The flexibility of OpenEdge and the underlying Advanced Business Language (ABL) have allowed Telematel to create applications that meet the unique requirements of the industries they serve. In addition, they give Telematel the business agility to rapidly respond to customer demands and market change. “The flexibility of the platform accelerates our time to market by approximately 30%, which is a huge competitive advantage. It took us less than one month to move our application to the Cloud,” explains Fericle. “At the same time, Progress OpenEdge delivers a considerably lower total cost of ownership. The consistency, robustness and low cost of maintenance associated with Progress OpenEdge would not be possible with other platforms.”
The ability to easily integrate third-party applications with Progress OpenEdge has been essential to optimizing Telematel’s customers’ operations. For example, one customer has integrated their ERP system with that of a local Spanish electrical company to streamline order management.
The reliability and scalability of Progress OpenEdge ensures satisfied customers with continuous uptime. “The majority of our customers have never experienced any unplanned downtime with their systems,” says Fericle. “And the scalability of Progress OpenEdge means our applications can grow with our customers’ business. For example, one of our customers manages over 300,000 invoices a year through their OpenEdgebased system, and another manages more than 3 million products on a single database.”