Wincor Nixdorf and Sevenval form m-banking partnership

Source: Wincor Nixdorf

Sevenval GmbH and Wincor Nixdorf have formed a strategic partnership, bundling the expertise of both companies to enable financial institutions to have fast, easy access to the mobile world.

This partnership will allow Sevenval, a leading technology specialist in mobile Internet portals, to expand its international activities. As one of the world's leading suppliers of IT solutions for banks, Wincor Nixdorf is expanding its PC/E Retail Banking Solution Suite with Sevenval's multichannel output technology. In the future this will allow Wincor Nixdorf to map retail banks' Internet portals and services on mobile terminals and home entertainment systems.

The new browser-based software PC/E Mobile Banking ensures that banks can offer financial services such as account information, funds transfers or sales of securities by mobile phone - anytime, anywhere. The software makes use of the bank's existing IT infrastructures and optimizes customer access to the mobile banking channel. The benefit for the bank: the mobile channel can be expanded without the need to develop an additional, redundant infrastructure, and customers enjoy an optimal mobile banking experience. In addition, services familiar from Internet banking and high standards of security can be ensured on mobile terminal devices just as on stationary ones.

"The customization of the output format to the different mobile terminal devices guarantees that the complete solution is easy for bank customers to use and that the technical work, time involved and costs to banks remain modest," states Thomas Certa, head of Solution Marketing at Wincor Nixdorf. "Our cooperation with Sevenval means that we will be able to rely on technology components that have proven themselves on the market. This will help us in our ongoing, long-term objective of strengthening our solution portfolio for mobile banking and mobile payment," continues Certa.

Sevenval's FIT technology is already in use at numerous banks in Europe. It automatically adapts online services for use on Internet-capable mobile telephones. Depending on the device features, Sevenval FIT Multi Channel Server optimizes the navigatiation, display and content of Internet banking portals on any mobile telephone with the support of a continually-updated profile database. Whether a customer has a classic mobile phone, PDA, BlackBerry or iPhone - for every product on the market, customers receive an optimized and easy-to-use version of the bank's Internet services.

Often, new mobile phone models are supported even before they are officially released for sales. Other Internet-capable devices such as games consoles, navigation systems or multimedia television set-top boxes are also added to the profile database. This ensures that transaction services can be carried out anywhere, anytime, securely and comfortably. "The solution's flexible architecture also allows product information and other services such as financial information and ATM finders to be added," notes Sascha Langfus, a member of Sevenval's management. "Owing to its multichannel product portfolio and international presence, Wincor Nixdorf is an ideal partner for us in our continued expansion of our leading market position in mobile banking."

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