Top 10 Report

HFS Top 10 Application Development and Management Services 2018

December 14, 2018

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In the modern enterprise, high-quality business applications are a vital building block of the technology estate. As the space has evolved, clients have pushed for the development of greater capabilities and more integrated platforms – pushing the market towards higher-value solutions. However, this comes at a price and the increased specialism of talent, and spikes in workload have put pressure on enterprises and providers alike to do more to bring in best in breed solutions and the brains and brawn they need to tackle engagements.


Partnerships are becoming a staple of both provider and enterprise business models – the market is too complex to be an expert in everything and talent crunches push some players out of markets completely. For enterprises, finding long-term collaborative partners is now seen as vital for them to survive and thrive. This report examines many of the core providers and partners operating in the space, and how these providers are adapting and differentiating themselves in a competitive market.


In this second iteration of this research (but first in the developed HFS Top 10 methodology), we explore the emerging market in the provider ecosystem for Application Development and Management services.




• How frameworks, approaches, and the accumulation of repeatable assets are being developed by providers to boost productivity and the mean time to value in engagements.

• How providers are investing in building capabilities both through building out partner ecosystems and through acquisition.

• How providers are developing innovative talent attraction, retention, and training programmes to weather talent crunches and bring the skills enterprises crave in the application services space.




Accenture, IBM, Capgemini, Wipro, TCS, Infosys, Cognizant, DXC, Deloitte, Atos, NTT DATA, HCL, Tech Mahindra, Fujitsu, Genpact, CGI, Hexaware, Syntel, Virtusa, LTI, Mphasis, Luxoft

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