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TCS recognized by OMG as an important contributor in the development of standards for methods and tooling systems

Boston, MA | Mumbai – April 13, 2018 – The Object Management Group® (OMG®), an international, open membership, not-for-profit technology standards consortium, has recognized Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), (BSE: 532540, NSE: TCS), a leading IT services, consulting and business solutions organization, has taken a leadership position to help in collaboratively establishing standards required for development of reusable business and information technology related methods and associated systems.

Bill Hoffman, President of Object Management Group (OMG) said, "TCS has played a leadership role in OMG to establish and enhance the OMG Essence™ standard, which intuitively describes the essential elements of software development and helps teams understand where they are, what's missing or what needs to be addressed. Essence is widely acclaimed as the main unification, composition and re-use enabling standard for methods & associated systems for large companies across many industries."

The OMG Methods & Related Tools Platform Special Interest Group (PSIG) is chaired by TCS Partner Sumeet Malhotra.  This PSIG provides a forum for end users of methods based on OMG standards, such as Essence, to discuss real-world practical issues during implementation of those methods so that feedback can be provided to the appropriate OMG task force responsible for the related standard. It is where methods related to software tools are officially evaluated and packages of comprehensive, re-usable, Essence based activity steps for different consulting competencies are defined The Methods and Related Tools PSIG also serves as a forum for any OMG member to suggest independent additions to the open-source test suites that evaluate software against features required for OMG standards-based methods.

Various industry agile leaders and major software companies have come together in an organization called SEMAT, under the Chairmanship of TCS, to enable establishment of OMG Essence as the standard for re-using required parts of all methods owned by those parties.

Krishnan Ramanujam, President Business and Technology Services, TCS said, "I am delighted to note the appreciation by OMG of the work that TCS has done to promote Methods and Tools Standards across the industry. TCS’s Methodology Program supports and helps deliver the strong business momentum in our service lines as we continue to cement our place as the partner of choice for our customers in their growth and transformation initiatives.”

TCS Transformation Delivery Method, an innovative method from Tata Consultancy Services, uniquely has a core that is a derivative of the Essence core and therefore provides an exclusive foundation for enabling any Essence standard based activity package to be leveraged with it.

Board of Directors Elections
As a result of leadership work done in the standards area by specific key individuals from TCS, the OMG Board of Directors elected TCS’ Sumeet Malhotra as a member of the OMG Board for a 3-year term. 

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About Tata Consultancy Services Ltd. (TCS)
Tata Consultancy Services is an IT services, consulting and business solutions provider that has been partnering with the world’s largest businesses in their transformation journeys for the last fifty years. TCS offers a consulting-led, cognitive powered, integrated portfolio of business, technology and engineering services and solutions. This is delivered through its unique, location-independent agile delivery model, a benchmark of excellence in software development.

A part of the Tata group, India's largest multinational business group, TCS has over 390,000 of the world’s best-trained consultants in 46 countries. The company generated consolidated revenues of US $17.6 billion for the year ended March 31, 2017 and is listed on the BSE (formerly Bombay Stock Exchange) and the NSE (National Stock Exchange) in India. TCS' proactive stance on climate change and award winning work with communities across the world have earned it a place in leading sustainability indices such as the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI), MSCI Global Sustainability Index and the FTSE4Good Emerging Index. For more information, visit us at www.tcs.com.

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About OMG
The Object Management Group® (OMG®) is an international, open membership, not-for-profit technology standards consortium with representation from government, industry and academia. OMG Task Forces develop enterprise integration standards for a wide range of technologies and an even wider range of industries. OMG's modeling standards enable powerful visual design, execution and maintenance of software and other processes. Visit www.omg.org for more information.


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