Four Soft achieves CMMI Level 5 Certification

By : |December 27, 2010 0

HYDERABAD, INDIA: Four Soft, a provider of software solutions for Logistics and Transportation industry, announced today that it has been appraised at CMMI Level 5 (Version 1.2).

This achievement recognizes Four Soft for best-in-class processes related to design, development and maintenance of software that enables it to be a reliable partner for customers to solve their business problems, said a press release.

Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) is a process improvement approach that helps organizations improve their performance. CMMI can be used to guide process improvement across a project, a division, or an entire organization.
CMMI in software engineering provides a framework for the organization to operate at high maturity levels with the essential elements of management by facts and data-driven decision making.

The Standard CMMI Appraisal Method for Process Improvement (SCAMPI) Class ‘A’ appraisal was conducted at Four Soft’s global development centre in Hyderabad. This appraisal covered Product/Project Development, Implementation and Maintenance activities. The appraisal was conducted by Quality Assurance Institute India Ltd, SEI Partner.

Rajshekhar Roy, CEO, Four Soft, said, “This is indeed a very proud moment for us. This prestigious SEI-CMMI level 5 assessment reinforces our commitment to deliver quality to our customers and marks a major milestone in our ongoing quality journey.”

He added that this appraisal translates into direct benefits for our customers, in terms of reduction of cost, time-to-market and enhanced service levels. It also demonstrates their ongoing commitment towards quality and productivity improvements.

Mahaboob Hussain, vice president, Technology and Process, Four Soft, said, “Four Soft started its quality journey with the certification of ISO 9001 in 2004 to CMMI Level 3 in 2009 and now CMMI level 5 in 2010. CMMI Level 5 enables us to continually improve product quality, productivity, predictability and reduce cycle time. This continuous improvement model of CMMI is one of the most prestigious certifications and is a testimony of the organizational focus on process improvements”.

He added that to continue the quality journey, the organization is looking at methodologies like Agile & PCMM to complement the CMMI implementation in the organization.

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