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Sonata Software

Company Profile:

Sonata Software Ltd (SSL), initially set up in 1986 as a division of Indian Organic
Chemicals Ltd (IOCL). Promoters viz. Bhupati Investments and Finance Ltd, S B Ghia, M D
Dalal, Rajan Raheja & family have acquired the stake in SSL over a period of time. Sonata
division of IOCL was spun off as an independent company namely, Sonata Software Ltd, in
October 1994 for a consideration of Rs 8.14 crs. As a part of restructuring plan, IOCL was
disposed of and sold its equity holding in SSL to the present promoters for a consideration of Rs
78 per share and Rs 87 per share based on the valuation certificate issued by IOCL’s auditors and
in consultation with financial institution.

Sonata Software Ltd. (Sonata) is a premier IT consulting and software services company
headquartered in Bangalore, India, and offices in US, UK, Germany and Singapore. We approach
information technology as a strategic enabler of critical business processes.

We are a SEI CMM Level 5 company and our strength lies in leveraging innovation and a
global onsite-offshore delivery model to provide the best return on investments for our clients. We
call it the power of partnership. And our clients that include Franklin Templeton, Deutsche Bank,
Provimi and Gupta Technologies will vouch for the same.

Sonata today is USD 77 million, and growing. As one of India's leading software services
company, we have maintained strong fundamentals with zero-debt. Sonata's shares are publicly
traded in Indian Stock Exchanges with employees holding 12% (April 2005) ownership.

Sonata Services
Financial Services
P and C Insurance
Offshore development center
Microsoft Competency center

Global Head Office & Development Centre 1
1/4 APS Trust Building
Bull Temple Road, N.R. Colony,
Bangalore - 560 019
Tel: +91-80-26610330, Fax: +91-80-26610972

Development Centre 2
193, R V Road,
Bangalore - 560 004
Tel: +91-80-26575800, Fax: +91-80-26567487

Development Centre 3
6, Richmond Road,
Bangalore - 560 025
Tel: +91-80-22489390, Fax: +91-80-22484045

Sonata Software Ltd. (Sonata) is a premier IT consulting and software services company headquartered in Bangalore,
India, and offices in US, UK, Germany and Singapore. We approach information technology as a strategic enabler of
critical business processes.

We are a SEI CMM Level 5 company and our strength lies in leveraging innovation and a global
onsite-offshore delivery model to provide the best return on investments for our clients. We call
it the power of partnership. And our clients that include Franklin Templeton, Deutsche Bank,
Provimi and Gupta Technologies will vouch for the same.

Sonata today is USD 110 million, and growing. As one of India's leading software services company, we have
maintained strong fundamentals with zero-debt. Sonata's shares are publicly traded in Indian Stock Exchanges with
employees holding 12% (April 2006) ownership.

The Sonata Advantage:
360° partnership delivery model that ensures effective and faster software development and services
Strategic alliances with Microsoft, Oracle and IBM, and a world-class infrastructure
Core Research Group (CRG) that helps incorporate the latest technologies and tools.
Quality Assurance (QA) group that ensures consistency and continuity in project deliveries.

The executive management has a team of experienced The team includes :
professionals. This team is led by
Jnan Dash, Chief Technology Officer (Consulting)
B. Ramaswamy (President & MD)
Aniruddha Banerjee, VP (Embedded Solutions)
BR's association with Sonata started in 1986, when the V. A. Ramakrishna, VP (Marketing)
company was first set-up as a division of Indian P. V. S. N. Raju, VP (Core Research Group)
Organic Chemicals Ltd. (IOCL). He joined Sonata as
Amit Kumar, AVP & Head of Sales (US – West Coast)
Marketing Controller from Voltas Ltd. In the year 1996,
he was elevated as the President & Managing Director. Vivek Desai, AVP & Head of Sales (UK)
Partho Mukherjee, AVP (US – East Coast)
He holds a masters degree in science, as well as a C. V. Narayanan, AVP (Projects)
masters in management from IIM, Ahmedabad. N. Sridhara, AVP (Project Office & Infrastructure)
M. Ashoka, AVP (Quality, Training & Technology
P. Srikar Reddy (EVP & COO) Architecture)
C. Padma, AVP (Projects)
Srikar is responsible for software & consulting services D. Gnaneshwar, AVP (Projects)
delivery, quality management, and human resources Ganesh S, Head- HR
development functions. He is a graduate in engineering
from REC, Trichy and a post-graduate in management
from IIM, Calcutta . He's been with Sonata for the past
18 years and has handled diverse assignments and

He is also a director on the board of Sonata Information
Technology Limited (SITL) and Abisko Development
Limited (ADL).

We have joined hands with some of the prominent names in technology business. Our alliances range from informal co-
operation to technology evangelization and establishing joint-ventures. The motives are primarily strategic, focusing on
access to new domains and acquisition of new technologies & skills, which we proffer as direct benefits to our clients.
The success of our alliances is borne out of sharing common strategic objectives, commitment to the venture and
offering complementary contributions.

Technology Alliances

Microsoft Gold Certified Partner
Microsoft Windows Embedded Partner
MMA (Mainframe Migration Alliance)
MBS (Microsoft Business Solutions)
MAP (Midrange Alliance Program)

Oracle Certified Solutions Partner
Oracle SI Partner for Enterprise Solutions
Oracle Applications / CRM / E-Business Partner

Premium Business partner
Business solution development partner

Micro Focus
Micro Focus Business Partner
Micro Focus MTC Member
Solution Alliances

Other Alliances


Sonata Information Technology Ltd
Sonata Information Technology Limited (SITL), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sonata Software Ltd., is a premier software
services and product distribution company with India-focused business operations. Its major business activities include:

Product Marketing: Operating through seven Branch Offices across India and a 1000-strong reseller network, SITL is a
leading distributor of software products for international companies like Microsoft, Oracle and IBM.

Business Solutions: A part of SITL since 1995, the Business Solutions Group has been offering Scala ERP solutions to
organizations across India and the SAARC region. Currently, there are more than 45 client organizations that have
implemented Scala ERP.

IT Consulting: The IT Consulting Group offers software consulting services in the areas of e-Commerce, GroupWare,
CRM and Business Intelligence for Indian organizations. Having alliances with Oracle and Lotus (Notes/ Domino), the
client names include Hindustan Lever Ltd., Philips, Nokia, BPL, Wipro and GE.

Offshore Digital Services Inc.
Sonata holds a 100% stake in Offshore Digital Services Inc (ODSi), which is headquartered in Fremont, California. ODSi
operates in the US market and provides development and consulting services to clients, using an onsite-offshore
delivery model. With help from Sonata's offshore development center, ODSi executes its projects both onsite and
offshore, providing a cost advantage to the clients.

Abisko Development Limited
With a stake of 80%, Sonata has another subsidiary in Cyprus, Abisko Development Ltd (ADL). This is a joint venture
between Sonata and Scala Business Solutions N.V., Netherlands. Abisko was incorporated in Cyprus on December 21,
1998. Its main business activity is the development and enhancement/ maintenance of newer versions of Scala

Sonata Software GmbH
Sonata Software GmbH is our wholly-owned subsidiary set up in Frankfurt, Germany. This subsidiary has been set-up
with the objective of consolidating Sonata's presence in the European Union, and to cater to the rapidly growing
German and West European markets.

Investor Relations > Overview

Performance is the only real indicator of a company's credentials. Numbers speak for themselves. Over the years,
through continuous performance and improvement, we have grown to become one of India's premier IT services
company. We have been constantly providing good reasons for our shareholders to smile, starting from international
standards of disclosures to transparent accounting policies.

At Sonata, we believe in creating real value for our shareholders and investors. We have improved our performance
with each passing year. And we continue to practice good corporate governance principles, applying high standards of
prudence. We have been investing judiciously, based on in-depth analysis of risk and profitability and seeking growth
on a sustainable basis.



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Our strong business focus has seen us post impressive growth figures. The company has evolved innovative business
models that address the wide-ranging requirements of our clients. New technological strengths have been nurtured and
domain expertise enlarged. All these have strengthened our position to look forward to bigger and more challenging
roles in the journey ahead.

Get recognized. Get rewarded.
Our success is attributed to our strong team of software professionals & domain experts and a focused management
team. At Sonata, we commit ourselves to recognize, nurture, develop and strengthen our knowledge assets. We realize
that the secret of organizational prosperity lies within the commitment to individual growth. We promote a healthy,
challenging & stimulating work environment and actively provide need-based training programs to nourish our team.
Today, Sonata has become a choice destination for highly motivated people to work with.

Working @ Sonata

Get ready to build an impressive track record
Speed and focus set the pace for challenge. The career development team in HR draws out a clear-charted,
performance driven career path for each employee. To make it happen, the education & training team offers
employees an effective mix of internal and external training programs, seminars and workshops to hone their
technical as well as soft skills.

For the young guns who wish to stretch their limits and explore the realms of excellence, opportunities galore. The
organization has a flat structure that allows a dynamic exchange of talent. Abundant onsite opportunities and
invaluable exposure to frontier technologies are just a part of available territory.

Get paid to play the field
Sonata offers a comprehensive and attractive compensation package, in line with industry standards. Other benefits
include ESOP, employee referral schemes, and performance incentives. Approximately 12% of the company's stock
is owned by employees.

Awards for risks and rewards for enthusiasm
Sonata has a highly performance & results-oriented culture, where initiative and creative thinking are encouraged,
nurtured, valued and rewarded. Individual & team achievement awards, on a monthly, quarterly and yearly basis and
long service awards, are part of our employee recognition scheme.

We are feisty and fiery
Sonata encourages a wide gamut of sports and extra-curricular activities all through the year. The Sonata Club
fosters employee interest in a spectrum of literary, cultural, histrionic and sporting skills.

The annual cultural event, Sonata Day, enthuses all Sonatians with the spirit of celebration and brings together their
families for a full-day of adventure and exhilaration.

Employees are also encouraged to exhibit their literary skills through the in-house magazine Symphony and their
technical abilities through the newsletter Technoquest.

Think, feel and care each day
We as a company are committed to building sustainable and meaningful relationships with those who need us.
Sonata is involved in a number of social initiatives like providing computers to institutions, working with spastic
children and vocational software training for street children. Our employees conduct computer-training classes for
children from economically backward sections of the society. We contribute generously to victims of natural
calamities like the Kargil conflict, Orissa cyclone & Gujarat earthquake, and many other social causes close to our
Current Openings

Get recognized, get rewarded. At Sonata.

At Sonata, we begin with you. It's you and your skills that will stand up to the challenges. And beat them. It's this
very spirit that has given us our list of Fortune 500 clients. A recognition as "choice partner" by leading firms. And an
enviable reputation as a company that leverages innovation and intelligence to deliver the best returns on
investment. Today, Sonata is financially strong and growing at a rapid pace. So, if you have the urge to win
recognition and be a part of this revolution, then come over. There's room at the top. If you're special, we'll save it for
you. And that's the Sonata way.

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Java Architect/teach lead

Java Developers

Axapta Tech Lead

Axapta Tech Lead

Oracle Apps - HRMS(payroll)/ Finacial

.net architects/designers

Unix/Linux administrator

vb/com/oracle developers

oracle pl/sql developers

Configuration Management

Shipping Domain Expert

Cognos Report

ETL Testing

TPF Assemblers

Installshield Developer

Lotus Notes Developer

.Net Developer

VB,ASP Developer

Oracle/SQL Server database Developer

Oracle Apps Technical/ functional consultant

Java Designers/Architects

VC++ and MFC Developers.

Software Testing (Test Lead/Tester)

Quality Assurance

Mainframes Developers/ Assemblers

Axapta specialist

.Net Developer/Architect

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360° Partnership
Software as Service
Microsoft Competency Center
IBM Competency Center

Industry Verticals - Financial Services
Industry Verticals - P&C Insurance
Legacy Migration & Modernization
> Midrange Alliance Program

BI & Reporting
Microsoft Competency Center
Oracle Applications


Embedded Systems > Services

The embedded systems group at Sonata provides software development and QA services for embedded and real-
time systems. We have expertise in telecom/ networking, automotive, entertainment electronics and mobile/
handheld industry.

Controller development
We provide core-logic development for controllers used in a large number of processes like semiconductor
manufacture, injection molding, vacuum pumps, drive unit controllers for high pressure pumps, valves and
switchgear and controllers for home appliances like washing machines.

These controllers have been designed for a wide variety of platforms using different tools and technologies:
CPCI, PC104, VME, Multibus and other backplane systems
80x51, 80x86, 68000, PowerPC, and other micros
VxWorks, pSOS, AMX, uITRON, RT Linux as well as custom RTOS
Integrated and distributed I/O (binary, slow analog, fast analog)
Ethernet, RS422/423, RS485, CAN, PROFIBUS, LON and other communication buses
Wide variety of MMI / HMI / SCADA software
Fault-tolerant and high-availability systems
Standard PLC/PC systems from ABB, Siemens, MAX, Hitachi, Toshiba etc
Firmware and Protocol Implementation
Sonata has considerable domain knowledge in networking and telecom. We have experience in development of
software for data networks based on IP and have worked on access devices, switches and routers. We also
develop protocol stacks in the areas of LAN, WAN, ATM, telecommunications and signaling, and for embedded
applications on specific platforms.

Device driver development
We develop device drivers for various devices on multiple platforms such as Unix, Linux/ Lineo, Windows,
VxWorks and pSOS, on specific chips. We develop drivers for interfaces and devices like USB, Firewire,
Bluetooth, IEEE802.XX, printer drivers, Audio/ MIDI etc

Diagnostics, tools and utilities
We develop on board/ remote diagnostics (CAN, KWP2000) for the automotive market, web-based diagnostic
tools for process control systems.

UI/ MMI development
We develop alternative user interfaces like hands free, telematics, speech recognition-based command & control,
and web-interface for automotive, consumer durables & entertainment sectors.

Mobile/ hand-held devices
We have expertise in writing applications on mobile and hand held devices and create value-added solutions in
the areas of GSM, CDMA, GPRS, IEEE 802.11 based systems, 3G and Bluetooth.

Testing and validation services.
We create test suites for test automation, validation and verification. We also provide testing services like
functional testing, load testing, technology testing, regression testing and integration testing.

Network management
Network management systems (NMS) have been an integral part of many system-development projects over the
years. Sonata has developed NMS for both cabled and wireless networks that includes the GUI application as well
as the embedded support required for network management. Various network management functionalities like
configuration management, fault management, network monitoring etc. have been handled by us.


We develop and deploy cutting-edge technologies and devices, for multiple industries.

Mobility solutions

• Application development in various target platforms (Palm, Clie, iPaq, Cell phones etc.)

o "Porting of application to target platforms Device interfacing
o Interfacing of devices using various wireless protocols
• Device drivers Integrating to Back-end system

o ERP systems (SAP, SCALA)
o Sales systems (MARS), etc.

Security solutions

Sonata provides advanced security solutions using biometrics and/ or smart-card for access-control applications.
Our services cover the whole gamut of security solution - from interfacing biometrics sensors, smart-card readers,
security software implementation to interfacing with enterprise infrastructure. We offer development services for

Log-on Application

o Windows Log-on
o Unix Log-on

• Access control applications

o Smart Card access control
o Biometric access control

SPC (Statistical Process Control) solutions

Sonata develops Statistical Process Control (SPC) solutions for QA operations in manufacturing and process
industries. Our services cover the full gamut of SPC software development including
SPC software development in C, C++ and Java for various target platforms
Interfacing of different measuring device using wireless and cabled interfaces
Interfacing with existing ERP systems.

Enterprise Application Solutions
Sonata's enterprise application services - Holistic, end-to-end framework solutions.
Markets today are flooded with multiple enterprise software solutions. The key to survival for most enterprises is
the efficiency and efficacy of these mammoth installations.

Some of the factors that differentiate the leaders from the me-too's are
Raising the bar on customer service
Creating collaborative partner relationships and enhancing procurement efficiency
Extending the scope of business process coverage on the enterprise application footprint
Integrating legacy applications with enterprise applications and creating an extended enterprise.
Leveraging the power of internet for e-business
Through our application management services, we offer solutions that are custom developed and support
enterprises in managing them.

As part of our service suite, we offer custom-built design applications on:
Oracle Applications Suite
Microsoft Axapta
Microsoft CRM
Scala business solutions
Our gamut of Enterprise Application Services, Enterprise Application Integration (EAI), e-solutions and Application
Management services have benefited some of the best-known names in the Fortune global 2000 list.

Sonata's Enterprise Application Services
Enterprise Application services from Sonata addresses the growing business needs of enterprises, which includes
Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Customer Relationship Management (CRM), and Supply Chain Management

The following graphic depicts the scope of our SI services:

Additionally, Sonata's Application Management Service for enterprises covers the end-to-end custom development
needs of customers including:
Application Development
Application Reengineering
Web Enablement
Application Integration
Application Maintenance

Sonata's ERP services - Knitting enterprises to markets
The paramount challenge faced by an enterprise is offering value to both internal and external components. ERP
solutions help you achieve this by managing an effective and speedy communication between the internal and external

Handling applications and managing information flow in real-time has become an essential part of every enterprise. In
order to manage this information flow, Sonata's ERP offers the following services:
Program management: Process design, Impact Analysis, Transition Management and Implementation Strategy
Implementation Services: Architecture design, Architecture setup, Process mapping and Configuration
Migration services: Version Upgrade, Forms Migration, Reports Migration, Migration of customized workflow and
data migration
Customization services: Building interfaces and use of EAI tools to integrate existing enterprise and legacy
Maintenance services: 24x7 Application Support, Maintenance, Database Services and Performance Tuning

Technology Expertise
Our technology experience spreads across Finance, Purchase, HR, Manufacturing, Services, and Sales & Marketing.
Sonata's ERP experience covers leading products such as Oracle, Microsoft Axapta, PeopleSoft and Scala.

Our technical expertise in Oracle includes application modules such as:
Manufacturing (discrete/ process)
Order Management
Oracle Portal
Work Flow and eBusiness modules

Our proficiency in PeopleSoft includes:
Financials and Logistics
Peoplesoft Reporting, covering
SQR Language
Seagate Crystal Report

Our ERP services offer everything from high-volume, real-time integration of transactions to large batch updates of
corporate systems and data warehouses. In fact, our solutions have spanned across the whole range of data
integration be it real time integration of point of sale (POS) data, obtaining single views of vendors and customers from
multiple systems, to updates of analytical systems to drive improved decision making.

Our ERP services portfolio has a range of custom-designed solutions for the Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG),
Pharmaceutical, Healthcare and Engineering verticals.

Supply Chain Management

Sonata's supply chain management offering is focused on supply chain execution (SCE) solutions, which embody order
management, warehouse management, transportation management and information management systems, as well as
procurement and collaborative fulfillment solutions.

Sonata has wide-ranging experience with applications for implementation and customization services for Red Prairie's

Oracle Applications Practice

Development Maintenance and
Services | Application Services | BI Service | Migration Services | Support Services

Sonata's Oracle application consulting - The preferred outsourcing partner of Oracle
When it comes to Oracle application consulting from the migration
services perspective, we boast of being the strongest in the industry.
We have a strong pool of over 400 skilled professionals in Oracle
technologies and 8500 person-months of experience and a proven
global delivery model. This has helped us deliver high quality, cost
effective services to clients.
Being the preferred outsourcing partner for Oracle consulting services, we have acquired competencies to handle first-
level technical support for Oracle's clients.

Sonata's competencies exist in the areas of
Oracle application consulting services - implementation, customization and migration
Oracle application consulting and development services - using Oracle technologies
Business intelligence solutions and services
Migration services
Application maintenance and support services