Progress releases Kendo UI Builder, delivering the new face of OpenEdge Web experience

Equipped with world-class design capabilities, enhanced data connectivity and new UI components, Progress Kendo UI Builder 2.0 empowers OpenEdge developers to transform apps and create modern Web experiences.

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AIGS, Progress distributor, Sub-Saharan Africa, has announced the latest version of Progress Kendo UI Builder, an industry-leading responsive Web UI toolkit for rapidly delivering beautiful and intuitive Web experiences. The new release introduces browser compatibility with Electron Shell, an extended library of built-in templates, the ability to customise screens with Blank View and enhanced data connectivity.

"Today, the ultimate success of a business application depends on the availability of an engaging user experience. While reliability and scalability remain the backbone of superb performance, the look and feel of an application is vital for attracting and retaining users," said Rick Parry, CEO of AIGS. "With the latest version of Progress Kendo UI Builder toolkit, our partners and customers can quickly and cost-effectively enhance their Progress OpenEdge applications using an extended library of UI components and data connectivity to better optimise development efforts."

New features in Progress Kendo UI Builder 2.0 toolkit include:

* Browser compatibility with Electron
Progress Kendo UI Builder toolkit is now shipped with Electron, an open-source framework developed by GitHub.

* Data connectivity enhancements through JSDO, OData and REST
Feeding apps with data has become easier with the addition of OData and REST support.

* Additional charts, graphs and page view templates
Latest UI component additions include new view templates for Stacked Grids and Hierarchical Grid as well as 70+ HTML5 UIs and support for 12 built-in themes.

* On-demand download script execution
Generating complete Angular JS applications "out of the box" and automated module loading ensure quicker app start up.

"In today's digital world, the ability to quickly develop software gives organisations a competitive advantage. With Progress Kendo UI Builder toolkit, we've significantly accelerated the development time of our new Web-based application, TWIN360, by leveraging its ready, pre-built UI components," said Magnus Svensson of CGI, a global information technology and business process services provider. "Progress Kendo UI Builder toolkit enabled us to easily create beautiful and personalised user interactions across all channels and devices and, as a result, to ensure excellent customer satisfaction."

Progress Kendo UI Builder toolkit enables developers to define the layout and content of their Web apps with easy to use, pre-built and pre-tested visual components. Based upon the popular Progress Kendo UI framework and built to run on industry-standard technologies such as Angular, HTML, CSS and JavaScript, Progress Kendo UI Builder toolkit minimises development time.

For more details about the latest release of Progress Kendo UI Builder toolkit, and to download a free trial, please visit or watch Webinar.

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* Read the Progress blog


Aligning technology spending with strategic business objectives is becoming increasingly important for business, as are relationships that will allow companies to accelerate their success. As the distributor of Progress and Yellowfin Business Intelligence in Sub-Saharan Africa, AIGS offers flexible solutions that aid in driving revenue expansion and growth. With a strong focus on providing personalised service and an approach that has its customers at its heart, it helps companies create real success. It believes the reason WHY it is in business is because it wants to 'Make a difference'.


Progress (NASDAQ: PRGS) offers the leading platform for developing and deploying mission-critical business applications. Progress empowers enterprises and ISVs to build and deliver cognitive-first applications, that harness big data to derive business insights and competitive advantage. Progress offers leading technologies for easily building powerful user interfaces across any type of device, a reliable, scalable and secure backend platform to deploy modern applications, leading data connectivity to all sources, and award-winning predictive analytics that brings the power of machine learning to any organisation. Over 1 700 independent software vendors, 80 000 enterprise customers, and 2 million developers rely on Progress to power their applications. Learn about Progress at or +1-800-477-6473.

Editorial contacts
TBL Communication SolutionsMaria Oosthuizen(084) 506
AIGSRick Parry(011) 267
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