Whitepapers

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The New Mobile Development Landscape

Mobile development is still a young field. At first, there weren’t many options for building apps. Now, there are hundreds of different frameworks and platforms—and nobody knows which are great and which are worthless. You need to be smart as you choose your framework. That’s why we’ve created this eBook—to help you make smarter choices about how you build modern mobile apps. This eBook covers:

  • The modern mobile development landscape
  • Making the transition between different frameworks or platforms
  • Testing your mobile apps
  • Building a backend for your mobile app
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2018 Gartner Magic Quadrant Web Content Management (WCM)

The 2018 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Web Content Management (WCM) is out and Progress has been named a Challenger.

The Progress Sitefinity web experience management platform offers a solution for rapidly building high-impact digital experiences, with strengths in ease of deployment, usability and personalization. Read the report to learn more about Gartner’s evaluation of the market and our offering.
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Podcast: Lessons Learned From an OpenEdge Application Server Migration

In this podcast, you’ll hear Rob Straight, Director of Product Management at Progress, speak with Jeffrey Brown, Sr. Principal Architect from Infor.  Infor was an early adopter who made the move to Progress Application Server (PAS) for OpenEdge. Hear this discussion of the journey and hear about the results Infor has been able to achieve with PAS.
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Ovum Consulting SWOT Assessment: Progress Sitefinity 11.0

Modern enterprises need to create multiple touchpoints with customers, partners and prospects, delivering personalized experiences. Download the Ovum Consulting SWOT Assessment to learn about the capabilities in Sitefinity 11, such as multi-language and multi-site management, and the ability to integrate with multiple applications for a complete digital experience management solution.

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5 Questions Automakers Should Ask to Improve Asset Uptime

The modern automotive industry is generating enormous volumes of manufacturing data every day. By analyzing this data, automakers can drive significant improvements in two critical areas: the initial production of their vehicles and the reliability of vehicles over their lifetimes.

Are you using your data to its fullest? This checklist will help you evaluate your existing automotive asset management strategy to ensure you’re getting the most out of your data.

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Data APIs: Gateway to DataDriven Operation and Digital Transformation

In today’s digital business landscape, data is fragmented and scattered across various systems. Pulling all this data together is a significant challenge, and with businesses constantly implementing new data sources, cloud environments and other systems, integration complexities are multiplying quickly.

Enterprises have traditionally resorted to APIs to solve the point-to-point integration problems, but data scientists and data engineers have lost access to the raw tabular data and thus to analytics/BI. Data connectivity drivers (such as ODBC and JDBC connectors) effectively act as data APIs, enabling businesses to solve this unique challenge of exposing data for BI tools such as Tableau, Power BI, Qlik, Cognos, etc.

To learn more, check out this research paper from GigaOm.
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Progress Application Server (PAS) for OpenEdge Infographic

This infographic shows the efficiently architected PAS for OpenEdge and the business value it can bring to your organization.   
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TCMAN Quick Reference Guide

This reference guide will help you utilize TCMAN, a command-line utility for managing and administering your Progress Application Server for OpenEdge.
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Mark Information Infographic Case Study

Mark Information modernized its value-driven workforce management tools using Progress® OpenEdge® 11.7, Progress Application Server (PAS) for OpenEdge and Kendo UI®, to drive a 30% increase in performance.
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Infor Infographic Case Study

With Progress® OpenEdge® and Progress Application Server (PAS) for OpenEdge, Infor is able to rapidly develop and evolve a modern application that scales and extends across any channel on a secure and trusted code base for wholesale and manufacturing customers.

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PAS for OpenEdge Data Sheet

Progress Application Server (PAS) for OpenEdge is an enterprise-class application server that connects your application business logic to a variety of client technologies such as ABL, .NET, GUI, Web, Mobile and character, in a highly efficient and scalable way.

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Chatbots: Hunting for Easter Eggs or Improving CX?

Chatbots have emerged as a great option for providing a 24/7 self-service solution to address a host of customer support requirements. As chatbot adoption has increased, various types have entered the market to address different requirements. This paper examines five key differences between transactional bots and knowledge bots and their fit for addressing customer self-service needs.

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How to REST-enable Your Mainframe

How to REST-Enable Your Mainframe

Mainframes continue to play a key role in data storage for business-critical applications that can’t have downtime. However, today’s challenge is to safely access mainframe data for use across the enterprise, in custom applications, webpages and off-the-shelf app integration. That requires modernizing data access to IBM DB2 for z/OS.

Read this whitepaper to learn:

  • Why REST, and by extension, OData, are the solution
  • Options to REST-enable DB2 on z/OS
  • The critical role DataDirect Hybrid Data Pipeline plays in REST-enabling IBM z/OS
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Quick Start: Moving Your Classic AppServer Applications to the Progress Application Server for OpenEdge

It’s moving day! As a system administrator with classic AppServer applications, it’s time for you to move those applications to a production staging instance of the Progress Application Server for OpenEdge (PAS for OpenEdge) for testing. This guide will get your applications running on the new server and your clients connected. After completing the steps in this guide, review the Next steps section, where you will find additional links for modernizing, securing and tuning your new server for production.

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The Business Value of Kinvey

Kinvey has helped many organizations dramatically improve the quality of their mobile presence. This whitepaper demonstrates how clients have used Progress Mobility to launch their Minimum Viable Product (MVP) app in record time and with high levels of user adoption and exceptional app ratings. Achieve your mobile goals faster by focusing on innovation rather than infrastructure with Progress.
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OData: The Fastest Way to RESTify Your Databases

OData: The Fastest Way to RESTify Your Databases

REST APIs have become increasingly popular for accessing enterprise data from web and mobile applications. But are REST APIs good enough? You still need a different client codebase for every REST API in use, which can quickly become a technical burden.

Read this whitepaper to learn:

  • Why you need to RESTify databases
  • Why companies are using OData
  • How your enterprise can RESTify your databases via OData
  • What role DataDirect Hybrid Data Pipeline plays in this process
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Data Sheet: Managed QAD Application Services

Managed QAD Application Services (MQAD) provides your QAD users an on-call helpdesk staffed with QAD certified consultants and Progress experts for:
• QAD helpdesk application assistance
• Troubleshooting and issue resolution
• Education and training
• Assistance with best practices
• Liaison to QAD and Progress for requesting patching, logging tickets, etc.
• Creating and customizing browses and reports
• QAD administration for user security, printers, menu maintenance

Progress is the technology partner that QAD is built on and a certified QAD Alliance partner that has been recognized by QAD as the Professional Service Partner of the Year for 2017. Progress is the largest Managed Service Provider in the QAD community.
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5 Factors to Make or Break Chatbot CX

5 Factors to Make or Break Chatbot CX

In today's digital climate, customer satisfaction is crucial to success because bad experiences can spread like wildfire. Chatbots offer great promise for improving CX but many implementations have failed to live up to expectations. In this paper you'll learn about five key considerations for delivering superior customer support with a chatbot.
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OpenEdge Service Pack 11.7.3 - New Information

This guide is primarily intended for OpenEdge application developers and system administrators who have installed 11.7.3 as the most recent Service Pack for Release 11.7.

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Infographic: The Total Economic Impact of Progress OpenEdge 11.7

This infographic summarizes Forrester's findings in terms of benefits & ROI that two OpenEdge application partners experienced when upgrading to OpenEdge 11.7. Forrester found that the model organization experienced  an ROI of 375% with an 8-month payback. 

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