DataArt Launches Official Web-Site for The Auction House of The Russian Federation

March 25, 2010 – New York & St. Petersburg, Russia - DataArt, a high-end software development company with headquarters in New York and R&D centers in Eastern Europe today announced completion of its development work on the official Web site for The Auction House of The Russian Federation (AHRF), www.auction-house.ru.

The Auction House of The Russian Federation (a joint venture between Sberbank of Russian Federation, the largest credit institution in Russia and the CIS, and the Property Fund of St. Petersburg) was established in 2009 to sell a wide range of assets, including residential real estate, bankrupted corporate assets, state corporations assets, fine arts and antiques.

DataArt was engaged in late 2009 to develop a comprehensive Web presence for AHRF, complete with real estate and fine art catalogues, a cross-site search, multilingual support and real time Web- based information publishing system. DataArt developed the site on a LAMP platform, with Open Source products and Drupal CMS version 6.0, which allowed the client to significantly reduce the total cost of ownership (TCO).

“We were extremely pleased with the results of DataArt’s work,” said Andrei Stepanenko, General Director of The Auction House of The Russian Federation. “DataArt came up with an innovative technical solution complete with original design reflecting our ambitions. We’re a young company, yet have a solid business foundation, serious clients and a strong growth potential. We believe the site greatly enhances our already comprehensive client offering, and we plan to win a larger share of local and foreign markets. We also think the site allows our clients to see the solid fundamentals of our work: openness, transparency, and professionalism in the real estate market.”

The site’s key technical advantage is its real time news and offerings updates, functional flexibility and ease of operation for non-technical users, in both Russian and English.

“Working with The Auction House of The Russian Federation made us realize that the local custom software development market is growing exponentially, presenting a great potential for both, IT services customers and suppliers,” said Dennis Afanassiev, Senior VP of Engineering at DataArt. The Auction House of The Russian Federation can be found at www.auction-house.ru.

About DataArt

DataArt (www.dataart.com) is a high-end software outsourcing company with industry-specific expertise in financial technology, online travel, telecom and media sectors. The company specializes in enterprise application development, system integration and business automation tools. In 2006-2009, DataArt has been named one of the world's top emerging outsourcing providers by BusinessWeek, Global Services 100 and IAOP. Headquartered in New York City, DataArt runs four R&D centers in Russia and the Ukraine, and maintains offices in London, UK.

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