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VirtusaPolaris - Most Innovative Tech Company of the Year

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Company: VirtusaPolaris, Westborough, MA
Company Description: VirtusaPolaris, a global ITservices company, provides IT consulting, technology and outsourcing services, combines business consulting, cutting edge technology capabilities, and best-of-breed domain and industry knowledge to accelerate business outcomes for its clients. It serves Global 2000 companies and leading software vendors in BFS, insurance, telecommunications, healthcare, technology, etc.
Nomination Category: Company / Organization Categories
Nomination Sub Category: Most Innovative Tech Company of the Year - 2,500 or More Employees

Nomination Title: Innovation, the epicenter of VirtusaPolaris’ organizational culture

Tell the story about what this nominated organization has achieved since January 1, 2016 (up to 650 words). Focus on specific accomplishments, and relate these accomplishments to past performance or industry norms.

Technology disruption has become a continuum in the digital age. IT industry has witnessed a steep evolution in the recent years. VirtusaPolaris, a part of this dynamic ecosystem has sustained its thriving business and outgrown its global competitors by its vision to innovate.

True to its core values- Passion, Innovation, Respect, & Leadership (PIRL), VirtusaPolaris nurtures passion and drives innovation, indigenously promoting thought leaders. The two strategic focus towards innovation are-

Invest in and leverage the rich engineering heritage to continuously invigorate innovation in the DNA- groundbreaking innovation labs for emerging technologies in digital, RPA, IOT, AI, & Fintech are hubs of novel solutions developed to address the futuristic market needs, helping our clients stay ahead of the competition.

Drive innovating mindset indigenously across levels, maximizing opportunities for employees to deploy their skills, learn, explore, ideate, and become trailblazers.

Proprietary Tools: Innovation across SDLC and DevOps automates processes, empowers employees and augments productivity

InsightLive - Engineering Excellence through Developer Engagement- the unique bottom-up engagement approach identifies coding violations real time and helps developers rectify than generating a set of reports and dashboards on code quality and productivity.

OSCAr - Optimal Scenario Calculation Algorithm for testing and cost optimization- selects the right set of test cases and permutations to ensure that applications are adequately tested. This black box test designing accelerator provides a mind map based modeling space, eliminating assumptions in test design and helps choose the optimal test scenarios based on business decision points, providing maximum coverage.

Centroid - End to End Digital Automation Solution- the first ever holistic test automation solution that supports cross-channel automation. Centroid enables zero code test automation by providing a mature inbuilt test automation framework and an intuitive user interface.

Accello –RPA for operational excellence- enables to amalgamate manual and semi-automatic processes with existing IT systems for cohesive and streamlined orchestration of process workflows.

Tempo - Application release process accelerator with characteristic single-click deployment capabilities- Automates deployments and releases workflows with a single automation platform shared by Dev and Ops. It neither requires script writing nor expertise in advanced automation tools.

By saving time & effort, employees are encouraged to invest that in ideating, engaging, and realizing their notions. To achieve this, we developed V+.

Performance Engineering Platform: Pioneers of social and gamified work environment that nurture talent!

V+ is our proprietary internal platform designed and developed to transform the way we work, learn, share, connect, and grow with colleagues & clients– ultimately improving business agility, productivity, and innovation. It creates a next-gen work environment by providing a social experience akin to platforms like Google, Facebook, Youtube, and Wikipedia. vInnovate, its unique crowdsourced ideation engine enables employees to share innovative ideas and business solutions that create unparalleled business value to our clients. In FY26, 40+ challenges were brainstormed and 430 ideas were shared. This has supported in delivering cutting-edge solutions for challenges in the dynamic market.

Feature highlights:

-Transparent real-time performance measurement and visibility: provides individuals with real-time personal performance data with transparent dashboards that have company-wide visibility, driving self-improvement and recognition.
-Differentiation (bell-curve) without the conventional negative effects: offers a mechanism for differentiation in performance to base rewards and compensation using predictive analytics.
-Mentoring sprints with Facebook-like interaction: makes mentoring a natural process where individuals take pride in achievements and improvements.
-Gamification of outcomes: engages millennials in a gaming-like environment to achieve outcomes. Workplace is competitive yet highly engaging.
-A true digital organization: extends collaborative work environment across the value chain.
-We believe that the success of the organization relies on creating an environment that fosters innovation, passion and strategic engagement. This reflects in our culture to drive innovation at the grassroots level of the organization that’s 17000+ people strong. This has enabled us to stand tall as an innovative thought leader in the market & strategic partner for our global clients

In bullet-list form, briefly summarize up to ten (10) of the chief accomplishments of this organization since the beginning of 2016 (up to 150 words).

-Named as an innovator in Gartner’s MQ for CSPs.
-Winner of the Stevie silver ABA for Most Innovative Tech Company of the year in 2016.
-Named as a leader and lauded for distinction in innovation by IAOP in the coveted IAOP Global Outsourcing 100 survey for 3years now.
-Regular recipient of coveted recognition and accolades from Forrester, HfS Research, WfMC, GSA, etc..
-InsightLive has caused ~30% productivity improvement resulting in savings of 7000– 12000 USD/annum/developer. Insights on reusability has reduced the injected defect numbers by 18% and rework effort by ~30%.
-OSCAr has increased combinatorial testing coverage to 100% with an overall testing effort reduction by 40~50%.
-Centroid accelerates automation by 2x and reduces test automation cost by <70%. Also, it’s estimated that Centroid can reduce automation maintenance cost by <50%.
-Tempo reduces the deployment <75% leading to a 55% productivity improvement.

Of the following types of innovation, which ONE do you want the judges to most appreciate about your organization's story of achievement since the beginning of 2016?

Overall Innovation