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Progress OpenEdge and the Software Construction Components Market

Application development is at our core, which is why we're recognized by IDC as the leader in the SCC market. Learn why and what it means to your organization. 

Progress has always been there for you when you’ve needed to build your mission-critical business applications. That’s why when IDC, a global, premier market intelligence firm, published its Software Construction Components (SCC) Market Forecast 2017-2021, Progress led the market with 9.6% market share and 5.2% revenue growth year over year. We’re proud of leading this segment and intend to continue to evolve to stay ahead of the needs of the market.

In this post, I’ll briefly examine the SCC market, why Progress is a market leader, and how the broader Progress portfolio aligns with tomorrow’s business application development needs.

Leading the Way in the SCC Market

The SCC market is dominated by user experience and visualization software components, with overall market growth driven by developer needs for integrated platforms that provide cross-platform development tools, application security, rich user experience components, BaaS frameworks, data integration platforms, predictive analytics, as well as support for machine learning and cognitive computing. According to IDC’s SCC Market Forecast,

“Key drivers of the market's growth include emerging technologies such as cognitive computing, machine learning, IoT, and augmented reality, all of which will benefit from specialized software construction components that enrich, accelerate, and simplify the development experience. Vendors have an opportunity to take an early mover advantage with respect to all these emerging technologies and create paradigmatic prototypes of SCC components that have the potential to confer upon them a strong position in the larger market landscape.”

Progress OpenEdge has long been a mainstay in the application development space, with more than 50,000 businesses running the platform. It’s valued by customers for its stability, security, broad connectivity, multiple deployment options and low TCO. Moreover, at Progress we understand that the ideal strategy to respond to market shifts, both economically and practically, is to adapt an existing app. If you’re on an OpenEdge-based application, you can continuously evolve the app to keep pace with market shifts and demands.

Other SCC Market Drivers and Progress Solutions

We build our portfolio based on a constant process of evaluating the strategic needs of our SCC customers as well as the broader customer market, both for today and to succeed in the future. As a result, we weren’t surprised to find that IDC’s in-depth advice for technology that SCC vendors need to embrace and mold into customer solutions strongly mirrors our own current approach and portfolio. According to IDC’s Forecast, those include:

"…simplify application development by empowering developers to re-use code."

  • A cornerstone of OpenEdge’s value is its flexibility to adopt, scale and evolve with the business requirements, allowing developers to capitalize on emerging technologies while maintaining critical and functioning business logic.


    By using the Modernization Framework for OpenEdge, along with an agile “best practices” approach, Progress Services can work with you to efficiently leverage your valuable existing codebase while developing a modern, responsive application that will best serve your needs. If you need help with your modernization efforts, we can deliver the fastest, most budget-friendly modernization engagements possible to meet your legacy technology evolution requirements.

“Enrich and increase opportunities for users to engage with applications.”

  • Kendo UI Builder rapidly transforms your OpenEdge application, enabling you to deliver high-performing, elegant web applications. Its mostly auto-generated web UI code simplifies your OpenEdge development, and its ability to store design templates in the metadata helps you keep your apps current as technologies evolve.
  • Progress Application Server for OpenEdge is tailored specifically to support OpenEdge Application Business Language (ABL) application development and deployment, while allowing you to extend applications to web and mobile.

“Accelerate the ability of developers to build applications that comply with regulatory protocols such as HIPAA, PCI-DSS, and SOX.”

  • OpenEdge Business Process Management allows you to develop, simulate and deploy business processes with simple and flexible modeling tools for increased agility, efficiency and reduced time to market, while the Progress Corticon rules engine automates decision processes—ideal for regulation-intensive industries and government entities, or organizations with extensive internal decision dependencies.

…participate in the world of real-time data feeds…”

  • Progress DataDirect offers unique data connectivity solutions for enterprises needing to better integrate data across relational, big data and cloud databases through high-performing ODBC, JDBC, ADO.NET and OData connectivity for any data source on any platform. 

“…embrace digital transformation…"

  • Progress Sitefinity lets you build engaging multi-channel web and digital experiences with intuitive web content management.

Emerging Technology

IDC also reports that “key drivers of the market’s growth include emerging technologies such as cognitive computing, machine learning, IoT―all of which will benefit from specialized software construction components that enrich, accelerate and simplify the development experience.”

  • Progress DataRPM enables organizations to deploy automated machine learning to accurately predict machine failures with technology optimized for the Industrial IoT.
  • The Progress OpenEdge PdM Integrator Kit expands the functionality of a mission-critical OpenEdge business application (such as ERP and SCM) to seamlessly include Predictive Maintenance. Customers can get a complete 360o view of predicted equipment failures, the potential business impact of the failures, and initiate a workflow process within the OpenEdge application to properly address the issue.
  • Progress Kinvey delivers a complete serverless cloud platform that powers mission-critical apps and entire digital business.

Everything You Need for Your Business Apps

Progress recognizes that the requirements for business application development and deployment constantly change, and we’re committed to delivering agile solutions that enable you to embrace change and turn it into a competitive advantage. From the powerful OpenEdge application development platform, to UI and developer tools focusing on the core of the app, to data connectivity, backend as a service, web content management and predictive analytics, we enable you to rapidly develop, deliver and evolve the best next-generation, mission-critical business applications.

To learn more about evolving your OpenEdge application, see our eBook, Application Evolution—Capturing Business and Technology Trends of Today and Tomorrow.  For a complete look at Progress and its value to the SCC market, download the whitepaper, Progress OpenEdge and the Software Construction Components Market.

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