ABN AMRO to Run Integrated Account Management on SAP

SydneyABN AMRO has extended its relationship with SAP to include banking industry-specific software for the management of client account information across its global cash management operations. A signing ceremony will be held today at Sibos 2006, being held in Sydney, Australia, October
9 – 13.

Deposit management, financial customer information management and reporting functionality from the SAP® for Banking solution portfolio will enable ABN AMRO to centralise the management of account portfolios for its multinational clients. This will provide a single view of global account structures and enable, for example, global management of credit limits.

The single platform will also strengthen ABN AMRO’s existing outsourcing offer to other financial institutions, which includes white-labelled front-end services and other partnership opportunities, by simplifying and standardising the interfaces necessary to support this business.

“SAP’s technology will give us the flexibility we need to manage future change,” said Edward Glassman, Managing Director, Global Transaction Delivery, Transaction Banking, ABN AMRO. “Adaptability will be a key requirement for transaction banking in the future as banks position for changes to market infrastructure, such as the Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA) in Europe.”

“ABN AMRO is further standardising its cash management operations with SAP and is leading the industry in moving to a single account management platform” said Thomas Balgheim, senior vice president, Financial Services, SAP AG.

Media enquiries:
ABN AMRO: Anne Querée, +44 20 7678 1675, anne.queree@uk.abnamro.com
SAP: Andrea Robillard, +49 (6227) 7-43933, andrea.robillard@sap.com

Netherlands-based ABN AMRO is a leading international bank with total assets of EUR 986 bln (as at 30 June 2006). It has over 4,500 branches in more than 53 countries and has a staff of over 110,000 full-time equivalents worldwide. ABN AMRO is listed on Euronext and the New York Stock Exchange.

ABN AMRO Transaction Banking delivers cash, trade and card products and services to corporations and businesses, financial institutions, retail customers and private clients globally. These services are available in some 3,000 locations in over 60 countries, including LaSalle Bank in the US and Banco Real in Brazil. Underpinning this extensive global network is integrated technology supporting billions of payment, trade and card transactions every year. Global scale, a commitment to continuing product and service innovation and an in-depth understanding of local and global markets are key components of our offer.


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