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Progress Empowers Customers and Partners with New Community Forum

<p class='bwalignc'> <i><b>New Infrastructure Makes Timely, Expert Content Instantly Available</b></i> </p>

Tuesday, October 08, 2013

Progress Empowers Customers and Partners with New Community Forum

09:00 EDT Tuesday, October 08, 2013

BEDFORD, Mass. (Business Wire) -- Progress (NASDAQ:PRGS) today unveiled at its Exchange 2013 user conference a new, open community forum designed to enable developers to access and share timely, expert and relevant technical and business content. “The Community” will be an online hub where developers, independent software vendors and business managers can collaborate as they create, and customize business applications with leading technologies, including the Progress® Pacific™ platform-as-a-service (PaaS).

As businesses of all sizes address unprecedented market pressures to develop applications quickly and at low cost, developers and other technical professionals seek online forums to quickly solve problems and share best practices as well as tips and tricks.

The Community will introduce an open source way of thinking (transparent and authentic) and allow Progress users, customers and partners to exchange questions and access relevant information instantly. For those looking to develop an application quickly, The Community will house drag and drop short cuts as well as solutions posted by other users.

The new community will continue to provide the same level of high-quality content as Progress' previous forum, but with additional features.

  • An open platform available to both Pacific users and non-users after a one-time registration
  • An event calendar with updates on Webinars, white papers, useful product information, and monthly Q&A
  • Automatic reenrollment for previous members into the new community
  • Job-posting corner where businesses can post opportunities within their organizations

Executive Quote:

Karen Tegan Padir, chief technology officer at Progress said: “This initiative is our promise to provide the Progress community with expert, and authentic content – building on the best of what we've seen in the highly successful Open Source environment. We know that tools don't build communities, people do and we believe this open platform for technical dialogue and problem solving will help members create better applications faster.”

Additional Resources:

Progress Corporate Blog

Progress App Dev Blog

Progress DataDirect Blog

Follow conversation about Exchange at #PRGS13

Join the Progress Exchange event group on LinkedIn

Follow conversation about Progress Pacific at #PRGSPacific and #PaaS

Follow Progress Software on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Google+

Follow Progress DataDirect on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Google+

View the Progress RebelMouse page for the latest happenings aggregated from all Progress social media pages in one location

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.

Progress and Pacific 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
Christina Pizzella, +1-860-597-6700
cpizzell@progress.com

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