IBS Group Completes the First Stage of Implementing an Automated Human Resource Management System at Gazprom PR Newswire RAMSEY, Isle of Man, January 21, 2013 RAMSEY, Isle of Man, January 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Please refer to relevant legal information at the end of the document IBS Group, a leading software development and ITservices provider in Central and Eastern Europe, announces that IBS IT Services, a member of IBS Group, has successfully completed the first stage of implementing an automated human resource management system at Gazprom: the system's module "Accounting and Payroll" has been commissioned. The project was launched in 2009, after IBS IT Services had been chosen as the General Contractor for HR management automation at Gazprom. The final product of the project, which is scheduled for completion in April 2013, should be one of the industry's largest HR databases (covering over 100,000employees). Before the project began, Gazprom Group had no single HR database, which prevented staff benchmarking across the Group. As a result, corporate analysis, planning and controlling personnel costs, or projecting the need for employees with certain qualifications had to be done with high margins of error and much effort. To address these issues, the IBS team focused on faster information processing, reduced effort for Gazprom's HR management and reporting processes, and implementation of an effective competence-based management system to provide transparency and enhance the effectiveness of HR management, and delivering an integration solution to be aligned with reporting systems across Gazprom's subsidiaries. Currently, the new HR system services over 400users in the Gazprom Administration and more than 700users in its subsidiaries. When completed, the system will be used by all the employees of the Administration (2,000users) and 4,095employees working at HR departments of Gazprom's subsidiaries. About IBS Group Holding Limited IBS Group is a leading software development and IT services provider in Central and Eastern Europe. Through its two principal subsidiaries, Luxoft and IBS IT Services, it offers a wide variety of information technology services, such as software development and IT services outsourcing, IT infrastructure and business applications implementation. IBS Group has business operations in Russia, Ukraine, Romania, Poland, Germany, Switzerland, the UK, the USA, Vietnam and Singapore. IBS Group employs more than 8,300 people worldwide. In the year ended March 31, 2012, the Group reported US GAAP consolidated revenues of USD816.3 million. IBS Group's Global Depositary Receipts are listed on the Regulated Market (General Standard) at the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (Bloomberg: IBSG:GR; Reuters: IBSGq.F) About Gazprom Gazprom isaglobal energy company. Its major business lines are geological exploration, production, transportation, storage, processing and sales ofgas, gas condensateand oil, aswell asgeneration and marketing ofheat and electric power. Gazprom holds the world's largest natural gas reserves. The Company's share inthe global and Russian gas reserves makes up18and 70per cent respectively. Gazprom accounts for 15and 78per cent ofthe global and Russian gas output accordingly. Atpresent, the Company actively implements large-scale projects aimed atexploiting gas resources ofthe Yamal Peninsula, Arctic Shelf, Eastern Siberia and the Far East, aswell as hydrocarbons exploration and production projects abroad. The Company owns the world's largest gas transmission network-the Unified Gas Supply System ofRussia with the total length ofover 161 thousand kilometers. Gazprom sells more than half ofoverall produced gas toRussian consumers and exports gas tomore than 30countries within and beyond the former Soviet Union. Gazprom isthe only producer and exporter ofliquefied natural gas inRussia. The Company's share inthe global LNG output stands at5per cent. The Company isamong Russia's five largest oil producers and itisthe largest owner ofpower generating assets inthe country. These assets account for 17per cent ofthe total installed capacity ofthe national energy system. Disclaimer The information contained in this press release is not for publication, distribution or release, directly or indirectly, in any jurisdiction where such publication, disclosure or release would be unlawful. This press release does not constitute an offer for the sale of securities in the United States of America, Canada, Australia, Japan or any other jurisdiction in which an offer would be subject to legal restrictions. For more information about IBS Group please visit http://www.ibsgr.com Contact: Investor Relations: Andrei Novikov, IR Director, tel: +7(495)967-8000 (ext.3095), email@example.com; Media Relations: Ekaterina Beskhizhko, PR Manager, tel: +7(495)967-8080 (ext.2363), firstname.lastname@example.org
IBS Group Completes the First Stage of Implementing an Automated Human Resource Management System at Gazprom
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