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Feb 13, 2018
CMS Transport Systems Expands Partnership with Progress

Provider of transportation management system built on Progress OpenEdge expands services to help customers better protect and manage their data

BEDFORD, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Progress (NASDAQ: PRGS), the leading provider of application development and deployment technologies, today announced that CMS Transport Systems, a transport management system provider with more than 30 years' experience, is expanding its relationship with Progress, providing its customers with a white labeled professional services offering.

"Progress® OpenEdge® platform has enabled us to build our business to where it is today. Through our new services offering provided by Progress, we are now able to grow our business beyond our core technology," said Grant Walmsley, General Manager, CMS Transport Systems. "Progress is a strategic partner for us and this new offering enables us to have a clear competitive advantage."

Built on Progress OpenEdge platform, CMS Transport Systems' flagship product, Freight 2020, is a fully integrated transport management system (TMS). It provides users with a suite of solutions, enabling them to optimize and align a variety of specific business functions including operations management, financial accounting, fleet maintenance, workforce management and more. The system is designed to give management a clear view of what's happening across operations at any given moment.

Within the transportation and logistics space, the distribution of information and the real-time flow of requests for freight processing is a requirement. To help customers better manage processes and protect their data, CMS Transport Systems turned to Progress to create a white labeled service offering. Through this offering, CMS Transport Systems can deliver OpenEdge services such as Managed Database Administration (MDBA) to their customers.

CMS Transport Systems customers are seeing immediate value in the offering. "We had been infected by a crypto virus that corrupted our auxiliary data," said Leigh Cripps, General Manager of Finance and IT, SRT Logistics. "To address future issues, we partnered with CMS and Progress to implement OpenEdge Replication Plus, providing near real-time, continuous data duplication to ensure uptime of our databases and applications. Now, with the infrastructure that we have in place, we firmly believe that we've covered as much as possible and we can protect the integrity of our customers' stock."

"To stay competitive in today's world, solution providers must be able to respond to their customers' needs in real time and ensure that mission-critical applications and data are available 24/7, with zero downtime," said John Ainsworth, Senior Vice President, Core Products, Progress. "We are thrilled to be able to work with partners like CMS Transport Systems to provide the services that will enable them to deliver even more value for their customers."

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About Progress
Progress (NASDAQ: PRGS) offers the leading platform for developing and deploying mission-critical business applications. Progress empowers enterprises and ISVs to build and deliver cognitive-first applications, that harness big data to derive business insights and competitive advantage. Progress offers leading technologies for easily building powerful user interfaces across any type of device, a reliable, scalable and secure backend platform to deploy modern applications, leading data connectivity to all sources, and award-winning predictive analytics that brings the power of machine learning to any organization. Over 1,700 independent software vendors, 100,000 enterprise customers, and 2 million developers rely on Progress to power their applications. Learn about Progress at or +1-800-477-6473.

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Kim Baker, +1 888-365-2779

Source: Progress

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