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Altran Approved for Latest CMMI Level 5 Certification

Palo Alto, Calif., Jan 21, 2009 - Altran™, a global innovation, technology and services company, today announced that it has been appraised at Maturity Level 5, the highest maturity level of the Software Engineering Institute (SEI) Capability Maturity Model® Integration (CMMI®) process improvement framework. This achievement recognizes Altran for best-in-class processes related to design, development and maintenance of software that enables the world's leading communications manufacturers and services providers to provide the best user experiences for their customers.

By reaching the highest maturity level of the CMMI framework (version 1.2), Altran now joins a worldwide elite group of just 50 companies that meet the highest quality standards of software built to power a broad range of industries including communications.

“Altran software is powering many of the world's finest communications infrastructure, devices and service offerings. For our customers it is imperative that we deliver innovative high-quality software in a reliable, timely and consistent manner,” according to R. Sathyavageeswaran, Assistant Vice President of Quality at  Altran . “By achieving CMMI Maturity Level 5 we have demonstrated that Altran software design and development processes are amongst the very best in the world and significantly enhances our capability to deliver on-time, error free products and solutions to our customers”.

The Standard CMMI Appraisal Method for Process Improvement (SCAMPI-A) appraisal was conducted over a range of Altran business units. The appraisal team was led by Rajesh Naik, Consulting Partner at the Quality Assurance Institute (QAI India), and the results were announced after the SEI completed its audit process on the appraisal results.

“As the lead appraiser for the CMMI® SCAMPI-A appraisal, I had an opportunity to thoroughly examine Altran's software design, development and maintenance process in action,” said Mr. Naik. “I can say with full confidence that Altran has the best-in-the-world processes for managing and executing software design and development. The use of statistical techniques and process performance models to manage projects gives Altran an edge over its nearest competitors.”

About Altran

Altran (formerly Aricent) is a global design and engineering company innovating for customers for what comes next in North America and beyond. We lead our clients into the future by solving their most complex engineering services needs and mission critical software framework solutions. For decades, we have helped companies connect new things and scale with intention. We bring differentiated value to market faster in focused industries to help transform products, brands, companies and start-ups. Based in San Francisco, frog, the global leader in innovation and product design, is also part of Altran.


About the Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute

The Software Engineering Institute (SEI) is a U.S. Department of Defense federally funded research and development center operated by Carnegie Mellon University. The SEI helps organizations make measured improvements in their software engineering capabilities by providing technical leadership to advance the practice of software engineering. For more information, visit the SEI Web site at