FRANKFURT AM MAIN, Germany, Jan. 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Deutsche Bank and SAP AG (NYSE: SAP) today announced that the bank plans to start a multi-year initiative in 2010 to replace individual software solutions in its home market by a new core banking system based on SAP® for Banking solutions. A letter of intent has already been signed by the bank and SAP Deutschland AG & Co.KG. Financials have not been disclosed.
The SAP implementation shall underpin the bank's strategy to push for a high degree of industrialization and standardization of processes. The bank is also looking to achieve greater flexibility in its IT infrastructure, building on standardized, modular SAP software functions within a service-oriented architecture (SOA). Using SAP software, Deutsche Bank aims to boost efficiency and profitability as well as to accelerate time to market in rolling out new products and services to even better serve the bank's clients. The new core banking system shall comprise of partner data, payments, account management and savings applications.
"IT is a business driver and catalyst. It ought to be flexible, cost-efficient and scalable in order to support business growth," said Hermann-Josef Lamberti, Deutsche Bank's Chief Operating Officer. "We are looking forward to shaping the industry and setting new standards to manage processes and services even more consistently and efficiently with a new core banking system. SAP's solution portfolio offers the core banking functionality to improve our effectiveness at all levels."
"The initiative at Deutsche Bank is a significant achievement for SAP, proving our strength in the banking space and our expertise to address their business demands," said Leo Apotheker, CEO, SAP AG. "Leading banks globally are looking to SAP to help them better position themselves in the market using IT that will help them gain a competitive edge."
About Deutsche Bank
Deutsche Bank is a leading global investment bank with a strong and profitable private clients franchise. A leader in Germany and Europe, the bank is continuously growing in North America, Asia and key emerging markets. With 78,530 employees in 72 countries, Deutsche Bank offers unparalleled financial services throughout the world. The bank competes to be the leading global provider of financial solutions for demanding clients creating exceptional value for its shareholders and people. For more information, visit www.db.com
About SAP for the Banking Industry
The SAP® for Banking solution portfolio provides banking-specific (transactional banking, CRM, finance and risk management) and banking-relevant (human resources management, procurement) services and solutions created on a single SOA-enabled business process platform with integrated business insight. Solutions are delivered in areas such as Analytical Banking (Integrated Finance & Risk, Compliance), Transactional Banking for retail and wholesale banks (Loans, Deposits, Payments, Collaterals, Leasing, and Covered Bonds), Business Support (Procurement, Human Capital Management), Customer Relationship Management and Business Intelligence. With more than 800 customers in 73 countries worldwide, SAP for Banking provides an integrated set of tools and automated processes to manage every aspect of the front- and back-office banking environment – from high-volume transactional banking processes and customer relationship management to financial accounting, cost controlling and profitability and risk analysis. SAP for Banking helps companies expertly manage transactions and relationships across the entire enterprise to quickly identify and exploit market opportunities and easily tailor new products to the specific needs of individual customers. Additional information is available at http://www.sap.com/industries/banking.
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