Tulane School of Architecture Taps Progress to Add Another Dimension to Student Design

  Tulane School of Architecture Taps Progress to Add Another Dimension to
  Student Design

    Convenience and Efficiency of New Web-Based Printing Portal with Cloud
               Interface Meets Students Advanced Printing Needs

Business Wire

BEDFORD, Mass. -- August 5, 2014

Progress (NASDAQ: PRGS) today announced that the Tulane University School of
Architecture is using Progress® Rollbase®, the rapid application development
core ofthe Progress Pacific™ platform as a service (PaaS), to deliver more
reliable and accessible printing services to its students via the web. By
building a modern, easy to use web portal, the New Orleans, LA –based
institution enabled students and faculty to save time and improve
productivity.

With the adoption of 3D printing, and the need for students to store and print
large files for model creation, the Tulane School of Architecture’s Digital
Output Lab was struggling to accommodate the growing demand for advanced
printing and manage the time-sensitive workflow, leading to inefficiency. The
system needed to be re-engineered.

Initially, the school was trying to manage files and printing using a
barebones web form and communicating job updates manually. However, the
software wasn’t sufficient and jobs with large file sizes would choke the
system. It also lacked flexibility and bandwidth to accommodate multiple
users. The Tulane School of Architecture turned to consultant and Progress
partner, Configment, to implement a robust and efficient way for students and
faculty to share information and route output to the lab’s printing
workstations. As a result, the school was able to quickly and cost-effectively
enhance its advanced printing functionality for students and staff using an
application created and managed with Progress Rollbase software.

The strengths of the Progress Pacific platform made it possible to make the
solution available in hours instead of weeks, to easily update and expand the
site for use by more of the school’s 340 students and academic staff, and to
seamlessly integrate with other Web resources. Additionally, the decreased
trouble shooting and maintenance time has saved the school’s staff between one
and two hours daily.

Executive Quotes:

David Armentor, digital imaging specialist at Tulane University's School of
Architecture, said, “Architecture students have demanding printing needs that
must be met to showcase their work. The Progress Rollbase solution enables us
to now work seamlessly with cloud-based services, giving users more control
over their files and the ability to schedule print jobs and monitor their
status from mobile devices. The Rollbase capabilities ensure that the graphics
lab runs efficiently by managing multiple queues and serving the high output
demands of the student body.”

Ian Ayers, principal at Configment, said, “The Rollbase solution has to be
100-200% faster than working with competing technologies. Because it easily
integrates with the rest of the web infrastructure at the school, we’ve been
able to update the application with new modules for generating 3D models.”

Matt Robinson, vice president of technology at Progress, said, “The Tulane
School of Architecture is a great example of how universities are using cloud
application development technology to help students save time and improve
productivity. As 3D printing demands continue to increase, having an easy to
use application for accessing print resources is important for students and
faculty alike. Working together with Configment we’re able to deliver an
innovative solution that supports the inspiring design work of Tulane’s entire
architecture school.”

Additional Resources:

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About Tulane School of Architecture

The mission of the Tulane School of Architecture is to prepare students for
leadership positions in the design professions and in their communities. This
school aspires to provide the highest quality professional education in
architecture, to develop and conserve knowledge, and to promote excellence and
innovation in architecture, landscape urbanism, preservation, and urban and
environmental design and development.architecture.tulane.edu

About Configment

Configment is an innovation consultancy with capability to deliver on digital
projects. Their talent network is comprised of designers, engineers, business
strategists, technologists, and artists. Every engagement starts with pure
imagination—the natural enemy of practical constraint. Configment leverages
cloud-based application platforms to configure web appliances designed to
accomplish nearly any business process online. They specialize in Drupal and
Progress Rollbase.configment.com

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, Rollbase and Pacific are trademarks or registered trademarks of
Progress Software Corporation in the U.S. and other countries. Any other names
contained herein may be trademarks of their respective owners.

Contact:

Press Contacts:
Progress Software
Christina Pizzella, +1-781-280-4843
cpizzell@progress.com
or
LEWIS PR
Lana Tkachenko, +1-617-226-8840
progressus@lewispr.com
 
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