SOURCE: OpenAir

September 25, 2007 09:05 ET

OpenAir Announces User Experience Initiative

Hires Art Director to Oversee UI and Workflow Design

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - September 25, 2007) - OpenAir is pleased to announce that Michael Monahan will join OpenAir as Art Director, to oversee OpenAir's effort to improve user experience and workflow within OpenAir's PSA application.

"We are thrilled that Michael is joining us," Morris Panner, CEO of OpenAir, said. "His attention for detail and interactive design expertise is exactly what OpenAir needs to enable success in a Web 2.0 world. OpenAir's customers provide us valuable feedback and we want to make sure we listen and respond in the best way possible."

Michael Monahan, Art Director

Michael joins OpenAir with more than 15 years experience in information design and interface design, having designed and implemented scores of web sites, intranets, and browser-based interfaces for industry leaders, among them, Verizon, GTE, AT&T, Stone and Webster, 3Health, Bluesocket, Veridiem, CareerSearch, Spinal Technology, and Leostream. He was principal designer and strategist for Verizon's paper bill redesign, and for Verizon's online bill redesign. Michael also has worked with OpenAir in the past.

Michael has taught visual arts and design at Boston University, Dartmouth College, Rhode Island School of Design, and Connecticut College.

He holds a BFA from the University of Iowa, and MFAs from Yale University and Boston University.

About OpenAir

Based in Boston, OpenAir Professional Services Automation (PSA) software enables professional services firms to gain controls and insight on their financial best practices. OpenAir empowers executives to track projects, teams, and billable hours for improving employee utilization and to streamline project management. OpenAir Consulting provides both expert deployment advice on the OpenAir product as well as Services Best Practices Consulting as part of the OpenAir Optimize™ Services Program. Relying on a highly experienced team of former Bain, Accenture, Deloitte, Cambridge Technology Partners and Mercer consultants, OpenAir has developed comprehensive programs for both the Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) deployment paradigm as well as for the services vertical industries. OpenAir has helped leading services organizations across six continents increase profits through its subscription-based solution. For additional information, please visit www.openair.com.

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