Princeton, NJ — March 12, 2004 — EPAM Systems, Inc., a global provider of software development and outsourcing services, announced today the launch of its xApps cross-applications implementation and NetWeaver expert practice.
EPAM xApps consulting division addresses emerging industry demand for enterprise-level applications supporting cross-functional business processes as well as the need for SAP's new NetWeaver platform expertise. EPAM leverages its expertise accumulated during the two years of working alongside SAP engineers from Walldorf, Germany, Palo Alto, California, and Bangalore, India on the creation of new composite applications. In 2002 and 2003 EPAM was involved in the development of the first shipped SAP xApp composite application, SAP xApp Resource and Program Management (SAP xApp RPM) as well as other xApps.
EPAM xApps team consists of experienced developers, architects and business consultants with in-depth knowledge of the SAP software application platform and SAP development environment including SAP NetWeaver platform components such as Enterprise Portal, WebDynPro, XI, MDM, Java tools, and the traditional SAP enterprise applications such as mySAP BI (BW, SEM, portal, KM), mySAP CRM, SAP R/3 (FI, CO, MM, SD, PP, PM, HR).
Powered by SAP NetWeaver integration and application technology platform, SAP xApps packaged composite applications are designed for interoperability with legacy information systems, and other pre-existing enterprise applications. SAP xApps reach across core business processes, support business roles and functions, provide software tools and portal workplaces, incorporate knowledge of best practices including document and process templates, monitor execution against sets of key performance indicators (KPI), and supply useful predefined reports.
For the current and future SAP client and partner companies who are concerned with the challenge of getting value from disconnected silos of multiple business applications, EPAM offers:
- Faster implementation of SAP and SAP Partners xApps software products
- Expert xApps design and expedited development of new custom enterprise cross-applications
- Value of cost-efficient outsourcing services
EPAM President Arkadiy Dobkin says: Enterprise customers now seek more efficient solutions, with lesser costs, and faster enterprise-wide implementations than ever. Bridging the gap between best business practices and traditional software applications requires new and radical solutions. SAP xApps is the most complete and proved implementation of the business process fusion concept, as described by Gartner Research and other leading analysts, and expectedly so, considering substantial SAP experience in almost all areas of enterprise operations. Given our continuous involvement in SAP xApps development efforts, we know and value high potential of SAP xApps products, and plan to position ourselves as an early, visionary and experienced player at this prominent market.
About EPAM Systems
Established in 1993, EPAM Systems is headquartered in Princeton, New Jersey with technology development centers in Moscow, Russia and Minsk, Belarus. EPAM is a leading provider of software development outsourcing services, e-business, enterprise relationship management, and content management solutions. EPAM solves complex business and technology problems using an on-site/onshore/offshore delivery model. EPAM software engineering process is certified to SEI-CMMI maturity level 4, while its quality management system is certified to ISO 9001:2000.
EPAM's customer base includes CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, Reuters, SBLI USA Mutual Life Insurance Company, Colgate-Palmolive, Halliburton, Verizon Communications, Samsung America, Bally of Switzerland, among others. In the technology world, EPAM provides services to firms such as SAP, Hyperion Software, ServiceWare, Logic Library, and others.
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