HCL Technologies (HCLT) has chosen IBM Rational software to strengthen its software development capabilities. IBM Rational tools would speed up software development time by automation, process standardisation and enhanced team collaboration. As a part of the agreement, IBM Rational will also set up a Rational Competency Center at the HCLT premises in Gurgaon, to assist the company's software development team to adapt and continually absorb future enhancements in Rational technologies.
IBM Rational incorporates the capture, create, control and exchange functionality required by a software development company to securely manage all of its software development changes and assets. Rational tools will allow HCLT's teams to better create, manage and reuse software components optimising the development time to achieve enhanced predictability & productivity. It will enable the company to deliver services to its customers faster & more efficiently.
'Investment in Rational Tools is one of our strategic initiatives with IBM India under our Tools & Assets program at HCL Tech. We are extremely pleased with IBM India's approach in helping us evolve the initiative and believe it is a WIN-WIN for both organizations,' said Rajiv Sodhi vp and head of Advance Technology Center, HCLT.
HCLT chose IBM Rational for the flexibility that the tools offer in adjusting rapidly to changing business needs and to continuously ensure quality and productivity across the software development lifecycle Also, IBM Rational has a great acceptance among end users. At HCLT, the licenses will be deployed over a central server and will be accessible, on demand, to the entire organisation. This will help in optimising the outlay made by HCLT on the software.
'Software development is a core business process for building the on demand enterprise. The challenge, lies in simplifying the software development process across the organisation through standardisation and automation, indirectly driving down the costs and time to market,' said M.K. Bharatee, country manager, IBM Rational Software. ''HCL Technologies has been an IBM partner and one of Rational's key customers for the last few years and we are extremely delighted to extend this relationship with this initiative/ investment," he added.