KPIT Achieves the Prestigious Verafirm-Certified From BSA for Software Asset Management

KPIT Achieves the Prestigious Verafirm-Certified From BSA for Software Asset 
Management 
Certificate Acknowledges KPIT's Effective Governance Practices, High
Level of Sophistication and Reliability in Software Asset Management 
PUNE, INDIA and ISELIN, NJ -- (Marketwired) -- 10/17/13 --  KPIT
(BSE: 532400) (NSE: KPIT), a global IT consulting and product
engineering partner to automotive & transportation, manufacturing and
energy & utilities corporations, today announced that it has become
the first publicly listed company to receive the prestigious
Verafirm-Certified from BSA | The Software Alliance. This
certification recognizes the best practices implemented by KPIT in
Software Asset Management (SAM) through the entire life cycle from
procurement, inventory management, deployment, license compliance and
usage monitoring.  
Verafirm-Certified is a universally applicable benchmark for
organizations to follow when developing and implementing a SAM
program. This is the first and only enterprise-level SAM
certification aligned to ISO SAM standards. The certification status
will enable KPIT to: 


 
--  More closely align its software assets with its operational needs
--  Maintain and easily demonstrate license compliance
--  Accrue software cost efficiencies and improved business performance

  
"SAM is among the most significant IT investments that companies make
in today's economic reality. By achieving globally recognized
Verafirm-Certified, KPIT has shown the way in adopting the industry
best practices for effective management, control and protection of
software assets. We believe that this is a milestone in the adoption
of SAM in the Indian IT industry and will pave way for other industry
players to recognize the benefits of SAM," said Vipin Aggarwal, India
Chair, BSA | The Software Alliance.  
Commenting on this achievement Mandar Marulkar, Vice President, IT
and CISO, KPIT, said, "We are proud to achieve Verafirm-Certified.
This recognizes our efforts toward effective implementation of ISO
SAM aligned processes, stringent license compliance and our
commitment toward upholding high ethical standards. Our mature
governance practices and increased deployment productivity enable us
to provide timely and high quality deliveries to our customers." 
About BSA: 
 BSA | The Software Alliance (www.bsa.org) is a leading
global advocate for the software industry that is expanding the
horizons of the digital world and building trust and confidence in
the new technologies driving it forward. 
About KPIT: 
 KPIT (BSE: 532400) (NSE: KPIT) is a global IT
consulting and product engineering partner focused on co-innovating
domain intensive technology solutions for automotive &
transportation, manufacturing and energy & utilities corporations.
For more information, visit www.kpit.com 
Media Contacts 
Global, India, APAC
Charuta Patwardhan
KPIT 
Tel: +91 20 66525000
charuta.patwardhan@kpit.com