Parity and Sonata Software announce Strategic Agreement
further strengthens position for Microsoft mid-tier clients
Bangalore, August 25, 2009
Parity Group plc, the IT and business solutions company, and Sonata Software Limited, the leading IT and consulting services company, have announced a strategic partnership to share knowledge and experience across their R&D centres and practice teams.
Through this agreement, Sonata will set up a Global Delivery Center for Parity that will deliver high quality, cost-optimized, scalable solutions for Parity’s clients. Parity and Sonata will also share knowledge and best practices developed through their R&D centers and practice teams to jointly go-to-market, whilst also utilizing alliances with technology majors, which include Microsoft.
The alliance will benefit UK organizations in both the public and private sectors. Sonata’s technology competence in delivering business focussed IT solutions, together with Parity’s in-depth knowledge and expertise in working with varying sectors, will enable customers to leverage best of breed IT Solutions.
Alwyn Welch, CEO of Parity Group plc, commented on the partnership : “Collaboration and Information Management solutions are key offerings for Parity and resonate with our own business culture, so it seems natural that we would want to collaborate with Sonata. Both organizations share a common view of the market strategy and have similar positions and reputations in their respective markets. Our complementary skill sets mean we are able to combine technical experience and resource to help solve customer issues and business needs even more effectively.”
B. Ramaswamy, President and Managing Director of Sonata commented : “Sonata’s solution-based approach and investments in cutting edge technologies, combined with Parity’s inherent understanding of end-user requirements, cater well to customers looking for the best IT solution to match their business vision.”
The agreement covers Parity R&D centers in London and Belfast and Sonata’s centers in the USA, Germany, the Middle East, Asia-Pacific and India.
Parity is a business and IT solutions company with over 40 years' industry experience. Parity delivers a range of recruitment and business and IT solutions to clients across the public and private sector.
Parity works with its customers to bring out the best in their businesses, drawing on vast personal experience to help organisations meet the challenges they face. Strong relationships with customers make Parity a trusted partner for hundreds of clients across the UK and Ireland, including; BT, Ofgem, The Cabinet Office, Ministry of Defence, BAT, Northamptonshire County Council and The Charity Commission.
Through specialised IT recruitment for contract, interim and permanent resources, especially in the public sector, Parity provides decision makers with the best candidates to drive strategies forward and focus on results.
Through Collaborative Information Management, coupled with Web 2.0, Parity helps their customers harness the power of information. Helping their clients to increase efficiencies, reduce costs and maximise customer service.
Listed on the London Stock Exchange, Parity recorded a turnover of over £148m in 2008. For more information, please visit: http://www.parity.net/
For further information, please contact :
Louise Waller or Suzy Ferguson at LEWIS
Tel : 44 (0) 20 7802 2626
Parity Contact :
Tel : 44 (0) 845 873 6942
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.
For further information, please contact :
Sonata Software Limited
A.P.S. Trust Building,
Bull Temple Road, N.R. Colony,
Bangalore 560019, India
Tel : 91 80 26610330