First Accelerance 'Preferred' Software Outsourcing Partner is PSL, CMMi-5 Certified and Nearshore in Colombia and Mexico

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An incredible level of talent and performance at PSL, so close to the U.S. in location and time zone, enables very successful outsourcing using Agile and Scrum development methodologies along with CMMi level 5 control

Accelerance announced today that Productora de Software S.A., (PSL) in Colombia and Mexico is the first global partner to achieve the new Preferred level of membership in the Accelerance Global Partner Network of pre-qualified outsourced software development firms around the world. Preferred partners are deeply assessed and evaluated in ten key areas of excellence to ensure high standards of performance and quality of software development for their clients. Accelerance visits preferred partner’s facilities as part of the new partner assessment process.

“Clients continue to be blown away by the capabilities and performance of PSL at developing software,” said Andy Hilliard, President of Accelerance. “Many offshore companies claim CMMi certification but at PSL we have personally witnessed the integration of the highest levels of CMMi into their corporate culture. PSL delivers a degree of professionalism and quality that consistently exceeds client’s expectations,” he said.

For 25 years, PSL has developed critical software applications for clients that range from the Panama Canal and the largest banks in Latin America, to hundreds of small and medium businesses across different industry verticals. PSL is nearshore to North America - close physically and culturally to the U.S. and is in the Eastern Time Zone.

PSL achieved the preferred partner level though its commitment to excellence demonstrated by its receiving the 2006 IEEE Software Process Achievement (SPA) Award, an engineering accolade previously granted to only 9 companies in the world, such as NASA, IBM, Raytheon and Boeing.

PSL was the first company in Latin America to be assessed at level 5 of the Software Engineering Institute’s Capability Maturity Model. PSL uses the CMMi level 5 model to measure productivity, track the quality of code, to accurately estimate the effort required to build a particular application—without falling into the trap of a rigid and inflexible process. For example, PSL will use Agile and XP programming practices for many projects, yet monitor and control development with metrics that measure productivity and code quality. PSL is also one of the first software development companies in the region to receive an ISO 27001 Information Security certification, which guarantees the confidentiality of all client information and the security of the code delivered by the company.

“With 320 engineers, PSL is sizable but not exceedingly large, which gives each of our clients direct access to the highest echelons of management (including our CEO) as well as access to all project specialists within our company, something that is difficult to achieve within very large service providers,” said Alejandro Vasquez, Director of International Business for PSL. “PSL has a strategic directive from our Board of Directors that all U.S. and Canada clients be treated with the greatest priority and be assigned with our most senior resources,” he added.

All Accelerance partners are hand-selected and undergo a qualification process that documents their strengths and seeks to uncover weaknesses that impact the quality of outsourced software application development. Only those offshore providers who possess the operations and track record to successfully deliver reliable software development to clients are selected to become an Accelerance Global Partner.

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Accelerance is a Silicon Valley-based expert outsourcing services firm working with businesses that are grappling with the issues of outsourcing software development. The Accelerance Global Partner Network is the only online directory of highly qualified and hand-selected global software development companies from around the world with successful track records in developing software for clients. Accelerance also offers consulting services for the rapid ramp-up and management of offshore programmers. Accelerance was founded in 2001 by Steve Mezak, a veteran of numerous software development companies and projects both onshore and offshore and is the author of the book: Software Without Borders: A Step-By-Step Guide to Outsourcing Your Software Development, available on Amazon and the Accelerance website. For more information, visit:


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