LONDON, December 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Misys plc (FTSE: MSY.L),
the global application software and services company, today announces that
Banco Itau has migrated Banespa's customers with Misys Equation in its
Japanese operations. Banco Itau also use Misys' core banking solution,
Midas, for its American and offshore operations.
Following the acquisition of the customers of Banespa (Banco do Estado
de Sao Paulo) Tokyo Branch at the end of 2006, Banco Itau immediately
needed to manage the increase in the volume of deposits and remittances the
additional operations brought in Japan. All Banespa's customer records and
information from the Tokyo operations were transferred across to Misys
Banco Itau's internal technical team was supported by the professional
services staff from Misys and programs were developed on top of Misys
Equation's APIs to apply the customer data online. The solution from Misys
supports double byte names and addresses, so it was possible to transfer
Japanese characters as well.
Mr. Takata, Kazutoshi, General Manager Japan, Banco Itau, comments, "As
with Itau's business, Banespa has also built a strong base of customers in
Japan over the last 30 years, comprising both Brazilians as well as other
Latin American nationals living in the country. Our Japanese-Brazilian
operations have been supported by Misys Equation, from the tellers in the
front office, through the operations centre to the back office processing.
The rapid implementation of the additional customer accounts in Japan will
enable us to be efficient and streamline our whole operations so that we
can serve our customers better both in Brazil and in Japan."
Dermot Briody, Head of Sales Asia, Misys Banking, adds, "Misys Equation
is a perfect solution for this type of sudden increase in customer
transactions and volumes. We have more than 30 years of experience in
helping banks like Banco Itau to improve the services they provide to their
customers and in accelerating the responsiveness to the needs of the
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Itau Holding has a considerable overseas presence through strategically
located facilities in the Americas, Europe and Asia, providing valuable
synergies in trade finance, placing eurobonds, offering sophisticated
financial transactions and in private banking activities through Banco Itau
Europa Luxembourg. At the end of 2006, consolidated investments abroad
totaled US$3.6 billion, including non-financial activities. The Banco Itau
branch in Tokyo has been consolidating its presence within the Brazilian
community in Japan. As part of its ongoing efforts to provide better
services, Banco Itau customers can conduct internet banking transactions 24
hours a day, seven days a week, in addition to using Bankfone Itau Japan,
making it unique among Brazilian banks operating in that country.
Throughout its history, Itau has combined consistent financial
performance with attitudes that encourage ethics and transparency in the
relationship with customers, employees, shareholders and community, in the
search for joint solutions for social and environmental problems. In line
with these values, Itau was the first Brazilian company to join the
AccountAbility, an international organization established in 1995 to
promote innovation and the spread of socially responsible practices. Among
the initiatives of AccountAbility deserves highlight the AA1000, a set of
guidelines relating to ethics and social responsibility subject to external
audit. Itau was one of the first Brazilian companies to adopt the AA1000.
Itau is also recognized internationally. In 2007, the eighth year
running, integrates the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI World).
It is the only Latin American bank that participates in the index since its
creation. Recently, the bank received five AAA+ ratings, the highest
possible, in corporate governance, social responsibility, sustainability,
transparency and ethics from the sustainability rating agency Management &
Excellence. In Brazil, Itau participates in the Corporate Sustainability
Index of Bovespa. It was also the first foreign bank with negotiations on
the New York Stock Exchange to meet the requirements of Sarbanes-Oxley.
For further information please contact
Global Head of Public Relations
Banco Itau's Press Office
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