Click here to close now.




















Welcome!

News Feed Item

Virtusa’s ADM Productivity Solution and Gamification Platform Cited in New Everest Group Report

Virtusa Corporation (NASDAQ: VRTU), a global business consulting and IT outsourcing company that combines innovation, technology leadership and industry solutions to transform the customer experience, received recognition in a recent Everest Group report for its innovative Software Development Productivity and Right First Time solution, ERA Insight, and Employee Engagement and Gamification platform, V+. Everest Group, a leading global management consulting firm that advises business leaders on the next generation of global services, cited Virtusa’s solutions in its May 2014 report: “In Search of ADM Productivity.”

Virtusa was recognized by Everest Group for creating solutions that demystify software development productivity and quality at the individual engineer level, gamify personal excellence for Millennial engineers and offer deep insights for software product value appreciation. The Everest Group report noted Virtusa’s innovative use of tooling to measure aspects such as developer productivity, technical debt and reuse as well as gamification to drive employee engagement, playing to the “human instincts of competition, achievement and recognition.” The report specifically mentions ERA Insight, Virtusa’s Right First time and Productivity Governance Solution used to drive personal excellence among developers, and V+, an award-winning Millennial engagement platform that incorporates social media artifacts such as individual websites, internal social networks and daily leader boards highlighting top performing teams, to drive employee engagement and collaboration. Virtusa’s approach has delivered “impressive results,” including a 97 percent reduction in defects, a 45 percent reduction in customer order creation time and a 14 percent increase in cost savings in various client engagements Virtusa has been involved in.

“Virtusa has developed a robust approach for productivity enhancement that is particularly helpful for organizations with complex multi-vendor outsourcing environments,” said Chirajeet Sengupta, practice director at Everest Group. “By combining top down central governance with bottom up engagement of employees using tactics like gamification, enterprises can drive positive productivity improvements.”

Virtusa’s ERA Insight solution measures and provides visibility to aspects such as developer productivity, technical debt, architecture and reuse, all of which are critical for creating a high performance software development culture. In combination with Virtusa’s internal social business platform, V+, ERA Insight effectively leverages its powerful personal excellence features to tap the potential of the company’s Millennial workforce. Since the implementation of ERA Insight and V+, Virtusa has seen productivity improvements, better collaboration among team members, improved team morale, and a rise in revenues through client innovations.

“IT buyers are becoming increasingly frustrated by their inability to measure and improve productivity across software development initiatives, and the increasing pressure to bring down costs is met by cutting corners, resulting in even more painful consequences later on,” said Chandika Mendis, senior vice president and global head of Engineering, Virtusa. “Our new approach, which capitalizes on our longstanding product engineering heritage, tackles this challenge head on by providing the means to measure previously hidden aspects such as technical debt and productivity from the developer upwards, driving strong ownership and engagement. We are honored that Everest Group recognized our leadership in its recent report.”

As labor arbitrage for Application Outsourcing (AO) reaches its limits, enterprise customers must look for the next avenue of value creation, and the most compelling route is driving higher productivity with their Application Development and Maintenance (ADM) portfolios. But, issues with identifying drivers of productivity and metrics that measure outcomes, prioritizing initiatives and establishing best practices, and driving adoption across the enterprise, hinder productivity improvement efforts. Virtusa’s approach helps IT departments realize the importance of disruptive thinking, complemented by effective tooling to drive efficiencies into the software development process. Virtusa’s productivity approach encourages organizations to couple their traditional software development metrics with metrics that provide early indications of any accumulation of technical debt, as well as reuse and productivity.

As a company whose workforce is 86 percent Millennial, Virtusa has made it a top priority to create an environment that not only retains Millennial employees, but also engages and empowers them to do their best work.

About Virtusa

Virtusa provides end-to-end information technology (IT) services to Global 2000 companies. These services, which include IT consulting, application maintenance, development, systems integration and managed services, leverage a unique Platforming methodology that transforms clients’ businesses through IT rationalization. Virtusa helps customers accelerate business outcomes by consolidating, rationalizing, and modernizing their core customer-facing processes into one or more core systems.

Virtusa delivers cost-effective solutions through a global delivery model, applying advanced methods such as Agile and Accelerated Solution Design to ensure that its solutions meet the clients’ requirements. As a result, its clients simultaneously reduce their IT operations cost while increasing their ability to meet changing business needs.

Founded in 1996 and headquartered in Massachusetts, Virtusa has operations in North America, Europe, and Asia.

© 2011 - 2014 Virtusa Corporation. All rights reserved.

Virtusa, Accelerating Business Outcomes, BPM Test Drive and Productization are registered trademarks of Virtusa Corporation. All other company and brand names may be trademarks or service marks of their respective holders.

More Stories By Business Wire

Copyright © 2009 Business Wire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of Business Wire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of Business Wire. Business Wire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Stories
The speed of software changes in growing and large scale rapid-paced DevOps environments presents a challenge for continuous testing. Many organizations struggle to get this right. Practices that work for small scale continuous testing may not be sufficient as the requirements grow. In his session at DevOps Summit, Marc Hornbeek, Sr. Solutions Architect of DevOps continuous test solutions at Spirent Communications, explained the best practices of continuous testing at high scale, which is rele...
"We got started as search consultants. On the services side of the business we have help organizations save time and save money when they hit issues that everyone more or less hits when their data grows," noted Otis Gospodnetić, Founder of Sematext, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @DevOpsSummit, held June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City.
"We have been in business for 21 years and have been building many enterprise solutions, all IT plumbing - server, storage, interconnects," stated Alex Gorbachev, President of Intelligent Systems Services, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 16th Cloud Expo, held June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City.
In a recent research, analyst firm IDC found that the average cost of a critical application failure is $500,000 to $1 million per hour and the average total cost of unplanned application downtime is $1.25 billion to $2.5 billion per year for Fortune 1000 companies. In addition to the findings on the cost of the downtime, the research also highlighted best practices for development, testing, application support, infrastructure, and operations teams.
"We specialize in testing. DevOps is all about continuous delivery and accelerating the delivery pipeline and there is no continuous delivery without testing," noted Marc Hornbeek, Sr. Solutions Architect at Spirent Communications, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @DevOpsSummit, held June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City.
How do you securely enable access to your applications in AWS without exposing any attack surfaces? The answer is usually very complicated because application environments morph over time in response to growing requirements from your employee base, your partners and your customers. In his session at @DevOpsSummit, Haseeb Budhani, CEO and Co-founder of Soha, shared five common approaches that DevOps teams follow to secure access to applications deployed in AWS, Azure, etc., and the friction an...
"Alert Logic is a managed security service provider that basically deploys technologies, but we support those technologies with the people and process behind it," stated Stephen Coty, Chief Security Evangelist at Alert Logic, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 16th Cloud Expo, held June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City.
Digital Transformation is the ultimate goal of cloud computing and related initiatives. The phrase is certainly not a precise one, and as subject to hand-waving and distortion as any high-falutin' terminology in the world of information technology. Yet it is an excellent choice of words to describe what enterprise IT—and by extension, organizations in general—should be working to achieve. Digital Transformation means: handling all the data types being found and created in the organizat...
The Internet of Everything (IoE) brings together people, process, data and things to make networked connections more relevant and valuable than ever before – transforming information into knowledge and knowledge into wisdom. IoE creates new capabilities, richer experiences, and unprecedented opportunities to improve business and government operations, decision making and mission support capabilities.
The essence of cloud computing is that all consumable IT resources are delivered as services. In his session at 15th Cloud Expo, Yung Chou, Technology Evangelist at Microsoft, demonstrated the concepts and implementations of two important cloud computing deliveries: Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS). He discussed from business and technical viewpoints what exactly they are, why we care, how they are different and in what ways, and the strategies for IT to tran...
The Software Defined Data Center (SDDC), which enables organizations to seamlessly run in a hybrid cloud model (public + private cloud), is here to stay. IDC estimates that the software-defined networking market will be valued at $3.7 billion by 2016. Security is a key component and benefit of the SDDC, and offers an opportunity to build security 'from the ground up' and weave it into the environment from day one. In his session at 16th Cloud Expo, Reuven Harrison, CTO and Co-Founder of Tufin,...
The Internet of Things is not only adding billions of sensors and billions of terabytes to the Internet. It is also forcing a fundamental change in the way we envision Information Technology. For the first time, more data is being created by devices at the edge of the Internet rather than from centralized systems. What does this mean for today's IT professional? In this Power Panel at @ThingsExpo, moderated by Conference Chair Roger Strukhoff, panelists addressed this very serious issue of pro...
With SaaS use rampant across organizations, how can IT departments track company data and maintain security? More and more departments are commissioning their own solutions and bypassing IT. A cloud environment is amorphous and powerful, allowing you to set up solutions for all of your user needs: document sharing and collaboration, mobile access, e-mail, even industry-specific applications. In his session at 16th Cloud Expo, Shawn Mills, President and a founder of Green House Data, discussed h...
Container technology is sending shock waves through the world of cloud computing. Heralded as the 'next big thing,' containers provide software owners a consistent way to package their software and dependencies while infrastructure operators benefit from a standard way to deploy and run them. Containers present new challenges for tracking usage due to their dynamic nature. They can also be deployed to bare metal, virtual machines and various cloud platforms. How do software owners track the usag...
Discussions about cloud computing are evolving into discussions about enterprise IT in general. As enterprises increasingly migrate toward their own unique clouds, new issues such as the use of containers and microservices emerge to keep things interesting. In this Power Panel at 16th Cloud Expo, moderated by Conference Chair Roger Strukhoff, panelists addressed the state of cloud computing today, and what enterprise IT professionals need to know about how the latest topics and trends affect t...