DataSoft Systems has become the first company in Bangladesh to have achieved the highest recognition a software firm could have in the world for its engineering capabilities and high maturity in applications.
DataSoft was recognized by the US-based CMMI Institute as the Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) Level 5 software development company on Wednesday.
CMMI is a process improvement appraisal programme certified by the US’s Carnegie Mellon University that aims to determine how well the internal functions of a company operate and how optimized it is to respond to business needs.
The CMMI Level 5 is the highest a software company can achieve in the world. As a result, the achievement has put DataSoft on par with giants such as Infosys and Wipro of India and Netsol of Pakistan.
Only 377 companies globally have managed to reach this level, DataSoft said in a statement yesterday.
DataSoft said it is undoubtedly a prestigious recognition for Bangladesh’s IT industry.
“This is a great acknowledgement for our company and for Bangladesh as well,” said Manjur Mahmud, chief operating officer of DataSoft.
“We hope this achievement will be an inspiration for us to develop our organisation more toward contributing to the country’s ICT sector and the global ICT area as well.” The recognition has put Bangladesh on the map of software development world, he said, adding that Bangladeshi companies will be taken more seriously after this.
At present, there are 11 companies on CMMI level-3 in Bangladesh. DataSoft had been a CMMI level 3 firm until 2009.
DataSoft has completed many award-winning and innovative projects in Bangladesh since 1998. They include: Customs House Automation, Chittagong Port IT operation and Jute Genome Sequencing.
It also developed the country’s first business-to-business site and business-to-client sites.
Its achievements also include the development of the largest Bangla e-book platform Banglabookhouse, automation of a number of commercial banks and more than 3,000 microfinance branches.