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Jun 15, 2017

Progress Named a Leader in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Mobile Application Development Platforms

Leadership Position Based on Strong Completeness of Vision and Ability to Execute

BEDFORD, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Progress (NASDAQ: PRGS) today announced it has been recognized by Gartner as a Leader in the 2017 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Mobile Application Development Platforms (MADP). This is the fourth consecutive inclusion for Progress. A complimentary copy of the report can be viewed here.

Gartner defines mobile app development platforms (MADPs) as tools, technologies, components and services that together enable an organization to design, develop, test, deploy, distribute, manage and analyze a portfolio of cross-platform mobile apps running on a range of devices addressing the requirements of diverse use cases, including external-facing and internal-facing scenarios.

Progress' award-winning mobility solutions and leading front-end development portfolio includes NativeScript®, the open source framework developed by Progress for building truly native iOS and Android mobile apps with Angular, TypeScript or JavaScript. The technology enables organizations to develop no-compromise native apps built with existing web development skill sets. Supported by the Progress developer community of 2.2 million and with over half a million downloads to date, NativeScript is fast becoming the open source framework of choice for native mobile development. Progress' award-winning front-end solutions also include Progress Kendo UI, the most complete toolset for creating engaging responsive web applications, and Progress Telerik the leading UI tooling for .NET applications. These front-end capabilities are combined with a modern, reliable, scalable and secure backend, built to run microservices to enable delivery of today's modern multi-channel applications.

According to Gartner, "Leaders must represent a strong combination of Ability to Execute and Completeness of Vision. In the MADP sector, this means that Leaders are not only good at cross-platform development, deployment and management across the full life cycle, but also have a good vision of the omnichannel and post-app requirements, support for multiple architectures and standards, a solid understanding of IT requirements, and scalable sales channels and partnerships. Leaders must provide platforms that are easy to purchase, program, deploy and upgrade, and which can connect to a range of systems of records and third-party cloud services."1

"Progress has always been known for providing the technology to develop and deploy mission-critical business applications. Today those applications are multi-channel and multi-device," said Yogesh Gupta, CEO, Progress. "We are thrilled that Gartner has recognized our technologies for leadership. We are committed to helping customers create the applications of today and tomorrow. We are continuing to invest heavily in our frontend and backend technologies to deliver the best MADP platform in the market."

The Progress MADP portfolio is also highly rated on Gartner Peer Insights - a source of verified user ratings and peer reviews by end-users, customers and partners. Progress reviews include:

"A mature UI Controls framework, that is visually excellent with low friction development. Kendo UI has proven to be a mature JavaScript UI framework that developers can use with low friction. The documentation and support of the product has been great along with a strong user community. The controls are visually appealing and provide a good user experience. The framework also plays well with other frameworks such as AngularJS and Twitter Bootstrap. It has cut our UI development time by around 40%. Kendo UI is the tool our developers like to use," Manager Business Intelligence in the Finance Industry. Read full review

"Enabled the ability to write native applications in 1 single codebase using JavaScript. We have been able to quickly develop cross-platform mobile applications using a single codebase. We also develop our client web application using Angular so it was quick and easy to ramp up to NativeScript which uses Angular 2," Application Developer II in the Transportation Industry. Read full review

"Full-featured tools with great flexibility. Telerik tools are great to work with for a variety of development projects. The dev tools are second to none and provide great libraries to produce amazing visuals and robust applications. Our dev team has tried other tools, but at the end of the day, we always stick with Telerik because of the flexibility the tools provide for styling and formatting, among other things," Division Head, IT in the Miscellaneous Industry. Read full review

"Great platform that provides stylish advanced functionality with a minimum of dev time. Vendor support for any obstacles encountered was excellent. We were very pleased with product documentation, sample code, user community support and vendor support," Application Architect in the Finance Industry. Read full review

Along with its mobility solutions, Progress offers award-winning predictive analytics capabilities to bring the power of machine learning to any organization, and leading data connectivity capabilities for harnessing data from any business system or data source, whether on premise or in the cloud.

For more information and to download the full report, please click here.

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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 1700 independent software vendors, 80,000 enterprise customers, and 2 million developers rely on Progress to power their applications. Learn about Progress at or +1-800-477-6473.

Progress and Telerik are trademarks or registered trademarks of Progress Software Corporation or one of its subsidiaries or affiliates in the US and other countries. Any other trademarks contained herein are the property of their respective owners.

1 Gartner, "Magic Quadrant for Mobile App Development Platforms," 12 June 2017, Jason Wong | Van L. Baker | Adrian Leow | Marty Resnick

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