BEDFORD, Mass. (4/9/09)--Progress Software Corp. has named a Fiserv subsidiary the 2009 Progress Application Partner of the Year. Fiserv, based in Brookfield, Wis., is a core processor for financial institutions, including credit unions. Fiserv was noted for its continued growth and deployment of solutions built on the Progress OpenEdge business application development platform and the Sonic ESB (enterprise service bus). Fiserv Precision software uses OpenEdge and Sonic to produce account processing software. With Sonic, Fiserv has integrated its core banking application and other products so users can tailor the technology for individual needs. “Our partnership with Progress has helped us grow at 20% a year since 1998,” said Mark Blankespoor, Fiserv senior vice president and general manager, processing services and bank solutions. Progress and Fiserv partnered in 1991. Progress Software Corp., Bedford, Mass., provides application infrastructure software for developing, deploying, integrating and managing business applications.