Ness Technologies Wins $1.1 Million SAP ERP Implementation Contract with Israel Direct Insurance

Oct 21, 2010, 05:00 ET from Ness Technologies Inc

HACKENSACK, New Jersey, October 21, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Ness Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: NSTC and TASE: NSTC), a global provider of IT services and solutions, announced today that it has been awarded an approximately NIS 4 million, or approximately $1.1 million contract from Israel Direct Insurance (IDI) to implement a company-wide, SAP-based, enterprise resource planning (ERP) system.

The new ERP system will comprise financial, logistics and human resources (HR) modules. The system will encompass a variety of activities including accounting, procurement, fixed asset management, budget and control, treasury, cash flow management, pricing and others.

"The new ERP system is a quantum leap in our enterprise IT systems and will help us to further streamline and improve IDI's processes," said Raviv Zoller, IDI's CEO. "Increased efficiency and rapid decision-making are key to better profitability in the competitive insurance market, and the new system will enable us to continue to navigate the market effectively in the coming years. Following a competitive bidding process, we selected Ness Technologies for the implementation of the ERP system. Ness has a well-deserved reputation for excellence in mission-critical, enterprise-wide system implementations, and we are very comfortable putting our trust in Ness for this important engagement."

"This contract is another step in the ongoing successful expansion of our ERP presence in the insurance and banking industries, and further strengthens our position as leading provider of IT services to financial institutions," said Effi Kotek, President of Ness Israel. "Our vast experience in SAP systems and the financial sector, and the deep knowledge of our experts, will enable us to provide the highest level of implementation services to IDI."

"The signing of the agreement with IDI is another link in SAP's chain of successes over the last year," said Miki Migdal, managing director of SAP Israel. "IDI joins 3,000 customers, including 200 large organizations, that chose to adopt SAP's solutions. As Israel's largest provider of business software, SAP provides its customers, including customers from the financial and insurance industries, with advanced software solutions as well as consulting, support and professional guidance that are the result of many years of experience. The engagement will provide IDI with a solution to its needs, and will help, at the bottom line, to achieve the organization's business objectives."

About Ness Technologies

Ness Technologies (NASDAQ: NSTC and TASE: NSTC) 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 7,800 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

About Israel Direct Insurance

Established in 1994, Israel Direct Insurance (IDI) is Israel's pioneer of direct insurance and the largest company of its kind in the country. IDI offers a broad range of insurance-related services, including motor and homeowner's insurance policies, life insurance, healthcare insurance, mortgage insurance, business insurance, and other products.

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