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February 27, 2006

Virtusa's Productization Methodology Receives Registered Trademark

Leading global services provider Virtusa Corporation receives USPT registration for Productization® service offering.

Westborough, Mass., – February 27, 2006 - Virtusa Corporation has received the United States Patent and Trademark (USPT) Office registration for its unique service offering named Productization®. The company first used the term Productization® commercially in June 2003.

Virtusa’s Productization® is a methodology that creates and consolidates technology assets into Organization Specific Platforms that are then leveraged across different silos of a client organization to build future applications or vertical solutions.

According to Virtusa Chairman and CEO Kris Canekeratne, “This is a terrific endorsement of our tried and proven Productization® concept. In order to be awarded a service mark, one has to prove to the USPT Office the uniqueness and authenticity of the service mark. Much of the groundbreaking work we have done in this regard has enabled our clients to derive competitive advantage by leveraging Productization® to launch new products and services to market faster, thereby accelerating top line growth. We have used this methodology and process across all service offerings and inculcated this as a mindset within Virtusa. It is now an intellectual property asset of the corporation.”

By virtue of its experience in building over one thousand complex, cutting-edge software platforms for large enterprises and leading enterprise software companies, Virtusa’s unique Productization® Methodology provides tangible reductions in total cost of ownership (TCO) while stimulating new revenue streams.

Solutions developed by Virtusa have two major characteristics. They are highly configurable and extensible. In the first instance, Productization® forces a disciplined approach to identifying common patterns and developing a common platform that is highly configurable. In the second instance and by the virtues of platforming, clients gain several unfair advantages of time, cost and quality -build once, configure and deploy multiple times.

Virtusa’s goal with such solutions is to help its clients institutionalize large-scale asset reuse and best practices, while leveraging the cost efficiencies of a global model. This is not unlike the automobile industry, where leading manufacturers are able to reuse up to 80% of their components and platforms across multiple product lines.

“As the pioneers of Productization® we deliver a unique value proposition to our clients,” states Tarun Sharma, Head of Productization®. “Being issued a registered service mark confirms it. Clients that leverage Productization® methodologies will ratchet-up productivity, quality and reliability.”

 

About Virtusa

Virtusa Corporation is a global provider of digital business strategy, digital engineering, and information technology (IT) services and solutions that help clients change, disrupt, and unlock new value through innovative engineering. Virtusa serves Global 2000 companies in Banking, Financial Services, Insurance, Healthcare, Communications, Media, Entertainment, Travel, Manufacturing, and Technology industries.

Virtusa helps clients grow their business with innovative products and services that create operational efficiency using digital labor, future-proof operational and IT platforms, and rationalization and modernization of IT applications infrastructure. This is achieved through a unique approach blending deep contextual expertise, empowered agile teams, and measurably better engineering to create holistic solutions that drive the business forward at unparalleled velocity enabled by a culture of cooperative disruption.

Virtusa is a registered trademark of Virtusa Corporation.  All other company and brand names may be trademarks or service marks of their respective holders.

 

Media Contact:

Alex Nickols
Edelman
+1 (415) 430-8056
Alex.Nickols@edelman.com

Alex Nickols

Edelman

+1 (415) 430-8056

Alex.Nickols@edelman.com

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