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Progress ASPen Managed Services Program expands to provide ISVs with
end-to-end services

Slough, 22nd August, 2001 — The Progress Company, a business unit of Progress Software Corporation (NASDAQ:
PRGS) and a leading supplier of technology for developing and deploying e-business solutions, has announced
that it has expanded its ASPenSM Managed Services Program to include managed hosting, educational, and
empowerment services. Through the recent acquisition of Allegrix and the expanded ASPen Program, the Progress
Company now provides complete end-to-end ASP-enablement services for its Independent Software Vendors (ISVs)
and solution providers.

The ASPen Program enables ISVs to rapidly develop, deploy and deliver their software as a web service, and
take advantage of the new opportunities presented by the growing demand for ASP-based solutions. The Program
now provides all the essential ingredients - educational, empowerment, managed hosting, professional, and
marketing services - to accelerate ISVs’ entry into the ASP marketplace with minimal investment or business

“Progress established itself early on as a leader in developing the ASP marketplace with its ASPen Program,”
said Amy Levy, Industry Analyst for Summit Strategies. “With the recent acquisition of Allegrix, the ASPen
Program delivers a potent combination of services to enable ISVs to quickly deliver their software as a web
service. This is one of the most comprehensive ASP enablement programmes in the industry and puts both
Progress and its ISVs in a leadership position in this emerging industry.”

Progress-based ISVs can join the ASPen Program simply by registering at This process
provides instant access to the no-charge educational services and ongoing delivery of ASP-centric industry
Access to the fee-based services is also available under the programme. The specific changes to the new
programme include:

Managed Hosting Services – has been expanded with complete 24x7x365 managed hosting services specifically
tailored for applications based on Progress software and technologies.

Empowerment Services – has been enhanced with a new AppsAliveSM demonstration centre and presentation centre
that offers the same 24x7x365 services as a production application environment.

Professional Services – provides all the business and technical professional services to help companies move
to an ASP business model and fully web-enable their applications.

Educational Services – has been enhanced with the latest ASP-in-a-Box™ business assessment information and
tools and will be made available soon as an on-line service.

Marketing Services – provides support from the ASPen marketing team to assist with go-to-market programmes and
communications activities.

About the ASPenSM Program

The Progress Company’s ASPenSM Program provides business planning assistance, strategic partnerships,
technology, and professional design, development and deployment services to assist Progress ISVs in rapidly
deploying their applications through the ASP model. The ASPen Program consists of over 200 members that have
deployed over 100 web-enabled applications spanning all vertical markets, and boasting more than 70,000
end-user seats globally. Organisations such as General Mills, Beirsdorf and Nutricia rely on Progress®-based
ASP applications for improved profitability and competitive advantage. In 2001, named Progress to
the Global Top 20 ASP infrastructure providers, from the 2000 companies listed in the ASPnews Directory. For
more information about the ASPen Program please visit

About the Progress Company
The Progress Company is a global supplier of software technology and services for developing, deploying,
integrating and managing e-business solutions. The company provides a comprehensive suite of products that
includes application development tools, application servers, the leading e-business messaging server SonicMQ,
and the industry's most widely used, lowest-cost-of-ownership embedded database. The Progress Company's
partners include more than 2000 independent software vendors (ISVs) and application service providers (ASPs)
who supply annually over $5 billion in Progress®-based applications and related services. Over 40,000
organisations across more than 100 countries - including 70% of the Fortune 100 - rely on Progress-based
applications. The Progress Company, an operating company of Progress Software Corporation (NASDAQ: PRGS), is
headquartered in Bedford, Mass, and can be reached at 01753 216300 or on the Web at


Progress is a registered trademark, and Allegrix is a trademark of Progress Software Corporation in the U.S.
and other countries. ASPen, Empowerment Center and POSSE are service marks of Progress Software Corporation in
the U.S. and other countries. Any other trademarks or service marks contained herein are the property of their
respective owners.

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T: 44 (0)1763 208708 F: 44 (0)1763 208813 E:

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