NCS Suzhou becomes the first company to achieve CMMI Level 5 in Suzhou

Singapore & China, Suzhou, May 24, 2006

NCS Group, a leading regional information technology and communications engineering service provider, today announced that it has attained the CMMI L5 accreditation in Suzhou.  NCS Group has more than 25 years of world class IT expertise, proven in both the Asia Pacific and Middle East regions

NCS Group’s Suzhou Application Development Centre is the first and only IT company in Suzhou Industrial Park to achieve CMMI L5 (Capability Maturity Model Integration, Level 5).  NCS Group is now one of the elite few application development centres in China to have achieved the CMMI L5 standard.

This recognition in Suzhou helps place NCS Group as an industry leader in the China IT industry.  It also represents a very strong endorsement of the NCS facilities at Suzhou Industrial Park - NCS looks forward to working together, with world class partners, to attract additional development contracts from all over the world.

Dr Chong Yoke Sin, Chief Executive Officer of NCS Group says, “China is central to NCS Group’s long term strategy.  NCS has always taken great pride in delivering business value to its clients using its world class skill sets - we remain committed to an ongoing programme of investing in our delivery capabilities and local talents to further enhance China’s expanding IT development scene.”

“Our achievement of CMMI L5 status in Suzhou represents a recognition of our capability to define, create and sustain business value for our Customers globally.” Dr Chong emphasized.

When NCS first achieved its CMMI L3 certification in 2003, NCS Suzhou started its plan to attain CMMI L5, which is the highest possible attainable level.  A challenging three years timeframe was set in 2003 to achieve the industry renowned CMMI L5 in Suzhou.

With the support of NCS Group’s management team and professional consultants, NCS Suzhou managed to pass the stringent requirements of CMMI L5 standard in Suzhou within the three years target timeframe.

 “NCS is delighted to achieve CMMI L5 in Suzhou.  We believe in delivering quality work and recognise continuous effort is necessary to improve project quality.” says Professor Lai Kim Fatt, Chief of Business Solutions, NCS Group, and General Manager of NCS Suzhou.  “This requires closed-loop processes that perform conscious reviews, checks and improvement.  It has been a long journey and we are pleased to be recognised for our application development ability, to join the small league of software development leaders in China to better serve the world-class customers requirements.”


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NCS is a member of the Singtel Group and the leading information, communications and technology (ICT) service provider with presence in over 20 countries. NCS delivers end-to-end ICT solutions to help governments and enterprises realise business value through digital transformation and the innovative use of technology. Its unique delivery capabilities include consulting, applications development, systems integration, outsourcing, infrastructure management and portal solutions.