NCR Corporation announced a multimillion-dollar software and services deal with Brazil-based Tecnologia Bancaria S.A. (TecBan). NCR’s APTRA open-architecture software for the automated teller machine channel will be used to transition TecBan’s ATM network to the Microsoft Windows NT operating system and drive additional revenue through enhanced customer transactions. The three-year agreement includes software licensing, professional services, and software maintenance. Andrew Orent, vice president of global sales and services for NCR’s Financial Solutions division, said, “TecBan is one of the world’s most sophisticated ATM networks and its selection of NCR APTRA to run on its diverse fleet of ATMs validates NCR as the best-of-breed player in multivendor ATM application software. ATM deployers worldwide are adding new transactions of value to provide better service to, and generate more revenue from their customers. To support these new transactions and meet speed-to-market requirements, new ATM software applications are increasingly being developed on the hardware-independent Windows platform. NCR has invested heavily in our APTRA software suite to serve this growing market.”
Ranato Mascaretti, TecBan general manager, said, “As we have been NCR customers for quite some time, we rely on their capacity to support us in the long term, and through APTRA EDGE, NCR can provide a reliable and fast evolution to the Windows NT platform.”
Tecnologia Bancaria S.A. (TecBan) was founded in 1982 by Brazilian banks, with the objective to develop and consolidate the automatic teller machine net for Banco24Horas. Throughout these years, TecBan has been placing products in the national market related to Electronic Funds Transfer, aiming to supply the specific needs of commercial banking automation of financial institutions and clients. In 1982, the company launched the Servicos de Cartoes; in 1991, the Cheque Eletronico; in 1992, Creditos Diversos; in 1993, the Pagamento Eletronico; and in 2000, Cheque Eletronico.com. Today, TecBan serves 61 financial institutions — among banks and credit card companies — reaching a volume of approximately 65 million active magnetic cards, thus operating in more than 160 Brazilian cities. In 2000, the company had income of almost R$160 million (Brazilian currency), with a growth rate of 35% if compared to the previous period. For more information, visit www.techban.com.br.
About NCR Corporation
NCR Corporation (NYSE:NCR) is a leader in providing Relationship Technology(TM) solutions to customers worldwide in the retail, financial, communications, manufacturing, travel and transportation, and insurance markets. NCR’s Relationship Technology solutions include privacy-enabled Teradata(R) warehouses and customer relationship management (CRM) applications, store automation and automated teller machines (ATMs). The company’s business solutions are built on the foundation of its long-established industry knowledge and consulting expertise, value-adding software, global customer support services, a complete line of consumable and media products, and leading edge hardware technology. NCR employs 30,300 in more than 100 countries, and is a component stock of the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index. More information about NCR and its solutions may be found at www.ncr.com.Details