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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

CWG bags award for deploying Finacle banking software

The Computer Warehouse Group (CWG) has been recognized for propelling the Finacle banking software in the country through one of its subsidiary, ExpertEdge System & Software at the 2011 Titans of Tech annual awards.

According to the Head, Marketing Communications at CWG, Mr. Chidi Okpala, the organizers of the event, Technology Africa, took an in-depth look at software development and deployment not just in Nigeria, but across board.

The Finacle banking application is developed by Infosys Technologies but deployed and supported to banking institutions across Nigeria by CWG.

He noted that the Finacle banking software is a comprehensive, integrated yet modular business solution that effectively addresses the strategic and day-to-day challenges faced by banks.

He explained that the solution has been discovered to be equipped with a certain form of flexibility to innovate and adapt to a dynamic business environment as experienced by most of our banks today.

With an integrated Customer Relationship Management (CRM) module, he said, banks could now offer a rich and differentiated value proposition to customers thereby surmounting challenges associated with managing change, competition, compliance and customer demands.

ExpertEdge Software, a subsidiary of CWG has with the support of Infosys Technologies, effectively and successfully deployed to 13 banks out of the 24 banks currently in the Nigeria.

He listed some of these banks using Finacle as of today to include First Bank, United Bank of Africa (UBA), Fidelity Bank, UT Bank Ghana, Stanbic IBTC, Oceanic International Bank and a number of other banks.

CWG, he said, has developed, grown and trained professionals that support these banks in Nigeria and in other African countries where these banks have got physical presence.

“Very recently too, Wema Bank signed on to the Finacle banking software increasing the number of institutions currently using this software,” he said, stressing that this award on ExpertEdge and by extension CWG, confirms the acceptance of this solution in the market which has met both customer and industry specifications and needs.

Business Development Manager, ExpertEdge, Mr. Nasiru Izegwire, said they were excited that Technology Africa recognized ExpertEdge Software as a leader in the provision of world class solutions and services to the financial services industry in Nigeria and a number of other countries in sub Saharan Africa.

‘We are humbled by the support and acceptance that has come with the Finacle banking application which we have deployed and supported across banking institutions for close to a decade now,” he said.

Izegwire, who received the award on behalf of the divisional Managing Director, Mr. James Agada, said “we look forward to continuing to expand the depth of Finacle solutions in order to assist clients successfully in navigating through the challenges and opportunities that come with economic changes, mergers and bank consolidations prevalent of current times.”

Beyond providing the banking solution to the African Market, Infosys technologies, a global leader in the “next generation” of IT and consulting, defines designs and delivers technology-enabled business solutions for Global 2000 companies. Infosys also provides a complete range of services by leveraging domain and business expertise and strategic alliances with leading technology providers like Computer Warehouse Group which has positioned itself as a preferred and reliable partner to Infosys in Sub Saharan Africa. This award on CWG is coming at a time when banks in Africa are undergoing acquisitions and consolidations which Finacle, driven locally by CWG is well positioned to handle its new challenges.

CWG has an African footprint with offices in Nigeria, Ghana (CWG Ghana) and Uganda (CWG Uganda), with strategic plans on the way to expand across major cities in sub Saharan Africa. CWG takes pride in building strategic long-term partner and client relationships that add greater value to all parties.

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1 comment:

albina N muro said...

integrated Customer Relationship Management (CRM) module, he said, banks could now offer a rich and differentiated value proposition to customers thereby surmounting challenges associated with managing change, GetSomeDosh

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