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Four Soft Builds for Global Business Growth with Progress® OpenEdge® 11 Application Development Platform

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Four Soft Builds for Global Business Growth with Progress® OpenEdge® 11 Application Development Platform

08:03 EDT Tuesday, May 28, 2013

BEDFORD, Mass. (Business Wire) -- Logistics software specialist, Four Soft has selected the Progress® OpenEdge® 11 application development platform from Progress Software Corporation (NASDAQ: PRGS) as part of its plan to achieve strategic international growth.

By enabling multi-language support for its 4S eTrans SME freight management system, Four Soft is taking an important step towards company growth by allowing it to offer its solutions on an international scale. Currently, Four Soft helps more than 400 customers and more than 60,000 end-users on a daily basis. As a result of using the OpenEdge 11 product, Four Soft will be able to expand this support to a truly global audience.

In addition to the multi-language support, use of the OpenEdge 11 platform has also provided Four Soft's customers with new features, such as the ability to monitor Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), real-time messaging and automatic renewal processes. It has also provided a drag-and-drop feature that allows developers to work collaboratively by easily moving documents. As a result of the multi-tenancy functionality of the Progress OpenEdge 11 product, Four Soft was also able to cost effectively move the application to a safe cloud environment enabling customers to access data at any time and place.

The Progress OpenEdge platform helps Progress' Independent Software Vendor (ISV) Partners, such as Four Soft, build dynamic, business process-enabled applications for secure deployment across any platform, any mobile device and any cloud. The OpenEdge platform has evolved over the last 30 years incorporating new technologies such as multi-tenancy, data encryption and auditing, security and compliance and user-interface flexibility.

Four Soft recently received the EMEA Partner Award during the Global Progress Partner Conference in Las Vegas for its demonstrated success and ability to stay ahead of industry demands using the latest Progress technology.

Quotes:

  • “The Four Soft 4S eTrans SME application will be used by our transport and logistics customers worldwide to solve complex business issues and to streamline business processes,” said Willem van Anrooij, Director, Four Soft Netherlands BV. “Even though this application has proven its added value to the industry in the past, it was time to expand its reach and capabilities. The Progress OpenEdge 11 product played a big part in realizing this modernization and moving to the cloud.”
  • “Our aim is to support our partners with the tools and information they need for market success,” said Kimberly King, vice president, Global Partners and Channels for Progress Software. “It's great to see that our OpenEdge platform continues to provide partners like Four Soft, with new opportunities to drive their business forward and successfully move to the cloud.”

About Four Soft

Four Soft® is a public listed company which provides innovative software solutions, IT consultancy and BPO services exclusively for the logistics, transportation and supply-chain management market place. It is the market leader in the transportation and logistics segment with a large international client base including the majority of the top logistics & transportation companies in the world. With regional offices strategically located worldwide, it supports customers including DHL, CEVA, DB Schenker, Panasonic, Flyjac (A Hitachi Transport System Group Company), and Geodis Wilson. Additional information about Four Soft® is available at www.four-soft.com.

Four Soft® offers a full suite of web-native products across the logistics supply chain. This includes 4S eTrans® for freight forwarding and logistics, 4S eLog® for extended warehouse management, 4S VisiLog® & 4S VisiLog plus® for track & trace, visibility and supply-chain management, 4S eCustoms® for customs brokerage, 4S iShipping™ for shipping line execution, 4S eConnect™ for business-to-business connectivity and 4S Infotips™ for informed decision making.

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 at www.progress.com or 1-781-280-4000.

Follow Progress Software on Twitter: @ProgressSW.

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.

Press:
Progress Software
Rachel Harnden, +44 (0)1344 386 387
rharnden@progress.com
@ProgressSW
or
LEWIS PR
Jon Brigden, 0207 802 2626
progressuk@lewispr.com

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