SunGard eProcess Intelligence and Investance Announce Partnership for Implementation of Reconciliation and Exception Processing Solutions

Paris, 18 June, 2003 – SunGard eProcess Intelligence, an operating unit of SunGard (NYSE: SDS), and Investance Market Methods, a France-based consulting firm specializing in financial services, today announced a partnership agreement for the implementation of Straight-Through Exception Processing (STEP) software from SunGard eProcess Intelligence, to help improve post-settlement operations.

Investance Market Methods has partnered with SunGard eProcess Intelligence to implement, deploy, and maintain SunGard’s STEP solutions. This partnership represents a French regional center of expertise to provide services to SunGard eProcess Intelligence’s French customer base. The STEP suite is comprised of intelliMATCH (matching and reconciliation), intelliTRACS (identification, research, and investigations of exceptions), and intelliTRAN CS (Web-based data repository of transaction histories).

"The optimization of post-settlement processes, and notably, quick resolution of exceptions, is imperative in today’s environment. The implementation of SunGard’s STEP solutions can help financial institutions reduce risk and reduce costs at each stage of the transaction lifecycle. We look forward to working closely with SunGard eProcess Intelligence in France" commented Franck Dahan, president of Investance Market Methods.

"In today’s challenging environment of increasing volumes and risk, and an eye on operational costs, each of our customers can benefit from our combined expertise in the industry drive toward STP," comments Matt Mandalinci, president of SunGard eProcess Intelligence.

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