|[June 21, 2012]
Progress Software Names Top Channel Partners for Innovation, Collaboration and Cutting Edge Applications
BEDFORD, Mass. --(Business Wire)--
Software Corporation (NASDAQ: PRGS) announced today that it named
six leading independent software vendors (ISVs) as award recipients for
their innovative, collaborative and leading edge business applications.
The Progress Channel Partner (News - Alert) Awards recognize ISVs across six categories
using the Progress®
OpenEdge® application development platform, a comprehensive
development platform ideal for building dynamic, business
process-enabled software applications.
Bhatt, president and chief executive officer, Progress Software (News - Alert),
said: ""We are committed to the success of our ISV partners and their
customers. By providing best-in-class technology that enables these
partners to create innovative business software, we are helping them
gain an edge in a highly competitive landscape. Each of the recipients
of this year's awards has developed applications that help solve complex
business problems. Most importantly, Progress Application Partners are
highly successful companies that achieved double-digit growth in a
Progress Software's tenth annual Partner Conference award ceremony
recognized more than 20 ISVs, all of which were nominated for enriching
the Progress partner community and serving their customer base with
leading software solutions. Progress wishes to congratulate all nominees
for the 2011 Progress Partner awards, including Applied Logic Software,
Bluebird Auto Rental Systems, Carrier Logistics, Digital Technology
International, Fiserv, Franchise Technologies, IFDS, Skyward Inc.,
Suncoast Solutions, TOTVS, Unicorn HRO and Wilke Global.
Progress Software Partner award winners include:
QAD - 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. QAD
won this award for their significant year-over-year growth driven by
their stellar on-demand business. Additionally, QAD was the first
software company to introduce an OpenEdge BPM-enabled ERP solution
(the QAD Business Process Management).
DMSi Software - SaaS (News - Alert) Excellence Award. The SaaS Excellence
Award honors ISVs whose participation in Progress' SaaS enablement
programs resulted in highly innovative offerings that achieved
impressive commercial success within their market. DMSi
Software, which offers business accounting software for building
material distributors and dealers, improved its business opportunities
by entering new markets with SaaS enabled applications that increased
its customer base by 18%.
Bravepoint - Partner Collaboration Award. This award
recognizes the ISV who 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-tenancy applications in the Cloud that enables
ISVs to transform applications and leverage all the benefits of
multi-tenancy in less than five days.
York Risk Services - Business Focus Award. The Business Focus
award distinguishes companies that demonstrate foresight and an
understanding of current and future market opportunities in their
respective business. York
Risk Services Group, a premier provider of insurance and claims
management software, received this honor for expanding their market
reach and achieving business growth through a strategic acquisition of
a complimentary OpenEdge Application Partner, FARA, who has been a
leader in the insurance services industry for more than thirty years.
With this expanded product portfolio, York Risk Services is well-armed
to attack the growing insurance market.
Infor - Visionary Award. The Visionary award recognizes
ISVs who uniquely use Progress technology in an innovative manner to
meet a specific market need. Infor, the third largest enterprise
application software company with greater than $2.8 billion revenue,
leveraged the flexible user interface capabilities of the OpenEdge
product to develop SaaS-enabled applications with the characteristics
of desktop software delivered via the web.
DocuTAP - Fastest Growing Partner Award. The Fastest
Growing Partner award honors the Application Partner who achieved the
greatest year-over-year growth. This year, the Fastest Growing Partner
award was presented to DocuTAP,
an electronic medical record and practice management solution provider
that helps physicians manage their patient visits quickly and easily.
With the power of a highly acclaimed and fully-integrated application,
DocuTAP grew by more than 70%.
Progress Software has worked with thousands of channel partners in over
140 countries to develop a successful Application Partner Program.
Progress provides a consultative relationship that offers ISVs 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 Application
Partners have access to experts who help them solve business and
technical challenges in their markets. Progress works with its
Application Partners throughout the business opportunity cycle; from
concept to deployment and optimization, to drive business growth.
About Progress Software Corporation
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
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.
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