About Progress

About Progress

Data is exploding. Digital devices are proliferating. Interfaces are taking new forms. Everything must be connected. Developers need to deliver more sophisticated apps, faster than ever before. This is where Progress shines.

Progress has always delivered the platform and tools that organizations need to develop and deploy mission-critical business applications.  As the types of devices and types of interfaces on which applications run proliferate, the number of systems that need to be connected rises, and the amount of data that needs to be harnessed continues to skyrocket, organizations are looking for a modern platform that will enable them to quickly and easily develop and deliver tomorrow’s applications.

Progress offers the best platform for building and deploying tomorrow’s applications quickly and easily.  Progress offers flexible frontend tooling for delivering an engaging and multi-channel UX, a modern, reliable, scalable and secure backend to build and run microservices, and leading data connectivity capabilities for harnessing data from business systems and any other data source, whether on premise or in the cloud.

Progress customers span the globe and include thousands of ISVs that build their business application offerings on Progress, and tens of thousands of organizations using Progress to build their own mission-critical applications.

Our Cognitive Apps Strategy

Progress tools and platforms enable the world’s leading businesses
to deliver new technologies that are adaptive, connected and cognitive.

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Progress offers the best platform for building and deploying the business applications of tomorrow, today. Applications that are adaptive, cognitive and connected. Discover the advantages of working with Progress technology to deliver better experiences, faster cycles of innovation and lower costs.


We’re Progress—always moving ahead.

Here’s where we’ve been, and where we’re going.
    1. 1981

      Data Language Corporation pioneers application development and deployment tools

    2. 1984

      Relational Data Language product renamed “Progress”; first release for UNIX and DOS

    3. 1987

      Company renamed Progress Software Corporation

    1. 1991

      Progress goes public on NASDAQ (PRGS)

    2. 1997

      Progress acquires tools for developing Java-based applications

    1. 2003

      Progress acquires DataDirect data connectivity tools

    2. 2004

      Progress re-architected and rebranded as OpenEdge

    3. 2008

      Progress strengthens support for standards-based data access

    1. 2011

      Progress acquires Corticon, introduces OpenEdge 11: first multi-tenant database for the cloud

    1. 2013

      Progress acquires Rollbase

    1. 2014

      Progress makes two strategic acquisitions: BravePoint, an OpenEdge service partner, and Telerik, adding UI frameworks and app development tools and services

    1. 2015

      Progress has strong showing in three Gartner Magic Quadrants: aPaaS; Mobile App Dev Platforms; Web Content Management

    1. 2017

      Progress strengthens its cognitive-first strategy with the acquisition of DataRPM, the best-of-breed machine learning company focused on cognitive predictive maintenance, and Kinvey—the leader in backend as a service (BaaS) technology

    1. 2018

      Progress unveils NativeChat, an AI-driven platform for creating and deploying chatbots for transactional use cases, launches Progress Labs, a technology incubator dedicated to bringing groundbreaking ideas to life and sponsors ProgressNEXT, an international gathering of Progress customers and partners with a common goal—delivering the next generation of business applications

    1. 2019

      Progress acquires Ipswitch, a leader in secure data file transfer and network management software

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Progress Announces Ipswitch WhatsUp Gold 2019.1

Aug 13, 2019
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Progress VP Of Strategy To Speak At Gartner Catalyst Conference 2019

Aug 9, 2019
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Progress people are obsessed with sophisticated, elegant application development. We approach every day as a challenge to meet expectations, and then drive ourselves even higher. We’re all about providing the technical foundation for digital transformation, and delivering great products that drive customer success.

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