Stamford, CT  – HARMAN (NYSE: HAR), the premier connected technologies company for automotive, consumer and enterprise markets, today announced that it has been named to HfS Research’s “Winner’s Circle” in the firm’s Blueprint Report: 2015 Software Product Engineering (SPE) Services. The report  examines how SPE service providers are helping Independent Sofware Vendors (ISVs)  transition to “As-a-Service” business models. HARMAN ranked significantly higher than its peers for its ability to deliver design and cloud-driven product modernization services through its newly formed Connected Services division.


“HARMAN is instrumental in helping modernize our technology to create a true Omni Commerce experience for our customers  where they can enjoy a unified and seamless shopping experience across all channels,” said Todd Michaud, Global Vice President and General Manager, NCR Corporation. “HARMAN’s agile development expertise is essential to our entire portfolio, from pricing, promotion and inventory to supply chain management.” 


NCR Corporation, the global leader in consumer transaction technologies, partnered with HARMAN to modernize its strategic products. HARMAN’s unique approach to building minimum viable products (MVP) guarantees decreased time to market for ISVs, a key differentiator for the company.


“HARMAN is honored to be recognized by HfS Research as a leading provider of software product engineering services,” said Sanjay Dhawan, president, HARMAN Connected Services. “This recognition validates HARMAN’s deep experience in the industries it serves and its extenstive software expertise. With a proven track record as a leading global software services provider, HARMAN continues to offer best-in-class solutions to provide unmatched value for ISVs.”  


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HARMAN ( designs and engineers connected products and solutions for automakers, consumers and enterprises worldwide, including connected car systems, audio and visual products, enterprise automation solutions and connected services. With leading brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, Mark Levinson® and Revel®, HARMAN is admired by audiophiles, musicians and the entertainment venues where they perform around the world. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and connected car systems. The Company's software services power billions of mobile devices and systems that are connected, integrated and secure across all platforms, from work and home to car and mobile. HARMAN has a workforce of approximately 28,000 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia and reported sales of $6.5 billion during the 12 months ended December 31, 2015. The Company's shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol NYSE:HAR.