November 5, 2014
EPAM, a provider of product development and software engineering solutions, has acquired Great Fridays Ltd., a product and service design group.
Great Friday is a company that works to integrate product design and business strategy. Some of its clients include Sonos, Pearson, MasterCard and Vodafone. The organization has helped these companies create products and services that generate continuous commercial value, a press release states.
“In today’s world, design and design thinking have become an imperative. Design influences decisions we make, experiences we have, and through that influences business outcomes,” said Arkadiy Dobkin, CEO and president, EPAM. “We are very excited to have Great Fridays join the EPAM team. Our clients eagerly welcomed the combination of digital skills and strong engineering which we created with our acquisition of Empathy Lab two years ago. Great Fridays’ ‘design authority’ approach further expands our capabilities and helps our clients develop their business strategies.”
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.