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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Mobile Enterprise Integration at fall QAD Midwest Users Group meeting

MWUGProStar Software is always glad to participate in Midwest Users Group meetings. MWUG is the largest QAD user group organization, and it brings together QAD users, partners like us, and QAD representatives. Bruce LeBel (CEO) and Jeff Leinwand (CTO) are exhibiting at this year's fall meeting going on now in Beachwood, OH.Mobile Enterprise Integration

This week the product we're highlighting is our integration platform, Mobile Enterprise Integration (MEI). If your company also needs QAD customizations without changes to source code, MEI is now included as part of our QAD solution tool: TailorPro v8.1. If your company has need for mobile/remote access to your enterprise systems, MEI can get you there.

The MWUG special: make a demo request *any* of our products, get a chance to win an iPad mini!

CCI & MEI in the Big Easy: Recap of QAD Explore Conf 2014

This year's QAD® Explore Conference was in New Orleans, and what a good choice of venue. Excellent diversity and connections, with users from all over the world along with QAD and QAD solution partners (like us!). Bruce, Jeff, and Jana were representing ProStar, and they reported back to HQ that the floor was hopping - fantastic to have all that interest in our software products - Credit Card Integration, TailorPro, Mobile Enterprise Integration.

It comes as no surprise that modern businesses running QAD are looking to increase their mobile capabilities.

MEIMany of our conversations focused around Mobile Enterprise Integration (MEI), which is our integration platform and business process management tool. MEI makes it possible for you to run your business systems (i.e. Salesforce.com®, .Net®, Oracle®, SQL Server®, Sharepoint®, QAD, Progress/OpenEdge®) on any device, and on any browser. Sound good for business? Find out more about MEI.

Last week in the Big Easy, we also talked to a lot of folks about TailorPro, our non-invasive customization tool for QAD. As part of our commitment to continuous improvement of our products, now with version 8.1, you get MEI functionality *included*. For years, we've seen companies getting started with an investment in TailorPro, and getting the benefits "Easier than doing nothing". So, if your team has TailorPro already and would like to go mobile, has a customization need, are on an aging version of QAD, or are just curious how we can help you get better at what matters, we're here for you.

Our special focus was informing QAD users about ProStar's Credit Card Integration (CCI).

Bonus - we also had an energetic field of slot-car contestants for our 'Credit Car Racing'!
Bonus - quite an energetic field of slot-car contestants for our 'Credit Car Racing'!

Why? Simple - it's QAD's recommended solution for payment card processing for any company running QAD that needs to take credit card payments. Does your company take credit card payments, but you missed us or didn't make it to Explore this year? We'll be happy to give you a demo of our CCI solution in action.

We look forward to continuing all these conversations, and will be doing outreach this week to follow up. If there are any questions we can answer in the meantime just let us know!

Jana even met a local racer!
Jana even met a local racer!

Thanks so much to all the participants and organizers whose input and support made for a successful trade show.

Credit Card Integration for QAD

Does your manufacturing company need an easy way to use credit cards and QAD software at the same time?

ProStar Software is very excited to announce that CCI is now the credit card tool recommended by QAD for their users. Credit Card Integration is specifically designed to give businesses that use QAD the ability to manage credit card transactions safely and consistently, without intensive overhead and with compliance to industry security standards: PCI DSS v2

Immediate benefits include:
  • Reduce credit processing delays from days to moments, exceeding your customer’s expectations and improving your cash management.
  • Simplify your operations and reduce the internal workload of manual credit card processing.
  • Improve the security of the sensitive credit card data.
  • Reduce fees levied by the credit card processor.

Get a demo today!

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ProStar will be presenting CCI at the 2015 Explore

Accepting payment via credit cards is one of the most necessary financial interactions for any modern business. This need for credit card processing is now even true for manufacturers and wholesalers, which have historically processed payments via purchase orders, invoices, checks, and other financial instruments. The last decade has seen a market shift to requiring this kind of functionality, so ProStar created an easy tool that allows you to add secure credit card processing to the enterprise software you already use, with no changes needed to the QAD source code.