Partnership of business needs and technology keeps intelligence with the customer and speeds time-to-market
22nd November 2006, Slough, UK: Businesses in the UK are the first in the world to have the chance to exploit a revolutionary way of designing and implementing business processes which will radically change existing consultancy methods, accumulate knowledge in-house and reduce time-to-market for new application implementation.
Zensar Technologies, an Indian-headquartered Global IT and BPO solutions provider with its European HQ in
The major elements of GDP are; identifying and laying down the business process, designing the platform agnostic solution, manufacturing the application, and testing and enabling the users to manage the entire solution-building process in a collaborative manner. It has been designed to enable people collaborating on the solution to be based anywhere in the world, and bringing together the best skills wherever they may be.
“Today’s long-winded application development takes up to a year to deliver a solution and involves major expense and time commitment on the part of the customer and massive consultancy fees to go along with it,” said Dr
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Zensar, which recently opened its new European headquarters in Slough, has already enjoyed considerable success in the
Zensar’s GDP is the realisation of a wider concept called Global-On-Demand (G.O.D), which enables collaboration of a company’s business and technology team seamlessly in a secure, monitored environment to achieve distributed design, project management using a common set of tools, techniques and process to define and deliver world-class solution from wherever they are in the world. This framework enables even business users to participate in the solution building process.
“One of the problems of the business world has always been the need to ‘hand over’ the development process to highly technical people – usually external consultants – who go away and develop a solution” explained Dilip Ittyera, Chief
Architect and Evangelist of the Zensar GDP initiative. “But GDP takes that need away because business people can easily understand and use this platform themselves to define their business processes, workflows and rules. Systems architects and designers globally can use those definitions to create the blueprint of the solution which is then validated, refined and transformed into applications ready for deployment. What we are talking about here is a truly disruptive development process. It is a paradigm shift from conventional outsourcing practices to collaborative global sourcing using the best-in-class capabilities”.
GDP will be rolled out to academic institutions, software entrepreneurs and major clients worldwide in stages. As part of the UK GDP academic initiative, Zensar has teamed up with the School of Entrepreneurship and Business (SEB) at the University of Essex, where a Centre of Excellence, with 20 seats to start with, is being set up to utilize the GDP. A stream of students will learn to use the system as part of their studies and will take the knowledge with them out into the business world. The
Professor Jay Mitra, Head of SEB at the
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About Zensar Technologies (www.zensar.com)
Zensar Technologies is among the top 25 software services provider from
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