Hong Kong, July 5, 2016 - Appeon today announced it has signed an agreement with SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) to develop a new generation of the PowerBuilder development platform. Appeon has major innovations planned from mobile and cloud deployment to test-driven development and continuous integration. Under the terms of the agreement with SAP, Appeon will be responsible for developing, selling and supporting its own offering powered by PowerBuilder technology.
Since 1991, PowerBuilder has been one of the fastest and easiest-to-use AppDev Tools targeting business apps. At the heart of PowerBuilder is the DataWindow, which even to this day is arguably the most powerful data-bound control on the market. Tens of thousands of organizations worldwide – from small to large – have been relying on PowerBuilder to develop client/server apps for the Microsoft Windows platform.
Appeon, a former partner of Sybase (acquired by SAP), has demonstrated a strong track record over many years of delivering innovations for the PowerBuilder development platform. Appeon was the first company in the world to offer a deployment solution for PowerBuilder that automatically generates .NET Web apps. Its most recent innovation is a solution for mobilizing existing PowerBuilder projects onto iOS and Android devices.
"PowerBuilder has a very loyal following, and I think that’s because very few development stacks out there can deliver a high level of developer productivity while producing apps with such rich functionality and UX,” said Armeen Mazda, CEO of Appeon. “All of us at Appeon are very passionate about PowerBuilder, and we are very excited to finally get our hands on this wonderful technology. Thanks to SAP, we are now in a position to do so much more than before.”
Together, Appeon and SAP expect to apply their market, solution understanding and development competence to accelerate the speed of bringing major innovations to market. These innovations stand to position PowerBuilder as a strong contender for cloud app development. Appeon plans to release its first new installment of PowerBuilder in the first-half of 2017.
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