First Look: Infosys Gets Top-Shelf Review in Customer Products Industry Report
Infosys Technologies Scores Highest Among "Offshorers" in CP Sales & Marketing Solutions
August 11, 2005 -- Fremont, CA: For consumer products companies there's a new name to remember when they shop for a top-brand in consulting and information technology services: Infosys.
Infosys Technologies (NASDAQ: INFY) was among the top scorers in an industry analyst ranking of consulting and information technology service providers to the consumer products industry.
The evaluation*, called the Risk Assessment Profile conducted by AMR Research, ranked Infosys first among so-called "offshore" services companies and fourth overall when compared to the biggest names in I.T.
Infosys' Senior Vice-President of the Retail business unit, UB Pravin Rao, said the report represents Infosys' growing presence as a solution provider to consumer product manufacturers.
"It reflects our strategic thrust towards building business solutions, to break away from being a provider of offshore services to competing effectively with the world's leading consulting firms," Pravin said. "This is an important milestone that brings out the success we have achieved to date in one of our strong industry groups."
The AMR Research Risk Assessment Profile (RAP) is an analytical tool AMR Research uses to compile quantitative and qualitative information to determine the risk a user incurs when purchasing products or services in a given market. Using the RAP, AMR Research examines the attributes and proven qualifications of companies to determine which products or service offerings pose less risk than others.
For this Report, AMR Research evaluated 10 service providers' ability to deliver at least 3 out of the 5 customer-facing initiatives. AMR Research then evaluated the vendors across two axes, Service and Company, dividing each into four categories. Major service providers with CP practices that declined to participate in this research are Atos Origin, Capgemini, CSC, HP Services, and Tata Consultancy Services.
* Sales and Marketing Initiatives for Consumer Products: Which Service Providers Have the Goods? Thursday, June 16, 2005 Dana Stiffler, Kara Romanow, Laura Preslan, Eric Newmark