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Press Release -- December 5th, 2012
Source: NTT Communications

NTT Communications Russia Signs Partnership Agreement With Business Software Solutions Provider First Bit To Deliver 1C:Enterprise Service With Offshore Cloud Platform

MOSCOW, RUSSIA, December 5thNTT Communications Russia, the Russian subsidiary of NTT Communications Corporation – number one Fortune Global 500 telecommunications group – announced it has signed a partnership agreement with First BIT, one of Russia’s major providers of enterprise reporting and Business Intelligence solutions.

Through this partnership, NTT Communications is able to expand its services portfolio into Russia and deliver solutions based on First BIT’s 1C:Enterprise and QlikView Business Discovery platforms, while keeping data in its own secured and reliable offshore cloud infrastructure.

Tetsuo Sano, General Director of NTT Communications Russia, said, “This partnership faces a great future. Synergy of No. 1 Russian ERP Solution and a secure and reliable infrastructure platform will give us the opportunity to deliver comprehensive enterprise solutions to our customers, which in turn will allow them to focus on the core aspects of their business.”

First BIT has a lot of experience delivering solutions with business IT consultation into almost every industry in the Russian & CIS market. Backed by its extensive background in collaboration with global multinational companies, First BIT can provide its customers expertise in implementation of international accounting standards (IFRS, national GAAP). And with more than 50 branches in Russia and CIS and over 4,000 certified employees, First BIT can successfully deliver projects of any scale and complexity with a multilingual project teams.

Sergey Lozhkin, Deputy General Director at First BIT, said, “Partnership with a company of such scale and with the reputation of NTT Communications will open up further opportunities for our business which fits perfectly into our strategy of entering new markets outside of Russia.”

Along with 1C:Enterprise automation solutions, the First BIT portfolio includes development and implementation of Business Intelligence solutions based on QlikView Business Discovery platform, taxation and accounting reporting applications and post-implementation end-user support, giving organizations transparency, control, cost and risk reductions with capability of multi-lingual interfaces – which is a unique feature for the Russian market in enterprise accounting and sales management applications – to support Global MNCs business in Russia.

About NTT Communications Corporation

NTT Communications provides consultancy, architecture, security and cloud services to optimize the information and communications technology (ICT) environments of enterprises. These offerings are backed by the company’s worldwide infrastructure, including leading global tier-1 IP network, Arcstar Universal One™ VPN network reaching over 150 countries, and over 130 secure datacentres. NTT Communications’ solutions leverage the global resources of NTT Group companies including Dimension Data, NTT DOCOMO and NTT DATA.

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About First BIT

First BIT offers enterprise automation solutions for company of any scale – from local SMBs to multinational companies. With more than 15 years of experience, First BIT has successfully delivered over 120,000 projects. The Company is well represented with over 4,000 certified employees across Russia and CIS, with over 50 branches in 30 cities. First BIT’s product portfolio includes more than 40 unique proprietary solutions.

First BIT recently rebranded and changed its name from 1C:BIT following growth and change in direction of the business.

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For media enquiries, please contact: Emma Crowe (Media Enquiries) Marketing Communications Manager – EMEA NTT Communications +44 7581 315 241 NTT Communications Russia LLC Marketing team +7-495-287-4001
First BIT Media Enquiries Mr Ilya Kuznetsov, Head of Sales and Marketing Department +7 495 748-01-13

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