SOURCE: Symphony Services

Symphony Services

June 22, 2011 09:00 ET

Symphony Services Announces Development of Groundbreaking Application With Fetch Technologies

Company Designed Application Layer for Fetch's Industry-Leading Automated Background Check Solution

PALO ALTO, CA--(Marketwire - Jun 22, 2011) - Symphony Services, the leader in global software product engineering services, today announced it has created an application layer for Fetch Technologies' background screening solution, which enables customers to automatically and instantly determine the presence of a job candidate's criminal record. After a review of the major players in the engineering services industry, Fetch decided to partner with Symphony because of its long history of providing full product development lifecycle support including product strategy, software architecture, development, quality assurance services and system deployment and maintenance services.

Fetch began working with Symphony as a result of its acquisition of Core Objects. Symphony's charter was to support the creation of a new solution to serve the specialized needs of the background screening sector. Today, Fetch's background screening solution, Fetch for Background Checks, provides companies with automated access to more than 300 online criminal background libraries and over 1,500 online jurisdictions around the country. Symphony, Fetch and SJV & Associates are now developing the next generation of that solution, which will enable automated full extraction of criminal records.

"Fetch offers the industry's most scalable and reliable solutions to deliver Web data," said Timo Kissel, Chief Technology Officer and Senior Vice President of Operations, Fetch. "Our customers benefit from our horizontal technology approach, which provides them with added leverage in a variety of markets. Our work with Symphony will enable us to deliver even more tailored and efficient data access to our clients in the employment screening industry."

Fetch has been a primary service provider to the background screening industry since 2005. Today, the company processes billions of data points annually.

"In partnering with Fetch, Symphony is building on its already strong expertise in developing Web-based solutions through our product development lifecycle services for leading software customers," said Sanjay Dhawan, President and Chief Executive Officer, Symphony Services. "We're eager to grow our relationship with Fetch and support the company as the dominant player in the market."

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 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 Fetch Technologies
Fetch Technologies accesses and transforms Web data into actionable information for the enterprise. With competitive intelligence, content aggregation, news aggregation, and background screening solutions, Fetch serves a diverse range of premier clients including Dow Jones, ADP, Shopzilla, HireRight and CityGrid. Fetch's highly advanced Live Access platform takes resource-intensive data acquisition off the hands of the enterprise, providing in return the meaningful, useful information that the enterprise needs to stay competitive.

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