ProStar Software Joins Progress Technology Alliance Partner Program

(September 22, 2015 – Arcata, CA) ProStar Software (ProStar), an enterprise technology innovator focused on integrating the sales process with business systems, today announced its acceptance into the Progress Technology Alliance Partner (TAP) Program. ProStar’s products and solutions increase efficiency and competitiveness for companies running Progress OpenEdge, the leading platform for simplifying and streamlining the development, integration and management of global enterprise business applications for faster time-to-market.

ProStar joins an elite group of technology vendors that provide best-in-class products integrated with Progress technologies. The TAP Program is restricted in size and scope to partners that exhibit thought leadership and bring value to the Progress community.

The partnership is focused on combining the power of Progress OpenEdge with ProStar’s TailorPro and Mobile Enterprise Integration (MEI) solutions. TailorPro enables greater customer productivity with non-invasive customizing for business applications running on Progress OpenEdge to achieve a better fit between business requirements and business systems. This adds both competitive advantage for companies selling Progress OpenEdge applications and value for customers using those applications. Demonstrating an ease of integration with Progress solutions, TailorPro is able to add new and revised functionality without any changes to source code or schema of the underlying Progress application, allowing application providers to easily meet prospects’ requirements. MEI is a data unification platform for multiple business systems to interact together on one common user interface.

“We are thrilled to be part of the Progress TAP Program,” said Bruce LeBel, CEO of ProStar Software. “ProStar focuses on adding value for customers through leading edge solutions that deliver exceptional and tangible value to our customers and enhance their teams’ performance. Our partnership with Progress is focused on a shared goal of customer success through how our technologies efficiently and seamlessly work together.”

To join the TAP Program at the Technology Partnership level, ProStar underwent a rigorous application process and certification. The end result is that customers will realize the benefits of a robust and proven solution to meet their unique business requirements, including data unification and mobile deployment of enterprise functionality.

“ProStar has been a long-standing partner of Progress, so we are pleased to recognize them as part of the TAP Program,” said Kimberly King, Vice President, Channels, Progress. “They are a proven, trusted partner and we look forward to continuing and strengthening our relationship with many more successes in the years to come.”

The Progress Partner+ Program is a multi-tiered model designed for independent software vendors, system integrators, service providers, OEMs, distributors and resellers. The program is designed to support members’ evolving application development, consulting, services and OEM offerings.

About ProStar Software
ProStar Software (ProStar) is an enterprise integration company providing a customizable suite of applications to tailor business systems, enabling customers to simplify existing processes and maximize their efficiencies. Building on proven expertise serving global corporations and deep understanding of technology environments across organizations of all sizes, ProStar also offers affordable, cutting-edge solutions for small and mid-sized companies that are underserved by the market. Located in Northern California, ProStar has more than 20 years of industry experience helping customers reach their business goals.

 About Progress
Progress (NASDAQ: PRGS) is a global software company that simplifies the development, deployment and management of business applications on-premise or in the cloud, on any platform or device, to any data source, with enhanced performance, minimal IT complexity and low total cost of ownership. Progress can be reached at www.progress.com or 1-781-280-4000.

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A brief summary of Business Process Management (BPM)

What is Business Process Management?
by Bruce LeBel, CEO, ProStar Software, on 2012.12.17

Business Process Management, or BPM, begins with the definition of business processes. A business process encompasses a set of distinct tasks or activities performed by individuals in different roles. In the end, the business process achieves a defined business objective, which required each of the various participants’ completion of their steps. One simple example would be: Add a New Customer, requiring inputs from Customer Service, from Sales Management, from the Credit Manager, and from Accounts Receivable.

Every organization has essential business processes that require interdepartmental and interdisciplinary activities, often including individuals who use different computer applications, such as engineers, and sometimes including individuals outside of the organization, such as vendors.

BPM is an organizational paradigm, as well as a technology, that values the defined business processes of an organization as the model for operational success. With BPM, the business processes can be automatically coordinated, tracked, measured, analyzed and improved.

BPM draws guidance from other Total Quality Management or Continuous Improvement Process methodologies. BPM goes further by providing technology to enable the automated systems. In fact, BPM generates a new category of data, business event data, that supports both the operational tools for control of active processes, as well as the analysis of completed processes for visibility of opportunities for continuous improvement.

Contact ProStar Software for more information on ProStar’s cloud or server based BPM applications, WorkFlowGPS for companies running applications on any platform, and Business Process Control for companies running Progress OpenEdge applications.