SOURCE: Symphony Services

Symphony Services

March 30, 2010 09:52 ET

Symphony Services Partners With Altus Learning Systems to Accelerate Market Readiness of Video Search and Management Solutions

Leading Enterprise Video Search Company Turns to Symphony Services to Expand Product Testing and Development Efforts

PALO ALTO, CA and CAMPBELL, CA--(Marketwire - March 30, 2010) - Symphony Service Corp., the leader in global product engineering services, today announced it has signed Altus Learning Systems, a leader in enterprise video search solutions for sales enablement and knowledge sharing, to its growing roster of independent software vendor (ISV) clients. Altus, whose flagship vSearch™ Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platform makes video content searchable down to the spoken word, selected Symphony Services to augment the company's software testing and development teams, speeding time to market.

Symphony Services' award-winning approach to outsourced product engineering services is important for Altus, as it allows the company to quickly identify software related needs and then immediately deploy Symphony resources to that project. The partnership allows Altus to easily and flexibly scale engineering resources to accelerate product innovation and time to market.

Based in the cloud, Altus vSearch creates a flexible knowledge sharing environment for the enterprise, providing instant access to corporate knowledge anytime, anywhere through a searchable media platform. vSearch content can be easily viewed or downloaded on a wide range of mobile devices and formats -- a feature that has helped a number of industry leading companies to save millions of dollars in travel and training costs, while increasing sales productivity and revenue.

"Given Altus' rapid growth and strong demand for our enterprise video solutions, we required a proven, reliable development partner to help bring our innovative products to market faster," commented Ted Cocheu, founder and CEO of Altus. "Symphony is a great choice and allows us the opportunity to rapidly increase our product testing capabilities to meet the dynamic needs of our growing business." 

After evaluating several outsourced product engineering services providers, Altus chose Symphony Services because of its laser focus on Engineering Outcome Certainty™, made possible through close partnerships with clients' R&D organizations. Harnessing both established development best practices and IP (in the form of custom tools, methodologies and frameworks), Symphony Services is helping to drive product development results that are directly linked to Altus' business goals.

"Our partnership with Altus demonstrates once again our proven skill at evolving our clients' already ground-breaking technology into market-changing software," said Dr. Pallab Chatterjee, CEO of Symphony Services. "We look forward to continuing to help Altus further distinguish themselves as the technology and market visionary in the enterprise video market."

About Symphony Services
Symphony Service Corp. is the only global specialist providing software product engineering outsourcing services necessary for Engineering Outcome Certainty™. ISVs, 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

Copyright © 2010 Symphony Service Corp. All Rights Reserved. Altus Learning Systems and vSearch are trademarks of Altus Learning Systems, Inc. All brand names, product names and trademarks referred to herein are property of their respective owners.

About Altus
Altus is a leading provider of video search and management solutions for sales enablement. Altus helps companies capture and deliver their valuable content via a turn-key, SaaS infrastructure and a global media delivery network. Organizations deploying Altus for sales enablement, training, collaboration, and knowledge sharing can now deliver critical knowledge to large, geographically-dispersed audiences, including employees, channel partners and customers. The Altus vSearch solution provides sales organizations the means to use searchable video content to improve sales productivity. Industry leaders such as Cisco, IBM, Oracle and NetApp rely on Altus to achieve outstanding ROI, substantial productivity and revenue gains, and millions of dollars of savings in reduced travel and training costs. More information is available at

Contact Information

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    Version 2.0 Communications for Symphony
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    Larry Smalheiser
    Trainer Communications for Altus
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