Princeton, NJ — March 31, 2002 — EPAM, the provider of cost-effective solutions to Fortune 2000 & Blue Chip companies worldwide, has recently won ISO 9001 certification for its software development center in Minsk, Belarus. The certificate confirms that EPAM's internal quality management system complies with ISO 9001:2000 requirements. Adopted in 1987 by the International Organization for Standardization in Geneva, Switzerland, the ISO quality system was developed in order to establish an internationally recognized standard of quality. It examines all processes of a product development lifecycle including: design, development, and technical support.To become ISO 9001 certified, EPAM developed and implemented a thorough Quality Assurance System that conforms to the strict requirements of the ISO 9001 standards. EPAM has been fundamentally committed to Total Quality Management (TQM) since the company's inception, ensuring that EPAM's products and services are of consistently high quality. "The ultimate goal of EPAM's ISO certification project is total customer satisfaction," notes Arkadiy Dobkin, the founder and CEO of EPAM Systems. "We believe that ISO will help EPAM maintain the level of excellence required in today's marketplace". As an ISO 9001 certified company, EPAM has raised the standards of its organizational discipline, maintaining its position as a world-class IT-solutions company. EPAM started the ISO 9001 certification process in 2001. Certification was awarded by an accredited certification body on February 19, 2002 after a thorough audit of quality management system. In the future the audit will be performed every twelve months from the date of certification to ensure maintenance of standards.
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