TEANECK, New Jersey, January 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
Ness Technologies, Inc. a global provider of IT and business services and solutions, announced today that its Software Engineering business unit was selected as a software development partner by Pegasus Solutions, the world's leading provider of technology and services to hotels and travel distributors. The Ness and Pegasus partnership was solidified through agreement on a three-year contract worth $1.5 million.
Ness and Pegasus established an extended software development center (EDC) in Mumbai, India to focus on developing adapters that will facilitate communication between customer applications and Pegasus' core reservations platform RezView® NG.The engagement will include development, integration testing and end-to-end customer certification testing. According to Mark Peacock, Chief Information Officer, Pegasus Solutions, "We're using the Ness EDC as an 'interface factory' - to significantly increase the speed at which we can respond to specific customer needs and requests and interface RezView NG with other hospitality management systems.
"Pegasus is a pioneer in the travel technology industry with a vast portfolio of solutions that include reservation, distribution, financial and representation services. We are excited to partner with them on expanding the capabilities of their core reservations platform," said Joe Lagioia, President, Ness Software Engineering. "We look forward to ongoing collaboration with Pegasus Solutions to help innovate their software products and facilitate the expansion of their business worldwide."
Ness Technologies is a global provider of IT and business services and solutions with specialized expertise in software product engineering; and system integration, application development, consulting and software distribution. Ness delivers its portfolio of solutions and services using a global delivery model combining offshore, near-shore and local teams. With about 7,000 employees, Ness has operations in North America, Europe, Israel and India, has customers in over 20 countries, and partners with numerous software and hardware vendors worldwide. For more information about Ness, visit http://www.ness.com.
About Pegasus Solutions
Pegasus Solutions is the world's leading provider of technology and services to hotels and travel distributors, supplying the award-winning RezView® NG central reservation system, electronic distribution services, advanced agency commission processing and payment services, and hotel marketing representation services. Founded in 1989, Pegasus created and launched the hotel switch, and today its customers include approximately 90,000 properties around the globe as well as a majority of the world's travel agencies. Additionally, Pegasus' powerful representation arm incorporates Utell® Hotels & Resorts and Utell Connect, services that have been chosen by more than 6,000 member hotels in more than 130 countries. Pegasus is the hotel industry's most experienced third-party marketing, sales and reservations specialist. It also powers the niche consumer website http://www.hotelbook.com™, dedicated to promoting independent and boutique hotels throughout the world. The company's widely followed monthly data report The Pegasus View has been awarded a 2011 Stevie Award, and is recognized as the only hospitality report to monitor both actual business and leisure bookings.
Open Hospitality, a Pegasus Solutions company, delivers a full array of strategic online marketing solutions and accommodation booking options. Its award-winning marketing solutions focus exclusively on hotels and hospitality verticals, helping independent hotels, groups and chains raise online visibility, build market share and increase online reservations.
Pegasus has 22 offices in 12 countries, including Dallas, London, New York, Singapore and Scottsdale, Arizona. For more information, please visit http://www.pegs.com, http://www.utell.com or http://www.openhospitality.com.
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