Scottish Amicable selects Xenos software

Apr 25, 2001, 01:00 ET from Xenos Group Inc.

    TORONTO, April 25 /PRNewswire/ - Xenos (TSE: XNS), the data to e-content
 company, is providing software to Scottish Amicable, part of Prudential plc,
 one of the largest worldwide financial services groups, to help the insurer
 bring new products to market faster and more cost effectively.
     Xenos' data to e-content transformation software, the Xenos d2e
 Platform(TM), is being used by more than 200 developers at Scottish Amicable
 to reduce the output times for the proofing of around 300 documents per week,
 which include product quotations for Independent Financial Advisers (IFAs),
 and pensions and mortgages statements.
     Scottish Amicable, selected Xenos' software to repurpose document proofs,
 normally output via high volume Xerox printers, into Adobe PDF format for
 viewing and checking on desktop PCs. Using the Xenos solution, Scottish
 Amicable has improved efficiency in developing quotations and statements for
 IFAs and customers.
     Scottish Amicable evaluated software from four vendors before selecting
 the Xenos solution. "The main reasons for choosing the Xenos d2e Platform were
 the accuracy of the PDF conversion, and the potential for document publishing
 on the Web," said Heather Logan, Customer Service Director at Scottish
 Amicable. "Having installed Xenos' solution for proofing, we now plan to use
 it to generate PDF files for output distribution. Some of the features such as
 bookmark navigation, embedded urls, logos, and so on, will be of benefit here.
 The Xenos d2e Platform has definitely proved to be the best choice for us."
     The Xenos d2e Platform's component-based architecture allows 'bricks and
 mortar' organizations, such as Scottish Amicable, to select exactly the
 software they need to transform data from disparate sources into Web-ready
 formats, including XML, HTML, WML, and PDF. In this application, Scottish
 Amicable selected the META2PDF component of the Xenos solution, plus Xenos'
 Intelligent Document Control (IDC), which provides documents and data to e-
 content based upon business rules, all in a single pass of the input.
     "In the digital economy, large financial services organizations such as
 Scottish Amicable face the challenge of bringing products to market ahead of
 their competitors," said Glen Manchester, President and CEO of Xenos. "Our
 software helps these companies transform their mission critical documents
 quickly and easily for Web presentment as part of their e-business
 strategies."
 
     About Xenos
     Xenos is a world leader in developing software that enables 'bricks and
 mortar' companies to rapidly produce online bills and statements without the
 need to redevelop their systems. Our software transforms legacy data and
 printstreams into e-business applications, allowing organizations to benefit
 from fast time to market and maximum return on investment. Xenos' robust and
 proven solutions are deployed at over 100 blue-chip companies, including
 American Express, Bank One and Wells Fargo. Xenos has partnerships with
 leading e-business software companies, including IBM, iPlanet E-Commerce
 Solutions, and ZixIt Corp. Headquartered in Toronto, Canada, Xenos is a public
 company listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSE: XNS) and has global sales,
 professional services, product development, customer support and marketing
 operations. For further information, visit www.xenos.com
 
     About Scottish Amicable
     Scottish Amicable, part of Prudential plc, has over 170 years of
 experience in managing money, and currently looks after the savings,
 investment, protection and pension needs of around 2 million people. For
 further information, visit www.scottishamicable.co.uk
 
 
 

SOURCE Xenos Group Inc.
    TORONTO, April 25 /PRNewswire/ - Xenos (TSE: XNS), the data to e-content
 company, is providing software to Scottish Amicable, part of Prudential plc,
 one of the largest worldwide financial services groups, to help the insurer
 bring new products to market faster and more cost effectively.
     Xenos' data to e-content transformation software, the Xenos d2e
 Platform(TM), is being used by more than 200 developers at Scottish Amicable
 to reduce the output times for the proofing of around 300 documents per week,
 which include product quotations for Independent Financial Advisers (IFAs),
 and pensions and mortgages statements.
     Scottish Amicable, selected Xenos' software to repurpose document proofs,
 normally output via high volume Xerox printers, into Adobe PDF format for
 viewing and checking on desktop PCs. Using the Xenos solution, Scottish
 Amicable has improved efficiency in developing quotations and statements for
 IFAs and customers.
     Scottish Amicable evaluated software from four vendors before selecting
 the Xenos solution. "The main reasons for choosing the Xenos d2e Platform were
 the accuracy of the PDF conversion, and the potential for document publishing
 on the Web," said Heather Logan, Customer Service Director at Scottish
 Amicable. "Having installed Xenos' solution for proofing, we now plan to use
 it to generate PDF files for output distribution. Some of the features such as
 bookmark navigation, embedded urls, logos, and so on, will be of benefit here.
 The Xenos d2e Platform has definitely proved to be the best choice for us."
     The Xenos d2e Platform's component-based architecture allows 'bricks and
 mortar' organizations, such as Scottish Amicable, to select exactly the
 software they need to transform data from disparate sources into Web-ready
 formats, including XML, HTML, WML, and PDF. In this application, Scottish
 Amicable selected the META2PDF component of the Xenos solution, plus Xenos'
 Intelligent Document Control (IDC), which provides documents and data to e-
 content based upon business rules, all in a single pass of the input.
     "In the digital economy, large financial services organizations such as
 Scottish Amicable face the challenge of bringing products to market ahead of
 their competitors," said Glen Manchester, President and CEO of Xenos. "Our
 software helps these companies transform their mission critical documents
 quickly and easily for Web presentment as part of their e-business
 strategies."
 
     About Xenos
     Xenos is a world leader in developing software that enables 'bricks and
 mortar' companies to rapidly produce online bills and statements without the
 need to redevelop their systems. Our software transforms legacy data and
 printstreams into e-business applications, allowing organizations to benefit
 from fast time to market and maximum return on investment. Xenos' robust and
 proven solutions are deployed at over 100 blue-chip companies, including
 American Express, Bank One and Wells Fargo. Xenos has partnerships with
 leading e-business software companies, including IBM, iPlanet E-Commerce
 Solutions, and ZixIt Corp. Headquartered in Toronto, Canada, Xenos is a public
 company listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSE: XNS) and has global sales,
 professional services, product development, customer support and marketing
 operations. For further information, visit www.xenos.com
 
     About Scottish Amicable
     Scottish Amicable, part of Prudential plc, has over 170 years of
 experience in managing money, and currently looks after the savings,
 investment, protection and pension needs of around 2 million people. For
 further information, visit www.scottishamicable.co.uk
 
 
 SOURCE Xenos Group Inc.