REDMOND, Wash., Feb. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Microsoft Corp. today announced that defense contractor Progeny Systems Corp. has selected Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 as its enterprise resource planning (ERP) system to replace the company's two separate systems for accounting and production management. Microsoft Dynamics NAV is an ERP system built to help midsize companies streamline their business processes by providing specific functionality based on the needs of individual industries and regions.

Progeny Systems, headquartered in Manassas, Va., employs 421 people in providing services and manufacturing electronic systems for the U.S. Department of Defense, as well as other government and business organizations. Progeny Systems operates 12 additional facilities in California, Connecticut, Florida, Hawaii, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Nevada, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Utah and Washington, D.C.

The company had been using Deltek FMS as its financial management system and ManEx technology for production support. However, Deltek decided to phase out FMS and eventually to stop supporting the product altogether. This meant that if Progeny Systems decided to upgrade its back-end office technology in the future, it could not be certain that new software would work with the Deltek FMS application. Moreover, Progeny Systems had outgrown the functionality of the ManEx system, which also was not integrated with financial operations. Data had to be entered separately and manually into both Deltek and ManEx, leading to potential errors and consuming unnecessary time. As a result, Progeny Systems decided to seek out an ERP system that would integrate finance, project accounting and production management See - http://news.prnewswire.com/DisplayReleaseContent.aspx?ACCT=104&STORY=/www/story/02-04-2009/0004966276&EDATE=