enhanced performance, minimal IT complexity and low total cost of
ownership. Progress Software can be reached atwww.progress.com or
1-781-280-4000.

Progress, Pacific, OpenEdge, DataDirect Cloud and Rollbase 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.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains statements that are “forward-looking statements”
within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended,
and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Progress
has identified some of these forward-looking statements with words like
“believe,” “may,” “could,” “would,” “might,” “should,” “expect,” “intend,”
“plan,” “target,” “anticipate” and “continue,” the negative of these words,
other terms of similar meaning or the use of future dates. Forward-looking
statements in this press release include, but are not limited to, statements
regarding the future operation, direction and success of Progress’s business.
There are a number of factors that could cause actual results or future events
to differ materially from those anticipated by the forward-looking statements,
including, without limitation: (1) Progress’ ability to release its product
development initiatives in a timely manner; (2) market acceptance of
Progress’s product development initiatives; (3) pricing pressures and the
competitive environment in the software industry and Platform-as-a-Service
market; (4) Progress’s ability to make technology acquisitions and to realize
the expected benefits and anticipated synergies from such acquisitions; (5)
economic conditions in the U.S. and international economies; (6) business and
consumer use of the Internet and the continuing adoption of Cloud
technologies; (7) the receipt and shipment of new orders; (8) Progress’s
ability to expand its relationships with channel partners and to manage the
interaction of channel partners with its direct sales force; (9) the timely
release of enhancements to Progress’s products and customer acceptance of new
products; (10) the positioning of Progress’s products in its existing and new
markets; (11) variations in the demand for professional services and technical
support; (12) Progress’s ability to penetrate international markets and manage
its international operations; and (13) changes in exchange rates. For further
information regarding risks and uncertainties associated with Progress’s
business, please refer to Progress’s filings with the Securities and Exchange
Commission, including its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended
November 30, 2012 as amended, and Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the fiscal
quarters ended February 28, 2013 and May 31, 2013. Progress undertakes no
obligation to update any forward-looking statements, which speak only as of
the date of this press release.

Contact:

Press Contacts:
Progress Software
Rachel Godwin, +44 (0)7785 285551
rachel.godwin@progress.com
or
Investor Contact
Progress Software
Tom Barth, +1-781-280-4135
tobarth@progress.com