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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 is the world leader in engineering and R&D services. Altran offers its clients a unique value proposition to meet their transformation and innovation challenges. Altran supports its clients, from concept through industrialization, to develop the products and services of tomorrow and has been working for more than 35 years with major players in many sectors: Automotive, Aeronautics, Space, Defense & Naval, Rail, Infrastructure & Transport, Energy, Industrial & Consumer, Life Sciences, Communications, Semiconductor & Electronics, Software & Internet, Finance & Public Sector. Altran has more than 50,000 employees operating in over 30 countries.

Altran is an integral part of Capgemini, a global leader in consulting, digital transformation, technology, and engineering services. The Group is at the forefront of innovation to address the entire breadth of clients’ opportunities in the evolving world of cloud, digital, and platforms. Building on its strong 50-year + heritage and deep industry-specific expertise, Capgemini enables organizations to realize their business ambitions through an array of services from strategy to operations. Capgemini is driven by the conviction that the business value of technology comes from and through people. Today, it is a multicultural company of 270,000 team members in almost 50 countries. With Altran, the Group reported 2019 combined revenues of €17 billion. People matter results count.

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About the Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute

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