Jabil Taps Technisource to Develop Software for Safety Critical Medical Device

Global product solutions giant chooses Technisource based on proven expertise with both safety critical software development and regulatory approval process with the FDA

BOSTON, April 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Embedded Technology Engineering Services, a practice within Technisource Solutions and Randstad Technologies, one of the largest safety critical embedded engineering services providers in North America, announced today that Jabil Circuit, Inc. contracted Technisource Engineering for the embedded software development for a medical device that relies on safety critical software for all of its functionality.  Categorized as a safety critical product, Jabil's customer had identified the embedded soft­ware as the highest risk component since the smallest error could result in a patient's death and the need for FDA regulatory approval. To date, Technisource has supported more than 75 projects with successful regulatory approval.

Jabil, a $16 billion company with more than 100,000 employees, needed the highly specialized skills that Technisource Engineering provides. "In this highly regulated industry, Technisource not only understood the risks and rigors associated with FDA regulatory approval, but they also knew how to manage the software development process in a regulated environment," stated Shane Smith, director of engineering for Jabil. "They quickly put together a team with precisely the skills we needed. Working collaboratively with the Technisource Engineering Services team has provided us the knowledge and experience to help us penetrate the rapidly growing, multi-billion dollar medical device market."

In order to ensure a highly flexible and customer-focused delivery model, Technisource deployed a two-phase approach (discovery and execution) allowing them to first understand Jabil's business and pain points before deploying a comprehensive project plan.  In the discovery phase, Technisource systems engineers and project managers worked with Jabil's project team to map out the scope of the project and gather extensive information, such as the project's requirements, the number of existing lines of code, what had been tested to-date and the status of FDA approval.

Phase II of the project entailed the creation and testing of the software code in just a matter of months in order to meet the client's aggressive deadline, with limited production in Q4 2012 and full production in 2013.  Technisource also put in place a proprietary quality assurance program to ensure a zero error quality level for the software.

Jabil's client recently completed their first comprehensive audit evaluating all aspects of the project (hardware, software, manufacturing, quality assurance, etc.) grading each team with a score between one and five. The software team, 80 percent of which is comprised of Technisource engineers, was awarded a five for excellent performance.

"Technisource's software engineers provided a level of service that transformed what was the riskiest component of this project into the highest rated in just a matter of a few months," said Scott Boring, project manager for Jabil.  "No other firm could have provided the level of expertise, flexibility and scalability that we received with Technisource."

About Technisource

Technisource, one of the largest technology talent and services providers in North America, provides a comprehensive suite of technology services including consulting, project and outsourced services to Fortune 500 corporations, mid-sized companies and small organizations. With nearly 40 years of experience, Technisource maintains a group of over 5,000 experienced consultants to provide services through its network of nearly 50 offices across the U.S. Technisource is now a part of Randstad. For more information, please visit www.technisource.com.

About Randstad Technologies

Randstad Technologies has been connecting top companies around the globe with the expert talent that drives their success since 1984. Working to ensure that the professionals delivered have the distinct skills to reach specific goals, Randstad Technologies' deep industry expertise and full-service capabilities -- IT staff augmentation, permanent placement, technology solutions, and ERP practice -- enable organizations to be agile, productive and ahead in the field with their wide network of specialists and flexible solutions.

For more information, visit www.randstadtechnologies.com.    

About Randstad

Randstad is a $22.5 billion global provider of HR services and the second largest staffing organization in the world. From temporary staffing to permanent placement to inhouse, professionals, search & selection, and HR Solutions, Randstad holds top positions around the world and has approximately 28,700 corporate employees working from its nearly 4,700 branches and inhouse locations in 40 countries. Founded in 1960 and headquartered in Diemen, the Netherlands, Randstad Holding nv is listed on the NYSE Euronext Amsterdam.

Learn more at http://www.randstad.com

SOURCE Technisource