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NOMAD Software chooses IBM as Partner of Choice to deliver on demand solutions to the financial services sector

London, 12th July 2005, NOMAD Software today announced it has achieved the "industry optimised" status in IBM’s PartnerWorld Industry Network for Banking.  NOMAD can now take advantage of IBM’s sales, marketing and technical expertise to develop and deliver on demand solutions that meet customer requirements in the financial services sector.

NOMAD Software is a leading provider of front end switch and card management applications to the retail banking sector. The company supplies card payment systems based around its NOMAD CORTEX product set - an offering which has been optimised to run on IBM eServer platforms. Customers using the latest version of NOMAD CORTEX have the choice of using IBM’s WebSphere Application Server as well as their database Informix.

John Yeomans, CEO of NOMAD Software commented, "We are delighted to receive this status for IBM’s PartnerWorld Industry Network, in recognition of our partnership.  We have many joint customers throughout Europe, Middle East and Africa, where our payment software is running on IBM’s resilient hardware platforms, enabling banks to provide guaranteed round-the-clock services to their card-holders.  The extension of our partnership with IBM, further endorses our commitment to providing customers with highly scalable, best-of-breed solutions for their mission critical applications."

"We are pleased that NOMAD has joined PartnerWorld Industry Networks, and are committed to IBM as a partner of choice," said Gabriel Tal, director of ISV & Developer Relations, IBM Europe, Middle East and Africa. "NOMAD delivers powerful solutions to the banking industry and we are dedicated to working together to best serve our business customers."

The IBM PartnerWorld Industry Networks provide ISVs with comprehensive business insight, technical resources, networking opportunities, and marketing and sales support designed to help them reach more customers and close deals faster.  Participants in the PartnerWorld Industry Networks can team with IBM to bring on demand solutions to market more easily and to ensure these solutions meet specific industry needs, reflecting how customers buy technology today. ISVs who have attained one or more Industry Optimized competences have successfully integrated with on demand IBM infrastructure software and hardware and demonstrated success with customers in the industries they note.