San Mateo, CA (PRWEB) January 22, 2008
Projity, the leader in SaaS and open source project management software, announced today the general availability of OpenProj 1.0. The OpenProj solution is a complete replacement of Microsoft Project and is available on Linux, Unix, Mac or Windows. OpenProj has equivalent functionality and opens native Microsoft Project files. Projity announced the initial OpenProj beta in the Fall, over 200,000 users joined the beta testing in over 132 countries. The global project management community continues to rapidly adopt OpenProj with tens of thousands of new users each week.
The global reach of Projity's solutions are creating a tremendous disruption for existing software vendors. Projity has already announced translations in Spanish, French, German, Portuguese, Swedish, Russian, Korean and Chinese with many other languages pending. The OpenProj solution is a significant addition for the market. "The Projity team is very happy to announce the release of OpenProj 1.0. Our team and the OpenProj community have worked hard on this release and the many localized languages. OpenProj has given the marketplace an alternative to commercial project management software on the desktop that is available on Linux, Unix, Mac or windows and now in localized languages around the world," said Marc O'Brien, CEO Projity. Project is part of the Office family of products and is installed on 7 percent of all Office desktops. The availability of a free, cross platform 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.
Projity is a Silicon Valley and French company with offices in San Mateo, CA and Paris. Projity currently has two solutions: Project-ON-Demand (SaaS) and OpenProj (open source). Projity solutions are used by more than 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
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