IBA Group Praised as Leader in The 2013 Global Outsourcing 100

May 8, 2013.

The International Association of Outsourcing Professionals® (IAOP®) published The Global Outsourcing 100®, the listing of the world's top outsourcing service providers and advisors in a special advertising feature of the May 20 Fortune 500 issue of FORTUNE® magazine. IBA Group, one of the largest IT companies in Eastern Europe, ranks in the Leaders Category of the listing and is recognized in numerous sub–lists.

On May 7, the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals® (IAOP®) unveiled the rankings and sub–lists of The 2013 Global Outsourcing 100® program, recognizing the world's best outsourcing service providers and advisors.

The list includes companies from around the world that provide the full spectrum of outsourcing services — not just information technology and business process outsourcing, but also facility services, real estate and capital asset management, and manufacturing and logistics. They include not only today's leaders, but tomorrow's rising stars.

According to The 2013 Global Outsourcing 100® Application Processes and Scoring Methodology, revenue is one factor to rank companies, but it is not the dominant factor. Participating companies were required to demonstrate excellence in categories such as size and growth, global presence, industry recognition, certifications, customer references, employee management, executive strength, and outsourcing experience.

“Global competition is at an all time high, which is reflected in this year's rankings,” said IAOP CEO, Debi Hamill. “This comes at a time when companies that outsource are scrutinizing their providers more closely. The Global Outsourcing 100 is the only guide to help companies research and compare service providers with whom they are considering outsourcing relationships.”

“As applicants continually raise the bar and as the outsourcing industry continues to grow and mature in many markets, competition is tougher,” said Jag Dalal, Managing Director of Thought Leadership, IAOP and chairman of the judges' panel. “Being named to The Global Outsourcing 100 and The World's Best Outsourcing Advisors is a great achievement, particularly given the strong competition, and we are proud to recognize IBA Group for their excellence.”

“As 2013 begins to see moderate growth in the economy, choosing the right outsourcing partners will be more important than ever,” said IAOP Chairman Michael Corbett. “The Global Outsourcing 100 and the World's Best Outsourcing Advisors lists help companies easily identify partners that will help them emerge as leaders.”

IBA Group ranks #68 in the Leaders Category (#88 in 2012) and is recognized among the Best 5 Companies in Eastern Europe; Best 10 Companies — Employees in Eastern Europe; Best 20 Leaders — Technology (Hardware & Software); Best 20 Leaders — Discrete Manufacturing; Best 10 Leaders — Document Management Services; and Top List Climbers Year to Year.

IBA Group received the highest scorings for customer references, company recognitions, employee management, and executive leadership.

Sergei Levteev, IBA Group Chairman, commented: “We are proud to be included in the Leaders category of The Global Outsourcing 100. It is especially gratifying to be recognized as one of the best five companies in Eastern Europe and one of the best ten companies for employee management in Eastern Europe. IBA Group has been showing sustainable growth since its creation 20 years ago, and a solid team of IT professionals is a major contributor to the company's growth story and our top competitive advantage. IBA Group is poised to retain leadership in the IT outsourcing market, delivering innovative services and solutions to its customers.”

About IBA Group

IBA Group is one of the largest IT service providers in Eastern Europe performing software development, migration, maintenance, support, and IT consulting services with more than 2,500+ IT and business professionals. Headquartered in Prague, Czech Republic, IBA Group has offices and development centers in the United States, Germany, Belarus, Cyprus, Russia, Great Britain, Ukraine, and Kazakhstan. IBA Group focuses on mainframe systems, enterprise applications, web–based solutions, SAP and other ERP systems, Lotus technologies, business intelligence, and mobile applications. IBA has achieved SEI CMMI Level 4 and is DIN EN ISO 9001:2008–certified. The company serves clients in 40 countries across diverse markets and industries. IBA Group is recognized by the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals (IAOP) as one of The Global Outsourcing 100 in the Leaders Category, and ranks as one of the world's largest software companies in the Software Magazine's Software 500 and in the Global Services 100 in the category Emerging Mid–Tier Global Application Development and Maintenance Leaders of Global Services. In 2011 and 2012, IBA Group won IT Europa's European IT Excellence and European Software Excellence awards, respectively. For more information, visit the IBA Group website.

About IAOP

The International Association of Outsourcing Professionals® (IAOP®) is the global, standard–setting organization and advocate for the outsourcing profession. With more than 120,000 members and affiliates worldwide, IAOP helps companies increase their outsourcing success rate, improve their outsourcing ROI, and expand the opportunities for outsourcing across their businesses. To learn more, visit the IAOP website.

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