Our partners: Progress – database provider for Credit Navigator

Progress LogoPartner companies are of outstanding importance for a software company like Collenda. One of these partners is Progress. Collenda has been working with this technology provider for many years, and our Credit Navigator customers trust in its secure and low-maintenance application development and deployment platform. At this point we would like to introduce Progress to you in more detail.

Cooperation and technical aspects

Progress and Collenda have been working together since 1983 when EuroDossier, the predecessor of today’s Credit Navigator, was built with Progress OpenEdge.

OpenEdge is the base – the fundament – of Credit Navigator. A rich application with more opportunities for the future. Their specific product market combination makes them unique, whereby flexibility and productivity matters.

The innovative strategy of Progress Software and their presence in and knowledge of many sectors has helped Collenda a great deal. Over the years (38 years) we encountered higher demands and new questions from their customers on topics of compliance, security, scalability, high performance, connectivity and each time we found the right products and innovation in the product suite like the Audit database, Database encryption, Web-, Rest- and API services, Database replication over multiple datacenters, Distributed databases, pro2sql, etc.

The technical quality of all products is very good and the database is excellent from the stability point of view. In all these years and with billions of records and transactions Collenda never had one single database crashed.

Facts and Figures

  • 100,000+ enterprises run their mission-critical business systems on Progress
  • 700+ ISVs build their software applications with Progress technology
  • 3,000,000-strong developer community
  • 6,000,000 business users work with apps running on Progress technologies
  • 100s of millions of consumers use apps built on Progress technologies
  • Global presence with 2.300 employees based in more than 30 countries
  • Listed on the Nasdaq for 30 years: PRGS
  • Founded in 1981 and successful for more than 40 years

Collenda customers (using the database)

Credit Navigator and the Progress database is in use as an ERP system for Bailiffs and DCA’s and for some very large customers, like banks. These use the database as an integrated subsystem in their IT-landscape to handle their amicable collections, legal collections and enforcement activities. There is a large number of use cases that Credit Navigator can handle.

For communication through portals with different target groups like:

  • Debtors
  • Clients
  • Employers
  • Etc.

For integrations that are needed by our customers:

  • System to system connections to different governments
  • Court systems
  • Information and service providers

Main use case

The main use case is the collection and enforcement processes with all the different involved parties, regulations, compliance, non-standard different sub administrations, cost- and fee calculations.

The need for a fast, reliable and stable database and development tool is essential. Crashed or corrupt data or data not able to comply with regulations (banks and Bailiffs) will lead to distrust, disciplinary complaints and to severe issues for the involved clients and debtors.

Data Analytics and Data Mining

On top Collenda also wants to innovate and use the valuable (production data) for data analytics and data mining, without impacting their production environment. And again we found Progress on our side with their new Pro2 solution: Pro2SQL f.e. is used to replicate a Progress database to a SQL database which can be used for these BI purposes.

So we are looking forward to the future to continue our fruitful cooperation with Progress to deliver stable and reliable solution but also be always one step ahead of our customers so we are able to deliver our added value to their long term business success.

About Progress

Progress provides the best products to develop, deploy and manage high-impact business applications. The comprehensive product stack is designed to make technology teams more productive. With Progress, organizations can accelerate the creation and delivery of strategic business applications, automate the process by which apps are configured, deployed and scaled, and make critical data and content more accessible and secure – leading to competitive differentiation and business success.

“We are very happy having Collenda as a partner and because of our longstanding partnership, we are well attuned to each other. For many years Collenda is a valued member of our partner ecosystem, where it is our goal to make our partners successful, because if they are successful, so are we. This means among other things, dedicated commercial and technical account management, but also the alignment of our roadmaps, which enables Collenda to keep innovating using the latest technologies. For example, with our replication solution Pro2, Collenda can incrementally export and transform selections of data from the transactional Collenda database to data warehouses managed by her customers for business intelligence and other reporting purposes. Another example is the use of Progress Transparent Data Encryption and other encryption and security features to make sure that the (privacy) sensitive data of the Credit Navigator application is encrypted and secured both at rest and in transit.”

Eduard Smeets, Sales Director, Progress Benelux

Eduard Smeets

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