Ramco Systems Rolls Out Innovative Custom Solutions Services

Next-Generation Development Outsourcing Enables Cost-Effective and Flexible


Feb 26, 2003, 00:00 ET from Ramco Systems

    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
     "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
     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).
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