Misys positioned as a Leader in first Magic Quadrant for Treasury and Trading Systems

14 November 2011

Misys plc (FTSE: MSY.L), the global application software and services company, today announces that the analyst firm Gartner, Inc. has positioned Misys in the “Leaders” quadrant in the 2011 Magic Quadrant for Treasury and Trading Systems*.

The Gartner Magic Quadrant captures the major, global system providers that offer institutions the broadest range of functionality across the treasury and trading operations of financial institutions. This Magic Quadrant, a first for treasury and trading systems, analysed providers of platforms that optimise the management of financial transactions for multiple asset classes.

“We believe our leadership position in this new Magic Quadrant underlines the attractiveness of our world-class solutions covering our customers’ requirements across all asset classes,” comments Ed Ho, EVP and general Manager, Misys Treasury & Capital Markets. “In these volatile economic conditions, it is vital that financial institutions have a stable and proven technology partner that they can rely on to help them drive more efficiency in their operations and to cope with the ever-changing regulation environment.

The Gartner report states, “This Magic Quadrant is significant in helping financial institutions make the right selections for consolidating or selecting new platforms.” Ed Ho agrees: “We have had very positive feedback and buy-in from our customers to our solution roadmaps. Our solutions focus on facilitating trading desk integration, improving risk management, responding to market changes and regulations such as central counterparty clearing, and reducing overall total cost of ownership for our customers. With this positive positioning from Gartner, our clients can now be even more confident that we are a strong partner, with a proven track record of success.”

The research evaluated each company against the criteria of “Completeness of Vision” and “Ability to Execute”. For Completeness of Vision, the Gartner analysts assessed the ability to convincingly articulate logical statements about current and future market direction, innovation, customer needs and competitive forces, and how well they map to the Gartner position. For Ability to Execute Gartner looked at the quality and efficacy of the processes, systems, methods or procedures that enable IT provider performance to be competitive, efficient and effective, and to positively impact revenue, retention and reputation.

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