QAD Explore, Progress, sponsor

Our third featured Explore article is prepared by our friends at Progress. Progress OpenEdge is the backbone of every QAD installation worldwide. As an accredited QAD Consulting Partner, Progress’ Professional Services is committed to the success of the QAD community.

Progress is once again proud to be a platinum sponsor of QAD Explore 2019. As both a QAD partner and a QAD Enterprise Platform customer for many years, we live and breathe QAD every day and are excited to continue this thriving relationship. Our OpenEdge technology stack has been leveraged by QAD for decades, enabling QAD solutions globally.

We invite you to stop by and learn more about all we have to offer. Whether you catch us at our booth or at our sessions, we’re happy to chat about the newest releases of our award-winning products and professional services for QAD — we’ll be raffling some cool prizes, so come and win a Bose Portable Bluetooth Speaker, Apple AirPods or Nintendo Switch!

From systems integrators to manufacturing specialists, our Progress Services team provides a unique combination of APICS- and QAD-certified professionals, along with the industry’s top OpenEdge experts, to ensure you have access to all the right resources to meet your needs. Our specialists can help you upgrade or expand your QAD application, whether you need to fine-tune it for robust performance, extend it to web or mobile, or even provide managed application services for 24/7 monitoring and support. We also offer custom training, mentoring, implementation and access to our extensive research and development.  

At Progress we are dedicated to providing the very best technology and support, and are honored to have been recognized many times by QAD as both their Consulting Partner of the Year and Technology Partner of the Year. We’re proud of our history with QAD and the trust over 500 partners and 6 million users around the world have placed in us to help enable, manage and grow their businesses for 35 years.

You can learn more about the consulting services available through Progress Services, or download your free data sheet with a full list of our managed QAD application services.

Join Us for Our Sessions

Curious to learn more about how Progress Services can help you get the most out of your QAD application? We’ll be hosting a pair of sessions at Explore 2019, and we hope to see you there!

May 7 (1:30-2:30pm): Keep Your QAD System Fit and Trim with Pro2Archive Services
Progress Services’ Archive/Delete Utility (ADU) makes the task of archiving and deleting data from a QAD system easy with its user-friendly interface that allows complete control over scheduling and executing the process. Compliment ADU with our Pro2 technology and you never lose historical information. Come see for yourself!

May 8 (1:30-2:30pm): Progress & QAD, Partnering to Service the QAD Community
The foundation of every QAD deployment is Progress technology. Our team has been developing unique solutions, upgrading, integrating, optimizing, fine-tuning and configuring QAD systems to best deliver and exceed the expectations of QAD-run companies for decades. See examples of Progress’ ongoing differentiating commitment to supporting QAD customers.

Mike Furgal
Mike Furgal started his career at Progress in 1989 in development. He has held many different roles during the time including working on the OpenEdge database product and managing different development teams working on the OpenEdge database. In 2012, he joined the Consulting team at Progress as Director of Database Services, where he and his team are responsible for managing over 2,000 distinct databases and over 140 Terabytes of data and 175,000 connected users. As a former developer of the OpenEdge database, Mike brings a unique perspective as both a consumer of the OpenEdge technology and a developer of the same technology. Mike has presented highly technical topics around the world at nearly all of the Progress conferences and PUGs, as well as at many QAD Explore conferences.