In the light of some of the comments appearing on the blog about the whole Progress/.NET/SQL debate, we asked SOS for a statement. This is what SOS managing director David McNamara had to say about the SOS technical platform…

“SOS Connect is fully developed and feature rich .NET application attached to a Progress database.  This combination delivers an extremely effective solution for our clients; a thoroughly powerful and flexible application coupled to an extremely reliable and scaleable database.
 
“For our more technically-minded or larger clients such as those in the top 100, we offer a .NET Web Services Toolkit. This effectively gives the law firm full access to all the business logic in SOS Connect via Web Services, enabling them to easily integrate SOS Connect with third party products or their own internally-developed systems. The toolkit also enables firms to develop their own .NET plug-ins which can then seamlessly form part of the SOS Connect application also.
 
“The above approach is why SOS is being so well received in the marketplace; it delivers a single, .NET firm-wide legal application requiring minimal maintenance to those firms with limited IT resources, yet provides the larger firms with a very powerful environment with which to integrate SOS Connect with their many separate applications.”

Comment: being on Progress doesn't seem to be causing Eclipse Legal Systems any problems either.