Wipro and Cognosys to Form Travel Technology Alliance

17th Jun 2002

Wipro Technologies
, the global IT services arm of Wipro Ltd. (NYSE: WIT), and Cognosys Software
, a leading Travel Technology player, today announced an alliance to support online strategies for the Travel Industry.

Cognosys will provide its suite of online travel products, while Wipro will provide its business solutions and technology integration expertise.

Wipro & Cognosys will engage in joint solution creation, marketing and sales development activities. This alliance is part of its blueprint to build up a leadership position in the Travel & Transportation Industry IT solutions market. Wipro will be providing Systems Integration services for various eTravel products of Cognosys, which include Internet Booking Engine (eBookEngine), Fare Management Solution (eFareEngine), Real-time flight information solution (eFlightInfo), Corporate Travel Management Solution (eBizTravel).

?gOur alliance with Cognosys is a major step towards achieving our aim of becoming an end-to-end IT solutions provider to the Travel Industry worldwide and we will continue to build capability aggressively to address this segment?h, said, Manoj Punja Vice president, Corporate Vertical, Wipro Technologies.

?gThis alliance is a major initiative to fulfill the need gap of technology providers for end-to-end business solutions for travel industry. While Cognosys brings the travel technology expertise, Wipro adds large systems integration experience and global presence. The combination provides much-needed value to Travel Agency, Airlines and large corporate market?h, added Vaibhav Dayal, Vice President, Business Development, Cognosys Software.


Wipro?fs dedicated Travel & Transportation Industry practice group provides a broad range services and integrated solutions to various categories such as Airlines, Hospitality, Car Rentals, Tour Operators, Travel agents, Tour Management companies, Trucking and Rail roads. In addition to leading-edge technology expertise, Wipro provides consultancy, business re-engineering, as well as managed IT Operations through strategic outsourcing arrangements.

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