Progress and OpenEdge Services and Consulting

What separates Paul Guggenheim & Associates’s Progress and OpenEdge consulting from the rest of the industry’s?

We have proficiency in the following environments:

  • Character-based top-down
  • Graphical event-driven
  • SmartObjects
  • Web Client

We have experience in the following vertical markets:

  • Manufacturing
  • Distribution
  • Banking
  • Brokerage
  • Non-Profit Membership
  • Trade Show
  • Utilities


Paul Guggenheim has been consulting in the Progress world since 1985 and has successfully developed both resale and custom applications. Paul Guggenheim & Associates has worked on a variety of different consulting projects in most environments and a wide range of vertical markets.


Paul has a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Chicago and is Certified in Production Inventory Management (CPIM). Business backgrounds coupled with Progress knowledge gives us a critical edge in solving your business problems and finding effective solutions.

Communication Skills

We’re good listeners and ask pertinent questions making it easier to gather requirements and identify issues, whether the issues are related to business or technology.

Areas of Consulting

Other important areas of strong experience:

  • Screen Design
  • Application Prototyping
  • Data Replication
  • Audit Trails
  • Data Conversion
  • Security
  • Menu Systems
  • Unix Kernal Parameter Tuning
  • Business Rule Analysis
  • Index Assessment. A comprehensive analysis of your application that identifies potential performance problems and suggests ways to improve efficiency.
  • Application Integration. We can integrate VB.NET with OpenEdge Appserver, Sonic Integration on the Enterprise Service Bus (ESB), and Object Linking & Embedding (OLE) with Microsoft Windows Applications such as Word, Excel, Outlook and MapPoint.
  • Performance Tuning. Paul has given seminars nationally and internationally on “Indexes and Performance” and applies this knowledge in improving the performance of your company’s applications.
  • Troubleshooting. Our debugging utilities and methods help us easily solve some of the thorniest debugging problems.
  • Custom Development. Paul Guggenheim & Associates building custom applications from scratch as well as providing enhancements to existing applications.
  • Database Design. We use (and teach) the Extended Relational Analysis (ERA) database design method, a rigorous and practical approach and provides the best methodology for creating a successful database design.

Paul Guggenheim & Associates’s depth and breadth of knowledge make our consulting services a valuable asset to your company’s mission critical applications.