Press Release

For Immediate Release:

OpenAir Partners with Grand Central Communications to Offer Customers Award-Winning Integration Solution

Grand Central's Business Services Network Facilitates Integration of OpenAir's Professional Services Automation Solution with Customers' Existing Applications and Services

Boston, MA (Feb. 8, 2005)—OpenAir, the number one Professional Services Automation (PSA) On Demand Solution, has partnered with Grand Central Communications, Inc., the leading provider of Integration On DemandSM solutions, to provide Grand Central's award-winning Business Services Network to their customers.

OpenAir's PSA solutions enable services organizations to dramatically improve staff utilization, increase cash flow, and increase project visibility. In partnering with Grand Central, OpenAir joins other leading software-as-a-service firms on Grand Central's Network, enabling them to easily integrate their PSA solution with customers' other applications and services in a cost effective, risk-free, on demand manner, which scales far beyond traditional point-to-point enterprise software solutions. In addition, by leveraging Grand Central's rich and rapidly growing Business Services Directory, OpenAir can now easily assemble services into custom solutions and transform its own on demand offering into a best-of-breed, on demand application suite.

"Grand Central's Integration On Demand solution complements the OpenAir PSA application," said Morris Panner, CEO of OpenAir. "By delivering integration as an on demand service, Grand Central eliminates the pain and risk typically associated with using traditional software solutions to integrate our PSA application with other existing applications and services."

"As a leading On Demand Professional Services Automation solution, OpenAir is a valuable addition to our ecosystem of on demand services," said Halsey Minor, founder and chief executive officer of Grand Central Communications. "Now customers can integrate with Open Air without having to install software or hardware and take advantage of our 'Pay for Success, Not Pray for Success' model."

About OpenAir
OpenAir ( is the number one ranked Professional Services Automation enterprise solution. OpenAir customers increase profits and improve visibility into business performance by capturing additional billable hours, increasing employee utilization, and streamlining project management. OpenAir provides state of the art reporting and business metrics analysis to allow any services organization to realize its full potential. The best services firms in the world use OpenAir. Shouldn't you?

About Grand Central Communications
Grand Central Communications provides Integration On DemandSM solutions through its award-winning, subscription-based Business Services Network. Together with our community of on demand service provider and system integrator partners, we enable enterprises to easily integrate and share applications, data, and processes throughout the extended enterprise, without installing, maintaining, or supporting costly hardware or software. By offering integration as an on demand service, Grand Central and its partners dramatically increase the success and eliminate the risk of business integration, providing a better alternative to complicated, lengthy, and expensive traditional software deployments.

Grand Central's market-changing approach has received significant recognition in the industry, including InfoWorld's Technology of the Year Award for "Best Web Services Integration Solution" for 2004 and 2005, and being named as a finalist in PC Magazine's 21st Annual Awards for Technical Excellence in the category of Enterprise Software.

The company is headquartered in San Francisco, California. Call 1-800-845-4313 or visit for more information.

Contact : Randy Foster : OpenAir : 617-351-0284 :

Contact : Suzanne McCormac : Grand Central Communications : 415.344.3160 :

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