March 13, 2008 15:45 ET

OpenAir Announces Ground-Breaking Business Objects Partnership

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - March 13, 2008) - OpenAir, the award-winning provider of on-demand project management solutions, announced today an exciting new partnership with Business Objects, a leading provider of business intelligence (BI) software.

OpenAir and Business Objects have built a seamless integration between OpenAir and Business Objects' award-winning Crystal suite of products.

"We are thrilled to partner with Business Objects," said OpenAir CEO Morris Panner. "We strive to build the world's best project management suite, and partnering with Business Objects adds additional flexibility to OpenAir's superior reporting."

Currently, OpenAir customers can access their data from the portal. In the coming months, OpenAir customers will be able to access Crystal reports and Crystal Xcelsius dashboards within the OpenAir application.

"With this partnership, OpenAir has set a new standard in the world of Professional Services Automation (PSA) and Project Portfolio Management (PPM) solutions," said Edward Marshall, VP of Sales and Marketing at OpenAir. "OpenAir is the only PSA or PPM provider to offer such a powerful integration with Business Objects."

OpenAir has already begun offering this integration to its customers. Current customers should contact OpenAir support, and prospects should contact OpenAir sales at

About Business Objects

As an independent business unit within SAP, Business Objects transforms the way the world works by connecting people, information and businesses. Together with one of the industry's strongest and most diverse partner networks, the company delivers business performance optimization to customers worldwide across all major industries, including financial services, retail, consumer-packaged goods, healthcare and public sector. With open, heterogeneous applications in the areas of governance, risk and compliance; enterprise performance management; and business intelligence; and through global consulting and education services, Business Objects enables organizations of all sizes around the globe to close the loop between business strategy and execution.

About OpenAir

OpenAir is the world's leading provider of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) project management software. Offering both Professional Services Automation (PSA) and Project Portfolio Management (PPM) solutions, OpenAir provides project-based organizations and firms the tools they need to grow their businesses quickly and profitably. Providing enterprise-level functionality for businesses of all sizes, OpenAir has more than 40,000 active users across 300 world class firms utilizing the software to better capture billable time, manage projects and resources and bill customers. Coupled with a team of highly experienced consultants from some of the world's leading services firms, OpenAir PSA and OpenAir PPM drive higher profits through improved utilization, visibility and data collection. To learn more or schedule a demo, please visit

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