July 16, 2003
OpenAir Launches Pocket PC Version of Its PSA Software
Leading Professional Services Automation software provider enables time, expense, and project management through popular Pocket PC handheld device
Boston, MA (July 16, 2003) OpenAir, the leading mid-market professional services automation (PSA) software provider, today announced the launch of OpenAir for the Pocket PC, a fully-integrated companion program that enables OpenAir users to log time, expense and project data on their Pocket PCs and upload it immediately into their web-based OpenAir account. Frequent travelers and business professionals who are often away from their office will benefit the most from this new capability, as they can record time, expense and project information when it is most convenient for them, without having to be connected to the Internet through a desktop or laptop computer.
"We want to remove every possible barrier to getting our customersí critical data into their OpenAir web-based accounts, so project managers always have a current picture of project status, management always has access to current reports, and Accounting can issue invoices faster," explained OpenAir CEO Morris Panner. "The Pocket PC is simply the latest step toward our goal. This flexibility represents an enormous advantage of our web-based system over traditional client/server software. Our customers can now enter data through a Web browser, a disconnected Windows thin client, a handheld device such as a Palm Pilot or Pocket PC, or even a telephone."
OpenAir for the Pocket PC leverages OpenAirís XML API to provide real-time data exchange. It requires Microsoft Pocket PC 2000 or higher and Microsoft Windows 95/98/NT/2000/XT. Access to OpenAir for the Pocket PC is included with the purchase of an OpenAir subscription.
OpenAir is the Web-native professional services automation solution that helps consulting firms, independent software vendors, marketing services companies, and IT groups increase profits by optimizing service delivery and management. OpenAir lets customers capture additional billable hours, increase employee utilization, streamline project management, accelerate revenue, enhance collaboration, improve revenue recognition and project accounting, and share knowledge and best practices throughout the organization. OpenAirís global customer base of over 600 companies includes Motorola, UAL Loyalty Services, Nationwide, CB Richard Ellis, Digitas, NEC companies Niteo Partners and Vibren Technologies, and Cablevision. For additional information, visit www.openair.com.