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NelsonHall Report Recognizes VirtusaPolaris as a Leader in Software Testing Services

WESTBOROUGH, Mass., – (September 22, 2016) – VirtusaPolaris, the market-facing brand of Virtusa Corporation and Polaris Consulting & Services, Ltd., and a leading worldwide provider of information technology (IT) consulting and outsourcing services, today announced that NelsonHall’s 2016 Software Testing (NEAT) report positions VirtusaPolaris as a leader in software testing services in the Overall market segment. The report analyzes and identifies the overall performance of vendors offering software testing services, focusing on vendor capabilities in software testing and in reducing the time and costs associated with software testing projects.

“We are honored to be recognized once again by NelsonHall as a leader in software testing services in the Overall market segment,” said Chinthi Weerasinghe, vice president and global head of Business Development in the Independent Validation Services (IVS) practice at VirtusaPolaris. “Our leading smarTEST framework is designed to help our clients lower application development and maintenance costs by ‘developing code, right the first time’ through our Test Driven Development (TDD) methods; our techno-domain experts are focused on driving the business outcome expected; and our innovative tools accelerate test automation enabled quality at speed. This achievement not only demonstrates the value of VirtusaPolaris’ software testing services, but reaffirms our dedication to help our clients deliver exceptional services with a faster time-to-market and lower costs.”

NelsonHall’s IT Services Practice Director, Dominique Raviart, commented: “VirtusaPolaris has two major differentiators in software testing. First, VirtusaPolaris continues to invest in building and developing its accelerators and platforms, such as ERA, Centroid, and Tempo. Second, it has considerably expanded its banking and financial services expertise and artifacts through the Polaris acquisition.”

VirtusaPolaris’ purpose-built Independent Validation Services practice (IVS) leverages its Engineering Rigor Automation (ERA) suite to enable customers to improve code quality in development, augmented by an innovative Quality Assurance process based on efficiency and value. Leveraging its unique, proprietary approach, VirtusaPolaris is changing the way QA teams are structured and managed, while enhancing the quality of output that is delivered through software testing services to drive better customer business outcomes.

With over 25 years of proven QA experience, VirtusaPolaris’ innovative QA tools and robust frameworks enable businesses to automate applications faster than traditional models, reduce test design and execution effort, and optimize the cost of automation, all while minimizing the testing effort.

On March 3, 2016, Virtusa Corporation acquired a majority interest in Polaris Consulting & Services Limited. VirtusaPolaris, our new market-facing brand, represents the combined strengths of Virtusa and Polaris, including our strong software engineering heritage, deep domain expertise and focus on applying innovation to solving critical core business issues for clients.

For more information on NelsonHall’s Software Testing report 2016, visit

To view more information on VirtusaPolaris’s Independent Validation Services practice, visit

About NelsonHall:

NelsonHall is the leading BPS and IT services research firm with analysts in the U.S., U.K., and Continental Europe. The company takes a global approach to analysis of vendors and outsourcing markets and is widely respected for the quality and depth of its research. With its “Speed-to-Source” initiative, including NEAT, NelsonHall is helping buy-side organizations significantly reduce the time and cost associated with BPS and ITS sourcing projects.

About VirtusaPolaris

VirtusaPolaris, the market-facing brand reflecting the combined strengths of Virtusa Corporation and Polaris Consulting & Services, Ltd. is a global provider of information technology (IT) consulting and outsourcing services that accelerate business outcomes for Global 2000 companies and leading software vendors in banking and financial services, insurance, healthcare, telecommunications, technology, media and entertainment.

VirtusaPolaris’ solutions address the CXOs’ dual challenge of growing revenues while improving IT cost efficiencies. VirtusaPolaris’ digital services leverage innovative new technologies to reimagine the customer experience, increasing retention and creating lasting value. VirtusaPolaris’ preemptive outsourcing solutions help clients reduce risk and improve IT operations.

VirtusaPolaris delivers services across the IT lifecycle, including consulting, solution design, technology selection, implementation, testing and maintenance & support, including infrastructure support. Inheriting a strong heritage in software engineering, VirtusaPolaris is highly qualified to both develop and maintain software, using a proven platforming methodology and advanced Agile and Accelerated Solution Design techniques to reliably produce results on time and within budget.

Holding a record of success across industries and unparalleled domain expertise, VirtusaPolaris understands clients’ business challenges best and uses that to deliver distinctive, differentiated and innovative application of technology to solve those problems. Examples of large business transformations completed include the world’s largest P&C claims modernization program, one of the largest corporate customer portals for a premier global bank, an order to cash implementation for a multinational telecommunications provider, and digital transformations for media and banking companies.

Virtusa Corporation is headquartered in Massachusetts, and together with Polaris, has 50 offices across North America, Europe and Asia.

Polaris Consulting & Services is asubsidiary of Virtusa Corporation. Copyright © 2016 Virtusa Corporation. All Rights Reserved.


Kirsten Paragona
Global Head of Media Relations

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