I wanted to share the great news with the community as ProjectLibre is being recognized as challenging Microsoft Project’s dominance, here is the interview. I spoke with OpenSource.com about ProjectLibre and the impact our community/solution is having in the marketplace. It is amazing to be part of a major wave of open source success. We love to see the success of Apache OpenOffice and LibreOffice replacing Microsoft Office. ProjectLibre provides an important part of the open source ecosystem with the project management component!
We are seeing open source solutions taking prominent competitive positioning in many markets. I look at BI, BPM and ERP and enthused with the success. In particular for me, xTuple has been making big waves in the ERP market. I am happy to be contributing to that success! The PostBooks solution is having the same impact as ProjectLibre but in the ERP marketplace. If you need a replacement for your accounting or ERP software go open source and download PostBooks. A very disruptive wave is growing!
Once again, the ProjectLibre community support and encouragement is highly appreciated. We have users in over 200 countries and now have over 10,000 registered community members. We are challenging Microsoft Project’s dominance! The development team is head’s down working on the rewrite of ProjectLibre. This will be another step forward in challenging Redmond! If you cannot see the article link, here is the URL http://opensource.com/business/13/5/projectlibre-microsoft-project Please blog, tweet and forward ProjectLibre information @ProjectLibre!
Marc O’Brien has a distinguished history in the software marketplace. At Acquia he served as vice president and general manager for social software and Drupal applications. His rookie years were spent with Texas Instruments running the Manufacturing Resource Planning (MRP) department before he jumped into mainframe sales with MRO Software (Maintenance, Repair & Overhaul), Inc. – formerly known as PSDI – which published Maximo, an Enterprise Asset Management system, since acquired by IBM. Marc also led North American Sales for the Scitor Corporation, then founded WebProject, the first Internet-based team application. He then co-founded cloud and open source technology company, Projity, which was acquired in 2008 by Serena Software. The company’s open source alternative to Microsoft Project, OpenProj (now ProjectLibre), has been downloaded over four million times in nearly 200 countries, and Marc continues as project lead for ProjectLibre. Based in Silicon Valley, California, Marc joined xTuple, the world’s #1 open source ERP, in December 2012 as Vice President Business Development. Follow @xTuple #ERP #CRM #accounting || Contact Marc