Please do not release before November 1, 2009.
The new version of the open-source project- and service-management system includes functionality developed specifically for IT departments planning to introduce ITIL or similar best practices to streamline their IT operations.
Barcelona, Spain, October 31, 2009 â ]project-open[ today announced the release of ]po[ version 3.4, which includes several new packages for the integrated management of IT operations. These new functionalities make it much simpler to implement ITIL and similar best practices by covering a large percentage of ITIL processes with pre-defined and pre-configured functionality. All new packages are integrated with project and financial management, making it possible to apply Activity Based Costing (ABC) and other controlling methods to IT operations. The open-source nature of ]project-open[ reduces the cost of an implementation, allowing even medium and small IT departments to reap the benefits of ITIL and similar frameworks.
â]project-open[ is the first open-source IT management system to integrate project management, service management, configuration management and financial management in one consistent applicationâ says Frank Bergmann, the founder of ]project-open[. âIt is still unusual for open-source projects to deal with financial and regulatory issues, but we believe that this is part of the maturing process of OSS.â
Version V3.4 of ]project-open[ includes the following new functionalities:
A helpdesk package supports issue, problem and change management.
A configuration database supports configuration and license management.
All packages are based on the ]po[ configuration system, allowing users to add new attributes to objects and configure drop-down boxes. Workflows make it possible to control the life cycles of objects. Integrations are available with Active Directory/LDAP, Nagios, OCS Inventory NG, GanttProject and OpenProj. Integration with SAP and other back-end systems is available on request.
You can find our press kit at http://www.project-open.net/en/press-kit. A demo server is available at http://demo.project-open.net/. For free download and installation instructions, please visit http://www.project-open.org/en/install-main.
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]project-open[ is a company founded by German engineers in Spain. ]project-open[ develops the open-source based ]project-open[ product, offering support, professional services and extension modules.
The ]project-open[ product is a project, service and financial management application for organizations in the consulting, IT, engineering, legal, advertising and translation industries.
]po[ covers the entire project life cycle from sales (CRM), staffing (HR, skill management), execution (timesheet, controlling, helpdesk, collaboration) to invoicing and payments. The ]po[ architecture is designed for mission-critical applications with a rock-solid infrastructure and a sophisticated role-based permission system.