WESTBOROUGH, Mass. – (June 14, 2011) – Virtusa Corporation (NASDAQ: VRTU), a global IT services company that offers a broad spectrum of business consulting and outsourcing services, announced today that it has been honored by Project Management Institute Atlanta (PMI) as the winner of its 2011 Manufacturing Project of the Year Award. The purpose of the award is to recognize the accomplishments of a project and the involved project team for superior performance and execution of exemplary project management.
The winning project was commissioned by Siemens Industry, Inc., the U.S. affiliate of Siemens’ global Industry Sector business—a leading supplier of production, transportation and building technology solutions. In May 2010, Siemens retired an outside vendor that provided an online order tracking tool for Siemens’ Building Technologies Division (BT). Instead of rebuilding or replacing the decommissioned system, Siemens contracted Virtusa to develop a solution that would consolidate the system with an order tracker already in place for Siemens’ Energy Power Distribution Division (PD). Virtusa took all the features and components of the decommissioned BT system and transferred them into the existing PD system.
“Virtusa not only duplicated the features and functionalities of the decommissioned system, but also enhanced it. It was great for our customers as well because they did not experience any service interruptions and that was imperative to us,” said Siemens Application Manager, Jeff Kroeger. “The entire project went more smoothly than anyone could have imagined.”
In addition to successfully consolidating the two online tracking systems, Virtusa also delivered the project 25 percent under budget and saved $15,000 annually. “This project is a testament to our solid 8 year working relationship with the Siemens team. We worked efficiently and achieved excellence as a result of effective communication, planning and project management,” said Harsha Kumar, Senior Vice President of Virtusa’s Media, Information, Technology and Entertainment Business Unit. “We are honored that PMI Atlanta has recognized the hard work, collaboration and dedication of the entire group that worked to create this project.”
PMI Atlanta is the largest project management member association serving the North Georgia and Metro Atlanta area. The organization represents more than 4,400 members and strives to increase recognition to the profession of Project Management. Submissions for PMI Atlanta’s Project of the Year awards were judged by an independent outside panel that selected a winning project from each industry group.
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.
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