Progress Software moves forward with new aPaaS features
By Digital News Asia August 20, 2013
- New data connectivity and application capabilities available with aPaaS offering
- Touts better integration and simplified app development processes for clients
PROGRESS Software Corporation has announced the availability of new data connectivity and application capabilities as part of its Progress Pacific application platform-as-a-service (aPaaS).
Progress Software chief product officer John Goodson (pic) said that customer and partner response to Progress Pacific since its launch in June has been extremely positive, and the company is now delivering on its 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,” he claimed..
The new capabilities are in line with the US-based business application infrastructure software provider's strategy to give its clients the ability to quickly create, evolve and customise connected business applications on demand.
The new features include a new Progress DataDirect Cloud service which enables applications to easily integrate data from popular SaaS, relational database, big data, social, customer relationship management (CRM) and enterprise resource planning (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, Progress Software said in a statement.
It also offers new integrated business process management (BPM) and business rules management system (BRMS) capabilities, dramatically simplifies application customisation using Progress OpenEdge11.3 development software.
In addition, an improved Progress Rollbase infrastructure also offers customers an enhanced user experience for standards-based business applications created with innovative drag-and-drop tools using any web browser, the company claimed.
“After evaluating a number of platforms ... we’ve chosen Progress Pacific to help us build and deploy innovative applications for our customers,” said Cal German, president and chief executive officer at DMSi Software, which offers business management solutions for building materials distribution.
“In particular, the drag and drop features and robust workflow and triggers in Progress Rollbase will enable us to quickly deliver highly customisable solutions that meet our customers’ complex business processes,” he added.
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