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Exclusive interview featuring EasyAsk's Larry Harris.

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EasyAsk for Operational BI provides employees at all levels of the organization with the ability to perform ad hoc business analysis as well as search for existing reports through the familiar search box interface, empowering them to make better business decisions more quickly.

Dr. Larry Harris, Vice President and General Manager, EasyAsk a division of Progress Software recently participated in an exclusive interview with Ron Powell and the Business Intelligence Network (http://www.BeyeNETWORK.com). In this interview, Dr. Harris shares how Progress ® EasyAsk® software makes business intelligence as easy as Web search. Using a familiar search box, business users enter ad hoc queries in natural language and receive immediate answers in addition to links to other existing relevant reports.

"The inherent complexity of traditional BI tools prevents organizations from deploying these solutions companywide, and this inhibits individuals who might otherwise be able to act on the insight these tools provide from making better business decisions," explained Dr. Larry Harris, Vice President and General Manager Progress EasyAsk. "EasyAsk for Operational BI provides employees at all levels of the organization with the ability to perform ad hoc business analysis as well as search for existing reports through the familiar search box interface, empowering them to make better business decisions more quickly."

"EasyAsk bridges the gap between enterprise search and traditional business intelligence tools by leveraging natural language ad hoc query and report search technology," comments Ron Powell, Cofounder and Editorial Director of the Business Intelligence Network. "EasyAsk enables any authorized user with easy and immediate access to business intelligence without the need for training. This facilitates the adoption of BI beyond the power users."

To listen to the interview, please click here.

The Business Intelligence Network Solution Spotlights are intuitive dialogues with innovative solution providers, and these spotlights provide a cutting-edge introduction to the new products and services of interest to the business intelligence community. The Network publishes six newsletters serving more than 115,000 readers across a wide variety of industries, making it the largest newsletter-based information source for business intelligence, performance management, data warehousing, data integration and data quality.

About Progress Software Corporation:
Progress Software Corporation (NASDAQ: PRGS) provides application infrastructure software for the development, deployment, integration and management of business applications. The company's goal is to maximize the benefits of information technology while minimizing its complexity and total cost of ownership.

Progress EasyAsk delivers powerful, easy-to-use software for information discovery and analysis. EasyAsk for Operational Business Intelligence (BI) places the power and insight of business intelligence into the hands of the operational business users, customers, or partners. The EasyAsk software for Operational BI complements traditional BI solutions by extending access to important information to all employees beyond the small subset of "power users" and technical people often needed to effectively access information in such systems.

Progress and EasyAsk are trademarks or registered trademarks of Progress Software Corporation or one of its affiliates or subsidiaries in the U.S. and other countries. Any other trademarks or service marks contained herein are the property of their respective owners.

About Business Intelligence Network™:
The Network's flagship site BeyeNETWORK.com leads the industry with up-to-the-minute news, newsletters, articles, executive spotlights, podcasts, expert-hosted channels and blogs. Experts include Claudia Imhoff, Bill Inmon, Craig Schiff, Colin White, David Loshin, and others. BeyeRESEARCH.com provides research and case studies from leading authors and experts in business intelligence. BeyeBLOGS.com is a business intelligence-specific community blogging site that provides an open forum about industry issues and challenges. BeyeSEARCH.com offers the first and only editor-driven directory and search engine specially built to serve this industry.

This press release is based upon information provided by the Company. The Business Intelligence Network does not independently verify statements made and has no obligation to update these statements after the date of release.

Contact:
Business Intelligence Network
Katie Rostermundt
krostermundt @ b-eye-network.com
262-780-0202

Contact:
Progress Software, EasyAsk Division
Jessica Lavery Pozerski
jpozersk @ progress.com
781-280-4913

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