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Friday, December 28, 2012

A Canadian Client Delighted by Cygnet’s Internet Marketing Services: SEO-First

It was 3 years back when a Canada based Ice Sculpture and Chocolate Fountain Company hired Cygnet’s internet marketing services called SEO-First. During  that period, the client’s website had meager traffic and lacked appropriate exposure on the web which made him engage with SEO-First  to enhance its position on the web and increase the traffic.

Since the start of the project, the SEO-First team employed various plans and optimization techniques to improve the client’s business listing.

Year 1 – During the 1st year, the client was suggested to take up the Basic SEO plan which saw some increase in his website traffic.

Year 2 – In the 2nd year, the internet marketing team focused on enriching client’s website traffic on a regional basis through Regional Plan which included submissions in regional directories, forums, blogs, theme based listing, etc. This helped in increasing traffic from targeted region and added more revenue to his business.

Year 3 – The 3rd year contributed immensely in increasing client’s website traffic. In the 3rd year, the team designed 3 sub-domain websites of client’s business targeting 3 cities and promoted the main as well as the sub-domain websites with local listing and submission. The team also did competitor analysis, video marketing and classified listing which increased the overall traffic towards the client website.

Over the 3 years, the  internet marketing and SEO strategy of SEO-First led to 30-50% growth in client’s revenue on Year-On-Year basis. Seeing such positive results for his business website, the client was highly delighted and appreciated the efforts of the whole team. As a part of the appreciation, he sponsored a dinner party for all the team members included in the project. 


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SEO-First is an division of Cygnet-Infotech providing complete internet marketing solutions for enhancing your online business. To know more about SEO-First visit: www.seo-first-page.com

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Cygnet to Assist Navjivan Trust in Publication and Portal Designing Work

Navajivan Trust, an Ahmedabad based publishing house founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1929, has selected Cygnet Infotech to provide modern technology solutions for their publishing activities.
As a part of the project, Cygnet will play an important role in improving current publishing operations of the Navjivan Trust by providing the following services:
 
  • Redesigning existing publications
  • Developing soft copies by scanning old printouts and hard copies
  • Publishing soft copy content and creating e-books for easy and quick sharing
  • Reprinting previously published books
  • Embedding new soft indices in books to redesign books without size constraints
  • Formatting older books layout and standards using Akruti software and Adobe InDesign Format
  • Archiving CDs, Positives, PDFs and Databases into the system
  • Designing an online portal i.e. ebook store for online selling and maintenance of books
  • Setting up solid hardware, network and security for better management of publication work
With the above services, Cygnet looks forward to contributing in the big picture of uplifting the complete operations and publishing work of the Navjivan Trust and help them spread their message.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Cygnet Re-launches its Website in a New Avatar

Cygnet on 14th Dec, 2012 re-launched its website in a new avatar with an aim to endow visitors with complete information of the services which Cygnet has expanded over the years and provide innovative and fresh interface to them.

The new website has been developed on Umbraco 4.0 CMS and the graphical makeover has been done using Adobe Photoshop to provide user-friendly designs and navigations for a better browsing experience and cater to all the requirements of visitors at a single place. It contains services portfolio, technology expertise, forte and information about career opportunities at Cygnet to help visitors get all the information appropriately at a few clicks.

With the launch of the new website, the whole team at Cygnet is very positive and looks forward to foster new heights of the organization.


Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Cygnet Becomes a Sitefinity Partner

Cygnet Infotech on 7th December, 2012 became a Sitefinity partner. Sitefinity is an ASP.Net Content Management System offered by Telerik for enterprise usage. It is a web-based CMS that provides an exciting user experience to end users and gives flexible architecture for developers to extend functionalities and customize development.


So what does Sitefinity partnership entail for Cygnet?
As a Sitefinity partner, we become member of global community consisting more than 300 partners. This inclusion in the community gives us the chance to serve and bid for Sitefinity projects from various parts of the world. Moreover, we also get access to Partner Extranet, which gives us access to valuable sales, marketing and technical resources. The partnership also certifies us as Sitefinity experts which indicate our competencies in Sitefinity development, consulting and integration services. Our partner status also entitles us discount on Sitefinity products, upgrades and components for integration and development needs. We also get access to several product licenses which signify our authenticity in Sitefinity development.

In addition to these benefits, Cygnet also gets support from the Sitefinity technical team which supports in the event of technical roadblock and guides for rapid development of applications at reduced costs.

With this partnership, Cygnet is now more equipped to offer Sitefinity services to clients and give value to their business.

Friday, November 23, 2012

Cygnet Scores a Century in Blood Donation

106 units of blood
were donated voluntarily by Cygnet employees at the annual blood donation camp organized by Prathama Blood Center.

This was the largest number achieved in the last 3 years that Cygnet has organized this camp in its premises. The exhuberant Managing Director, Niraj responded, " My heartfelt thanks for the amazing tremendous response to the Blood Donation camp today. I appreciate it a lot and lack words to describe my gratitude to you all."

Prathama's team leader for event, Mr Ashish Jadhav said,"It is difficult to procure blood during the holiday season since people are travelling or not available. Therefore, receiving such a large number of blood units from Cygnet Infotech is highly appreciated. We look forward to an even higher number in future."


As a company, Cygnet is committed to its CSR (corporate social responsibility) initiatives and encourages all employees to be a part of it. It contributes to various causes and blood donation has been one of the regular events on Cygnet premises each year. 


Three cheers to all the donors and all those who wished to donate but missed!

A Response from Facebook:

"That's
106 patients who get a unit of Packed Red Cells each
106 patients get a unit of Plasma each
106 patients get 4-6 units of Platelets each

You folks just made 318 patients healthier and their blessings with you & your colleagues."

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Theme & Project Based Rangoli Competition on Diwali 2012

When Diwali, the festival of light was looming, it was a time of celebration at Cygnet. This year Cygnet decided to celebrate the festival with the employees in a different and innovative way. The celebration was split up into many activities and events based on themes which included a traditional day celebration, workspace decoration competition and rangoli competition.

Since Rangoli is considered as a  traditional symbol of Diwali, many employees were quite enthusiastic in showing their flair and creativity in Rangoli competition. But with an idea to promote innovation and ascertain  conceptualization of employees, Cygnet announced a project and theme based Rangoli competition wherein participants were supposed to highlight either a project or technical aspect in their Rangoli or demonstrate a process or concept in the design.

Beside the Rangoli Competition, employees also excitedly participated in the Workspace Decoration Competition wherein they decorated their work areas with different stuff depicting their technical projects and processes. 

Check out the pictures of Cygnet Workspace Decoration Competition

On the whole, employees enjoyed trying their hands in such competitions and exploring each other's creativity.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Cygnet Returns from StarWest 2012

The premier Software Testing and Review Conference - StarWest2012 was held in Anaheim between September 30 and October 5, 2012. Cygnet Infotech exhibited at the event and demonstrated its QA and Software Testing services along with its Testing Tools and Solutions to the industry experts and peers in the test and QA community. The 6 day long event provided a good platform for Cygnet to meet and explore solutions for the attendees.

(Expo Setup on Oct-3, 2012)

Cygnet showcased its prime software testing abilities driven by its Test Center of Excellence offering Managed Testing, Performance Test Labs, Test Automation Consulting , Microsoft Solutions Testing. Cygnet also unveiled its a Codeless Test Automation Tool TestingWhizTM at the expo. 
(Nirav our Product Lead giving Quick Demo of TestingWhiz to Visitors)

The launching saw great interest from Automation experts as well as Tester trying their hands on automation for the first time using TestingWhiz™.The hands-on demo at the booth allowed many visitors to use the tool and try out its technology.


On the whole,  StarWest2012 gave Cygnet, a huge opportunity to expand the horizon of its software testing capabilities and network with hundreds of  peers to solve problems, collaborate, and share fresh ideas.

Cygnet is now excitedly looking forward to presenting again at StarEast 2013 at Rosen Shingle Creek, Orlando-FL, from April 28 - May 3, 2013


Monday, October 29, 2012

Cygnet's GITEX 2012 Coverage

GITEX, one of the largest trade events opened its doors on 14th Oct, 2012 at Dubai Exhibition and Convention Center under a theme 'Where Technology Meets Business'.

The opening ceremony was commenced with a Royal arrival of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, crown prince of Dubai and His Highness Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum who walked through various countries Pavilions and Stands. India’s Minister of Human Resource Development and Minister of Communications and Information Technology, Mr. Kapil Sibal also paid a visit to the Indian Pavilion.

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Cygnet Infotech exhibited at the week long event under the India Pavilion at Stand # S1-A5 from where it showcased its significant range of services and applications for various businesses.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Cygnet becomes Intel Premier Elite Partner

Cygnet Infotech, on 18th September, 2012 has upgraded to the Premier Elite Partnership of The Intel® Software Partner Program which provides ISVs and software companies with support and resources to help them develop, optimize and market applications running on Intel platform. It has three membership levels – Registered Partner, Premier Partner, and Premier Elite Partner. Among these, the Premier Elite Partnership is the highest partnership level which requires companies to earn 100 qualifying Points and complete at least one assessment process. Cygnet worked hard to achieve the requirements and successfully attained the highest partnership level.

By achieving this highest partnership level of The Intel® Software Partner Program, Cygnet has un-locked access to Intel’s enhanced resources and benefits which are listed below
  • Enhanced placement in Intel’s Partner Network listing
  • Intel Partner Badge and Account Coverage to get more visibility and value from relationship with Intel
  • Access to resources such as How-to-guides, Business Planning Resources, Product launch kit, analyst reports, print media distribution to assist in marketing and business development activities
  • Participation in Online Training and Webinars to get acquainted with new technology insights
  • Collaboration with ISN Technical Communities to share knowledge and discuss common issues
Being awarded with Premier Elite Partnership, Cygnet looks forward to demonstrate a role of dedicated software and application provider on Intel technologies and bring value to its customers.

Reasons for Migrating to Dynamics CRM 2011

Microsoft Dynamics CRM is a powerful customer relationship management system that gives users the capabilities to easily create and maintain customer interactions and get a clear view of pre-sales to post-sales activity automating sales, marketing and customer services functions. Dynamics CRM has been through many upgrades since its launch. The latest upgrade was seen in the year 2011 in which Microsoft launched the beta version of Dynamics CRM and thus it is now known as Dynamics CRM 2011.

The latest version of Dynamics CRM envelops next-generation features and enhancement and is specially developed for both Cloud and On-Premise deployments. Besides, Dynamics CRM 2011 has many other feature enhancements which forms strong reasons for businesses to switch towards it. 

Here’s a quick highlight of these new features of Dynamics CRM 2011

Dashboards: Dashboards provides a great way of locating essential information They give ‘Live CRM’ content which can be used to create multiple sets of visual charts and graphs which helps in taking better decisions.

Intuitive User Interface: The new CRM has intuitive user interface similar to OutLook which help employees easily adopt the new system and get acquainted with the functions without spending on training.

Contextual Ribbon: The integration of Contextual Ribbon makes it easier for users to perform tasks with a few clicks. Users can also personalize views, create custom dashboards and set up fonts as per their requirements through this intuitive feature.

SharePoint Integration: Dynamics CRM 2011 also comes with SharePoint integration which allows users to easily access data stored in SharePoint server from within the CRM giving a more connected experience. Moreover by installing Dynamics CRM List Component, the users can view, manage and share documents in CRM with the same appearance and behavior as stored in SharePoint.

Marketplace: The integration of Marketplace with new CRM helps users to discover new applications and services directly from the CRM making it easier for users to find solutions.

Integration with Office Applications: Dynamics CRM 2011 is also integrated with other applications such as Silverlight, Azure and Visual studio which gives more opportunities to Developers to build applications and lower overall development costs.

Auditing: Auditing in Dynamics CRM 2011 allows organization to track changes, maintain security, check history of records and comply with the rules.
Along with the above enhancements, Dynamics CRM 2011 offers several other benefits which are not available in CRM 4.0.

For End-User
For Analysts
For Developers
Advanced User- Customization
Visualization  of Comprehensive Reports/Activities
New Form Designer
Improved Outlook Integration
Flexible Definition of Goals & KPIs
Field level Security

All the above benefits instill strong basis for organizations to migrate to CRM 2011 if they are still using the Non-Microsoft CRM or older version of Dynamics CRM.

Cygnet Infotech provides Dynamics CRM Migration Services for businesses to migrate from their existing CRM system to a new and improved Dynamics CRM 2011. It offers different packages for business to migrate depending upon their current version and requirements. If you are looking to migrate to Dynamics CRM 2011, ask for a quote or download our brochure to view different packages.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Boost Content & Collaboration Capabilities with Cygnet’s SharePoint Implementation Services

Corporate documents, presentations, charts, emails, spreadsheets and other content are the lifeblood of any organizations’s internal and external communication. These corporate information when not found or shared easily can slower organization's growth, drive process inefficiencies and lead to poor decision-making. Thus, there requires efficient collaboration of information which brings appropriate agility, fluidity and engenders quick turnaround.

Microsoft SharePoint is that one tool which bestows organization with collaboration powers to ensure they have access to corporate information as and when required, that they are not over-writing or duplicating other’s work and they can share information with security provisions. SharePoint helps organization in accelerating processes, optimizing information flow and fosters better decision making without much training beforehand. The best part is that it can be integrated with other Microsoft applications which allow employees to work more productively and effectively. Due to all these capabilities, SharePoint is catching up fast and enterprises are gearing up to implement SharePoint for their daily operation and communication.

To assist organizations in their SharePoint implementation efforts, Cygnet offers SharePoint implementation services. These services enable organizations to easily and quickly adopt SharePoint which helps them lower the cost and time of deployment and adoption without interrupting the organizational work process. It comes in various packages uniquely designed to suit the requirements and size of different businesses.
All the above packages offers right assistance to client's SharePoint implementation requirements which help them embrace the system more effectively and also helps in utilizing its core capabilities to the optimum level and maximize the benefits accrued from it.

Clients can engage in any of the above packages and  achieve potential ROI with improved productivity, communication, collaboration and content management capabilities.

Download the Brochure to find out more about Cygnet’s SharePoint implementation, migration and integration services.
OR
Meet us at GITEX2012, where we will demonstrate our expertise in SharePoint and other technology offerings.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Jump Start Your Dynamics CRM with Cygnet’s Service Packages

Microsoft Dynamics CRM is designed to automate Sales, Customer services and Marketing functions. It offers a complete solution to drive measurable improvements across all customer management processes. It is built on the secure and scalable .Net platform integrating directly with different applications of Microsoft such as Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Excel, etc. which helps users to work comfortably and automate all their sales and marketing processes at clicks of buttons. It offers proven ways to make customer interactions more productive and profitable with improved lead generation and closing rates. Organizations looking for ways to manage their sales, marketing campaigns and customers effectively can certainly implement Microsoft Dynamics CRM in their business and give wings to their customer management capabilities.

Cygnet Infotech as a Microsoft Dynamics CRM Partner offers expert Dynamics CRM implementation services.  It is experienced and qualified to assist businesses in their complete Dynamics CRM implementation needs depending on the requirements and size of operation. Cygnet offers both On Premise and On Cloud Implementation services that are fully tested to accelerate the delivery of tailored and easy-to-use Dynamics CRM system, each of which includes following:


On Premise Implementation
Online Implementation
Installation & Deployment
Sign-up and Registration Process
Business Settings Configuration
CRM Outlook Client Installation Setup and Documentation
CRM Email Router Settings
Microsoft Dynamics CRM Best Practices Documentation
Microsoft Dynamics CRM Best Practices Documentation
Data Migration Service
Data Migration Service
Javascript Creation
Configure CRM for Claims & Internet Facing Deployment
Creation of Custom Entities
Administrator and End User Training
Creation of Workflow Rules
Post Implementation Technical Support
Administrator and End User Training

Post Implementation Technical Support

Both these implementation services are offered on fixed cost basis to clients leveraging best practices and rapid deployment techniques that includes:
  • Aligning the needs of the key stakeholders
  • Implementing an organizational change management plan to avoid chaos and resentment among users and stakeholders
  • Defining an appropriate data governance framework for customer, product and pricing
  • Re-engineering organizational interfaces and business processes to enable team selling
  • Initial data loading into the CRM application
  • Designing effective and appropriate integration with other systems
  • Keeping all the moving parts in line with the goal of a successful CRM roll-out through the guidance of experienced Microsoft Dynamics CRM Project Managers and consultant
  • Developing Automation and Workflow processes that meet critical business requirements
  • Designing and implementing best-of-the-breed CRM customizations and integration architectures
Following the above process, Cygnet addresses client’s complete Dynamics CRM implementation needs which enable them to jump start an effective customer, leads and campaign management which help them in accelerating and enhancing their customer services.

If you are planning to give your business a Dynamics CRM advantage, Cygnet Infotech will help you in your endeavor by providing its Dynamics CRM implementation services.


Friday, October 5, 2012

Cygnet Develops an Enterprise Project Management Toolkit

To overcome challenges of prioritizing projects and managing resources, Cygnet Infotech has developed an Enterprise Project Management Toolkit on Microsoft Project Server 2010 with implementation and customization facilities.

Cygnet’s EPM Toolkit is focused to help project intensive businesses manage their project Lifecycle. It helps them in making better project management decisions by providing real-time visibility of all the relevant information. The solution helps determine the resources and skills required to accomplish a project which eventually helps in directing resources according to project complexity and importance.  In short, it helps project managers oversee, monitor and control various aspects of project to ensure better utilization of resources and funds.
Cygnet’s EPM Toolkit comprises Demand Management and Portfolio Management functions. Demand Management function lets project managers assess project requirements, availability of resources and funds which help standardize ways to manage supply of these requirements using best practices. On the other hand, Portfolio management functions help in meeting ROI goals along with tracking project progress.

Besides the above offerings, Cygnet’s Enterprise Project Management solution comes with Prebuilt Dashboards, Workflows and BI Reports which boost Enterprise project management activities by providing benefits which help project managers to
  • Identify redundant work/projects and remove them
  • Recognize and resolve issues and risks at the earliest stage
  • Communicate project performance
  • Measure performance using earned value
  • Analyze, evaluate and compare alternative approaches
  • Prioritize and select the portfolio with maximum return on investment
  • Ensure projects and resources are aligned with corporate strategy
  • Coordinate all resources and requirements of the projects
  • Model alternatives and their consequences
  • Centralize knowledge base sharing with real time data
By providing all the above benefits, Cygnet’s Enterprise Project Management Solution built on Microsoft Project Server and SharePoint gives business the right edge and control capabilities they need to successfully deliver projects on time, with intended quality, budget and design.

Organizations looking for a solution to manage their projects and gain the competitive can employ Cygnet’s EPM Toolkit.

Cygnet is exhibiting its EPM Toolkit in the coming GITEX2012 Exhibition. To view its demo at the event, email us at gitex@cygnet-infotech.com or register here.

Cygnet Renews HP AllianceONE Membership

Cygnet Infotech is proud to announce that it has renewed HP AllianceONE Partnership on 25th September, 2012. HP AllianceONE is a comprehensive partner program focused on HP's Converged Infrastructure strategy of providing a shared services model to deliver secure, best-in-class applications. It provides hardware/software vendors and systems integrators with the tools and resources they need to address client needs more effectively.
Regaining HP AllianceONE membership, Cygnet will yet again get the privileges in the following areas:
  • Access to HP products and services which will help us in providing better testing, development and demonstration services to clients
  • Access to HP AllianceONE Toolkits, newsletters, webinars which will help us enhance our services offerings
  • Engage and collaborate with the AllianceONE’s online customer community which will help us promote our offerings and also share and find answers to common technical issues
  • Assistance in porting, migration, testing and optimization needs through secure test centers, HP’s technical experts and online customer community
  • Sharing of product road-maps will give us an opportunity to develop next-gen solutions for clients
  • Invitations to HP hosted Tech Forums and Industry Events will help us hear from visionaries and thought leaders and get insights on future technologies

Besides the above benefits, HP AllianceONE Program will also help us accelerate time to application deployment and optimize our infrastructure capacity and IT resources all over again. Moreover, our customers will be also benefited by getting advanced solutions that are tested and verified end-to-end, with the support of HP AllianceONE program.

See our profile in HP AllianceONE Partner Program

Cygnet Infotech is Now an Oracle Gold Partner

Cygnet Infotech is proud to announce that it has joined the Oracle Partner Network (OPN) on 25th September, 2012 as a Gold Partner. With this partnership, along with access to Oracle’s exclusive knowledge materials, training paths and programs, certifications as well as product licenses we will be able to demonstrate our commitment to be the specialist in Information Technology space.
Moreover, with the Gold status, we will get access to many privileges as mentioned below:
  • Resell rights for all of Oracle’s products and solutions
  • 25 percent discount on Oracle University products and services as well as 2 free vouchers of Oracle University specialization assessment/exam
  • Authority to purchase Oracle Support at special partner discounts
  • Discount on Oracle Advanced Customer Services
  • Leverage Enablement 2.0 Online Training and On-site Boot-camps to develop specialization (s)
  • Support for path to specialization and business growth through our Programmatic Partner Enablement Initiative
  • Discount on purchase of Oracle licenses for internal use
Through this partnership we will be embarking on the path of excellence and specialization in Oracle IT solutions which will help us deliver better services to clients. Thus, our clients will be benefited the most with this specialized relationship with Oracle.

Here's a link to our profile on Oracle Partner Network (OPN)

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

TestingWhiz™ Version 1.0 Announced - Software Testers Can Now Code Less and Test More!

TestingWhiz a Test Automation Technology provider and Cygnet Infotech, an Enterprise QA Solutions company announced the launch of its new Codeless Test Automation Tool called ‘Testing Whiz’.

With Test Automation being one of the biggest challenges for ISVs and Software Companies in today’s time. TestingWhiz is aimed to accelerate Software Testing and bring down the total cost of ownership for implementing and maintaining automation frameworks. TestingWhiz is an Easy, Intuitive and Affordable Test Automation Solution based on a proprietary FAST ® (Flexible Automation Scripting Technology) Automation Engine that uses effortless and intelligent recording techniques like Keyword-Driven Testing, Data Driven Testing, Excel Inputs, Object Recorder and Java Scripting to design and execute test cases.
TestingWhiz is loaded with advanced features to provide platform coverage across multiple browsers, internationalization support across multiple languages to help organizations scale up their Automation projects worldwide, 90+ reusable operations such as loop and conditions and an out of the box integration with leading defect tracking systems such as Atlassian JIRA, Mantis and Fogcreek Fogbugz.Automation Engineers and Testers can schedule test executions, record tests without writing complex code, play, pause and stop live execution as well as generate and share detailed test reports via email across the board.

TestingWhiz will be paired with its expert professional services Whiz Consulting, designed to provide users the ability to jump-start their automation projects with minimum delay. It is aimed towards training, implementation and maintenance of automation frameworks. Experts can be engaged remotely or on-site to professionally assist at any level.

While launching TestingWhiz, Cygnet’s Managing Director, Mr. Niraj Hutheesing said “We are extremely excited to launch Testing Whiz which will strengthen our capabilities to provide test automation services to our clients. TestingWhiz will be available in 3 simple models, a short term project license, 1 year license and a perpetual license to suit requirements of diverse clients.“
Starting today a free downloadable trial copy of TestingWhiz will be available to allow users to evaluate it hands on.

To know more about TestingWhiz visit www.testing-whiz.com or email at info@testing-whiz.com