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Wednesday, September 29, 2004 4:59PM IST (11:29AM GMT)
 
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Cognizant's Manufacturing and Logistics Practice Gains Traction with Ford in Japan
Cognizant's Domain and Technology Experts Combine Experience to Provide Logistics Solutions to Ford
 
N.J., Teaneck, United States

Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation (Nasdaq: CTSH) a leading provider of IT services, today announced that it has developed a unique port management system for Ford to support vehicle tracking, vehicle prioritization for the pre-delivery inspection operations and efficient cost management for Ford's Japan operations.

Cognizant's solution reflects the unique business processes that Ford uses for each of its different brands. Cognizant already had the basic business process framework which allowed the solution to be built in a relatively quick time frame while at the same time provided Ford the flexibility to build the special functionality which would not have been possible through off-the shelf IT packages. Cognizant's pre-built solution frameworks encapsulate knowledge in the logistics field, which drives faster and lower cost implementation and allows for better standardization of processes and systems globally.

For clients, Cognizant brings a deep understanding of their particular industry, processes and complex IT systems. Cognizant uses a combination of technology and domain expertise, which provides complex problem-solving capabilities.

"Our Manufacturing and Logistics practice has a full range of business process frameworks which helps us deliver solutions to customers quickly and cost effectively," said Venkateswaran Mahesh, VP of the Manufacturing and Logistics Practice for Cognizant. "For the Ford solution, Cognizant's domain and technology experts combined their collective experience in automotive logistics, fleet management and transportation processes to develop an optimized solution quickly."

About Cognizant Technology Solutions

Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation (Nasdaq: CTSH) is a leading provider of IT services. Focused on delivering strategic information technology solutions that address the complex business needs of its clients, Cognizant provides applications management, development, integration, and re-engineering, infrastructure management, business process outsourcing, and a number of related services such as enterprise consulting, technology architecture, program management and change management through its onsite/offshore outsourcing model.

Cognizant's more than 12,000 employees are committed to partnerships that sustain long-term, proven value for customers by delivering high-quality, cost-effective solutions through its development centers in India, and onsite client teams. Cognizant maintains P-CMM and SEI-CMM Level 5 assessments from an independent third-party assessor and was recently ranked #1 in Forbes' Hot Shots 200 Up & Comers and ranked as the top information technology company in BusinessWeek's Hot Growth Companies. Further information about Cognizant can be found at http://www.cognizant.com.

This press release includes statements which may constitute forward-looking statements made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, the accuracy of which are necessarily subject to risks, uncertainties and assumptions as to future events that may not prove to be accurate. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied include general economic conditions and the factors discussed in our most recent Form 10-K and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Cognizant undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

 
 
 
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