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EPAM Systems, Inc. (NYSE:EPAM), today announced it has attained a Gold Business Intelligence competency, demonstrating a “best-in-class” ability and commitment to meet Microsoft Corp. customers’ evolving needs in today’s dynamic business environment and distinguishing itself within the top 1 percent of Microsoft’s partner ecosystem.
To earn a Microsoft gold competency, partners must successfully complete exams (resulting in Microsoft Certified Professionals) to prove their level of technology expertise, and then designate these certified professionals uniquely to one Microsoft competency, ensuring a certain level of staffing capacity. They also must submit customer references that demonstrate successful projects (along with implementing a yearly customer satisfaction study), meet a revenue commitment (for most gold competencies), and pass technology and/or sales assessments.
“This milestone demonstrates our expertise and significant investment we have made in our Business Intelligence Competency Center over the past three years. As our customers look to EPAM to provide an enhanced range and depth of capabilities around Microsoft solutions and look for ways to turn information into intelligence and derive business value, this additional level of commitment and investment will truly differentiate EPAM in the market.” said Anatoliy Chudnovskiy, Director of EPAM Business Intelligence Competency Center.
“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.”
Attaining the Microsoft Business Intelligence competency demonstrates partner expertise in designing, developing and implementing business intelligence solutions that allow customers to monitor, analyze and plan business performance based on actionable business insight. Equipped with exclusive training, the latest software, and support on solutions around Microsoft SQL Server 2008, Microsoft Visio 2010 and SharePoint Server 2010, partners help their customers set their organization apart from the competition.
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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, 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 2011 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.