EPAM and Datalex Partner to Provide Content Management Solutions for the Travel Industry

Press Release:

Partnership provides complete Travel solution by combining EPAM's Content Management System and Datalex' Booking Engine

Princeton, NJ — January 13, 2003 — EPAM Systems, a leading provider of software development services with offices in US and Eastern Europe, and Datalex, a leading provider of technology solutions for the global travel and transportation industry, today announced a partnership to integrate EPAM Content Management System with Datalex' Internet booking engine technology. The partnership serves as a foundation for upcoming developments between the two companies in the travel industry as they engage in joint sales and marketing activities.

The partnership provides travel sites with two cost-effective applications that integrate seamlessly with each other. Integrating the two applications will allow users to maximize the use of Datalex' Internet booking engine while simplifying the process and lowering the cost of building and maintaining travel websites.

EPAM Content Management System (EPAM CMS) provides Datalex' customers with a central editorial content repository for travel, hotels, entertainment, activities and destination information. EPAM's system uses a solutions approach to power Website operations including content authoring, aggregation and distribution through multiple views of the site, allowing for maximum site performance and stability while giving individual users the ability to easily update site content.

EPAM also offers an integrated Marketing Engine to streamline advertising and e-mail services, and a robust personalization engine with custom components required by leading travel and destination sites. In a complex but highly in-demand space of travel software development, Eastern Europe’s EPAM has already accumulated relevant business knowledge and significant project experience.

EPAM's Data Transformation Services provides the means to search for content from external sources, aggregate it and transform its original proprietary format into XML. Special features allow content to be secured by user role and also by content category, effectively partitioning access for multiple contributors. Unique, flexible content editing templates allow users to have almost unlimited capabilities to change and create portions of the site without developer assistance. With EPAM, travel sites can utilize all of the capabilities of Datalex' latest Web Services booking engine technologies.

"We are very excited about our partnership with Datalex. Together our combined applications and expertise offer a total solution to travel sites," said Arkadiy Dobkin, CEO of EPAM. "Companies such as LasVegas.com have already witnessed firsthand the results of utilizing EPAM and Datalex for their Web site and the results have been overwhelmingly positive. We look forward to many other projects together in the future."

"Datalex is thrilled to work along with EPAM and we believe that this partnership serves as a starting point for the two companies to grow together in the emerging travel space," said Neil Beck, CEO of Datalex. "EPAM's Content Management Solution is saving travel sites implementation costs and compressing build timelines because of its ability to seamlessly integrate into Datalex' Internet booking engine."


About EPAM Systems

Established in 1993, EPAM is a leading provider of software development outsourcing services, e-business, enterprise relationship management, and content management solutions. EPAM delivers low-cost, high-quality software solutions globally using an onshore/offshore development model. Headquartered in Princeton, NJ, EPAM has development centers in Moscow, Russia and Minsk, Belarus.

EPAM's customer base includes such companies as Colgate-Palmolive, Halliburton, Verizon Communications, Samsung America, CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, Bally of Switzerland and other. In the technology world EPAM provides services to such firms as SAP, Brio Software, ServiceWare, PTC, and others. More information about the company can be found at www.epam.com.

 

About Datalex

Datalex provides technology to leading global travel industry suppliers and distributors that enable them to aggregate and package a broad range of travel components for distribution across multiple sales channels.

Datalex' customers include Aer Lingus, Air Canada, Amadeus, American Express, American Trans Air, Amtrak, California State Automobile Association, Comtec, Delta Air Lines, Disney Cruise Lines, FAR&WIDE, Galileo, KLM, Lufthansa, Norwegian Cruise Lines, Page & Moy, Siemens Canada and Germany, Saudi Arabian Airlines, Singapore Airlines, SilkAir, SNCF, Sol Melia, South African Airways, Thomas Cook, Trailfinders, TravelBag, Travelcare, T-Systems, Vail Resorts Inc. Unisys, WEXAS and Worldspan.

Founded in 1985, the company is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, and maintains offices across the continents of Europe, USA and Asia-Pacific. Datalex is a publicly held company traded on the Irish Stock Exchange (symbol: DLE, and also OTC: DLEXY)

www.datalex.com

For further information, please contact: press@epam.com