Markinson Business Solutions Presented with a 2014 Progress Global Partner Award

Brisbane, Queensland – 2 October, 2015 – Markinson Business Solutions today announced that it has been named 2014 Progress Regional Contribution and Fastest Growing in Asia Pacific Japan Award winner. The Progress Global Partner Awards is an elite program highlighting Progress partners that have turned their ideas into business reality.

Developed on the Progress OpenEdge platform, Markinson’s enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions, MomentumPro and Unibis, have an enviable reputation within the wholesale distribution and manufacturing industry, providing clients with the ability to streamline their business processes and consolidate information, through one-touch ERP functionality.

“In depth understanding of our technology, creativity, functionality, end-user experience and overall commitment are some of the elements that set Markinson Business Solutions apart from any other,” said Kimberly King, Vice President, Channels, Progress. “This year the standard of partner excellence was truly incredible, and the example of success set forth by Markinson Business Solutions only scratches the surface of what is possible, when you turn your ideas into action.”

Progress and its ecosystem of more than 2,000 Partners support more than 4 million users. The Progress Global Partner Awards program was established to honor those partners that rise above and beyond, in a variety of categories, to not only meet, but exceed the needs of the end-user community. This year’s awards were extremely competitive, with more than 150 partners evaluated. Awards were presented in nine categories including – Partner of the Year, SaaS Excellence, Partner Collaboration, Business Focus, Innovator’s Award and more.

Ian Whiting, Chief Executive Officer of Markinson, commented on receiving the awards, “We are committed to working with Progress to find new and exciting ways of delivering more business value to our customers and winning the Progress Awards for four years is a testament to Markinson’s commitment to developing world class software."

About Markinson Business Solutions

Markinson Business Solutions is a business software company, dedicated to the creation and provision of innovative solutions and services to companies across Australia, New Zealand and the Asia-Pacific region.

As part of Constellation Software via its operating group Friedman Corporation, Markinson Business Solutions benefits from a strong corporate platform and international support, yet utilises its proud 29 year history of local industry experience to work closely with customers to support the achievement of business requirements.

For further information, please visit our website at www.markinson.com.au or contact us on 1300 137 729 (Australia).

About Progress

Progress (NASDAQ: PRGS) is a global software company that simplifies the development, deployment and management of business applications on-premise or in the cloud, on any platform or device, to any data source, with enhanced performance, minimal IT complexity and low total cost of ownership. Progress can be reached at www.progress.com or 1-781-280-4000.