LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J., Feb. 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Ramco Systems, a global provider of enterprise solutions and services that close the gap between business needs and IT capabilities, today announced the launch of Ramco Enterprise Custom Solutions(TM). The services include "Business Transformation" solutions -- a range of application development and integration capabilities, as well as "Collaborative Development Centers" -- next-generation development outsourcing using web services. Ramco's Business Transformation solutions are delivered from a perspective of enabling seamless business processes for applications development and integration. It includes custom-built enterprise solutions for companies with specific or unique needs in the areas of new application development, business process integration, composite and collaborative applications, B2B & mobile collaboration, co-product development and legacy application migration. Custom solutions are developed using Ramco VirtualWorks(TM), the company's ground-breaking model-based application development and delivery platform. Ramco VirtualWorks includes a model-based architecture, a complete web-enabled set of workbenches for the application development lifecycle, as well as methodologies for all stages of development and implementation. An "extreme productivity platform," Ramco VirtualWorks allows faster and higher quality application design, development and delivery than the current generation of enterprise-class software. "The reality today is that business processes cross the application boundaries of multiple systems. Application diversity is the norm," said P.R.Venketrama Raja, vice-chairman and managing director of Ramco Systems. "Ramco Enterprise Custom Solutions focuses on areas of high return and opportunity within the customer's application portfolio to keep their business software aligned to the way their business really works." Ramco Systems has delivered enterprise product and custom solutions to over 70 industry segments worldwide in sectors such as Services Industry (Financial Services, Government & Education, Healthcare, Logistics & Distribution), Asset Intensive Organizations (Aviation & Fleet Management, Utilities) and Manufacturing (both Process & Discrete). This business domain knowledge is available as a rich repository of business components that can be combined dynamically to reflect a company's unique business requirements. Using Ramco's model-based approach, a customer's business processes are mapped against existing applications and/or Ramco's rich repository; a new application overlay layer is created and then seamlessly integrated. Customers can then progressively modify, extend or create new processes over time with flexibility and control, rather than patch them together temporarily. "Ramco is providing a unique and cost-effective solution to address a given company's custom software development needs by combining their model- based development architecture platform with low-cost offshore development resources," John Moore, Vice President & General Manager, Enterprise Advisory Services at ARC Advisory Group. "Bringing demonstrated strength in both of these realms to market, Ramco is providing a view of things to come with a vision that is in-tune with today's market needs." Ramco Systems' "Collaborative Development Centers" is a next generation solution to development outsourcing. Current offshore development capabilities have a certain limit in delivery capability in terms of time, cost, quality and flexibility, particularly when: * Specifications are difficult to freeze * Complexity is very high * Interaction and control mechanisms are not effectively defined * Delivery schedules are aggressive * Support is needed through the life cycle of usage Ramco can offer order-of-magnitude improvements because of the inherent advantage of Ramco VirtualWorks platform. Using offshore expert resources and web services for collaboration, user acceptance is improved and solutions are delivered faster, with lower cost and higher quality. See related releases "Ramco Systems Delivers Groundbreaking Model-Based Architecture," "Ramco Systems Delivers Next-Generation Enterprise Applications" and "Ramco Systems Penetrates US Market with Major Customer Acquisitions." About Ramco Systems Ramco Systems Limited (http://www.ramco.com), established in 1989, is a global provider of enterprise solutions that close the gap between companies' IT capabilities and business objectives. Ramco Systems' solutions include Ramco Enterprise Series, packaged application suites; Ramco Enterprise Custom Solutions, for unique customer requirements; and Ramco VirtualWorks, a groundbreaking, model-based development and delivery platform. More than 1,400 employees serve 1,000 customer sites in 70 industry segments worldwide, including Bemis, Cisco, Columbia Helicopters, Ericsson, Hyundai, MJB Woods, Philips and Swatch. Based in Chennai, India, Ramco Systems is part of the Ramco Group, one of India's most respected organizations and in business for 63 years. The company is listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange, National Stock Exchange and the Madras Stock Exchange. Ramco Systems serves more than 140 customers in the U.S. and has offices in Lawrenceville, NJ, Lisle, IL and Milipitas, CA. Ramco Systems. Where Enterprise Solutions Meet Business Reality(SM). All products mentioned are the trademarks of their respective owners.
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