Banca Antonveneta, based in Italy, is the first to adopt the ABN AMRO global strategy for multi-vendor self-service software.
Phoenix's VISTAatm is the software of choice as part of a global strategy to install multi-vendor software to support extensive global functionality configured for local requirements, multiple languages and a multitude of back-end, geographically isolated integration points. This initial implementation includes the endorsement of the VISTAatm solution with Italy's Co.Ge.Ban. standards body as certified by Progetto Microcircuito. During the selection process, several competing bids for this project were reviewed including solutions from the hardware manufacturers. Global capabilities in development, implementation, support and dynamic usability as well as a comprehensive proof of concept set the stage for Phoenix and VISTAatm to solidify the bank's selection of Phoenix as their chosen partner. Banca Antonveneta has recently launched a pilot of the solution on the Wincor-Nixdorf 3100 platform in Padova, Italy as a first step toward full network rollout.
"The bank's mandate to adopt new ATM / Self-service technology was required to fit into an overall 'open bank' architecture strategy to deliver more seamless cross-channel integration to our customers. It was imperative that we choose a partner who not only fulfilled the technical requirements and capabilities for delivering a robust and dynamic solution across our many device makes and models but one who could also act as a trusted expert and consultant in the self-service industry as we upgrade our software and networking infrastructure," said Carlo Di Lello, Head of IT Architecture at Banca Antonveneta. "Phoenix's partnership with Banca Antonveneta goes beyond supplying us with software. They have been an instrumental contributor to the solution design of our ATM infrastructure as we deliver our 'Open Bank' strategy and they've enabled us to accomplish this under very aggressive timelines."
Banca Antonveneta (once a wholly owned subsidiary of the Dutch bank ABN AMRO) will use Phoenix's VISTAatm solution to drive its 1100+ ATM/Self-service Devices spanning Wincor-Nixdorf, Diebold Opteva, Diebold ATS, Diebold Ulysses and NCR with a single runtime application supporting multiple languages, Italian-specific functionality / payments support and Italian-specific networking inclusive of the Co.Ge.Ban. requirements. The solution will also introduce personalization and envelope-free deposit automation with bulk cash and bulk check acceptance as part of its first phase of rollout.
Kyle MacDonald, chief executive officer of Phoenix noted that, "we are incredibly proud to have been selected by Banca Antonveneta. This bank and its previous parent bank ABN AMRO is clearly prepared to modernize their self-service offering. In choosing Phoenix as their technology provider and industry partner Banca Antonveneta and Phoenix together will set the bar for the future of all ATMs in Italy. We congratulate the bank for their vision and diligence in selecting the best partner for the task to redefine their ATM network and we thank them for their trust in Phoenix!"