January 10, 2007 10:39 ET

OpenAir Named a Finalist for 2007 CODiE Awards, Recognizing Its Visionary PSA Suite

BOSTON, MA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- January 10, 2007 -- OpenAir today announced its award-winning Professional Services Automation (PSA) application has been selected for a second year in a row as a finalist for the Software & Information Industry Associate (SIIA) CODiE awards.

OpenAir was nominated this year in the newly created category of "Best Professional Services Solution."

Established in 1986, the CODiE Awards are the longest-running awards program in the software and information industry to acknowledge the most innovative products and services. SIIA, which presents the awards, is the principal trade association for the software and digital content industry. Nearly 1,000 product nominations were submitted for CODiE Awards in 63 categories.

"The 20th annual CODiE Awards continue the tradition of honoring the best of the software, content and education technology industries," said Ken Wasch, SIIA President. "When one considers the number of outstanding companies that competed this year, being named a CODiE Awards finalist is a significant achievement."

The CODiE Awards finalists were selected by judges, including software and information industry trade journalists, national technology writers and analysts, and education technology specialists. The final round of judging will be conducted by members of SIIA, making this the only peer-review awards program in the industry.

"OpenAir's continued recognition by SIIA is something that we're incredibly proud of," said Morris Panner, CEO of OpenAir. "SIIA is on the front lines of software innovation. That they selected us as a finalist is a powerful validation of our industry leading position."

OpenAir's PSA application helps project-based organizations increase profits through improving resource utilization and enabling more efficient project management. More than 250 companies and more than 28,000 subscribers use OpenAir to manage all aspects of their global services business, including resource staffing, project management and billing.

OpenAir joins Hewlett-Packard, Adobe, and others as a repeat finalist for the CODiE awards.

The 2007 CODiE awards will be presented at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco on April 17, 2007.

About OpenAir

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 team of former Bain, 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 the subscription-based solution. For additional information, please visit

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