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Progress Software Revs Up to Higher RPM via Savvion - Part 3
Part 1 of this blog series began with an analysis of the recent merger of Progress Software Corporation (NASDAQ: PRGS) and Savvion Inc. Progress has this way

struts diagram  Software Revs Up to Higher RPM via Savvion - Part 3 Part 1 of this blog series  began with an analysis of the  recent merger of Progress Software Corporation (NASDAQ: PRGS) and Savvion Inc.  Progress has this way made a large leap into the  business process management (BPM)  space, from where it had been notably absent. The article summarized that Savvion BusinessManager 7.5 [ evaluate this product ] is one of the most mature BPM suites in the still-evolving market, with the ability to

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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail

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