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Not just PaaS, Progress Software launches aPaaS

Caroline Ng | Aug. 14, 2013
The new cloud-based application platform offers business owners and non-IT staffs the app development toolkit to create application services themselves.

Global software firm, Progress Software Corporation, has launched a new application platform-as-a-service (aPaaS) that offers new data access and application capabilities.

The offering aims to allow the quick creation and customisation of business applications on demand.

John Goodson, chief product officer at Progress Software, said the user-friendly visual design platform has received positive responses since its launch in June by non-IT staffs as it allows them to easily build powerful applications.

"It's clear that the move to aPaaS is gaining momentum as time-to-market and data capabilities in new apps are key requirements for developers and end-users," he said.

Under this roll-out, there will be two key new features, including data connectivity with the new Progress DataDirect Cloud service that enables applications to easily integrate data from popular SaaS, relational database, big data, social, CRM and ERP systems.

The connection management service allows applications to be built in less time by using a single standards-based interface to execute SQL queries against a wide range of cloud data sources.

In addition, application development is enabled with the new integrated business process management (BPM) and business rules management system (BRMS) capabilities that simplify application customisation using Progress OpenEdge 11.3 development software.

With this, the company hopes to drive greater productivity as flexible processes, rules and workflows can be easily configured to meet business requirements.

Furthermore, the recently improved Progress Rollbase infrastructure includes an innovative drag-and-drop tool to be used by any web browser, ensuring an enhanced experience for users.

"The drag and drop features and robust workflow and triggers in Progress Rollbase will enable us to quickly deliver highly customisable solutions that meet our customers' complex business processes," said Cal German, president and CEO at DMSi Software.


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