PRINCETON, N.J., Feb. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Akshay Software International, Inc., a SWIFTReady Services Provider, SWIFT Service Bureau, and SWIFT Value Added Reseller today announced the launch of SWIFT 7.0 migration services to customers in North America, the Caribbean, and Asia.
SWIFT released Version 7.0 of its software on January 1, 2011. SWIFT 7.0 is a major and mandatory upgrade that offers SWIFT users significant opportunities to enhance functionality, increase resilience, and simplify operations.
"Akshay's taken the position that we want to be the leading SWIFTReady Services Provider for this migration," said C.V. Anant, President of Akshay. "Akshay participated in the first ever SWIFT 7.0 training as far back as May 20, 2010, and we have worked with a pilot version of the software since SWIFT made it available to us in September 2010. Most importantly, SWIFT is conducting intensive, in-depth two-week training programs for experts previously certified on 6.0, and we are sending six people to these trainings; we believe the typical partner will send only two."
Though most SWIFT users will be moving from 6.0 to 7.0, SWIFT has released 6.2 and 6.3, intermediate versions that contain a significant amount of the functionality that will be new to clients moving from 6.0 to 7.0. "What puts Akshay in a strong position is that we have a considerable amount of experience working with clients on versions 6.2 and 6.3, both as new installations as well as migrations or upgrades from 6.0. Akshay already has live experience with many of the features that will be new to most clients moving to 7.0.," added C.V. Anant of Akshay.
"Akshay will be flying India-based SWIFT experts to the US for training in the SWIFT operating centers," said Mr. R.N. Swamy, Head of Akshay's Indian operations. "Training these experts adds value in many ways: it improves Akshay's ability to support clients in Asia, it enhances Akshay's 24x7 global support capability, and it tightens the synergy between our US and Indian operations."
Akshay's US presence, incorporated in 1993, focuses on delivering consulting and professional services to all major communities of SWIFT users: Banks, Broker/Dealers, Corporates, Custodians, Investment managers, and Securities Market Infrastructures. As a SWIFTReady Services Provider, SWIFT Service Bureau, and SWIFT Value Added Reseller, Akshay is positioned to deliver the full range of SWIFT products, services and solutions, including their implementation, maintenance, support and training. Through proven performance, Akshay has earned a reputation for delivering and providing to its clients high quality value-added SWIFT services on complex and innovative projects, often being among the first in the world to install and/or operate a certain or particular SWIFT component. Akshay was founded in India in 1987. Akshay is headquartered in Mumbai (India), has offices in Dubai (UAE) and Princeton, NJ (USA) and is affiliated with representatives in New York, Los Angeles, and Miami/Caribbean regions.
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