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OpenPSA is a Web-based Professional Services Automation suite including project management, time tracking, document management, sales

License: GPL (GNU General Public License)
File size: 70K
Developer: Nemein
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OpenPSA is a Web-based Professional Services Automation suite including project management, time tracking, document management, sales force automation, direct marketing, help desk, and a group calendar. It runs on the Midgard application server.

Here are some key features of "OpenPSA":
Web-based - OpenPSA works fully with any modern web browser, no application installations are required
Centralized - OpenPSA has modules for almost all typical information system needs
Scalable - OpenPSA works for organization sizes up to hundreds of users
International - the suite's user interface is translated to several languages, and the system supports different language encodings like Chinese and Russian
Integrated - Modules in OpenPSA share the same user, customer and document repositories. In addition, OpenPSA is automatically integrated with any Midgard Content Management solutions
Cost efficient - No license fees are needed because of the Open Source model
Supported - Commercial support and customization services for OpenPSA are available from Nemein Oy
Secure - Connections to OpenPSA can be secured with SSL encryption

OpenPSA requires a working installation of the Midgard Framework.


OpenPSA is distributed as a Repligard package. The package needs to be installed to the root sitegroup (SG0) of a Midgard server. On most systems, this should be accomplished by running

tar jxvf openpsa-1.9.0.tar.bz2
cd openpsa-1.9.0
repligard -a -i openpsa.xml.gz

If the above command fails, please consult Repligard usage documentation and check your Repligard configuration files.

After OpenPSA has been installed to your system it needs to be initialized using the OpenPSA Manager tool at

If you are not accessing the server from console, you can move the OpenPSA Manager to another host by renaming the host in the Midgard database and modifying your midgard-data.conf accordingly.

What's New in This Release:
Major features

The main things to try out in this release are:

Access Control Lists
Document searching
AJAX-based hour reporting (note problem with bug #246)
Calendar user interface
The person-organization-suborganization connection
Workgroup filtering


As a complete rewrite the OpenPSA 2 preview does not yet provide all the features that were available in the OpenPSA 1.x series. Some major features missing are:

OpenPSA Projects reporting engine
Sales project handling
Sales campaign handling (mass mailing)
Support and help desk ticket management
Expense and mileage reporting
Calendar WebCAL support
Documents WebDAV repository

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