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Symphony Services

January 25, 2011 09:00 ET

Culture, Leadership and Governance Education and Advisory Firm, LRN Taps Symphony Services to Engineer Its Flagship Ethical Business Software Product

Symphony Plays Key Role in Building a Faster, Sleeker Platform for LRN's Growing Market

PALO ALTO, CA--(Marketwire - January 25, 2011) - Symphony Services, a leader in software product engineering services, today announced the addition of LRN, a company committed to helping enterprises cultivate ethical business practices and inspire principle performance to its large and growing client roster.

Tasked with engineering and now managing LRN's comprehensive ethics, compliance, and environmental responsibility knowledge portals, it is Symphony Services' commitment to Engineering Outcome Certainty™ that ensures LRN's solutions are delivered to market with the highest level of innovation and quality.

Looking to create further competitive separation for its flagship Alliance applications, LRN worked with Symphony Services to take an already strong solution to the next level with new features and functionalities such as a sleek and smooth user interface, increased user interactivity capabilities and a forward-thinking platform to align with LRN's long-term business priorities and mission. Specifically, Symphony managed the Alliances application -- a platform for sharing knowledge, facilitating collaboration for and from expert practitioners in the areas of ethics, compliance and environmental sustainability -- and the Inspirational Leadership Alliance (ILA) -- which provides leadership development support for business leaders at all levels, mostly focused on embedding trust, transparency and values in the workplace. Symphony has continued with product line management (PLM) for LRN's solution, as the company explores additional features for its offerings.

"Throughout the history of our relationship, Symphony Services has exceeded my expectations in delivering not only the highest quality end product but in fostering a collaborative environment that has enabled our core R&D resources to work seamlessly with Symphony's diverse and talented engineering team," said Friso Van der Oord, Knowledge and Solutions Leader, LRN. "We offered the Symphony team a significant challenge: evolve our current solution into a world-class and highly differentiated online knowledge platform, and we're quite pleased with the team's ability to harness its knowledge of our industry and its engineering prowess to accomplish exactly that."

The innovation and improvements engineered by the Symphony team have virtually transformed LRN's critical "Alliances" portals, enabling LRN partners to make their businesses more responsible and sustainable.

"Our goal when partnering with LRN was to create a solution that would dynamically grow with LRN's strategy and overarching mission," said Wayne Irwin, Executive Vice President and GM, Embedded & Telecom, Symphony Services. "We worked in accordance with LRN to assess the company's needs from the top down, which inevitably informed our guidance when developing the new platform."

About Symphony Services
Symphony Services is a leader in software product engineering services. The company's innovative Engineering Outcome Certainty™ engagement model offers a strict metrics-driven approach, ensuring complete alignment with clients' business objectives. This methodology is proven to help clients achieve a range of goals, from improving product line revenue to raising client satisfaction, increasing product innovations and reducing time-to-market.

The company's 3,500 employees globally support over 1,200 product releases annually, helping 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. 

Symphony Services is headquartered in Palo Alto, Calif., with facilities in North America, India, Europe and China. For more information, please visit

About LRN, Inc.
Since 1994, LRN has helped 10 million people in 500 companies worldwide simultaneously navigate complex legal and regulatory environments and foster ethical cultures. LRN's combination of practical tools, education, and strategic advice helps companies translate their values into concrete corporate practices and leadership behaviors that create sustainable competitive advantage. In partnership with LRN, companies need not choose between living principles and maximizing profits, or between enhancing reputation and growing revenue: both are a product of principled performance. In 2008, LRN acquired green strategy firm, GreenOrder. LRN works with organizations in more than 100 countries, and has offices in Los Angeles, New York, London and Mumbai. For more information, visit, follow @LRNinc on Twitter, or call: 800-529-6366 (North America) +1-310-209-5400 (Global).

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