Press Release

July 5, 2000

OpenAir Forms Partnerships With and Others to Promote Internet Business Services

Select Partnerships Further Enhance the World-Class Service of OpenAir to Business Professionals

Boston (July 5, 2000) - OpenAir, the recognized leader in Web-native professional services automation (PSA) applications, is linking up with, and several additional Internet business services, to further enhance its role in the marketplace for helping small to medium-sized businesses function more efficiently and economically. The Web site now features a link to OpenAir in its Business Center as a recommended business support service.

The OpenAir Web-native platform of seamlessly integrated business services allows professionals to build and submit proposals, analyze employee time, report and approve travel expenses online, track and bill time, create and deliver invoices, and outsource payroll and expense reimbursement.

"Our partnerships with and a range of other business service providers will create vast opportunities for our users," said Tom Brennan, Vice President of Strategic Alliances for OpenAir. "Joining forces with this impressive group of online services will bring our common audience together, increasing their efficiency and saving them money."

" is pleased to offer its subscribers an even wider range of business services," said Becky Mason, Marketing Manager for "This partnership with OpenAir allows users access to an online suite of essential integrated business services, as well as the network of skilled professionals and powerful resource management tools."

OpenAir is also teaming up with several additional online business services including:,,,,,,,, WebLink Wireless, Inc., and provides firms and professionals in the architecture, design, and construction industry with the tools and resources to run their businesses more efficiently. These tools include the industry's only visual search engine, Web-based project collaboration software, a full-featured employment center and access to a wide variety of industry resources. The company was founded by two architects and is located in Irvine, California. provides a wide range of products and services for businesses, delivered through a comprehensive, business-to-business, user-friendly Web site. Organizations and businesses of all sizes can benefit from this California-based company, who prides itself on being the premier supplier of goods and services to business on the Internet. is an Application Service Provider (ASP) and Free Internet Service Provider (ISP) for small businesses and consumers. It provides best-of-breed applications products and the services needed to effectively start, manage, and grow your own business. helps small companies focus on their core business while saving them time and money on resources. offers businesses of all sizes a unique combination of work management tools, marketing advice, education, and back office support. Designed to meet the needs of independent professional services firms and the New Economy's free agents, is a privately held company, with headquarters in Memphis., Inc., located in Atlanta, leases and maintains software applications online for small and mid-sized businesses with limited technology budgets. Its technology provides one-source shopping access to hundreds of ASPs and allows users to select different services from multiple vendors and still have the simplicity of a single bill and service center. is an Internet-based firm that specializes in career services for small offices and home offices (SOHOs). Launched in March 1999 and located in New York, the site provides the service to secure urgently needed talent for smaller businesses. provides consumers with a vast array of resources to help them research local laws and find qualified attorneys to handle their legal matters. Attorneys can find the information and resources to help them practice law more efficiently, as well as purchase office supplies and law books, research various legal software packages, or look for another job. helps construction industry contractors become more profitable by offering online tools designed to increase labor and cash flow efficiency and reduce the cost of purchasing materials. Based in Seattle, recognizes that each trade has unique requirements and creates business toolboxes (vertical portals) for specific trades, such as electrical, mechanical, and HVAC.

WebLink Wireless, Inc. is a leader in the wireless data industry, providing wireless e-mail, wireless instant messaging, information on demand, and traditional paging services throughout the United States. The company's nationwide 2-way network, using Internet protocol and ReFLEX technology, is the largest of its kind reaching approximately 90 percent of the U.S. population. The Dallas-based company serves about 2.5 million customers., founded in February 1998, has developed a Web-based next generation operating system that has taken the concept of "network computing" to the next level.'s primary product is WebOS, the first operating platform that makes the World Wide Web the application and data network for personal users, small to mid-size businesses, and the enterprise. WebOS is the platform upon which applications can be built by developers to suit the needs of millions of users.

About is the leading Internet-based B2B skills procurement platform. The solution connects independent contractors, hiring managers, and staffing suppliers through an online eMarketplace, enabling an efficient match of skills to business requirements. The eMarketplace provides a network of skilled professionals and powerful resource management tools, including a unique contractor rating system that integrates seamlessly into a company's existing infrastructure. provides corporations with hosted solutions and services for skills sourcing, procurement, fulfillment, and supplier network management. It is a privately held company located in Santa Clara, California and can be found on the Internet at

About OpenAir
OpenAir, founded in 1999 as, is a trusted Web-native platform of seamlessly integrated services that efficiently and economically streamlines business processes. More than 30,000 professionals currently utilize OpenAir to remove the frustration associated with common business tasks and drive revenue more efficiently.

Available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, OpenAir supports all major Internet browsers and is easily accessed from any Internet-equipped computer. All data is backed up on state-of-the-art servers, encrypted, password protected and only accessible to the OpenAir user.

Jeff Hunt
Phone: 617-351-0230