WARSAW, Poland, Feb. 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Continuing its efforts to fundamentally transform the way customers in Poland interact with their bank, Alior Bank announced it will deploy three new IBM (NYSE: IBM) MobileFirst for iOS apps. Alior will also purchase and distribute to its workforce more than 1300 new Apple devices, including iPhones, iPads and MacBooks.
Alior Bank will be the first bank in the world to take advantage of these three new IBM MobileFirst for iOS apps. These apps will allow advisors to create, access and manage client portfolios from Apple devices, gaining insight from analytics with a simple, engaging user experience. Significantly, all of these features will be available to the advisor wherever they meet with clients, not just at the branch office.
"We have been impressed by the incredibly fast and effective way Apple and IBM have teamed with Alior to design and build the apps which boost the productivity of our private banking advisors," said Andrzej Roslaniec, Head of Private Banking, Alior Bank. "They understood our business and easily turned ideas into working solutions -- making the decision to expand our collaboration an easy one."
Using the IBM MobileFirst for iOS apps on new Apple devices, Alior's banking professionals will be able to provide customers with a dynamic and more personalized banking experience that taps into the power of analytics and is secure, easy, fast and available 24 hours a day. The apps will also help bank managers better coordinate their sales force territory reports to stay up to date with what happens in the field.
The three new apps the Bank plans to deploy will:
- Deliver outstanding experience, interaction and speed to new clients signing up for Alior's banking services.
- Help advisors prepare for the day and run through their schedule of client meetings.
- Support branch managers and sales managers to empower the sales force and provide additional help wherever they are meeting with clients.
Today's news builds on the announcement last fall that Alior selected the IBM MobileFirst for iOS Trusted Advice app, which its private banking advisors are now using to access and manage client portfolios from iPad.
"MobileFirst for iOS apps give to our employees and customers the service they desire, immediately and in context, simultaneously optimizing banking processes and making them more cost effective," said Tomasz Motyl, Chief Innovation Officer, Alior Bank. "We believe that the introduction of MobileFirst for iOS apps will revolutionize the in-branch experience."
Built exclusively for iPhone and iPad, IBM MobileFirst for iOS apps are delivered in a secure environment, embedded with analytics and linked to core enterprise processes that leverage next-gen iOS technologies. The apps can be customized for any organization and easily deployed, managed and upgraded via cloud services from IBM specifically for iOS devices.
About Alior Bank:
Alior Bank is a universal bank, which addresses its services to both individual and business customers. Thanks to innovative offer and high standards of customer service, Alior Bank systematically strengthens its market position. Alior Bank provides its customers with innovative banking products and services previously unavailable on the Polish market. In December 2012, the bank made its IPO at the Warsaw Stock Exchange (WSE) and since March 2014, Alior Bank shares are included in the WIG20 index, which comprises the largest companies listed on the WSE. As at 30 September 2015, the number of customers served by the bank increased to nearly 3 million (+20% YoY). The net profit of the Bank's group earned for the first three quarters of 2015 amounted to PLN 270 million (+22% YoY). In recognition of its effective business strategy, outstanding on the European retail banking market, Alior Bank was titled "Best European Retail Bank 2015"by Retail Banker International.
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For more information on Alior Bank, please visit https://www.aliorbank.pl .
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