Cognizant, Invensys Rail Sign R&D Deal

by CXOtoday Staff    Dec 10, 2009

Cognizant, a consulting, technology and BPO services provider, has signed an initial five-year, multimillion dollar contract with Invensys Rail to serve the global product R&D needs of group companies located in the UK, Australia, Spain and the US, the company said in a release.

Under the agreement, Cognizant will augment and maintain Invensys Rail s suite of products, and help the company leverage Cognizant’s process maturity to bring in greater operational efficiency and cost-effectiveness to its global product R&D processes, improve quality and time-to-market, and enhance customer experience.

This deal will help Cognizant strengthen its presence in the rail industry by enhancing its ability to provide end-to-end services to rail customers, and expanding its customer base through industry-leading competencies in safety-critical application development, it said.

"By enhancing our industry-leading R&D activities with Cognizant s proven expertise, railways and metro networks all over the world will be able to benefit from our proven and advanced range of train control and communication systems with enhanced end-user support and faster product development," said Invensys Rail Chief Executive Officer James Drummond.
   
 "We are pleased to work with Invensys Rail and welcome on board their highly talented and experienced professionals in Hyderabad," said Cognizant President and CEO Franciso D souza..