While most discussions about the Software as a Service (SaaS) market revolve around the likes of Salesforce.com, NetSuite, Google, IBM, Oracle, Microsoft, OpSource, etc., the name Progress Software Corporation (NASDAQ: PRGS) rarely comes to mind, unjustifiably.
While Progress itself is to blame in part for a less aggressive marketing effort (and for the-best-kept-secret-in-the-market status
for on-demand provisioning and billing , OpSource, 7Global and IBM for hosting in different geographic regions, OnDemand Solutions for SaaS-enablement consulting, and so on. Also, I should not forget to point out that OpenEdge, Sonic ESB and Actional are already rewritten in a SaaS manner, with other Progress products soon to follow suit. Progress' SaaS Ecosystem Progress' SaaS results to date are impressive, to put it mildly, given that over over 200 ISVs and 20 business service providers today offer