SOURCE: Persistent Systems

Persistent Systems

February 25, 2009 10:00 ET

Persistent Launches SaaS Initiative for ISVs Using Oracle Platform

ISVs Can Migrate Seamlessly to Deliver Software as a Service Using the Oracle Platform

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - February 25, 2009) - Persistent Systems, a leading provider of Outsourced Product Development (OPD) services, today announced its Software as a Service (SaaS) enablement initiative for independent software vendors (ISVs). ISVs can leverage Persistent's SaaS Competency Center and Migration Services to seamlessly migrate their applications onto the Oracle Platform. The Oracle Platform includes Oracle® Database, Oracle Fusion Middleware, Oracle Enterprise Manager, and Oracle VM, a comprehensive, open and integrated set of technologies that allow ISVs to build, deploy and manage SaaS and cloud-based applications.

Persistent's experience helps define a model that allows short, medium and long-term SaaS deployment goals to be realized cost-effectively, and with minimum risk. Persistent's SaaS expertise and service offering on the Oracle stack includes:

--  Rapid development of metadata-driven, customizable, service-oriented
    applications with rich Web2.0 style UI using Oracle Application Development
--  Deployment of the application on a scalable, grid platform comprising
    of Oracle Database, Oracle Fusion Middleware & Oracle VM
--  Service level agreement (SLA) modeling and enforcement with a top-down
    application management approach using Oracle Enterprise Manager
--  Security for hosted on-demand applications and address privacy,
    compliance and regulatory concerns using Oracle Identity Management and
    Oracle Advanced Security
--  Development of operational reports and in-context actionable insight
    using Oracle Business Intelligence
--  Building comprehensive data and business process integration using
    Oracle SOA suite
--  Usability Engineering & Performance Engineering

Persistent's SaaS delivery model offers compelling advantages for ISVs in today's software applications and services market. The company has established a dedicated SaaS Competency Center to provide the underlying infrastructure for development and deployment of SaaS services. Based in Pune, India, the Persistent SaaS Competency Center focuses on the following:

--  Assessing product and feature fit for SaaS enablement -- Architecture,
    Scalability, Usability, and Security
--  Implementing and managing SaaS-based product offerings, including
    operational management and metering
--  Leveraging its development framework for rapid and cost-effective
--  Creating a development ecosystem around the SaaS offering

"In today's highly competitive and turbulent global marketplace, time to market and reliability are critical differentiators," said Dr. Srikanth Sundararajan, COO of Persistent Systems. "Persistent offers an array of services for companies at all stages of a typical SaaS maturity model and can help bring applications to market faster, while retaining high quality. We at Persistent are excited to combine our proven SaaS expertise and our comprehensive experience with Oracle technologies to help ISVs migrate to the Oracle technology stack."

Persistent Systems is a member of the Oracle PartnerNetwork and has a long-standing engineering partnership with Oracle. On March 4 at 10 AM PST, Persistent and Oracle will jointly present a webinar titled: "eSeminar for ISVs: Building Scalable and Secure SaaS solutions leveraging the Oracle Platform." To register, please visit: Oracle-Persistent SaaS eSeminar.

For more information about Persistent's SaaS Enablement services please visit our SaaS Competency Center or email

About the Oracle PartnerNetwork

Oracle PartnerNetwork is a global business network of more than 20,000 companies who deliver innovative software solutions based on Oracle software. Through access to Oracle's premier products, education, technical services, marketing and sales support, the Oracle PartnerNetwork program provides partners with the resources they need to be successful in today's global economy. Oracle partners are able to offer their customers leading-edge solutions backed by Oracle's position as the world's largest enterprise software company. Partners who are able to demonstrate superior product knowledge, technical expertise and a commitment to doing business with Oracle qualify for the Certified Partner levels.

About Persistent Systems

Established in 1990, Persistent Systems is recognized as an award-winning technology company specializing in outsourced software product development. With over 4,000 employees, innovative business models, and reusable assets and frameworks, Persistent helps its customers increase revenue, margin, and enhance brand value. Persistent Systems has delivered over 2,000 software product releases to their 170+ customers in the last five years. The Company has developed proven processes that reduce time to market while delivering consistent quality and customer satisfaction, throughout the entire product lifecycle -- as evidenced by customer partnerships that span many years.

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