Ventus and OutSystems Partnership Brings the Benefits of Agile Development to Dutch Financial Sector

New OutPartner helps Drives Agile Expertise Adoption in Financial Services Industry

Maarsen, the Netherlands, 26th August, 2009


OutSystems, provider of the industry-leading Agile Platform, and Ventus, an innovative Dutch service provider and knowledge sourcer in the field of Information & Finance, today announced a partnership that will expand the benefits, market reach and global opportunities for successful Agile development and deployments.

Ventus offers knowledge, decisiveness and years of experience to organizations in project and process management, IT & Finance implementations, strategy implementations and the set up and guidance with sourcing.

Through the OutSystems Partner Program, Ventus will provide added value to its customers by delivering web business applications using OutSystems’ Agile Platform and Agile methodologies.

Ventus highly skilled engagement managers will work closely with OutSystems Delivery teams.

As an OutPartner, Ventus will be able to leverage the power of OutSystems’ Agile Platform to rapidly deliver and manage web business applications that are built for continuous change.

The OutSystems Partner Program is a comprehensive worldwide program with local benefits, support and new revenue opportunities for every partner, from large enterprise to small and medium business markets.

About OutSystems’ Agile Platform

OutSystems’ Agile Platform can be used to integrate existing systems, compose and automatically deploy new web business applications, manage them centrally and drive change during their entire life cycle.

By automating Agile methodologies, OutSystems enables organizations to deliver applications that continuously reflect evolving business needs and bridge the gap between IT and business across the entire application life cycle.

With the Agile Platform IT departments successfully clear out their application backlog and respond effectively to evolving business requirements, within existing IT budgets.

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“We’re extremely pleased to work with an Information and Finance specialist such as Ventus’, says Rob van Kerkwijk, Partner Manager Northern Europe for OutSystems. ‘Ventus has a proven industry track record and continues to respond to ever changing market changes and performance and quality improvements at the highest level. The company helps organizations translate strategy into practice; determine steps to be taken, resources to be allocated and then execute on implementation. Our Partnership will drive business market awareness for Agile and expand our footprint in the Dutch market.’

Flip Houtman CEO of Ventus, comments: “With the OutSystems’ Agile Platform we will provide our customers good results by using the most visionary Agile tool in the market and offer them a truly different approach for software development. With this partnership we are also able to manage and improve the existing software development environments of our clients.”

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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.

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About Ventus

Ventus is an innovative Dutch service provider and knowledge sourcer in the field of Information & Finance. Ventus advises, drafts and realises projects for government and non-profit organisations and the (inter)national business community.

The specialists, the so-called Executives, offer knowledge, decisiveness and years of experience and they help organisations with project- and process management, IT & Finance implementations, strategy implementations and the set up and guidance of sourcing management. The Executives also recommend how best to optimise company performance by, for example, guaranteeing the continuity of IT services, improving the efficiency and minimizing risks. Ventus has developed several innovative methods such as a strategic sourcing framework and an Agile Ventus Scrum.

Among its clients are: Rijkswaterstaat, BMW, ABN AMRO, Veolia, Eneco, RDW and Friesland Bank. Ventus is also partner of the initiative 1 Miljoen ZonnePanelen.

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