NCS Group and Microsoft partner in Financial Services marketplace

Indonesia, Jakarta & Singapore, March 27, 2007

Financial Services Industry offerings are strengthened with .NET framework

NCS Group, a leading regional information technology and communications engineering service provider in the Asia Pacific and Middle East regions, today announced its collaboration with Microsoft to build its Financial Services solutions on .NET framework.  The collaboration, which allows NCS to   deliver greater business value to the financial services market, is expected to enable banks and financial services institutions to achieve better operating performance and speed to market.

.NET is the Microsoft Web services strategy to connect information, people, systems, and devices through software. Integrated across the Microsoft platform, .NET technology provides the ability to quickly build, deploy, manage, and use connected, security-enhanced solutions with Web services. .NET-connected solutions enable businesses to integrate their systems more rapidly and in a more agile manner and realise the promise of information delivery anytime, anywhere, on any device.

“The .NET project is another successful collaboration between NCS and Microsoft.  NCS Group has close to 400 professionals who are Microsoft .NET certified and has implemented more than 100 .NET projects in the region.  The decision to build NCS’ Financial Services solutions on .NET framework comes as a strategic move as we continue to seek new ways to bring greater value to our customers in the financial services industry (FSI).  The partnership will ensure our customers in the FSI, including institutions, banks and insurance organisations, achieve better cost control, operational efficiency, speed to market and overall better return on their investment.” said Dr Chong Yoke Sin, CEO, NCS Group.  “The latest version 3.0 of .NET provides rich advances for building rich, interactive client applications, communication and workflow. These new technologies are designed to help developers build Web services and connected, service-oriented applications that deliver the levels of security, reliability and differentiation that financial institutions expect.”

“NCS and Microsoft are meeting the needs for modern, high performance and cost-effective financial solutions,” said Wolfgang Boehm, Director, Financial Services Industry Asia Pacific, Microsoft. “We are excited to partner with NCS on porting their financial services solutions to Microsoft.NET and to help them design the next generation banking solution in rapid time to market.”

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About NCS

NCS is a member of the Singtel Group and the leading information, communications and technology (ICT) service provider with presence in over 20 countries. NCS delivers end-to-end ICT solutions to help governments and enterprises realise business value through digital transformation and the innovative use of technology. Its unique delivery capabilities include consulting, applications development, systems integration, outsourcing, infrastructure management and portal solutions.