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Power Machines Group to Use SAP's Advanced Solution For Complex Distributed Project Management

EPAM Systems took part in the development of an innovative SAP NetWeaver based project portal, and an SAP cProjects based distributed planning and document management system for Power Machines Group

Moscow, St. Petersburg — November 30, 2004 — EPAM Systems, SAP's partner in the CIS and USA, in close collaboration with SAP's teams from CIS, Baltic States, and Czech Republic have implemented a system for collaborative work and distributed project management based on SAP Enterprise Portal and SAP cProjects Suite at OJSC Power Machines.

The solution is designed to support complex projects, such as electric power station construction and furnishing, including installations in Russia as well as abroad.

The implemented system is based on the advanced enterprise application platform SAP NetWeaver™ and leverages one of the newest SAP components - SAP cProjects Suite - the system for collaborative planning and document management (SAP cProjects and cFolders). The solution complies with SAP's concepts and architecture requirements for product lifecycle management systems (mySAP PLM - Product Lifecycle Management) and management systems for general contract works on industrial objects (included into SAP for EC&O - Engineering, Construction and Operations).

Mr. Sergey Malakhov, Head of Information Systems Center for OJSC Power Machines, noted that "being SAP's partner since 1997, EPAM has most experience in SAP solutions in Eastern Europe, which has served as the decisive argument. EPAM's specialists not only met all the requirements, but also contributed constructive and creative elements to non-standard solutions".

Vladislav Shershulsky, Business Development Director, EPAM Systems in Moscow, stressed, that "...the consolidated team of Power Machines Group, SAP, and EPAM Systems demonstrated an excellent performance and real understanding of the problems to be solved in delivering the solution. We are especially pleased to see that EPAM's experience in such leading edge technologies as SAP NetWeaver platform, SAP Enterprise Portal, and SAP cProjects accumulated by our engineers during previous assignments from SAP and other major clients across the world, has proved to be in demand now in Russia as well".

About EPAM Systems

EPAM Systems is a leading provider of software development outsourcing services, e-business, enterprise relationship management, and knowledge and content management solutions. Established in 1993 in Princeton, New Jersey, EPAM Systems has technology development centers in Moscow, Russia, Minsk, Belarus, and Budapest, Hungary. EPAM solves complex business and technology problems using a delivery model that combines onsite presence (in US and EU) with Eastern European offshore and nearshore services, and was the first technology firm in Europe to achieve CMMI Level 4 certification.

EPAM's customer base includes Reuters, Samsung America, Colgate-Palmolive, CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, London Stock Exchange, Encorus, Mandalay Resort Group, Halliburton, British Telecom among others. In the technology world, EPAM provides services to firms such as SAP, Hyperion, BEA Systems, Microsoft, SUN Microsystems, Xelus and others.


About Power Machines Group

Power Machines Group is the Russia's leading manufacturer and supplier of equipment for hydro, steam, gas and nuclear power plants, equipment for transmission and distribution of electric power, transport and railway equipment. Power Machines Group unites: Leningradsky Metallichesky Zavod (LMZ), Electrosila, Scientific and Development Association on Research and Design of Power Equipment named after I.I. Polzunov (NPO CKTI), Kaluga Turbine Works (KTZ), Turbine Blades' Plant (ZTL), Energomachexport (EME).

Equipment manufactured by Power Machines Enterprises has been installed in 87 countries worldwide. The company's shares are traded at the Russian stock exchange RTS.


About SAP

SAP is the world's leading provider of business software solutions. Today, more than 24,450 customers in over 120 countries run more than 84,000 installations of SAP® software-from distinct solutions addressing the needs of small and midsize businesses to enterprise-scale suite solutions for global organizations. Powered by the SAP NetWeaver™ platform to drive innovation and enable business change, mySAP™ Business Suite solutions are helping enterprises around the world improve customer relationships, enhance partner collaboration and create efficiencies across their supply chains and business operations. SAP industry solutions support the unique business processes of more than 27 industry segments, including high tech, retail, public sector and financial services. With subsidiaries in more than 50 countries, the company is listed on several exchanges, including the Frankfurt stock exchange and NYSE under the symbol "SAP."

The first Russian subsidiary of SAP AG was opened in Moscow in 1992. Since that representative offices have been opened in S.Petersburg, Alma-Ata and Kyiv with the total staff of over 400 employees. Over 201 SAP product installations have been implemented in the CIS and Baltic States. In general, over 30,000 people work with SAP solutions in this region.

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