Enables standardisation of processes through new generation universal banking solution
London/Bangalore August 8, 2006 Infosys Technologies (NASDAQ:INFY) today announced that Zurich Financial Services, one of the leading financial services organisations in Europe, is implementing Finacle Universal Banking Solution. The Zurich Banking Business Unit is replacing its existing legacy systems with Finacle core banking and CRM solutions and standardising its processes and systems across its three banking brands – Zurich Bank, Dunbar Bank and Zurich Bank International.
Zurich Banking is the latest in a series of client wins that Infosys has announced recently. In the last 12 months seven banks across EMEA have chosen to replace their legacy platforms with Finacle to remove complexities and reduce costs.
Finacle will provide Zurich Banking with a powerful new generation technology platform to enable it to expand its business further by attracting new customers and maximising cross-selling and up-selling opportunities with existing clients. Through the platform’s multi-entity, multi-currency capabilities and the ability to define and track SLAs, the new platform is expected to deliver significantly improved customer service across all three banks. Zurich Banking will also be able to reduce costs considerably through improved process efficiency, reduced duplication and straight-through-processing as well as faster time to market for new products.
Andy Deller, CEO Dunbar Bank, said, “We have chosen Finacle because we believe that it offers a new generation platform and the lowest risk to us in this strategic initiative. We are delighted to partner with Infosys and look forward to growing our customer base and enhance our productivity leveraging Finacle. ”
Merwin Fernandes, Vice President and Business Head– Finacle, Infosys Technologies said, “As we continue to rapidly increase our customer base across the world, and specifically in Europe, the choice of Finacle by Zurich Banking is a testimony to the unique value proposition delivered by Infosys and Finacle; a value proposition that enables banks to seize new opportunities while minimising their risks. Zurich Financial Services is a premier name in the European Financial Services industry and we are proud their banks have chosen to replace their legacy core application with the new-generation, flexible, scalable and service oriented Finacle Universal Banking Solution.”
About Finacle Universal Banking Solution
Finacle, the universal banking solution from Infosys, empowers banks to transform their business leveraging technology. The solution addresses the core banking, e-banking, treasury, wealth management, CRM, and cash management requirements of retail, corporate and universal banks worldwide. Finacle has been architected out of years of experience with global banks and offers several powerful and differentiating features making it one of the most comprehensive, flexible and scalable solutions in its class. www.edgeverve.com/finacle
About Infosys Technologies
Infosys Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ: INFY) defines, designs and delivers IT enabled business solutions. These provide our customers strategic differentiation and operational superiority, thereby increasing business competitiveness. Each solution is delivered with a high degree of time and cost predictability that ensures peace of mind. With Infosys, you get a transparent business partner, business-IT alignment with flexibility, world-class processes, speed of execution and the power to stretch your IT budget by leveraging the Global Delivery Model that the company pioneered. For more information, visit www.infosys.com
About Zurich Financial Services
Zurich Financial Services Group (ZFS) is an insurance-based financial services provider with a global network of subsidiaries and offices in North America and Europe as well as in Asia Pacific, Latin America and other markets. Founded in 1872, the Group is headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland. It employs approximately 55,000 people serving customers in more than 120 countries.
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