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CLOUD COMPUTING PSA LEADER OPENAIR STRENGTHENS FOOTPRINT IN AUSTRALIA WITH NEW STRATEGIC PARTNER
AIPEX First System Integrator to Resell Cloud Computing PSA Suite in Australia
Partnership Set to Kick-off with Breakfast Seminar on OpenAir Resource Management
BOSTON, Mass. and Melbourne, Australia — August 27, 2009 — OpenAir, Inc., a NetSuite Inc. (NYSE: N) company and a leading provider of cloud computing professional services automation (PSA) and Services Resource Planning (SRP) software, today announced that it has partnered with AIPEX to resell, and support OpenAir solutions in Australia. This partnership is expected to help bring the industry's leading PSA and SRP solution to Australian companies, enabling them to manage their projects, resources, time and expense tracking, and billing and invoicing processes in the cloud. Recently OpenAir announced a number of customer wins in Asia Pacific that included AIPEX, Waugh Infrastructure Management, Fronde, and Matsco Solutions.
Partnering with OpenAir gives AIPEX an immediate presence in the rapidly expanding cloud-based PSA industry, as well as the rights to sell and service the premier PSA solution for mid-sized and enterprise companies. Leveraging its local presence and expertise in the enterprise services market, AIPEX consultants can now specialize in promoting OpenAir solutions to key Australian companies.
Furthermore, as a current customer of OpenAir, AIPEX has first-hand product knowledge of the OpenAir suite and how it can help services businesses improve utilization and project margins while reducing overhead costs. AIPEX leverages OpenAir as the core component of their SRP solutions. With NetSuite CRM integrated on the front end and NetSuite Financials on the back end, AIPEX runs its core business in the cloud, leveraging automated workflows to reduce errors and manual processes.
"The partnership between AIPEX and OpenAir has a great deal of synergy," said Morris Panner, CEO at OpenAir. "By bringing together two companies with proven expertise in the enterprise market, the power of PSA and SRP can now be extended even further into the Australian services industry. I am excited to see what we are able to accomplish together."
"AIPEX has worked on many projects in major enterprises in Australia and we see a great need for better visibility, transparency and control of project resources and costs," said Trevor Townsend, Director at AIPEX. "OpenAir allows companies to gain a firm grasp of their resource planning and forecast needs; leading to higher utilization rates, reduced costs, and ultimately, more effective outcomes for their projects.
To kick off the partnership, AIPEX will host a breakfast seminar on 1st September 2009 at the Crown Complex in Melbourne. Entitled Simplicity>Transparency>Scalability, the seminar will demonstrate how global businesses utilize OpenAir to optimize resource management and provide value added services to their customers. Specifically, Siemens PLM Software will discuss how OpenAir has enabled the company to automate its global resource management process by increasing utilization and improving delivery margins. For more information, please visit www.aipex.com.au/BreakfastSeminar.
AIPEX provides clients with expert services and solutions that assist them in improving their business through information technology investments. AIPEX's expertise is its most valuable asset; it is what is required to improve business processes and ultimately business performance. Formed in 2000, AIPEX has over 60 consultants and has offices in Melbourne and Sydney, Australia. AIPEX delivers quality services by developing its service capacity and capability in line with forward technology trends and its clients' requirement, focusing on staying ahead and reacting swiftly to market demands and aligning itself with innovative partners
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 provides 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 80,000 active users at over 650 world-class firms using 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's services automation solutions drive higher profits through improved utilization, visibility and data collection. To learn more, please visit www.openair.com