Bank Zachodni WBK, one of the largest retail banks in Poland, successfully implemented Strata™ Enterprise, the universal enterprise-wide rule-based decisioning and scoring platform from CGI Group Inc. (CGI) (TSX: GIB.SV.A; NYSE: GIB), the eight largest information technology (IT) services providers in the world. Installed in over 50 largest financial services and telecommunications institutions worldwide, Strata is a market leader in decisioning and scoring.
BZ WBK selected Strata only seven months ago, following a recommendation from AIB, a long-term client of CGI. After seamless integration with other systems in the bank and the transfer of business processes to this new solution, the system was officially launched in January 2005 to process first credit applications. Currently, Strata is operating in the capacity of an application scoring and decisioning engine in credit originations for cash loans and overdrafts. It will soon be used for credit cards and other areas. The entire implementation process was supported by CGI professionals.
The integration of Strata Enterprise as a decisioning and scoring engine at BZ WBK will result in significant benefits for the bank gained through the high degree of automation and increased operational efficiency. Functional richness of the system, its stability, flexibility, quick time-to-market, low TOC and independence of IT prompted BZ WBK to extend the use into additional areas of behavioral scoring, rating, and decisioning across the bank, including solutions imposed by regulatory requirements of Basel II.
Dariusz Gorzen, general manager for CGI in Poland said: “We are very pleased that BZ WBK has joined the group of satisfied clients and users of Strata. Our top end solution combined with high quality of services and expertise of our professionals has already resulted in a superior level of satisfaction and significant operational and financial benefits for BZ WBK.”
Over 2000 CGI professionals serve clients in Europe. With a presence in Warsaw since 1996 and in Krakow since 2004 CGI has gained a strong reputation for providing quality services to communications and financial services firms. Specialized services and solutions include billing, credit risk and collections, customer relationship management, mobile data services, DMS and enterprise document generation, enterprise security, enterprise integration and outsourcing.
CGI has served both GSM and fixed-wire operators in Poland, providing consulting, IT solutions, integration services, and application support. In financial services, CGI has worked with Polish banks and credit agencies, specializing in the area of credit risk and collections.
Founded in 1976, CGI is among the largest independent information technology and business process services firms in North America. CGI and its affiliated companies employ approximately 25,000 professionals. CGI provides end-to-end IT and business process services to clients worldwide from offices in Canada, the United States, Europe, Asia Pacific as well as from centers of excellence in India and Canada. CGI’s annualized revenue run rate is currently CDN$3.8 billion (US$3.0 billion) and at March 31, 2004, CGI’s order backlog was CDN$12.9 billion (US$10 billion). CGI’s shares are listed on the TSX (GIB.SV.A) and the NYSE (GIB) and are included in the S&P/TSX Composite Index as well as the S&P/TSX Capped Information Technology and MidCap Indices. Website: www.cgi.com.
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