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Schneider Electric Delivers Business-Critical Mobile Apps 50% Faster with Progress

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Progress
(NASDAQ: PRGS), the leading provider of application development and
digital experience technologies, today announced that Schneider
Electric, a $30B global energy management company, has used the Progress®
Kinvey®
high productivity app development platform to transform its
mobile user experience.

With a global presence in more than 100 countries, Schneider Electric
offers leading energy management and automation solutions for homes,
buildings, data centers and infrastructure across industries. In order
to enable its massive global network of partners that purchase, install,
service and support its products for customers, Schneider decided to
revamp its mySchneider mobile app. They selected the Progress Kinvey
platform to consolidate apps and incorporate personalization
capabilities. The new mega-app now includes a tailored product catalog
based on user data, 24/7 availability even in places with limited
connectivity, order tracking, distributor stocking and availability
information, access to servicing information, account data, customer
support as well as a gamification element and a loyalty program. In
addition to building out the new mobile app features, Schneider wanted
to adopt a microapps architecture to improve the user experience and
reduce development time to deliver new app capabilities and features
quickly, without rewriting significant portions of code.

Progress Kinvey enabled the Schneider Electric development team to
create an app that runs across multiple mobile platforms using a single
code base. The Kinvey platform also provided a modern serverless backend
that auto-scales, delivers the flexibility to support frequent changes,
and enables rapid integration with multiple enterprise systems and
authentication mechanisms. Most importantly, the Kinvey platform enabled
Schneider’s team to access powerful high productivity capabilities
without sacrificing developer control in building their app.

“Progress Kinvey made mobile development seamless, enabling us to create
an incredibly usable and powerful business app while speeding up the
entire development process,” said Raj Sadasivan, Chief Digital Customer
Experience Architect, Schneider Electric. “With Kinvey, we have the
speed we need to push out new functionality to market as quickly as
possible. What’s more, using Kinvey triggered an internal evolution and
was a complete cultural change, enabling us to do mobile right.”

Through the use of the Progress Kinvey platform, Schneider was able to
speed up the development process by 50%, and they are pushing new app
releases six weeks faster than before. In addition, the app has been
downloaded more than 200,000 times and has a 4.3-star rating on the
Android Play store.

“With user expectations and business demands rising, companies are
facing the challenge of pursuing fast app development without
compromising quality,” said Dmitri Tcherevik, CTO, Progress. “Progress
Kinvey platform brings the best of both worlds—with its high
productivity capabilities it empowers companies to build
high-performance scalable apps quickly while keeping the developer in
control of the experience and the app itself. We are happy to see
Schneider Electric reaping the benefits of that approach and delivering
a superb mobile experience that is driving returns for their business.”

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About Progress
Progress
(NASDAQ: PRGS) offers the leading platform for developing and deploying
strategic business applications. We enable customers and partners to
deliver modern, high-impact digital experiences with a fraction of the
effort, time and cost. Progress offers powerful tools for easily
building adaptive user experiences across any type of device or
touchpoint, award-winning machine learning that enables cognitive
capabilities to be a part of any application, the flexibility of a
serverless cloud to deploy modern apps, business rules, web content
management, plus leading data connectivity technology. Over 1,700
independent software vendors, 100,000 enterprise customers, and two
million developers rely on Progress to power their applications. Learn
about Progress at www.progress.com or
+1-800-477-6473.

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