Callataÿ & Wouters Strengthens Its Position As Leader in Gartner’s 2010 International Retail Core Banking Magic Quadrant

Brussels - 21 September 2010

Callataÿ & Wouters, a provider of core banking and multi-channel distribution solutions, has further advanced as a Leader in Gartner’s 2010 International Retail Core Banking Magic Quadrant report. Callataÿ & Wouters entered as a Challenger only two years ago and quickly moved across to the Leaders quadrant in 2009. This year, Callataÿ & Wouters has been recognised for further increasing its ability to execute, which looks at a company’s ability to meet its goals and commitments, as well as its completeness of vision.

Callataÿ & Wouters improved on its position as a Leader in the Quadrant this year as a result of ongoing development in three key areas. Gartner outlined the company’s continued focus on high quality customer experience along the entire lifecycle, as well as a strong commitment to promote the adoption of SOA as a driving member of the Banking Industry Architecture Network (BIAN) as key strengths. In addition, the company’s strong relationship with SAP, which enables banks to gain competitive advantage, comply with the latest regulations, minimise costs and increase customer satisfaction, has also been a key driver in Callataÿ & Wouters’ progress.

Marc De Groote, CEO, Callataÿ & Wouters, comments: “Our strategy over the past year to build on our customer-based partnership approach, combined with our ability to continue to deliver seamless implementations to satisfy banks’ quest for flexibility and scalability in a cost-effective manner, has paid off once more. In addition, our progress within the Leaders section demonstrates our continued dedication to deliver best-in-class solutions that allow banks to future proof their businesses. In order to maintain this leading position, we will continue to strongly focus on expanding our partnership network moving forward.”

The International Retail Core Banking Magic Quadrant report is an annual analysis of international core banking system vendors and their technologies. It evaluates solutions and their providers not only on their ability to execute against the banking market, but also on their vision for the future. The Leaders quadrant is occupied by vendors that have a strong understanding of the banking market, and most have a proven strategy for disaggregating core banking software functionality into component-based solutions. Vendors in this quadrant score high on both their ability to execute and completeness of vision and have the ability to execute against that vision through products, services and demonstrated solid business results in the form of revenue and earnings.

Thaler, Callataÿ & Wouters’ flagship core banking system, is a scalable solution that includes functionality for deposits, loans, securities, treasury and payments as well as multi-channel distribution modules. It is designed to run either as an end-to-end solution, covering the entire range of core banking activities, or on a modular basis to support individual lines of business. Deployed on the SAP NetWeaver tech¬nology platform, Thaler adopts an enterprise service-oriented architecture (enterprise SOA) offering the ability to integrate with third party solutions, and the ability to add a broad range of features and functionalities. Completely preconfigured and easy to implement, this powerful solution can support a wide range of client prefer¬ences and investment choices.

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