San Mateo, CA (PRWEB) January 15, 2008
Projity, the leader in SaaS and open source project management software announced today that over 200,000 copies of OpenProj have been downloaded. OpenProj is rapidly becoming a standard around the world and is being used by organizations of all sizes in over 132 countries.
OpenProj is a free, open source replacement of Microsoft Project, "The 200,000+ downloads are just part of the story, many organizations are deploying hundreds and even thousands of OpenProj copies from their initial downloads. Projity is having a highly disruptive effect on Microsoft and other proprietary vendors while benefiting worldwide users" said Marc O'Brien, CEO Projity.
Project is part of the Office family of products and is installed on 7% of all Office desktops. The availability of a free alternative brings a complete project management solution to millions of users who previously were not keen on spending the $999.99 per copy for Microsoft's proprietary Windows solution.
In addition, OpenProj is available on Linux, Unix, Mac or Windows so users can choose their platform of choice. Projity is providing both SaaS and open source replacements, augmenting the alternative Office suites from Google, Sun, IBM and OpenOffice.org.
"Projity is pleased to see the tremendous strides being made with both SaaS and desktop alternative Office Suites. Our team is committed to providing the key project management Office component to complement the efforts of these Office suites. 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 is a Silicon Valley and French company with offices in San Mateo and Paris. Projity currently has two solutions: Project-ON-Demand (SaaS) and OpenProj (open source). Projity solutions are used by over 200,000 project managers in over 132 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