Revenue criteria: There is no eligibility criteria on revenue of the company/ product.
Year of inception of the company: There are no eligibility criteria on year of inception of the company. The software product must be developed/ launched/ commercialized to be eligible.
Country of origin of the company: The vendor has to be of Indian origin. However, its product can cater to a global clientele.
There is no specific eligibility criterion on the company being captive IT team or that with an independent financial entity as a software company, as long as the developed product is not ONLY for internal use by the company and is being currently commercialized.
The program is designed to:
The exercise will take 10 – 12 weeks from date of initiation of assessment process.
All nominees will be expected to fill a nomination document. The document will capture data points with respect to product, company strategy and implementation
Nasscom and Frost & Sullivan understand the criticality of all the confidential data shared by the company during the process. A non-disclosure agreement (NDA) has been signed between Nasscom and Frost & Sullivan to protect the privacy of all such confidential data. All such information shared will solely be used for the evaluation process, and neither of Nasscom or Frost & Sullivan will use the data for any other purpose, nor disclose them to any third party without prior approval from the company (ex. Publishing specific case studies for any product)
A complete list of all horizontal/ vertical categories along with definitions has been provided in the Nasscom site . The company can apply for one or more of the categories, as applicable. Vertical category is for software products focused on addressing challenges/needs very specific to an industry (Eample:. Automotive/ banking/ financial services/ retail/ healthcare etc.). Horizontal categories are for software products that offer functionalities cutting across industry domains and address a business or IT need/ challenge (analytics/ mobility/ communication tools/ infrastructure management tools/ generic ERP).
Frost & Sullivan holds the final authority of the evaluation and assessment process.
One of the key objectives of this program is to highlight emerging products with high potential and encourage Indian software product development.The thought leadership whitepaper developed as a deliverable will help create awareness amongst the target customers and encourage innovation by bringing it to notice