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SmartPros Extends Software Product Development Partnership With Ness Technologies Through 2015

TEANECK, New Jersey, April 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

SmartPros, an industry leader in the field of accredited professional education and corporate training, has agreed to a three-year extension of its R&D services partnership with Ness Technologies, Inc.'s Software Engineering Services business unit, which specializes in providing global software product development services to many of the world's leading eLearning companies. The companies have been working together since 2009, when Ness became SmartPros' product development partner. With this extended agreement, Ness will continue working with SmartPros on product development, quality assurance, content development, and IT support for several products.

During the partnership, Ness helped SmartPros adopt Agile software product development processes to help increase the speed at which they can bring products to market, as well as provided enhanced visibility to the performance of both the onshore and offshore development teams. Ness collaborated on the development of SmartPros' new iReflect platform, its training software delivery platform that enables custom video role-play training scenarios. Ness has also played an integral role in evolving SmartPros' eCampus (ecampus.smartpros.com), working on development and testing of new features, as well as the webinar tools that enhance SmartPros' online training content.

"As SmartPros continues to grow, technology is an increasingly important part of our success. Ness has proven to be a valuable addition to our development efforts," said Joseph Fish, Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of SmartPros. "I am extremely pleased with the level of personnel, process, and support that Ness has contributed to our product development and look forward to a long and successful partnership."

"SmartPros has a very exciting portfolio of eLearning and training solutions which provides many opportunities for our team to contribute to building sophisticated technology and content development solutions," said Joe Lagioia, President, Ness Software Engineering Services. "We are pleased to be part of the SmartPros team as we continue to expand our footprint as a key software development partner in the education industry. We are committed to helping SmartPros advance its technology vision and look forward to our continued collaboration with them on their current product portfolio and their next-generation eLearning products."

About SmartPros

Founded in 1981, SmartPros Ltd. is an industry leader in the field of accredited professional education and corporate training. Its products and services are primarily focused in the accredited professional areas of corporate accounting, financial management, public accounting, governmental and not-for-profit accounting, financial services, banking, engineering, legal, ethics and compliance, and information technology. SmartPros is a leading provider of professional education products to Fortune 500 companies, as well as the major firms and associations in each of its professional markets. SmartPros provides education and content publishing and development services in a variety of media including Web, CD-ROM, video and live seminars and events to over 2 million professionals in 127 countries. Visit: http://www.smartpros.com.

About Ness Technologies

Ness Technologies is a global provider of IT and business services and solutions with specialized expertise in software product engineering and system integration, application development, consulting, and software distribution.  Ness delivers its portfolio of solutions and services using a global delivery model combining offshore, near-shore and local teams.  With about 7,000 employees, Ness has operations in North America, Europe, Israel and India; has customers in over 20 countries; and partners with numerous software and hardware vendors worldwide.  The Software Engineering Services business unit is a global provider of end-to-end, commercial-grade software development solutions, strategically partnering with clients across the entire software lifecycle to drive competitive advantage by improving time-to-market, quality and innovation. For more information about Ness, visit http://www.ness.com.

Media Contact:

Gretchen Rice
Phone: +1-781-743-0704
gretchen.rice@ness.com

Maya Lustig
Israel: +972-3-767-5110
maya.lustig@ness.com

SOURCE Ness Technologies Inc




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