September 4, 2002
OpenAir Launches Integration Manager Software for QuickBooks Pro
XML-based connector enables bi-directional data transfer between the leading Professional Services Automation and business accounting software packages
Boston, MA (September 4, 2002) OpenAir, the leading professional services automation (PSA) software provider, today announced a revolutionary new way for QuickBooks customers to link their OpenAir® systems and their QuickBooks accounting package. With the launch of Integration ManagerTM for QuickBooks Pro®, professional services firms can seamlessly integrate client, project and billing data in QuickBooks with the timesheet, expense report, project and billing data in the OpenAir PSA system. This represents the most comprehensive integration between any PSA system and the popular accounting package.
Using the Integration Manager customers of OpenAir and QuickBooks Pro can export relevant account data from QuickBooks Pro into OpenAir and then import accounts payable and accounts receivable information from OpenAir into QuickBooks Pro. Data exchange takes place through an XML-based Application Programmer’s Interface (API), using Web Services standards.
One of the first companies to deploy the Integration Manager was Kelaroo, Inc, a professional services organization specializing in the design, implementation and management of chemical, biological and discovery informatics systems. Kelaroo President Andrew Reum explained, "We manage all of our project and billing information in OpenAir and our general ledger in QuickBooks Pro. By synchronizing the two we have created a single system for sales force automation, resource management, and project planning, tracking, collaboration, and accounting, completely eliminating the need for duplicate data entry. By bringing the power and flexibility of the Web to record billing information faster, OpenAir also lets us invoice customers sooner."
"OpenAir and QuickBooks Pro are both widely regarded as the easiest to use and best value in their class of software, so it is a natural fit, particularly as Intuit continues to deepen the QuickBooks functionality to meet the needs of larger customers" offered OpenAir CEO Morris Panner. "Together OpenAir and QuickBooks provide an easy, flexible, and incredibly powerful system for professional services organizations to manage their client relationships from developing new business to delivering services to handling client billing and accounting."
The Integration Manager is available for a one-time fee of $1500.
OpenAir is the Web-native professional services automation solution that helps independent software vendors, marketing services companies, consulting firms, and internal corporate service organizations make more money through increasing top-line growth, improving operations and financial controls. OpenAir customers increase profits by capturing additional billable hours, increasing employee utilization, streamlining project management, accelerating revenue, enhancing collaboration, improving revenue recognition and project accounting, and sharing knowledge and best practices throughout the organization. OpenAir has helped over 600 companies across six continents increase profits through the subscription-based OpenAir® Complete solution. For additional information, visit www.openair.com.