OpenAir Targets Government Contractors With Leading On-Demand Software for Project Management and Resource Management

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OpenAir announces announced a host of key product enhancements to its Earned Value Management (EVM) capabilities. Earned Value Management features add greater visibility into project health while deepening project portfolio management (PPM) functionality. Deeper integration with Microsoft Project® creates more efficiency and greater accuracy of project tracking and schedule synchronization.

We expect that our customers, especially government contractors, will enjoy tremendous benefits by gaining a more granular understanding of project investment versus benefit, as well as by being able to better prioritize scarce resources.

OpenAir, Inc., a NetSuite Inc. (NYSE: N) company and a leading provider of on-demand professional services automation software, today announced a host of key product enhancements to its Earned Value Management (EVM) capabilities. These enhancements, coupled with deeper Microsoft Project ® synchronization, improve OpenAir's ability to meet the project management needs of countless services and technology firms, and especially government contractors, by providing better visibility into project health and project portfolio management, and by improving project efficiency and accuracy. For more information about the new features and functionality, please visit http://www.openair.com.

"Monitoring project health and improving project prioritization are two key imperatives for the services and technology industry," said Morris Panner, CEO of OpenAir. "We expect that our customers, especially government contractors, will enjoy tremendous benefits by gaining a more granular understanding of project investment versus benefit, as well as by being able to better prioritize scarce resources."

Government contractors face a complicated web of rules and regulations that require the ability to track project status and proactively identify and correct any cost and performance issues before they affect the project scope. As an integral part of a powerful Software as a Service platform, OpenAir's new EVM features bring myriad benefits to government contractors, including:

  •     The ability to objectively measure project progress and provide tighter control over projects;
  •     Early warning indicators of project performance problems that give companies enough time to take corrective action if necessary;
  •     Automation of more metrics to give users deeper project analysis capabilities, allowing them to manage projects and costs more efficiently and effectively; and
  •     Software as a service enabled real-time visibility, eliminating the need for slow and complicated client-server installations and upkeep.

Coupled with DCAA compliance, OpenAir is an essential tool for government contractors for whom the use of outdated and arduous project management tools can lead to expensive project delays.

While OpenAir's new EVM functionality allows government contractors to better manage projects with more visibility, the deeper synchronization with Microsoft Project eliminates errors associated with double data entry, improving efficiency and accuracy in project management.

"OpenAir provides me with key visibility into project health," said Jodi Cicci, CEO of Top Step Consulting. "These new enhancements are real winners and will help me and other like-minded services firms optimize their business."

About OpenAir:
OpenAir, Inc., a NetSuite Inc. Company, is a leading provider of Software as a Service (SaaS) services automation software. Offering both Professional Services Automation (PSA) and Project Portfolio Management (PPM) solutions, OpenAir gives project-based organizations and firms the tools they need to grow their businesses quickly and profitably. Providing enterprise-level functionality for businesses of all sizes, OpenAir has more than 42,000 active users at over 300 world-class firms who use the software to better capture billable time, manage projects and resources, and bill customers. Coupled with a team of highly experienced consultants from some of the world's leading services firms, OpenAir PSA and OpenAir PPM drive higher profits through improved utilization, visibility and data collection. To learn more, please visit http://www.openair.com.

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