September 26, 2000
OpenAir Joins the Great Plains Global Solution Developer Team of Customer
Centric Integrated Solutions
OpenAir and Great Plains Share Commitment to Providing Quality, Integrated Solutions
that Enhance the Strategic Value of Financial and Operational Information
Boston (September 26, 2000) – A new partnership between OpenAir and Great Plains
further streamlines essential business processes and back office administrative tasks
for Great Plains and OpenAir users. By partnering with Great Plains -- a company
focused on providing e-business solutions that interconnect business communities -- as
the latest addition to the Great Plains Global Solution Developer Community, OpenAir
expands its leadership in the Web-native professional services automation industry.
OpenAir acts as a convenient data collection tool for inputs into the accounting
system, providing users with a variety of data entry options, including online through
any Web browser, Palm Computing®
handheld device or WAP-enabled telephone. As a Great Plains Solution Developer,
OpenAir integrates with Great Plains' e-business solutions, eliminating data
re-keying and allowing users to record data more accurately, increasing their efficiency
and saving them time and money.
“OpenAir is pleased to be able to offer its Web-native suite of integrated services
through Great Plains solutions,” said Bill O'Farrell, co-founder and CEO of OpenAir.
“Together we can further enhance the business success of our mutual customers.”
“We look forward to delivering on the benefits our partnership with OpenAir allows,”
said Steve Altendorf, solution developer relationship manager at Great Plains.
“OpenAir is a welcome addition to our family of solution developers.”
All OpenAir services -- including Proposals, Project Tracking, Time Sheets, Expense
Reports and Time Bills -- can be used individually, in any combination or as a complete
integrated suite of business services depending on a company's needs.
OpenAir, founded in 1999 as TimeBills.com, is a trusted Web-native platform of
seamlessly integrated services that efficiently and economically streamlines business
processes. These services allow professionals to build and submit proposals, manage
projects, analyze employee time, report and approve travel expenses online, track and
bill time, create and deliver invoices, outsource payroll and expense reimbursement, and
win new business. More than 35,000 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