Newtown, PA – July 20, 2012 – EPAM Systems, Inc. (NYSE: EPAM), a global software engineering and IT Outsourcing (ITO) provider with development centers across Central and Eastern Europe (CEE), today announced its membership in the OpenTravel Alliance. OpenTravel is a non-profit organization committed to simplifying communication between disparate systems in the global Travel industry by developing standard electronic messaging structures.
EPAM Travel Competency Center will collaborate with OpenTravel’s leadership and members to evolve the current specification framework with contributions in the area of Loyalty and Rewards. EPAM’s background in delivering complex solutions for the leading corporations in Travel and Hospitality has positioned EPAM as a trusted development and integration partner to this industry.
“By joining the OpenTravel Alliance, we hope to contribute our own expertise in the industry and in doing so help our customers achieve more streamlined data exchange with their suppliers and partners,” said Elaina Shekhter, Head of EPAM’s Travel Competency Center. “Given the fast pace of change in the industry and the need for even greater systems interoperability, open standards are now more critical than ever before.”
“We welcome EPAM to the OpenTravel as a new member, and look forward to their contribution as a partner with deep technical and domain experience,” said Valyn Perini, CEO, OpenTravel Alliance. “EPAM’s Loyalty and Rewards expertise is a very welcome input to OpenTravel's specification development initiative.”
About OpenTravel Alliance
OpenTravel's mission is to engineer specifications that make data transmission flow smoothly throughout travel, tourism and hospitality. OpenTravel creates, expands and drives adoption of open universal data specifications, including but not limited to the use of XML, for the electronic exchange of business information among all sectors of the travel industry. With a diversified membership representing influential names in all sectors of the travel industry, OpenTravel is comprised of representatives from airlines, car rental firms, hotels, cruise lines, leisure suppliers, service providers, tour operators, travel agencies, and trade associations. Thousands of OpenTravel message structures are in use, carrying tens of millions of messages between trading partners every day.
About EPAM Systems
Established in 1993, EPAM Systems, Inc. (NYSE:EPAM) is a global software engineering and IT consulting provider with software development centers throughout Central and Eastern Europe. Headquartered in the United States, EPAM employs over 7,300 IT professionals and provides services to clients worldwide using a global delivery model through its client facing and delivery operations in the United States, Belarus, Hungary, Russia, Ukraine, UK, Germany, Kazakhstan, Sweden, Switzerland, Poland, and Canada.
EPAM's core competencies include complex software product engineering for leading global software and technology vendors, as well as development, testing, maintenance, and support of mission critical business applications and vertically oriented IT consulting services for Forbes Global 2000 corporations.
EPAM is recognized among the top companies in IAOP's "The 2012 Global Outsourcing 100", featuring EPAM in a variety of sub-lists, including “Leaders – Technology (Hardware & Software)” and “Leaders – Entertainment & Media”. The company is also ranked among the best global service providers on "The 2011 Global Services 100" by Global Services Magazine and NeoAdvisory, which includes EPAM in the list of the world's "Top Outsourced Product Engineering Vendors" for the 3rd year running.
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