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Virtusa’s ADM Productivity Solution and Gamification Platform Cited in New Everest Group Report
|By Business Wire
|July 10, 2014 08:46 AM EDT
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
“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
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
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
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.
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