A few Indian
software companies soon may make it into the big leagues
on the strength of innovative applications. Here are
some of the most promising:
This vendor's Cuecent BPMS product is a
business-process-management tool that lets users diagram
how they want to connect particular processes, such as
invoicing and fulfillment, using a graphical interface.
The integration takes place automatically through the
use of Web services and XML tools. Customers include
Bank One, British Petroleum, and Capital One.
Led by former Oracle exec Dr. Anupam Bhide, who helped
build Oracle 8, Calsoft is looking to tap the hot market
for products that help enable storage virtualization.
Its NextGenNAS software lets users run disparate storage
boxes from a single console, under a single name space.
Its DirectCIFS technology helps users connect SAN and
NAS storage architectures.
Ltd.: It's not
surprising that an Indian software company would develop
a product aimed at IT services and consulting
companies--the biggest players in the country's tech
industry. Compulink's online application, Whizible, lets
IT-services project managers track billing, service
levels, project deadlines, and other key metrics.
Accenture, Sierra Atlantic, and Wipro are among its
customer base of 75 companies.
Srishti develops software for the financial industry and
other information-intensive businesses. Its Wisdom
enterprise knowledge-management suite can automatically
index and store incoming documents, such as credit
reports, and make them available to teams of workers
through a collaborative, Web-based platform. Customers
include CBS MarketWatch, Deutsche Bank, and Webster