HP is reporting a raft of new financial sector contract wins across Europe, including deals with ABN Amro, NordLB Bank Group, Credit Agricole Indosuez (CAI) Chevreux and Luottokunta.
ABN Amro France signed a deal worth EUR1 million with HP for the migration of an information system, which included the bank's core platform, Sopra Group's Evolan Report, from IBM AIX to HP-UX. HP also supplied the bank with two Superdome servers in MetroCluster. In addition, ABN Amro Netherlands contracted with HP for a fixed time/project solution to be used with its multi channel sales platform.
Brokerage firm Credit Agricole Indosuez (CAI) Chevreux has signed with HP for the supply of 96 blade servers running on Linux for credit risk financial calculations. This contract included hardware, network switches, integration services and training.
Germany's NordLB Bank Group has selected HP to supply IT infrastructure solutions for branches in Lithuania, following its acquisition of Lietuvos Zemes Ukio Bankas (Agricultural Bank of Lithuania) in 2002. The German bank is merging its new Lithuanian branches and has signed a three year agreement, with a forecast value of EUR1.7 million, with HP. So far the vendor has supplied over 700 PCs, 300 printers, LCD panels, monitors, networking equipment and servers.
Finnish credit institution Luottokunta has contracted with the vendor for a systems upgrade in preparation for the introduction of EMV smart cards in 2005. The deal includes Unix-based Superdome servers the Oracle9i database and Oracle's Real Application Cluster (RAC) solution. In addition, HP will supply support services.
Other deals across the region include a Realtime Gross Settlement (RTGS) system for the National Bank of Serbia, and an electronic banking, integration and security infrastructure based on HP Nimius, HP services and HP Unix platform for Ukraine EXIM-Bank.
Separately, HP has also launched its Next Generation Front Office package, a suite of products and services which enable banks to improve sales and delivery of services at the front office.