May 23, 2001
OpenAir Beats PeopleSoft in PSA Face-Off
Project World - Boston, MA (May 23rd, 2001) - Earlier today OpenAir defeated
PeopleSoft, Account4, and Novient in the PSA Face-Off competition at Project
World Boston. The contest pitted the four companies' professional services
automation solutions against each other based on product functionality, ease
of implementation, and integration capabilities. The specific criteria by which
the solutions were judged were:
Is your PSA software capable of supporting a multi-project/multi-task
What are the hardware requirements for running your PSA software?
Is your PSA software easy to integrate? (i.e., Does it integrate easily
with Microsoft® Office 2000? An Oracle environment? DB2?)
OpenAir took home first prize ahead of
PeopleSoft, with Account4 and Novient finishing third and fourth
"Our victory over PeopleSoft and the others is a tribute to our intensely
focused efforts to understand the needs of professional services
organizations and to develop software solutions that meet those needs,"
explained Morris Panner, OpenAir COO. "OpenAir is very gratified that the
participants at Project World now know what all OpenAir users know - that
OpenAir is simply the best enterprise PSA solution on the market today."
OpenAir recently won a spot in the coveted Top 20 Global ASP ranking,
according to ASP News. This award, which was based on features and
functions as well as overall revenue strength, placed OpenAir as one of the
20 Best ASP applications in the world today.
Key features in today's victory at Project World were OpenAir's ability to
answer the needs of both internal and external professional services
organizations, including enterprise-level profitability reporting and
resource planning, project-level status reporting, exception-based reporting
and Gantt charts, and task-level ease of use for ready acceptance by
organizations. OpenAir also articulated its "Zero Client" philosophy. Since
users access OpenAir through a Web browser without any additional client-side
software, OpenAir is able to do the fastest and most cost-effective deployments in the
industry today. Finally, OpenAir explained its easy integration with the
Microsoft® suite of applications as well as with other general ledger and
"OpenAir lets an organization fundamentally do three things," Panner
explained. "OpenAir empowers an organization, allows managers to better
align incentives, and provides a manager or executive with the metrics
needed to make better business decisions. In an era where companies need to
drive cost savings without alienating employees, OpenAir is the answer."