Metrobank of The Philippines Banks on CA For Total OS/390 Enterprise Solution

Largest Financial Conglomerate in the Philippines Standardizes on

Unicenter TNG Framework-Based Solutions to Achieve Service Level Objectives

Jun 04, 1999, 01:00 ET from Computer Associates International, Inc.

    MANILA, Philippines, June 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Computer Associates
 International, Inc. (CA) and The Metropolitan Bank and Trust Company
 (Metrobank), the largest bank in the Philippines, today announced that
 Metrobank has standardized on CA's total enterprise management solutions to
 better support the institution's mission-critical networks and applications on
 the OS/390 platform.
     With more than 500 branches, Metrobank is the flagship company of the
 Metrobank Group, the country's largest financial conglomerate.
     To better support its mainframe-based account services, ATM applications
 and general ledger operations, Metrobank sought to standardize on an
 integrated set of management solutions that would give its management team
 integrated and central control of all resources in its infrastructure.  To
 manage the critical business applications that rely on IBM's OS/390 mainframe
 architecture, Metrobank evolved a number of nonintegrated third-party
 management solutions that could not provide the seamless control and
 scalability that the bank required to meet service level objectives.
     "Metrobank committed itself to aligning the management of its
 mission-critical business applications with a reliable partner that could
 deliver a set of powerful yet homogenous business solutions that will provide
 the bullet-proof reliability, scalability and robustness our customers
 require," said Antonio Abacan Jr., president of Metrobank.  "We found that
 partner in CA."
     CA Chairman and CEO Charles B. Wang emphasized that CA's principal goal is
 to deliver solutions that support business objectives.  "We are delighted to
 be able to respond to Metrobank's specific business challenges with an
 integrated solution that addresses every one of its requirements."
     Metrobank was impressed with CA's integrated suite of enterprise and
 information management solutions based on the Unicenter TNG Framework for
 OS/390, and how these solutions could be put to immediate use in Metrobank's
 operations in Manila and elsewhere in the Philippines.  These solutions will
 enable Metrobank to improve customer service, especially in diagnosing and
 resolving issues, offer prompt resolution to problems, increase network speed
 and efficiency, reduce operating expenses, and provide for proper archive and
 backup controls.
     By replacing many of its third-party point products with CA's total
 enterprise management solution, Metrobank will take advantage of a disciplined
 management infrastructure in which all the bank's resources can be managed
 from a central console on an exception basis.  Metrobank also expects to reap
 a number of secondary benefits, including reduced total cost of ownership and
 simplified software license management.
     The bank engaged CA Global Professional Services (GPS) to assist in
 implementation and training.  The decision to engage GPS allowed the majority
 of the bank's development staff to continue building the emerging business
 applications that will keep Metrobank on the forefront of Filipino financial
     The Metropolitan Bank and Trust Company (Metrobank) is the largest bank in
 the Philippines, and is the flagship company of the Metrobank Group, the
 country's largest financial conglomerate.
     Metrobank is also the largest capitalized bank in the country and offers a
 full range of banking and other financial services. The bank, through its
 expanding branch network, offers banking services throughout the Philippines,
 and is the leading provider of trade finance in the country.
     A universal bank, Metrobank has financial and nonallied subsidiaries and
 affiliates, among them, a commercial bank, a savings bank, two investment
 houses, a leasing company, a credit card company, the Toyota franchise in the
 Philippines, two insurance companies and a joint venture with Thomas Cook
     Metrobank has more than 500 local and international branches and offices
 under its aegis, the most extensive for a Filipino financial conglomerate.
 Outside the Philippines, it has branches and offices in New York, Guam, Hong
 Kong, Beijing, Shanghai, Taipei, Kaoshiung, Taichung, Tokyo, Seoul and London.
 The bank's overseas branch network has enabled it to service the fund
 remittances of Filipino overseas contract workers. For more information, go to
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 mission-critical business computing, provides software, support and
 integration services in more than 100 countries around the world.  CA has more
 than 14,000 employees and had revenue of $5.3 billion in fiscal year 1999.
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