According to TEC principal analyst P.J. Jakovljevic, some solid, growing, and profitable software companies never get the respect they deserve. Progress Software is one such company. Its OpenEdge platform is now fully enabled for business process management and for the cloud, and it has a winning team of acquisitions. Has Progress finally found the right balance of revenue streams and diversification to be more than the sum of its parts?
QAD , Consona , proALPHA , TOTVS , Sage , Apprise , ASA Automotive Systems , etc. Even though the platform has a proprietary 4GL code called Advanced Business Language (ABL), OpenEdge-based applications, currently estimated at 5,000 solutions worldwide (in 180 countries), can be deployed and managed over many computer platforms as well as under a software-as-a-service (SaaS) model. As its name suggests, standards-based and service-oriented architecture (SOA) openness has been the platform’s key tenet,