Finalist at The European Software Testing Awards 2016
Finalist for the European Outsourcing Awards
Finalist for the European IT & Software Excellence Awards 2016
Listed as Leader among the World’s Best Outsourcers, The 2016 Global Outsourcing 100
Ciklum is certified to the ISO 9001:2015 International Quality Management Standard
HR IT Best Practices Award Recognised Ciklum Exceptional HR Standards and Practices in Ukraine
Ciklum Recognized Among 20 Most Promising DevOps Solution Providers in 2015
Ciklum Shortlisted for The European Software Testing Awards 2015
Ciklum named a “Cool Vendor” in the Gartner ‘Cool Vendors in Application Services, 2013’ report
Ciklum Named Top 100 Global Services Provider 2012
For the second consecutive year Ciklum became a finalist at the The European Software Testing Awards. The company was distinguished for its significant achievements in the software testing and quality assurance industry.
In 2016, Ciklum was selected as a finalist in four categories:
The European Software Testing Awards supports and celebrates companies and individuals’ significant achievements in the software testing and quality assurance industry. Judges for The European Software Testing Awards are appointed based on their extensive experience in the software testing and QA field.
The European Outsourcing Association (EOA) announced Ciklum among the European Service Provider of the Year: Corporate finalists for the 2016 EOA Awards. The EOA Awards recognise and celebrate the significant achievements of companies who have demonstrated innovation, excellence and best-practice in pan-European outsourcing.
In 2016, each finalist’s entry had to pass three stages of the judgement process. The European Service Provider of the Year: Corporate category was judged on the basis of a supplier’s ability to deliver both initial and ongoing business value to the corporate level clients.
The European Outsourcing Association is the centre of excellence for outsourcing in Europe. The EOA is the leading association serving both the outsourcing professional and the global outsourcing industry.
IT Europa’s European IT & Software Excellence Awards recognises best practices in customer solutions by Systems Integrators, Solution VARs, MSPs and ISVs across Europe. These are the only pan-European awards that recognise real world solutions delivered by the IT and Comms channel and the application developers, as well as channel support and partnerships with suppliers.
The awards acknowledge IT providers’ skills and endeavour delivering world class IT solutions for the customers. The judges evaluated how well the solution provider understood the customer requirements, how they designed and implemented the solution and most importantly how the solution met or exceeded what the customer was trying to achieve.
In February, 2016, Ciklum has been named to The Global Outsourcing 100 list of 2016’s best outsourcing service providers. This is the listing of the world’s best outsourcing service providers in its eleventh year, published annually by the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals (IAOP).
The list covers today’s leaders and tomorrow’s rising stars from around the world that provide the full spectrum of outsourcing services. Ciklum was listed in the Leaders judging group, which includes larger established global firms. The final list is composed of the top 75 Leaders and top 25 Rising Stars.
Judging is based on a rigorous scoring methodology that includes an independent review by a panel of IAOP customer members with extensive experience in selecting outsourcing service providers for their organizations.
The lists showcasing the best companies in each of the five judging categories will be unveiled in the 2016 issue of FORTUNE magazine in April, 2016, in a special advertising feature produced by IAOP.
IAOP is the go-to association leading the way to improve outsourcing outcomes by bringing together customers, providers and advisors. With over 120,000 members and affiliates worldwide, IAOP is not only on top of the latest trends but in front of them. For more information visit www.IAOP.org.
In December 2015, Ciklum has successfully passed the certification process to ISO 9001:2015, the world’s leading quality management standard. The certification demonstrates to our customers that Ciklum offers products and services of consistently good quality.
ISO 9001 is a standard that sets out the requirements for a quality management system. It helps businesses and organizations to be more efficient and improve customer satisfaction.
The ISO 9001:2015 standard is based on a number of quality management principles including:
ISO 9001 is based on the idea of continual improvement. It doesn’t specify what the objectives relating to “quality” or “meeting customer needs” should be, but requires organizations to define these objectives themselves and continually improve their processes in order to reach them.
The certification of Ciklum to ISO 9001:2015 ensures that our customers get consistent, good quality products and services, which in turn brings many business benefits to the customers.
In July 2015 Ciklum was awarded with the HR IT Best Practices Award prize. The award ceremony took place at the HR IT 2015 International Conference in Kyiv. The award was aimed at recognizing companies operating in Ukraine, which develop and sustain the excellence of the Human Resources industry in the country.
Since 2002 Ciklum aligns its HR practices and programs with business objectives of our customers. Our team of 100+ HR professionals recruit and retain 2,500+ IT specialists successfully. Ciklum HR programs include recruitment processes based on technical tests developed in collaboration with PMs and technical consultants. Retention programs cover among others performance evaluations, involvement in Ukrainian IT community development, own Ciklum knowledge-sharing community etc.
HR IT is the annual international conferences dedicated to the human resources topic. It is organized since 2008 and gathers hundreds of participants from all over Ukraine.
In 2015 Ciklum was included in the 20 Most Promising DevOps Solution Providers – 2015 by CIOReview, a technology magazine about enterprise solutions for business leaders.
This is an annual listing of 20 companies in the forefront of providing DevOps (“development” and “operations”) solutions and impacting the marketplace. CIOReview experts select every year the most promising companies providing technology solutions and services related to DevOps in the U.S. The listing serves as a reference tool for the Chief Information Officers in finding the best development and operation solution providers.
DevOps is a software development methodology engaging both the operations and development teams in a single development sphere. It facilitates the development of the software products and services driven by the latest trends such as big data, cloud computing, mobile applications and social media support.
“By coupling expert insight with the proper tools and skilled engineers, Ciklum enables teams to identify and mitigate bottlenecks in the software delivery pipeline; bridging the gap between software development and operations teams,” said Christian Aaen, CTO, Ciklum. “We are always working on solutions that enable us to provide more value to our partners and expand our market reach”.
CIOReview is a magazine for entrepreneurs, executives, business leaders and techies. A panel comprising of industry leaders and the editorial board of the magazine evaluates the best in different domains and selects those comprising the list. The evaluation criteria include company’s offerings, expertise, customer references and recognitions.
In September 2015 Ciklum was proud to announce that it had been shortlisted for The European Software Testing Awards 2015. The company was the finalist in three categories that is the Leading Vendor, Testing Management Team of the Year and Testing Innovator of the Year.
Ciklum was selected as the finalist in three categories for its commitment to high quality and standards to customers, outstanding testing management leadership as well as new methods and tools employed in the testing field. Ciklum Quality Assurance Solutions unit has completed 200+ projects and employs 40+ QA Engineers in five locations. According to the customer feedback, the customers’ time to market has reduced up to 45% with the Ciklum QA unit contribution and brought 39% of cost savings by preventing defects.
“Ciklum have developed a robust quality system by providing QA services to the customers’ projects in such industries as finance, big data analytics, telecommunications”, – said Craig Wilson, CRO, Ciklum. “We are proud that these efforts are recognised and we are shortlisted for such a prestigious industry award”.
About The European Software Testing Awards
The European Software Testing Awards celebrates every year the companies and individuals who have accomplished significant achievements in the software testing and quality assurance market. The whole industry was invited to enter 20 categories including the Best Test Automation Project; Leading Vendor; Testing Innovator of the Year; and Best Overall Project.
The winners will be announced at the Gala Dinner in London on 18 November, 2015.
The title is granted to only five companies in the category by this leading information and technology research and advisory company. Ciklum was recognized for innovative services and new approaches to solve business problems.
“Ciklum differentiates itself through focus on setting up and resourcing nearshore delivery centers for application services for, and on behalf of, clients”, stated Gilbert van der Heiden, Research VP at Gartner in the report. “It is cool because, in effect, Ciklum is a dedicated staffing agency, with optimized delivery locations and focused technology skills that allow it to find and train individuals to the skill level the client requires before integrating them in the “client own” team. In comparison, other service providers that set up delivery centers on behalf of clients, fill them with their own staff and deliver services to clients from dedicated client delivery centers.” Gartner’s research is designed to highlight interesting, new and innovative vendors, products and services within the application services industry. “Application services, while mature in some instances, are constantly changing in response to technology and delivery innovations, economic conditions and other external pressures. The continuing uncertain economic environment has increased interest in, and demand for, innovation-driven growth and cost-effective solutions,” as stated in the Gartner report.
ABOUT GARTNER COOL VENDORS:
Each year, Gartner identifies new Cool Vendors in key technology areas and publishes a series of research reports highlighting these innovative vendors and their products and services. The annual reports highlight emerging vendors that provide innovative technologies warranting attention from prospective customers. For more information, visit www.gartner.com
Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.
Ciklum is recognized as one of Top 100 Global Services Companies for the 3d consecutive year in The Global Services (GS) 100 Listing.
The Listing defines each year leaders in global IT and Business Process Outsourcing (ITO/BPO). This recognition confirms Ciklum’s leadership on the global ITO arena for the 3d year in a row. The survey has evaluated multiple quantitative and qualitative dimensions such as:
• performance and leadership,
• quality and maturity of customers,
• breadth of services offered, and
• spread of global delivery capabilities
The GS Listing reflects the overall landscape and diversity of the global outsourcing service provider community and serves as a tool for buyers of business and technology services to identify and select the right outsourcing partner.
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