Patni Computer Systems Limited (Patni) (BSE: 532517, NSE: PATNI, NYSE: PTI), a leading global IT and BPO services provider, today announced that it has secured a seven-year contract for the development and delivery of âProgressoâ: Sercoâs new information management platform for schools.
Progresso is a centrally hosted management information platform that provides relevant data, tools and services directly to schools, parents and local authorities. It will reinforce the Serco Learning position as a provider of high quality and innovative solutions in education, and over time will replace the existing platform â âFacilityâ.
The Progresso platform is being designed by Serco and developed by Patni and will be available at the end of 2011. Serco will continue to provide direct user support and market direction for both, Facility and Progresso. Patni and Serco will deliver the new Progresso platform and then optionally host it as a managed service to schools, academies and local authorities.
Mohamad Djahanbakhsh, Managing Director, Serco Learning, said: âProgresso will feature leading edge, innovative and intuitive developments such as a Head Teacher dashboard view of their school â with online access to real-time data, including views of school-wide performance on attendance, behaviour and academic progress with drill-down to a holistic view of an individual student.â
âWe chose to work with Patni on this programme because we already had a long-standing, successful working relationship with the team there and had confidence that they would deliver. Patni was flexible in its approach and in our negotiations, but the number-one reason was that we knew we could rely on the team to support us and our customers in the adoption of Progresso.â
Arthur Musgrove, Head of EMEA Transformation Programmes at Patni, said: âThis new partnership with Serco Learning is a fantastic example of how we can work together with clients on transitional programmes of change from legacy systems to new platforms based on leading edge technologies. It means that Serco Learning can focus on its core business while we take on the development of Progresso and roll it out to customers in the UK and across the world.â