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Evaluation & Selection of the right Microsoft Office SharePoint Portal (MOSS) Implementation Vendor for the IT Services Company, Chennai, India

About Customer

One of the leading independent software testing company, it has significant presence in UK, US and the Middle East. Being aligned to a few select verticals (banking & financial services, insurance, health care, telecom), it has developed proprietary domain frameworks that help in reducing design times and ensure optimal test coverage. With the customer rating its satisfaction levels at a high 94%, it brings end-to-end software testing capabilities to client engagements, ranging from defining a test strategy, test planning, execution, defect management, closure and documentation.

Business Situation

VELCOM’s customer was bidding for a contract for the Testing Portal Development Project from one of its customers, who are a leading bank in Indonesia. The project was to be developed on Microsoft Office SharePoint Portal (MOSS). VELCOM’s customer was looking at evaluating & selecting the right MOSS vendor to partner with for this project.


VELCOM team studied the RFP to understand the key project requirements and shortlisted the MOSS vendors. The key project requirements include:

  • Improve the efficiency & effectiveness of software testing (include increasing the predictability of test quality), and at the same time reduce the cost of testing
  • Provide a roadmap for implementing the improvement
  • Propose a recommendation for the automation that best fit our needs including objective advice on the test tool selection
  • Develop a Testing Portal

VELCOM helped the customer evaluate various vendors & decide on the right MOSS vendor for this project. VELCOM currently is doing the Program Management of the project to ensure the completion of the project on time & within the stipulated budget.

Key Benefits

VELCOM helped the customer in the following:

  • Overall Budget (Total Cost of Ownership) Plan
  • Organization Resource Planning to manage the MOSS Project
  • MOSS Implementation Vendor Evaluation Criteria to ensure selection of right vendor for the Project Success
  • Program Management of the project to ensure the completion of project on time & within the stipulated budget

"We were looking for the right MOSS implementation vendor and VELCOM assisted us to identify, shortlist, evaluate & finalize the right MOSS vendor in a short span of time. They are currently doing the Program Management of the project to ensure that the project is completed on time & within the stipulated budget." – says the Project Head.