SOURCE: Symphony Services

Symphony Services

May 03, 2010 09:24 ET

Symphony Services Advances Foothold in the Retail Sector With Aldata Solutions Partnership

Extension of Multi-Year Contract Positions Symphony Services as One of Aldata's Largest Outsourced Product Development Partners in This High Growth Vertical Market

PALO ALTO, CA--(Marketwire - May 3, 2010) -  Symphony Service Corp., the leader in global product engineering services, today announced a strategic collaboration with the world's leading provider of retail industry specific solutions, Aldata Solution Oyj. Under the terms of the multiyear contract, Symphony Services will be a key outsourced product development partner for Aldata, responsible for engineering three of its mission critical retail solutions -- G.O.L.D. Retail, G.O.L.D. Supply Chain and G.O.L.D. Category Optimization.

Aldata is a global leader in the supply of integrated business solutions to organizations, serving the retail consumer and wholesale distribution markets. Aldata's customer base includes 15 of the world's 30 largest retailers, thousands of retail brands and hundreds of national and regional chain retailers.

"Symphony Services' professional approach to product development, combined with its specialized expertise in several centers of excellence -- including pre-built tools and frameworks -- led to our extending this partnership," said Bertrand Sciard, President and CEO of Aldata. "We believe our partnership will help us address the increasingly complex business needs of our customers and fuel our growth plans." 

Symphony Services provides Outcome Certainty for its clients by aligning engineering outcomes with business goals. Symphony Services' Retail Center of Excellence is comprised of a specialized sub-set of engineers and business managers who have deep retail-centric product lifecycle development expertise, and who have concepted and engineered thousands of innovative product releases for retail clients -- providing critical industry expertise to transform clients' engineering processes and drive success. The team has delivered an average of 20 product releases per year and currently has more than 20 products under management.

Commenting on the Aldata engagement, Symphony Services' Chief Operating Officer Amitava Roy said, "Advanced software engineering has provided a necessary new dimension for retail technology providers who are competing in a very crowded sector. As clients around the world emerge from the economic downturn we are uniquely positioned to help them excel with our outcome certainty model and recognized domain expertise in the retail industry."

About Aldata Solutions
Aldata is a global leader in the supply of integrated business solutions to organizations that serve the retail consumer and wholesale distribution markets. Aldata has an unparalleled 20-year track record of delivering targeted software projects that substantially improve our customers' businesses, from supplier to shopper. Today, Aldata customers include 15 of the World's 30 largest retailers, thousands of retail brands, and hundreds of national and regional chains. More at:

About Symphony Services
Symphony Service Corp. is the only global specialist providing software product engineering outsourcing services necessary for Engineering Outcome Certainty™. ISV's, software-enabled businesses, and companies whose products contain embedded software partner with Symphony Services to achieve their business goals, from improving product line revenue to raising client satisfaction, increasing product innovations and reducing time-to-market. The company helps clients drive unparalleled innovation while bringing predictability to costs, schedules and quality of the outsourced engineering process. Symphony Services' capabilities across the full Product Development Lifecycle maximize the ROI for client engineering organizations while delivering market-leading products in Telecom, Healthcare, Energy, Automotive, Consumer Electronics, Financial Services and Internet Commerce. 

The company's risk-reward partnership models and focus on transparent, metrics-driven value delivery ensures complete alignment with clients' business and R&D objectives. Utilizing an approach centering on a repeatable, industrialized process that drives productivity across all client engagements while ensuring business outcomes, Symphony Services is helping its clients deliver over 1,200 software releases annually. Leveraging the product DNA and superior intellect of its people, the company's approach leads to superior engineering on-time, on-budget, and with Outcome Certainty Symphony Services is headquartered in Palo Alto, Calif., with facilities in North America, India, Europe and China. For more information, please visit

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