Electronic Data Systems, also known as EDS, provides information technology and business process outsourcing services to clients in the manufacturing, financial services, health care, communications, energy, transportation, consumer and retail industries, and to governments worldwide. The company was founded by Ross Perot in 1962. Its outsourced services include payments and securities processing, applications development and network, customer relationship management, and help desk services. EDS Eligibility Solution is an integrated, fully automated eligibility and benefit administration system that includes functionality to support all federally funded benefit programs, such as Food Stamps, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, and Medicaid. The company s flight planning services covers various aspects of flight planning for airline operations. Headquartered in Plano, Texas, Electronic Data Systems Corporation maintains a location in Williston, Vt.