San Mateo, CA (PRWEB) October 10, 2007
Projity, the leader in SaaS and open source project software announced today that over 100,000 copies of OpenProj have been downloaded in the first full month since launching.
OpenProj is a free, open source replacement of Microsoft Project, "the 100,000 downloads are a tremendous validation of Projity's open source alternative. However, it is only the start and also only part of the story as there is a much larger impact," said Marc O'Brien, CEO Projity.
The alternative Office suites from Google, Sun, IBM, Novell and others have been missing this key application as Project is in the Office family of solutions and is installed on 7% of all Office desktops. Projity is providing the only alternative in both the SaaS and open source markets.
"Projity is pleased to complement the efforts of the Office suites and provide an important addition, companies can now migrate their entire Office suite to either SaaS or open source with the addition of Project-ON-Demand and OpenProj," O'Brien said.
Projity's solutions are now being used to manage projects in over 121 countries around the world. OpenProj is available on Linux, Unix, Mac or Windows and is free of charge. This presents a tremendous value proposition as Microsoft Project is limited only to Windows and has a list price of $999.99. The worldwide response has been tremendous with thousands of new users every day. In the first month OpenProj translations have been completed in many languages including Spanish, French, German, Portuguese, Swedish, Russian and Chinese.
Projity is a Silicon Valley and French company with offices in San Mateo, Paris and India. The company founders have been instrumental in the development of the project management software industry, dating to the mainframe and DOS solutions. Projity currently has two solutions: Project-ON-Demand (SaaS) and OpenProj (open source). Projity solutions are managing projects in over 121 countries around the world.
Projity, OpenProj and Project-ON-Demand are trademarks of Projity Incorporated. Other names used may be trademarks of their respective owners.
"Projity's release of OpenProj is an important addition to the open source marketplace. The project management area now has a full equivalent to the commercial software market. OpenProj is a terrific addition for users of OpenOffice and other open source solutions."
- Larry Augustin, Sourceforge Founder and venture capitalist
"OpenProj is an exciting addition to the range of professional desktop applications that are available on the free software desktop today. It's increasingly possible to run your business on an entirely open Linux platform, with full compatibility across free software applications and your legacy documents. Congratulations to the Projity team for this milestone release!"
- Mark Shuttleworth, Ubuntu CEO
"We are very excited by the OpenProj software: it clearly fills a gap and we are glad there is now a robust and complete solution for project management from the open source community, we look forward to incorporate it in our distro and make it available to our users."
- Francois Bancilhon, CEO Mandriva
"Novell supports all community efforts to bring more applications to the Linux desktop," said Justin Steinman, director of marketing for Linux and Open Platform Solutions at Novell. "OpenProj addresses an important customer need -- the availability of an open source application for project management. As more users migrate to SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop and OpenOffice.org, these users will be seeking tools like OpenProj to help them complete their daily business tasks."
- Justin Steinman, director of marketing for Linux and Open Platform Solutions at Novell
"OpenProj is one of the applications that IT Professionals, Project Managers and every other Open Source businesses all around the World would want. Freedom to share, freedom to deploy, freedom to use. This is what Market wants. Every day a new brick towards the Open Source platform completeness is put, and this is a big one."
- Fabio Erculiani, CEO Sabayon Linux
"OpenProj looks very promising. I have no doubt it will soon seduce people and we'll see individuals and companies switch to OpenProj the same way they previously switched to projects like Firefox or OpenOffice."
- Clement Lefebvre, LinuxMint
"Project managers now have a high quality, cross-platform project management solution available with an open source business model. Projity's OpenProj is not only compatible with the format used by the most widely used project management tool, but also offers an easy migration path for those who want to explore its features with their existing project data."
- Tony Wasserman, Director, Software Management Program, Carnegie Mellon West