|Sonata Software to Set Up Offshore Development Center for Coalfire Systems
IT News Online Staff
Sonata Software Ltd., an IT consulting and software services provider, announced that it will be setting up an Offshore Development Center (ODC) for U.S.-based Coalfire Systems Inc., a provider of IT Governance, Risk and Compliance (IT GRC).
The dedicated ODC will architect and develop Coalfire's compliance management solution, the Navis platform. The deal is envisaged as a long term engagement, where Sonata will develop and support the continuously evolving platform as Coalfire adds functionality to address needs of newer segments of the market.
Navis provides users a robust suite of online tools to manage IT governance and regulatory compliance programs. This online platform will further help Coalfire customers collaborate with auditors and share compliance information between its auditors and customers. Coalfire serves as a trusted advisor and provider of IT GRC tools to security-conscious leaders in retail, financial services, healthcare, cloud services, higher education, government and utilities. The product is being built using Microsoft .NET 4.0, ASP.Net MVC, HTML5, with a highly scalable Software-as-a-Service (SAAS) Architecture framework and vision to move to Azure cloud platform.
Sonata said the deal with Coalfire reinforces its leadership position in Outsourced Product Development and Microsoft Technologies. Sonata has a 360 degree Partnership Model that focuses on engineering, professional services and go-to-market initiatives with product companies.
Kennet Westby, President and Co-founder, Coalfire Systems, said, "We were impressed with Sonata's expertise in Product development and saw the potential to deploy these skills to achieve our goal of becoming the single-source provider of IT audit and assessment services for our clients, regardless of the different regulatory drivers."
Sonata Software is a strategic partner to global ISVs in providing creative product engineering and professional services that accelerate time-to-market, expand access to newer markets, increase product adoption and extend product lifespan. This is done through a gamut of services encompassing the product lifecycle, and includes consulting, product engineering (design, architect, develop, test, release), performance engineering, test automation, security, technology modernization, sustenance and support.
Sonata often contributes to product strategy decisions, given its deep experience and expertise gained over two decades of engagements with both startups and established product companies. With best in class skills in Cloud and SaaS engineering, mobility, UI, BI, Java and .Net and alliances with leading technology providers, Sonata continues to focus on doing more with less for its customers.
Srikar Reddy, Managing Director and CEO, Sonata Software, said, "We are pleased with the faith Coalfire has reposed in us by selecting us as their partner as they execute on their new generation product strategy. This win reinforces our position as a leader in delivering cutting edge solutions to clients in the product engineering services space. The technologies we will deploy in delivering this highly scalable platform will enhance Sonata’s capability in delivering highly scalable SAAS solutions for the emerging Cloud services era."