Pegasystems to focus on India; partners with AP govt

The decade-old company with 4,000 employees is now open to selling its products in India by partnering with private companies as well as government agencies.

By Author   |   Business Bureau   |   Published: 9th Feb 2018   9:52 pm
Pegasystems

Hyderabad: US-based software company, Pegasystems that has operations in Hyderabad is set to start its sales operations in India after serving 3,000 clients globally. The decade-old company with 4,000 employees is now open to selling its products in India by partnering with private companies as well as government agencies. As the first step towards this goal, the company has been selected for India’s largest State-wide digital transaction project called the e-Pragati launched by the Government of Andhra Pradesh.

As part of this, Pegasystems will develop the software by using its Digital Process Automation technology for e-Pragati that aims to integrate all government services on a single platform for citizens to access them online. The platform will help connect the State’s beneficiaries to 33 departments, 315 agencies and 745 citizen services. The Pega Government Platform is a technology that the company has been using to build services for the government sector worldwide and this is the first time that the platform has been used by an Indian State.

“The platform will work as the base software for different system integrators to build their services. While Ernst and Young (E&Y) has built the core platform, we have built the software and 15 other companies are going to build different applications on this. e-Pragati wants to build 800 different applications for its different services with an outlay of Rs 2,398 crore,” said Suman Reddy, managing director, Pegasystems India. He, however, did not mention about their share in this whole project.

Pega Government Platform is a no-code, model-driven application development environment that empowers organisations to create and evolve critical government systems, simplify and automate applications, enable scale and reuse, reduce costs, and improve agility. Users can build new Pega functionality and applications on top of existing systems to leverage legacy IT infrastructure while driving digital transformation.

“The goal of e-Pragati is to provide all citizen services online with a citizen-centric lifecycle approach, helping end their frustrations. The portal’s centralised nature will accelerate digitalisation and control of departments, offer a single window into all government services, and ensure improved data security. Essentially, it will become our single source of truth for our entire government mechanism,” N Balasubramanyam, IPS, CEO, e-Pragati Authority.
In terms of India plans, Reddy said that the company is looking to sell its software to large companies that have revenue of more than $2 billion in India.