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Zinnov study points to leadership of Indian players in global R&D services biz

Bangalore, July 12 2012: As a curtain raiser to its annual Globalization Summit , Market Expansion Advisory firm, Zinnov, has released its ratingsand study of Global R&D Service Providers’ across various geographies like India, China, Russia and Eastern Europe.
While Indian players continue to dominate the R&D services business, the study is an amber sign that warns against any complacency: China based Vanceinfo and EPAM Systems from Central Europe, have significant capabilities in the ISV - Enterprise Software vertical and are clearly in the leadership zone.
Wipro and HCL
are the leaders in the overall rating. While Wipro has a mature practice, HCL has grown significantly over the last two years. iGate, Infosys, Tech Mahindra & Mahindra Satyam and MindTree are some of the other established players with expansive vertical coverage . These companies are hyper-specialized either across a vertical or a service line. Some of the top established and niche players are Infotech Enterprises and L&T IES in Engineering Services, Aricent and Sasken in Telecom, Quest Global in Aerospace, Vanceinfo, EPAM systems, Symphony – Teleca and Persistent in the ISV segment.
The top six players constitute close to 60% of the total R&D service provider market, the study highlights. All 48 participating companies have been assessed on parameters like Human capital, product development capabilities, financials, ecosystem linkages, infrastructure & innovation / IP creation. While HCL and Wipro are leaders with overall capabilities, companies like Aricent, iGate, Infotech Enterprises, L&T IES, Symphony Teleca, Persistent, establish themselves as leaders in specific industry verticals.

The study shows that of all the offshored R&D outsourcing work done in India, about 63% of the work is delivered by the MNC Captive Centres. Service providers like Wipro, HCL, Boeing with the Indian Institute of Science, have created a consortium called Aerospace Network Research Consortium (ANRC). There is another - joint initiative between Imec and Wipro, called Applied Research in Intelligent Systems Engineering (ARISE).
Says Sundararaman Viswanathan, Manager-Consulting, Zinnov:, “We are seeing an increased trend of re-organization of services and verticals within the service providers. The service providers are taking a hyper-specialization approach. Segments like Industrial Automation and Healthcare (Medical Devices) are catered to by specialist service providers.”
With the release of the study this year, Zinnov also introduces the first-ever framework for classifying the Service Providers based on their capabilities and vertical coverage. The framework provides a dashboard view of the service providers across four quadrants Established, Emerging, Niche and Expansive. This is a unique representation because, it brings to light some of the niche service providers who otherwise typically get buried in the headcount / revenue based ratings”.







    


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Zinnov study points to leadership of Indian players in global R&D services biz
by arwa on July  26,  2012
  "the difference bewteen big boys lies in Leadership and HR. Absolutely true. Unlike the previous recession, in this recession Infy's HR sent panic waves as a result they had lot to lose in last 5Qs. For a long long time Infy scored heavily over its peers when it came to quality of its early days hires and the belongingness amongst its old timers. Now either old-timers gone or their passion. One can argue its same for all but I believe Infy had the most to lose (irrespective of what attrition nos say). May be now its same for all "
     
Zinnov study points to leadership of Indian players in global R&D services biz
by arwa on July  26,  2012
  "the difference bewteen big boys lies in Leadership and HR. Absolutely true. Unlike the previous recession, in this recession Infy''s HR sent panic waves as a result they had lot to lose in last 5Qs. For a long long time Infy scored heavily over its peers when it came to quality of its early days hires and the belongingness amongst its old timers. Now either old-timers gone or their passion. One can argue its same for all but I believe Infy had the most to lose (irrespective of what attrition nos say). May be now its same for all "
     
Zinnov study points to leadership of Indian players in global R&D services biz
by crorkz on   06,  2014
  "LJE6gO A round of applause for your blog.Thanks Again. Awesome."
     
Zinnov study points to leadership of Indian players in global R&D services biz
by crorkz on   06,  2014
  "LJE6gO A round of applause for your blog.Thanks Again. Awesome."