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Posted Nov 18, 2004

Progress OpenEdge-Based Finance Application Deploys on Linux

By Linda Cole

Finance application with embedded Progress Software database ports to Linux without a hitch.

Progress Software earlier this week announced that its application partner, OpenAccounts has deployed its Progress® OpenEdge™-based Extended Finance application on the Linux operating system. Built on the OpenEdge platform, the Extended Finance application provides end users with the capability to access data sources and deploy on operating systems of their own choosing.

Due to popular demand from clients, OpenAccounts explored the idea of extending their system to Linux. Since their application was built on OpenEdge, they were able to deploy quickly and easily to the Linux platform without performance, software or support problems.

For 23 years, Progress Software has provided an embedded database and related technology for business applications. "You don't often hear of it since it's embedded inside of the application rather than being called out as a separate item. However, it's surprising how many applications have Progress databases and Progress servers underneath those applications." stated Niel Powers, Vice President of products for Progress Software Corp.

Progress optimizes the efficiency inside the database, putting in a smaller footprint and taking less network bandwidth and overhead than most of the big names do, which appeals to mid-market and commercial application providers. Since the database is almost invisible, DBAs need not worry about how it works on one platform verses another. There is no need to learn one platform over another so impact on DBAs is very low. From the developer side, the Progress database makes it easier to build platform independent applications.

Progress Software provides the core technology required to develop, deploy, integrate and manage effective e-business solutions. Their embedded database delivers business solutions that evolve with ever-changing business requirements and emerging technologies. For additional information, please visit http://www.progress.com/.

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