Press Release

October 16, 2014

Virtusa Software Quality Assurance Debuts as a 'Leader' in Annual NelsonHall NEAT Ratings

WESTBOROUGH, Mass., – (October 16, 2014) – Virtusa Corporation (NASDAQ: VRTU), a global IT services company that combines innovation, technology leadership, and industry solutions to transform the customer experience, today announced that leading global IT and business process outsourcing (ITO and BPO) analyst firm NelsonHall has rated Virtusa among the top providers of software quality assurance services. In the recently unveiled 2014 NelsonHall Vendor Evaluation and Assessment (NEAT), Virtusa ranked as a leader in the Overall Software Testing category.

“We’re extremely proud to receive such high rankings in our first-ever entry into the NelsonHall’s NEAT ratings,” said Brian Bernknopf, vice president and head of Virtusa’s QA Practice. “Our innovative approach to software quality assurance has proven to drive efficiencies and reduce costs when compared to our competitors. This acknowledgement validates Virtusa’s presence in the market and reinforces that our methodology truly drives client satisfaction.”

Virtusa’s purpose-built Independent Software Quality practice (ISQ) is different from conventional Quality Assurance (QA) practices offered by other service providers. Its Engineering Rigor Automation (ERA) suite helps the company improve code quality in development and is augmented by an innovative QA process based on efficiency and value. Virtusa is further driving innovation in its QA teams through a unique millennial QA philosophy and gamification model. This proprietary approach is changing the way QA teams are structured and managed while enhancing the quality of output that is delivered through QA services, ultimately driving better customer business outcomes.

“Virtusa’s presence in this year’s NEAT ratings is a perfect example of the level of competition existing in today’s market,” said Dominique Raviart, ITO research director, NelsonHall. “Virtusa has several strengths, including presence in India and Sri-Lanka, and a historical understanding of several domains (e.g. banking and P&C insurance) and technologies (e.g. Pegasystems)”, he added. “It is therefore exciting to see testing services vendors such as Virtusa succeeding in a highly competitive market by bringing specialized skill sets and by investing in their service portfolio and IPs according to client current and future needs”. The NEAT tools for strategic sourcing managers are part of NelsonHall’s Speed-to-Source initiative. Sitting at the front end of the vendor screening process, the NEAT tool consists of a two-axis model that assesses vendors against their “ability to deliver immediate benefit” as well as their “ability to meet clients' future requirements.”

Virtusa’s QA services focus on validating business solutions while relying on rich experience and in-depth expertise in approaches, methodology, and process to help provide comprehensive quality assurance solutions. The company provides dedicated attention to defect prevention, reduced cost of quality, and improved value, based on a foundation of QA innovation. Virtusa’s clients include Global 2000 companies and the leaders in Banking & Financial Services, Insurance, Telecommunications, Technology and Media, Information & Education industries. For more information on Virtusa's solutions for software quality assurance, please visit

About NelsonHall
NelsonHall is the leading global BPO and IT outsourcing research & analysis firm with analysts across the U.S., U.K. and Continental Europe. Founded in 1998, 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. NelsonHall also offers a suite of "Speed-to-Source" tools that assist buy-side executives in saving time and money, while enhancing the quality of their sourcing decisions in BPO and IT outsourcing evaluations (


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.


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