SOURCE: Sapience Analytics

February 09, 2015 23:30 ET

Sapience Analytics Announces a Global Strategic Partnership With McKinsey Solutions' Horizon360

McKinsey's Horizon360 Will Use the Sapience Enterprise Solution for Consulting Engagements Worldwide

DUBLIN, CA--(Marketwired - Feb 9, 2015) - Sapience Analytics, the award-winning and innovative workforce analytics company, today announced a strategic worldwide partnership with McKinsey Solutions, the world's leading business transformation solutions provider.

Under the agreement, McKinsey's Horizon360 will deploy Sapience in their IT and operations transformation engagements, enabling McKinsey's clients to access accurate data on their workforce productivity. Horizon360 will utilize this data to help clients derive insights and develop actionable opportunities to improve the way their teams work. These opportunities can range from selecting productive software development platforms, applying optimal shift patterns and determining internal centers of excellence to improved productivity through effective team and leadership dynamics.

Sapience is a patent pending software product that catalyzes a Mindful Enterprise. By combining self-quantification at work for individuals and enterprise effort analytics, Sapience enables data driven decision-making in empowering employees and management towards productivity and wellness. Sapience has over 100,000 users across eight countries from more than 60 customers. This includes four Fortune Global 200 firms, five of India's Top Ten IT and two of the largest Business Process Outsourcing companies, and several billion dollar enterprises.

"We are proud to partner with McKinsey Solutions," says Shirish Deodhar, Co-founder and CEO of Sapience Analytics. "Sapience can help McKinsey clients achieve and sustain significant productivity gains and improve service quality, through greater employee engagement. We are excited at the prospects of broadening our market reach by supporting McKinsey in serving its clients worldwide."

Horizon360, a part of McKinsey Solutions and based on the cumulative IT expertise of McKinsey's Business Technology Office, offers tools and services to improve the IT performance of medium and large enterprises and IT service providers. It supports the entire value chain of IT performance transformation: quickly assessing current performance, benchmarking against industry peers and best-in-class companies, identifying improvement levers and quantifying potential, supporting implementation measures, and sustaining improvements over time.

"We are happy to join forces with Sapience. We believe this integration is a perfect fit for every client looking for IT operations improvement and an accurate fact base to support their decisions," said Matthias Hoene, Head of Horizon360 at McKinsey Solutions.

"Automated activity analyses can make productivity improvement initiatives a lot easier and faster," said Sujit Chakrabarty, Partner - Business Technology Office at McKinsey & Co. Mumbai.

The partnership includes a joint client services strategy, in which customers of both organizations can benefit from Sapience's tool alongside Horizon360's business transformation services.

About Sapience Analytics (www.sapience.net)
Sapience Analytics, founded in 2009, has developed a patent‐pending software product that helps build a Mindful Enterprise, and thereby ensures that employees and teams can achieve significant productivity improvement coupled with greater work-life harmony. Its Sapience Work Yoga concept is delivering value to more than 100,000 users in 8 countries at over 60 of the world's recognized enterprises in IT, Engineering and Financial Services, outsourcing, BPOs, and back offices.

Sapience is the recipient of more than a dozen industry awards for its innovation and fast growth, including the Deloitte Technology Asia Pacific Fast 500 - ranked # 98 in APAC and # 7 in India (2014), TiE50 (Top 50 emerging products at TiEcon, Sunnyvale, California - 2014), Frost & Sullivan (Outstanding Innovation in Functional Analytics - 2014), Dun & Bradstreet (2013), IDG Channel World (2013), and NASSCOM (2013).

About Horizon360 (www.horizon360.com)
Horizon360 is part of McKinsey Solutions, a new suite of services that combines 85 years of McKinsey industry and functional expertise with data, analytics, and software tools to help clients get greater clarity in decision making and gain significant long-term performance improvement.

Solutions are complementary to McKinsey's traditional consulting and bring disparate facts and data together to help clients see complex problems more clearly and generate business insights that they would not have been able to do otherwise. This leads to faster, better decisions that have direct impact on performance.

Contacts:
For Sapience Analytics: General Information: Khiv Singh, AVP of Sales - Americas, khiv@sapience.net, +1 650 288 9199. Media contact: Avani Nagwann, Marketing Manager, avani@sapience.net.

For Horizon360: General information: Avijit Biswas, Solutions Partner, Avijit_Biswas@mckinsey.com, +91 990002 4895. Media contact: Stacey Schulte, Stacey_Schulte@mckinsey.com, +1 312-795-7114

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