Cognizant adds SAP application development to Schwans

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BANGALORE: Nasdaq listed Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation has

extended its relationship with $3 billion Schwans Sales Enterprises Inc., by

adding SAP application development to the eBusiness and large scale application

management responsibilities it already has at Schwans. An official press release

issued today, stated, "Cognizant’s investment in ERP and CRM capabilities

is gaining traction among users of SAP, JD Edwards, PeopleSoft, Siebel and other

large systems."

"We have expanded Cognizant’s responsibilities as they continue to

deliver high quality value-added service," said Schwans' director of

Systems Development, Allen McGillvrey. "Cognizant is unique among offshore

firms because they can ramp up fast, are highly responsive and bring depth of

knowledge to our relationship including eBusiness, ERP and large systems

capabilities. They deliver expertise and best practices to every single aspect

of our application infrastructure," he said.

"Cognizant continues to benefit from the trend of the Global 2000

companies to use offshore outsourcing for their large scale and strategic IT

deployments," said Kumar Mahadeva, chairman and CEO of Cognizant. "We

are increasing the number of services that we can provide to each client by

adding new capabilities, including SAP, CRM and other ERP. Because companies

continue to focus on reducing costs while maximizing IT effectiveness they are

asking us to provide additional services and we are increasing our share of the

IT spending at many customers," he added.