Three Gold SharePoint Competencies Achieved by EPAM Microsoft Competency Center

Press Release:

Newtown, PA – July 10, 2012 – Today, EPAM Systems, Inc. (NYSE:EPAM) announced it has achieved three Gold SharePoint Competencies from Microsoft: Portals and Collaboration, Digital Marketing, and Search.

With these certified skill sets, EPAM Microsoft Competency Center proves its expertise in SharePoint development, demonstrating the team’s ability to deliver robust solutions built around the SharePoint, SharePoint for Internet Sites, and FAST for SharePoint products. To earn the gold competencies, Microsoft partners must evidence that they have a high level of delivering services and ensure that they excel in assigning professional staff. Partners must also provide customer references to demonstrate successful projects, implement a yearly customer satisfaction study, and pass technology/sales assessments.

“Partner certification in SharePoint Competencies has confirmed EPAM’s capability to develop the solutions not only in a purely technical way, but considering the business value of implementing SharePoint,” says Vlad Eydelman, Director, EPAM Microsoft Competency Center.

“Since our team has a great experience in requirements analysis, system architecture, data governance, project planning, portal design, enterprise search and custom development using .NET technology, EPAM is able to create sophisticated end-to-end solutions based on SharePoint, as well as to provide business-led SharePoint consulting expertise.”

“By achieving a gold competency, partners have demonstrated the highest, most consistent capability and commitment to the latest Microsoft technology,” said Jon Roskill, corporate vice president, Worldwide Partner Group at Microsoft Corp. “These partners have a deep expertise that puts them in the top 1 percent of our partner ecosystem, and their proficiency will help customers drive innovative solutions on the latest Microsoft technology.”


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About EPAM Systems

Established in 1993, EPAM Systems, Inc. (NYSE:EPAM) is a leading global software engineering and IT consulting provider with delivery 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, Canada, Belarus, Hungary, Russia, Ukraine, UK, Germany, Kazakhstan, Sweden, Switzerland, and Poland.

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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