Temenos (SIX: TEMN), the market leading provider of integrated core banking systems and GFI Informatique, a leading IT services provider in Southern Europe, today announced an alliance to deliver Temenos T24 (T24) in France and other Southern European countries.
The new partnership has been formalised to address the growing demand for T24 across Europe and strengthen Temenos' global delivery capability as part of its partner strategy. As Temenos' first regional services partner in the southern European region, GFI Informatique will bring leading system integration and project management skills to Temenos and its customers across France and other neighbouring countries. The complementary skills of the two organisations will further strengthen Temenos' project and delivery capabilities within France.
As part of the new alliance, GFI Informatique will train its consultants to deliver T24 projects and gain Temenos Model Bank certification, to ensure consultants are able to offer customers the knowledge and expertise to address individual banks' requirements whilst being able to deliver projects in accordance with the best practice processes of T24.
Commenting on the new partnership, Alexa Guenoun, Regional Manager, Temenos France, remarked, "As a global organisation running a multitude of projects concurrently, it is vital that we are able to provide all of our customers with local banking knowledge and expertise that meet their specific needs and which are complementary to Temenos. We are delighted to appoint GFI Informatique in full confidence that this partnership will enhance Temenos' superior service capabilities across Southern Europe. The two organisations have been cooperating for some time and this now formalises the relationship."
Lionel Lavigne, Head of the Banking & Insurance sector of GFI Informatique, states, "We are fully committed to the success of this partnership with Temenos by investing significantly in training our experts teams, setting up an internal T24 platform and launching joint commercial & marketing initiatives. We are pleased to be working with Temenos, a worldwide leader in core banking software, which reinforces the new GFI Informatique strategy of establishing strong partnerships with leading software vendors."