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Frost and Sullivan 2018 Best Practices Award

We are proud to announce that Progress received the 2018 Adaptive, Cognitive, and Connected Customer Value Leadership Award at the Frost & Sullivan 2018 Best Practices Awards. Here is the full report from Frost & Sullivan on their best practices research, and what led them to Progress.
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Quick Start: Progress Application Server for OpenEdge

Migration from the Classic OpenEdge Application Server to PAS for OpenEdge can be more involved than simply moving the ABL code base and database configurations.  PAS for OpenEdge is based on a server platform that is entirely different from the Classic OpenEdge AppServer.  This guide includes resources from Progress Consulting Services, Education Services, Self-Help Training, and How-To Guides to help get you up and running fast.
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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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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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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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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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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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Forrester Report - Total Economic Impact of Progress OpenEdge 11.7

To better understand the benefits, costs, and risks associated with an investment in OpenEdge 11.7, Forrester interviewed two OpenEdge application partners and found that the model organization experienced benefits of $855,000 over three years versus costs of $180,000 adding up to a net present value (NPV) of $675,000 and an ROI of 375%.

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Achieving High Availability with Progress OpenEdge

Today accessibility to information has expanded beyond the four walls, “upwards” into the cloud to allow integration between supplier, vendor, partner and customer channels with a high degree of interconnection. To address this demand, businesses of every size must seek technology resiliency through a thoughtful Business Continuity Plan (BCP) that includes disaster recovery and high availability.  This paper provides a deep dive into how to maximize high availability within your OpenEdge environment with special attention to the latest enhancements offered in OpenEdge 11.7.   
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OpenEdge Replication vs. AI-Based Replication - HA Overview

Unexpected application downtime is still a relatively common occurrence in today’s business world, despite growing expectations among users.

Data replication plays a pivotal role in helping modern enterprises achieve high availability by enabling them to recover from disasters and disruption.

This overview explores the differences of OpenEdge Replication and After-Imaging as you discover and decide which is best for your specific business and IT requirements.  

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Business Continuity Planning in the Always-On Era

For companies, the always-on approach enables them to essentially extend the boundaries of the way they do business. However, as more enterprises look to extend the availability of their mission-critical applications and data, they are also under tremendous pressure to ensure the uptime of their systems. Downtime, even if it’s just a matter of minutes, can result in substantial costs to the enterprise.  This eBook will show you five key areas to consider when planning a comprehensive business continuity plan for your OpenEdge environment.

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The State of Business Continuity Today - Infographic

“Always on” has become the new normal for businesses across the globe. However, unexpected downtime is still a relatively common occurrence in today’s business world. This infographic will provide graphic visual representations of important data to convey the state of business continuity today and steps needed to help reinforce your business continuity plan.
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Progress OpenEdge Business Continuity Health Check Data Sheet

The potential consequences of not having a comprehensive business continuity strategy in place are grave. The Progress OpenEdge Business Continuity Health Check is a service from Progress that assesses your organization’s business continuity and readiness, and then delivers the right tools and processes to keep your business up and running. It’s a flexible, economical strategy to provide maximum system availability in hosted or remote environments.
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Are You Preparing for GDPR? Read Our Executive Overview

The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
goes into effect on 25 May 2018 and will have a significant impact on many businesses. Organizations can face stiff penalties if found to be non-compliant. While we can’t ensure your GDPR compliance, as your technology partner we’re sharing information about the tools available within your OpenEdge application to consider as you address certain GDPR requirements.  

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OpenEdge Security Health Check

The first step to enhancing the security of your OpenEdge application is recognizing the need to review and audit existing security procedures. Learn more about how OpenEdge Security Health Check can help you minimize security vulnerabilities that may be identified within your OpenEdge application.

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Technical Whitepaper: OpenEdge Change Data Capture and the ETL Process

Keeping the multitude of data sources housed within an organization updated is a cumbersome and time intensive process. Having accurate data at your fingertips helps drive business success, and the ability to precisely capture changes and efficiently export and synchronize those changes with data repositories and warehouses enhances visibility and operational productivity.
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OpenEdge and the Software Construction Components Market

Progress recognizes that the requirements for business application development and deployment constantly change and we’re committed to delivering agile solutions that enable you to embrace change and turn it into a competitive advantage. From the powerful Progress OpenEdge application development platform, to UI and developer tools focusing on the core of the app,

to data connectivity, backend as a service, web content management and predictive analytics, Progress enables you to rapidly develop and deliver the best next-generation, mission-critical business applications. 

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