TCS and CAST take software quality to the next level

A strategic partnership to certify and improve structural quality of business applications

Bangalore and Mumbai – 27th July 2011CAST, the worldwide leader in software analysis and measurement, and Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), (BSE: 523540, NSE: TCS), a leading IT services, consulting and business solutions firm, announced today a strategic partnership to offer TCS' enterprise IT clients the Software Quality Guardian® service powered by CAST Application Intelligence Platform® (AIP) .

Providing the service for complex mission-critical business applications, TCS consultants will automatically analyze and measure the essential structural quality attributes (reliability, security, performance, and maintainability) of client applications, whether developed by TCS or by other vendors, via the embedded CAST AIP. The service will aim to reduce the risk of high impact business disruptions due to corrupted data, application outages, security breaches and performance problems.

“TCS is proud to offer innovative solutions that will have a significant impact on our clients' business," said Siva Ganesan, head of TCS Assurance Services Unit (ASU). "We have identified Software Analysis and Measurement as a new market that will become increasingly crucial for mission-critical business applications, and CAST as the leading technology provider in this space. TCS ASU is now heavily promoting its Software Quality Guardian® to its customers and prospects."

"CAST is excited to partner with TCS, a world-class systems integrator and IT consulting services firm, to extend our scalability and penetration within the Global 2000," said Vincent Delaroche, CEO of CAST. "The strategic partnership with TCS reinforces CAST’s proven technology and leadership in the growing market to automate Software Analysis and Measurement."

About TCS: Tata Consultancy Services is an IT services, consulting and business solutions organisation that delivers real results to global business, ensuring a level of certainty no other firm can match. TCS offers a consulting-led, integrated portfolio of IT, BPO, infrastructure, engineering and assurance services. This is delivered through its unique Global Network Delivery Model (GNDM™), recognised as the benchmark of excellence in software development. A part of the Tata group, India’s largest industrial conglomerate, TCS has over 198,500 of the world’s best-trained consultants in 42 countries. The company generated consolidated revenues of US $8.2 billion for year ended March 31, 2011 and is listed on the National Stock Exchange and Bombay Stock Exchange in India. For more information, visit us at www.tcs.com.

About CAST

CAST is a pioneer and world leader in Software Analysis and Measurement, with unique technology resulting from more than $90 million in R&D investment. CAST provides IT and business executives with precise analytics and automated software measurement to transform application development into a management discipline. More than 650 companies across all industry sectors and geographies rely on CAST to prevent business disruption while reducing hard IT costs. CAST is an integral part of software delivery and maintenance at the world's leading IT service providers such as IBM and Capgemini.

Founded in 1990, CAST is listed on NYSE-Euronext (Euronext: CAS) and serves IT intensive enterprises worldwide with a network of offices in North America, Europe and India. For more information, visit www.castsoftware.com.