Monday, September 21, 2009

International Consultancy Ranks Symphony Services the Number One Outsourced Software Product Engineering Specialist

Symphony Service Corp., a global company specializing in software product engineering outsourcing services, announced today it has been ranked number one by Zinnov Management Consulting Pvt. Ltd, in a comprehensive analysis of worldwide outsourced product development service providers. The Zinnov study concluded that Symphony Services does a superior job of partnering closely with high-performing R&D organizations to build innovative products economically, while significantly accelerating time-to-market.

The Zinnov R&D Service Providers Rating, published in September, evaluated service providers' ability to help global business leaders identify the right outsourced R&D partners to achieve their business objectives. Symphony Services outranked competitors in the outsourced software engineering market in developing new products (as well as modernizing existing products) across all high-growth industries Zinnov evaluated, including telecommunications, healthcare, consumer electronics, advanced technology and commercial-grade software.

"In order to help business leaders in spearheading global engineering initiatives in their organizations and to facilitate them in identifying the right partners, thereby enabling them to serve customer needs better, we at Zinnov looked at conducting this first-of-its-kind study," said Pari Natarajan, chief executive officer, Zinnov Management Consulting Pvt. Ltd. "I would like to congratulate Symphony Services for making it to the leadership position in the global software engineering services vertical."

Zinnov's extensive analysis began with 100 R&D service providers across the US, India, China and Eastern Europe that were reviewed across 18 parameters grouped into the major categories of financial strength, people strength, operations, innovation, expertise and business models. To learn more about the study, readers can call Symphony Services at +1 650-935-9500 or contact Symphony Services online.

"Symphony Services' number-one ranking by Zinnov is further validation of our specialization in delivering engineering outcome certainty across the product lifecycle to ISVs and software-enabled businesses," said Gordon Brooks, chief executive officer of Symphony Services. "We know that client results are the only measure of success and we have always maintained a focus on delivering outcomes, not simply resources and rates. We will continue to align our efforts completely with clients' business and R&D objectives, employing metrics and transparency to deliver to what our clients expect: results."

About Symphony Services

Symphony Services is a global specialist providing software product engineering outsourcing services focused on helping clients realize outcome certainty. With a singular focus on achieving clients' business goals, Symphony Services drives unparalleled innovation while bringing predictability to costs, schedules and quality of the outsourced engineering process, maximizing the ROI from client engineering organizations and delivering market-leading products that drive success. From strategic and operational consulting guidance to complete software product lifecycle capabilities, Symphony Services' risk-reward partnership models and focus on metrics and transparency ensure complete alignment with clients' business and R&D objectives.

Symphony Services' unrivaled approach centers on a repeatable, industrialized process that drives productivity across all client engagements; infuses innovation into all phases of the engineering lifecycle; and employs the product DNA and superior intellect of our people. The company brings domain expertise and deep commercial-grade software and embedded real-time systems capabilities to its partnerships with software vendors, software-enabled businesses and companies whose products contain embedded software. Symphony Services is headquartered in Palo Alto, Calif., with offices in North America, India, Europe and China. For more information, please visit or call Jean Serra, Version 2.0 Communications, at +1 617 426 2222.

About Zinnov Management Consulting Pvt. Ltd

Founded in 2002, Zinnov -- meaning Zeal in Innovation -- is a leading management consulting company providing services in the area of Offshore Advisory, Market Expansion and Human Capital Optimization to Fortune 1000 companies. Zinnov works collectively with clients to tackle prevailing organizational challenges by analyzing the changing dynamics, improving performance, and building institutional capability. The services delivered to its clients through advanced reasoning and analytical techniques, provides solutions that help in integrating organizational vision, business definition and processes.

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