SOURCE: StarSoft Development Labs

December 06, 2006 09:00 ET

StarSoft Launches Unique Strategic Partnership With Sesame Communications

StarSoft to Assume Management of Sesame's Dedicated Offshore Development Center (ODC) in Russia

CAMBRIDGE, MA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- December 6, 2006 -- StarSoft Development Labs, one of the fastest growing software outsourcing service providers in Russia and Eastern Europe, today announced a strategic partnership with Sesame Communications, the leader in online communications for the U.S. dental market. StarSoft will assume management responsibility for all IT development at Sesame.

"Within the highly-skilled development community in Russia, the StarSoft team had the right mix of not only strong technical and process leadership, but also solid experience managing branch offices," said Frith Maier, founder and CEO of Sesame Communications. "We have been working with them since September in our Dubna center and we're pleased with the production advances through leveraging Agile development methodologies. Our Dubna programming team has done a terrific job building our technology to this point. With the StarSoft partnership, we'll be moving even faster in reshaping the landscape of communications in the dental industry."

The ramp-up in development includes enhanced functionality and convenience for the 750,000 patients who utilize Sesame's services to access appointment, account and treatment information, and to receive appointment alerts and other information from their doctors via email. Another major focus of the StarSoft-Sesame alliance is the 2007 release of the latest version of Sesame's inter-disciplinary treatment collaboration service, Sesame Interactive. More than 7,500 dentists use Sesame Interactive to share the digital x-rays that Sesame automatically uploads to the Web.

The partnership with StarSoft evolved out of Sesame's interest in establishing a more sophisticated software development capability to continually explore and leverage the latest relevant technologies.

"This is an exciting and unique opportunity for us since our work with Sesame is about much more than helping them resolve finite software development issues," said Nick Puntikov, the CEO of StarSoft Development Labs. "Our development teams will work on a much more intimate and ongoing basis. Together, StarSoft and Sesame aim to build a long-term and truly mutually beneficial business relationship in order to share and enhance our respective areas of expertise in web technologies and eCommerce."

About StarSoft Development Labs

StarSoft Development Labs has been providing software outsourcing services to American and European clients since 1991. Headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, StarSoft operates development centers in the Russian cities of St. Petersburg and Kazan, and in Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine. StarSoft excels in developing complex e-business solutions, enterprise portals, and specialized business applications for healthcare, telecommunications, financial services, real estate, and other industry sectors. Clients include Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC), T-Mobile, IBM, Macromedia, Fellowes, SirsiDynix, and other Fortune 500 and mid-size growth companies. For further information, please visit

About Sesame Communications:

Sesame Communications, the largest online communications channel in dentistry, is a privately-held company founded in 1999 and headquartered in Seattle, Washington. The company pioneered doctor-patient and doctor-doctor online communications for the dental industry with its 1999 launch of the comprehensive, interactive Ortho Sesame™ solution. The patent-pending, proprietary technology was expanded to include Dental Sesame™ and Sesame Interactive™, solutions that increase patient data value by porting it online from legacy databases. Sesame's services enable doctors to significantly improve patient communications, resulting in reduced no-shows staff administration time savings, and significant improvements in patient satisfaction. This builds loyalty to the provider, increases patient retention and enhances referrals. For further information, please visit

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