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A Review of OpenAir SaaS

written by: Finn Orfano • edited by: Jean Scheid • updated: 7/6/2011

OpenAir is “Software-as-a-Service (SaaS)” model software that offers project-based organizations the necessary tools to effectively manage resources, monitor time-schedules, control expenses, optimize employee efficiency and enlarge profits.

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    OpenAir Professional Services Automation (PSA) is a "Software as a Service” (SaaS) application used to help project based businesses – whatever the size - to effectively manage resources, monitor time-schedules, control expenses, optimize overall efficiency and enlarge profits.

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    Differences in Editions

    OpenAir is on-demand services automation software available in three different versions. All are designed to help project-based organizations of all sizes and different industries to effectively manage resources and increase overall efficiency.

    OpenAir Team Edition: provides for break down of work allocation, regular reporting systems, monitoring of time and expenses and raising invoices.

    OpenAir Professional Edition: is a higher level software application intended for mid-sized organizations which also do overseas business dealing in multiple currencies. The key features are improved project management functions, automation of billing processes and profit reporting. This edition has all the features of OpenAir team Edition.

    OpenAir Enterprise Edition: is an advanced version that has all the features of OpenAir Professional Edition plus a dedicated client manager and 24/7 access and client support.

    All the three editions have free NetSuite connector for integrated, on-demand ERP business suites.

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    OpenAir features

    • The Project manager can collaborate and monitor status while proactively identifying and instantly resolving issues that impede project progress.
    • Help avoid project cost and time overruns.
    • Reassure clients by providing them access to project status reports.
    • Integration with Microsoft Project to enable project teams to collaborate on line, track time and integrate project planning with resource allocation.
    • Project managers can optimize employee work efficiently and help employees deliver high performance.
    • Project managers can more effectively match employees strengths and identify training needs


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    Software as a Service (SaaS) model

    Due to rapidly advancing web technology, most software packages like accounting, marketing, production, logistics, manufacturing and even training programs are delivered to customers through the web (SaaS model), instead of through conventional magnetic or optical media. Most managers favor SaaS applications as they are simpler to deploy than conventional modes. OpenAir Professional Services Automation (PSA) is available as a SaaS model making project portfolio and document system as efficient as possible.

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    Merger with NetSuite

    OpenAir and NetSuite, the world’s largest provider of integrated on-demand business suites, have announced merger plans to establish an on-demand platform for Services Automation management. This merger will result in a variety of benefits to OpenAir customers.

    OpenAir will meaningfully augment its resources to further improve their product and services. By combining OpenAir’s vast expertise in on-demand Services Automation with NetSuite’s proven track record in integrated ERP business suites, the joint venture will create a fresh and purposeful end-to-end business management solution for services organizations.

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    OpenAir, the world's leading provider of on-demand project resource management solutions won the prestigious "Best Business Software Solution" 2008 CODiE award instituted by the Software and Information Industry Association (SIIA). It was competing against over 1000 nominations received by the jury panel. (Source: MarketWire Press Release). OpenAir has more than 45,000 active users of its software across 300 frontline project-based organizations. This services is constantly working to improve the overall enterprise-level functionality in order to enhance productivity and increase profitability.

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    To know more about OpenAir Software for your project management needs visit OpenAir and get more info.