Mumbai, September 29, 2009
Sonata Software today announced that it has been rated as a leader in R&D Services, in a comprehensive industry study conducted by Zinnov Management Consulting Pvt. Ltd. In a first-of-its-kind study conducted across service providers from China, India and Eastern Europe, Sonata has been ranked among the Top 10 R&D Services players globally. Sonata is also 6th in the Software Products segment. The ranking is based on multiple parameters including innovation & expertise, people strength, operations, business models and financial strengths.
Sonata has been providing services to software product companies since 1992. With a product DNA, 650+ product releases last year and a set of service offerings spanning the entire software R&D lifecycle – Product Management, Product Engineering, Quality Assurance, Sustenance and Professional Services – Sonata is equipped to partner with R&D initiatives of technology companies, especially in the software products segment.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr B Ramaswamy, President and Managing Director of Sonata stated, “We are delighted to receive this recognition from Zinnov. This rating reinforces Sonata’s leadership position in this segment and is a testimony of our ability to provide innovative solutions that deliver real business results.”
Mr Pari Natarajan, CEO, Zinnov Management Consulting Pvt. Ltd. said, “To assist business leaders in spearheading global engineering initiatives in their organizations and in order to facilitate them in identifying right partners, Zinnov conducted this innovative study. Sonata with its deep technical expertise, product innovation, track record of having executed sizable R&D services engagements, and innovative output-based pricing models, offered a compelling mix to be ranked on our Top R&D Service Providers’ list. Among the mid-sized players, Sonata is unique in their ability to support R&D clients on their go-to-market initiatives.”
The Zinnov Global R&D Services Providers rating is yet another feather in Sonata’s cap. Earlier this year, the company was also rated #2 in the Black Book of Outsourcing, among providers catering to this segment.
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.
About Sonata Software Limited
Sonata Software, headquartered in Bangalore, India, is a leading IT consulting and services company. Sonata's customers are located across the US, Europe, Middle East and the Asia-Pacific region. Its portfolio of services includes IT Consulting, Product Engineering Services, Travel Solutions, Application Development, Application Management, Managed Testing, Business Intelligence, Infrastructure Management and Packaged Applications. As per the industry rankings released by NASSCOM for 2008-09, Sonata Software figured among the Top 20 IT Software Services Exporters in India for the second consecutive year. Sonata Software has also been ranked Global #2 in the 2008 Top Ten ESO : Outsourced Software Development in The Black Book of Outsourcing.