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EMEA PUG in Barcelona

Enjoy the pictures here from the latest EMEA PUG in Barcelona
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  "Always remember to fall asleep with a dream and wake up with a purpose," someone wise once said.  Personally, this message has helped me align my thinking and ensure that mindfulness and sanity prevails as it allows for dreaming but also a plan. In our February newsletter`s 'SALES MESSAGE' we reflected on the 2018 challenges using word...
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  A little earlier this year, our CEO, Rick Parry, joined some industry peers to discuss SaaS.

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Progress Named a Leader in the New 2019 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Multiexperience Development Platforms


Progress is one of 13 vendors evaluated for its completeness of vision and ability to execute

Progress (NASDAQ: PRGS) has announced it has been recognised by Gartner as a Leader in the new 2019 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Multi-experience Development Platforms (MXDP)1. A complimentary copy of the report can be viewed here.
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Progress OpenEdge Pro2 6.0 Eases App Modernisation with Major Productivity and Agility Enhancements


Latest data replication release comes equipped with a new modern UI and enhanced speed and ease-of-use capabilities

Progress (NASDAQ: PRGS), the leading provider of application development and digital experience technologies, has announced the latest release of Progress® OpenEdge® Pro2™, the only data replication solution needed for easy, fast data replication from the OpenEdge platform into separate OpenEdge, SQL Server or Oracle databases. This release now enables greater productivity and agility while navigating complex application modernisation processes. 

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Schneider Electric Delivers Business-Critical Mobile Apps 50% Faster with Progress


Schneider uses Progress Kinvey high productivity platform to create a personalised customer-facing app with integrations to many enterprise data sources

Progress (NASDAQ: PRGS), the leading provider of application development and digital experience technologies, has announced that Schneider Electric, a $30B global energy management company, has used the Progress® Kinvey®high productivity app development platform to transform its mobile user experience. 

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PUG Challenge South Africa a huge success

The very successful PUG Challenge South Africa 2019 was attended by 90 Progress delegates, including delegates from as far as Namibia and Denmark.
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During the recently held PUG Challenge South Africa, AIGS offered business leaders and owners amongst its partner base the opportunity to 'reinvent' themselves. Held alongside the more technical sessions, the AIGS hosted Business Forum provided those responsible for driving business strategy the opportunity to share and brainstorm common issues whilst networking with like-minded peers.
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Early March saw AIGS, the Progress distributor for Sub-Saharan Africa, honour its top performing Progress partners at a glittering event held in Johannesburg.

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Progress Releases OpenEdge 12 – Delivers A Three-Fold Throughput Performance Improvement


Leading application platform includes always-on availability, Docker container deployment, new in-demand enhancements, security and scalability improvements

Progress (NASDAQ: PRGS), the leading provider of application development and digital experience technologies, has announced the latest release of Progress® OpenEdge®, the flagship application development platform used by over 1,500 enterprise software companies as the platform that powers their business applications and over 100,000 enterprises across the globe to simplify the delivery of mission-critical business applications. 

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Progress Named A Winner of G2 Crowd’s 2019 Best Software Awards


Two Progress technologies make the top 100 software products of the year based on customer reviews

Progress (NASDAQ: PRGS), the leading provider of application development and digital experience technologies, has announced it has been named a 2019 winner of G2 Crowd's annual Best Software Awards. The Best Software Awards provide a definitive ranking of the best software products worldwide, as rated by users.

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Five predictions for high productivity platforms in 2019


We think that 2019 is going to be a big year for high productivity platforms. 

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Accommodate nice applications - the right tool for the job


  It's becoming increasingly clear that forklift upgrades to enterprise resource planning (ERP) suites can take years and a small fortune to complete – and then they rarely work as planned.

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Progress Named A 2018 Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice For Mobile App Development Platforms


Progress today announced that it has been named a 2018 Gartner Peer Insights Customers' Choice for Mobile App Development Platforms. 

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Progress Wins The Boston Club’s 2018 Advancement Of Women Award


Progress announced it has been named the winner of the "Leadership in the Advancement of Women Award" from The Boston Club. The award recognizes New England companies that achieve gender diversity in their executive suite and boardroom. 

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A picture speaks a thousand words

Gustav had great fun on this trip taking pictures of our largest representation of the Progress community from Africa ever. Browse through the photos and see how many of your colleagues you can see.

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Much fun and hard work at the EMEA Progress User Group (PUG) Challenge

Last month, no fewer than 29 members of our local Progress headed off to Ireland to join international counterparts and peers at the EMEA Progress User Group (PUG) Challenge. Held in Dublin from 10 to 12 October, the South African contingent (from as many as 12 local companies) formed part of a 500+ strong group of attendees (across 32 countries), all gathered to discuss the latest Progress innovations, industry trends and best practices.

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"Insanity … doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results." (was actually Albert Einstein)

At AIGS, we are firm believers in this. And so … we've shaken things up a bit … 

Earlier this year saw the original AIGS business split into two separate companies, AIGS (Progress) and AIGS Insights (Yellowfin Business Intelligence).

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A message from our CEO, Rick Parry​

Welcome to the first edition of what will become a quarterly newsletter for the Progress Community in Sub Saharan Africa!
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Mark Information Modernizes Workforce Management Solution With Progress

With Progress Application Server (PAS) for OpenEdge, and Kendo UI, Mark Information brought its workforce management solution to the cloud and increased performance by 30%

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