Luxoft Develops Automated Document Processing & Printing System Based on XSL-FO Technology for ZAO "BAYER"

Moscow, Russia – November 20, 2013 – Luxoft, a member of IBS Group and leading provider of software development services & innovative IT solutions to a global client base, announced today the launch of the first version of the automated document processing and printing system for ZAO "Bayer."

A joint team of Luxoft IT experts and ZAO "BAYER" specialists developed and implemented a new system for the automated processing and printing of documents from SAP using XSL-FO technology. Implementation of the new system allowed increasing the efficiency of development / modification of shipping documents templates and ensuring timely delivery of documents to end users. Compatibility with the centralized print server (FollowMe) provided the necessary level of protection of printed documents. The flexible path configurations, types of documents, and conversion templates; embedded in the architecture of the system allows the maintenance of product shipments via the system parameter tools by business users.

"Luxoft employees have extensive experience in implementing similar projects,” said Mikhail Bykov, Managing Director Manufacturing and Enterprise Solutions. "Through the use of existing developments in the form of multi-threaded server systems for document conversion in Java and ample visual client interfaces for C#, Bayer’s product shipment process was automated and the labour intensity of the process was reduced without a compromise of quality."

The implemented project allowed Luxoft team with the active support of business and technical representatives of ZAO "Bayer” to launch printing of the company’s shipping documents on time and with high quality, in accordance with the new requirements to the printing system. The transition to the new printing system was implemented with an optimal level of comfort for end users and with uninterrupted product shipment to the Russian market.

"Luxoft team is a group of highly qualified and competent IT specialists, they know how to solve nonconventional problems and are sensitive to the problems of end users,” said Sergey Eroshov, Head of Information Technology at Bayer CIS. “Thanks to a well-defined project management process, focus on the result, effective and timely solution of challenges, the Luxoft project team performed with exceptional professionalism, providing a high quality of work and with great attention to the specific needs of the Customer."

The system allowed automating business tasks of the staff from ZAO "BAYER" functional departments: 1) printing of shipping documents, 2) rapid transfer of information to ZAO "BAYER" contractors, and 3) completing and printing of certificates that accompany the shipment.

The project implementation enabled interaction with the complex solution FollowMe, which is used to provide access control and management of the printing process. The system was developed in Java and C# using XSL-FO technology.

The system reads the data from a source XML document and forms an output file in the specified format (PDF, XML, XSL, CSV) in accordance with the business process, and the final document is sent to recipients (user, external system, or printer) by the protocol specified by the path (FTP, FTP over HTTP, SMTP (email), or direct printing). The functionality of the system allows you to create a package of accompanying certificates for the shipment of goods from the warehouse based on the processing of data from the source XML and send the generated package (ZIP, PDF) to the recipient specified by the path.

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About ZAO BAYER

For information on ZAO Bayer visit www.bayer.com.ru.

About Luxoft

Luxoft Holding, Inc (NYSE:LXFT US) is a leading provider of software development services and innovative IT solutions to a global client base consisting primarily of large multinational corporations. Luxoft’s software development services consist of core and mission critical custom software development and support, product engineering and testing, and technology consulting. Luxoft’s solutions are based on its proprietary products and platforms that directly impact its clients’ business outcomes and efficiently deliver continuous innovation. The Company develops its solutions and delivers its services from 16 dedicated delivery centers worldwide. It has over 7,500 employees across 21 offices in 13 countries in North America, Western and Eastern Europe, and Asia Pacific. Luxoft is incorporated in Tortola, British Virgin Islands, has an operating headquarters office in Zug, Switzerland and is listed on the New York Stock Exchange.

For more information visit www.luxoft.com