Persistent Systems Once Again Named to Constellation ShortList™ for Innovation Services and Engineering

Constellation Research | March 12, 2020

Persistent Systems today announced that it has once again been named to the latest Constellation ShortList™ for Innovation Services and Engineering (Q1 2020). The technology vendors and service providers included in the Constellation ShortList offer key requirements for early adopters pursuing digital transformation initiatives. Constellation evaluates more than 50 solutions categorized in this market, determined by client inquiries, partner conversations, customer references, vendor selection projects, market share and internal research. The ShortList considers the following criteria for vendors: Create overall offering strategy; foster innovation, prototyping and ideation; design monetization and business models; deliver immersive user experiences; conduct requirement analysis; craft product design; develop offering; provide testing; deliver quality assurance; deploy offering; support offering; and enable product re-engineering.

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