New York, N.Y., April 19, 2006 â IT&e Limited (ASX: ITE) and Inmatrix Inc. announced today that the companies have entered into a distribution agreement under which IT&eâs New Yorkbased office will distribute two of Inmatrixâs leading credit risk management tools â Optimist and Portfolio Strategist. Both companies are headquartered in Australia and through the success of their local business models, are aggressively building their operations in North America.
With 12 years of local experience in providing banking solutions and services, IT&e is very well positioned to distribute Inmatrixâs commercial lending software products in this region. From their U.S. offices, IT&e also distributes and supports their own award-winning credit and market risk application, RAZORÂ®, which is targeted as an enterprise risk management solution for global banks and insurance companies.
Inmatrixâs Optimist and Portfolio Strategist are targeted specifically at the regional lending market and have proven to help banks make better credit decisions, develop stronger client relationships, and achieve greater profitability. They help to increase lending efficiencies, enhance relationship management capabilities, and minimize credit riskâresulting in a more successful commercial loan portfolio.
âIT&e is the ideal distributor to help us accelerate our rapid expansion in North America,â said David Allen, president and chief executive officer of Inmatrix. âFrom our base in Chicago, we are already enjoying rapid sales growth and a very positive reception to our products in the regional banking segment. Our partnering strategy will allow us to expand our reach without the growing pains often associated with an international build-out. We are confident that IT&e will represent us well in what is one of the most important regions on this continent.â
John Groetch, COO-Americas for IT&e added: âWe are excited to partner with Inmatrix in the distribution of Optimist and Portfolio Strategist. These products are natural complement to our RAZOR offering, and will give us the ability to vertically extend into the regional lending sector.
Being a part of their successful U.S. expansion is a great opportunity for us, and one to which we are fully committed.â