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Dynamic 2.0 increases developer productivity with ability to adjust business rules and user interfaces without
changes to source code

SLOUGH, UK .—December 10, 2002––Progress Software has announced Progress Dynamics? 2.0, a new version of its
repository-based application framework within the OpenEdge? business platform for building and deploying
distributed enterprise applications.

Progress Dynamics 2.0 enhances a developer’s ability to rapidly adjust business logic, user presentation and
even screen-layout changes without altering source code and deploy applications in virtually any distributed
computing environment. For the business, it means a reduction in the cost of supporting multiple user
interfaces – as applications can seamlessly interchange between a web browser or graphical interface. Users
can freely switch client types based on their preferences, without changing a single line of business logic,
while still allowing them to dynamically generate applications with multiple interfaces.

“Typically, supporting multiple user interfaces is a costly and time-consuming exercise. The web browser
solution delivered with Progress Dynamics means developers who must support both thin web browser clients and
feature-rich UI’s have a cost-effective solution,” said Peter Sliwkowski, vice president of products for the
Progress Company. “Our goal is to provide our customers with the flexibility they need to rapidly deliver the
world’s best business applications. UI independence dramatically reduces the time and cost of creating
applications while enabling the user to develop once and deploy anywhere.”

Dynamics 2.0 also offers support for multiple dataservers such as Oracle and Microsoft SQL – thereby reducing
the cost of supporting applications which are run, or as in the case of independent software vendors (ISVs),
sold across heterogeneous platforms.

Progress Dynamics Version 2.0 introduces a wider range of deployed application architecture options, giving
application providers greater flexibility in terms of user interface delivery (web browser and graphical),
application data sources and internationalisation. Other Version 2.0 additions focus on enhancing the
application developer’s work environment with greater visualisation and more templates and improving the
deployed application’s performance.

Progress Dynamics stores application objects and their properties in a repository rather than source
programs, reducing the amount of code developers need to write and debug, and allowing applications to be
dynamically generated at runtime. Progress ISVs in the UK using Dynamics include Proteus Software, BCP, and
KCS who are reducing their development time by as much as 60 percent.

About Progress Software

Founded in 1981, Progress Software Corporation, or PSC (NASDAQ: PRGS) is the parent organisation for the
Progress Company operating unit, Sonic Software Corporation, NuSphere Corporation and PeerDirect Company. PSC
provides industry-leading technologies for all aspects of e-business development, deployment, integration and
management. Progress Software Corporation is headquartered in Bedford, MA. In the UK Progress Software can be
reached at 01753 216300 or on the Web at

Progress, Progress Dynamics, and OpenEdge are trademarks or registered trademarks of Progress Software
Corporation in the U.S. and other countries. Any other trademarks or service marks contained herein may be the
property of their respective owners.

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Saffron Communications
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