The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) is to further improve the capabilities and offerings of its Technology Advantage practice, by entering into a partnership with Cast. Cast’s platform will be integrated into BCG’s practice to measuring risk-adjusted productivity and to enable successful digital transformation.
Cast is an international technology and software company that delivers automated software analysis and benchmarking for, among others, the objective quantification of risks inherent in application environments and individual platforms using standardised metrics. The company was founded in 1990 and has a presence in the Americas, EMEA, and India.
With the strategic partnership, BCG aims to improve its capabilities to address software-related IT issues impacting businesses and bring its "software-technology offerings into the next phase". Under the deal, the consulting firm will leverage Cast’s capabilities for software-analysis, which complement its own method of managing software environments and software delivery transformation. The Cast platform will be integrated into BCG’s Technology Advantage Practice and is set to offer the firm’s clients "unique and extensive capabilities".
Commenting on the partnership Ralf Dreischmeier, a BCG senior partner and the global leader of the Technology Advantage practice, says: “Software is a critical component in the business world. Increases in the efficiency and effectiveness of software development and the minimisation of risks in software environments remain high on every CIO’s agenda. Partnering with Cast to implement this automated software-analysis technology will bring enhanced technical depth to BCG. We’re excited about the possibility of offering this industry-leading analytical tool to our clients.”
“Cast is very excited to be working with BCG to provide enterprises superior intelligence about the software that underpins their digital business,” adds Vincent Delaroche, CEO of Cast. “There is growing need for meaningful software analytics for IT and business executives and this partnership is uniquely positioned to accelerate our value delivery to clients and extend our market leadership.”