ABN Amro has signed a three year licensing agreement for unlimited global implementation of California-based BroadVision's suite of e-business applications including the InfoExchange Portal, Finance, Business Commerce, Retail Commerce and Analytics products.
The bank says it will standardise on these applications for developing personalised financial services delivered via the Internet and wireless devices with a view to making the applications available to its business units and associated banking institutions around the world.
In collaboration with Hewlett-Packard and PricewaterhouseCoopers, BroadVision will open a global support office in the Netherlands devoted exclusively to supporting ABN Amro IT departments around the world.
Prior to the agreement, BroadVision was already working on a local ABN Amro implementation in the Asia Pacific region. With the worldwide licensing deal in place, the bank has begun implementations in numerous regions including Europe, North America, and South America as well as new programmes in Asia Pacific.
The largest of the new BroadVision projects, a portal for small and medium-sized companies in the North American market, was recently launched at the ABN Amro offices in Chicago.