Logica announces OutSystems as the Portuguese winner of the 2009 Global Innovation Venture Partner Program

Lisbon - 16 March 2009


Logica, a leading IT and business services company, announced today that OutSystems is the Portuguese winner of the 2009 Global Innovation Venture Partner Program. Under this international program, Logica has invited the most innovative companies of the Portuguese market to present their products and solutions where the winner will have the opportunity to compete for the Global award. The global winner will be announced on March 18, in London, and will have the opportunity to develop a joint go-to-market strategy with Logica and take their proposition to Logica’s customers all over Europe.

The program is being run in eight major countries – UK, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, France, Netherlands, Portugal and India -- and the main objective is ensuring that real innovation is accurately brought to market delivering business benefits to organizations. The competitive selection process takes place in two phases. The first phase was in Portugal where five short-listed companies (from 29 candidates) had the opportunity to present for one hour to a panel of national business managers. OutSystems was awarded with the Country Winner Trophy and is qualified for the second phase - Global competition.

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“Our aim is to bring new technology solutions to market and recognize the essential role that partners play towards IT innovation and customer satisfaction. OutSystems is an innovative and internationally renowned company that has been relevant in the development of new solutions to our customers. This award will now increase the relationship level between both organizations and leverage the creation of new solutions to the Iberian market.” said José Carlos Gonçalves, Logica CEO.

“We are honored to be the recipients of Logica’s prestigious Global Innovation Venture Partner Program award in Portugal. This award is a testament to OutSystems’ innovative approach for driving enterprise application delivery based on Agile methodologies and delivering real business value,” said Paulo Rosado, CEO at OutSystems, “We look forward to working with Logica leveraging their strong domain expertise and delivery capabilities while we help them expand their approaches to application delivery using the OutSystems Agile Platform and agile methods.”

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About Logica

Logica is a leading IT and business services company, employing 39,000 people across 36 countries. It provides business consulting, systems integration, and IT and business process outsourcing services. Logica works closely with its customers to release their potential - enabling change that increases their efficiency, accelerates growth and manages risk. It applies its deep industry knowledge, technical excellence and global delivery expertise to help its customers build leadership positions in their markets. Logica is listed on both the London Stock Exchange and Euronext (Amsterdam) (LSE: LOG; Euronext: LOG).

For more information please visit: http://www.logica.pt.

About OutSystems

OutSystems provides the Agile Platform, the first unified solution based on Agile methodologies to address the full life cycle of delivering and managing web business applications. Companies use the Agile Platform to integrate, assemble, deploy and manage applications on-time and on-budget—delivering business value within weeks versus months or years. Since it was first introduced in 2001, the OutSystems Agile Platform has been used in over 4000 IT environments across 138 countries.

For additional information, please visit: https://www.outsystems.com or send an email to info@outsystems.com.

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