Optimation enters major strategic partnership
Wellington, 12th April 2006
Optimation enters major
strategic partnership with Satyam Computer
Alliance brings global scale, deep industry experience and breadth of capability
Optimation has entered into a long-term strategic partnership with Satyam Computer Services Ltd. (NYSE: SAY), a leading global consulting and IT services provider. Optimation will be the exclusive representative for Satyam in New Zealand.
Together, Optimation and Satyam will leverage their local and international capabilities to help New Zealand companies optimise their use of technology as an enabler for business.
Optimation chief executive Neil Butler says, "Our partnership is unique in that it will allow New Zealand companies to make the most of global trends towards outsourcing while avoiding the downsides. We can offer New Zealand companies access to a huge global workforce and impressive depth and breadth of domain expertise and industry knowledge. At the same time, we minimise risk with local accountability, customer responsiveness and an intimate understanding of the market and industry issues that New Zealand companies need to address in order to succeed."
The strategic partnership is built on a six-year working relationship between Optimation and Satyam, which has resulted in the development of the Equip utilities billing software suite amongst other successful projects.
The companies' combined competencies include -
Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing:
Satyam and Optimation are currently working with the top three telecommunications companies in Australia/New Zealand. Having built the ninth
largest warehouse in the world, Satyam is recognised by Gartner as 'Visionary' for Business Intelligence Implementation Services.
* Over 6000 consultants worldwide with broad and deep capabilities across Oracle, SAP, PeopleSoft, Siebel and JDE with deep industry experience demonstrated in leading multinationals.
* SAP: A global resource of over 2400 SAP consultants. Satyam is recognised by Gartner and Forrester as a leader in providing SAP services.
IT and Business Process
Satyam's unique RightSourcing Model has been cited by Aberdeen Group as the industry best practice for offshore service delivery and the organisation has had various long standing relationships with many leading global multinationals.
Service and Asset Management:
* Expertise in HP-Peregrine and ITIL consulting, proven at leading New Zealand telecommunications companies. Optimation is a Peregrine Centre of Excellence.
"Our partnership with Optimation further cements Satyam's commitment to the New Zealand market. I am very excited about the Satyam-Optimation partnership as this makes a powerful equation and presents new opportunities for both organisations globally. This collaboration not only brings the flexibility of a global delivery model and the world class quality processes of each organisation, it also presents the opportunity to cross leverage the deep domain and industry expertise for innovative solutions," commented Virender Aggarwal, Director & Senior Vice President, APAC - MEIA.
According to Butler, the partnership has wider implications beyond just the strengthening of Optimation's market position.
"Satyam is a huge global player, and their partnership with Optimation is a strong endorsement of the maturity of New Zealand's software development and IT services capabilities. By developing partnerships with global IT services companies, New Zealand companies are able to build their networks internationally and position themselves to add maximum value in the ways Kiwis do best."
Optimation was founded in New Zealand in 1992, and has a large team of professionals working across the full life cycle, from consulting and design through to development, implementation, integration and on-going support. Our customers include leading corporates and government departments such as Vodafone, Inland Revenue Department, Westpac, Meridian Energy, the Ministry of Social Development, Promina, TelstraClear, Australia Post and Genesis Energy.
Satyam Computer Services Ltd. (NYSE: SAY) is a global IT consulting and services provider, offering a range of expertise aimed at helping customers reengineer and reinvent their businesses to compete successfully in an ever-changing marketplace. Nearly 26,000* highly-skilled professionals in Satyam work onsite, offsite, offshore and nearshore, to provide customised IT solutions for companies in several industry sectors. Satyam's ideas and products have resulted in technology-intensive transformations that have met the most stringent international quality standards. Satyam Development Centers in India, Australia, the USA, the UK, the UAE, Canada, Hungary, Malaysia, Singapore, China and Japan serve 452* global companies, of which 155* are Fortune Global 500 and Fortune US 500 corporations. Satyam's presence spans 53 countries, across six continents. For more information, please visit www.satyam.com
*As on December 31, 2005