Banka Popullore implements Delta platform

Source: Delta Informatique

Delta Informatique is pleased to announce the successful cutover, in one "big bang" for the whole network of 50+ branches, of Delta-Bank 9.1 at Banka Popullore (Societe Generale's subsidiary in Albania) in a ten months record time.

One of the largest and fastest growing bank in Albania, Banka Popullore started its core banking system implementation project with Delta Informatique in January 2009 with an ambitious golive date in the fourth quarter of 2009 considering that Delta-Bank had to be adapted and parameterized to meet Albanian regulations.

The switchover was performed on the 20th of October 2009, in time and in budget, with the full perimeter of the bank's activities running on Delta-Bank.

"By the rollout of the new core banking system Banka Popullore is taking a giant leap forward in the industrialization of its activities and its integration with Societe Generale group. Our implementation and testing methods proved their efficiency and our staff showed great dedication to this project. Thanks to the work accomplished the bank has now removed the burdens of the previous system and can now focus all its efforts in introducing innovative financial services to its customers", said Olivier BAUR, project director, Societe Generale.

Altin GJIKA, CIO at Banka Popullore, comments: "In order to play an even more significant role in the competitive albanian market and bear our increasing volume of transactions we were keen to adopt Delta-Bank. The new IT infrastructure of the bank allows us to generate greater efficiencies, better customer service and new revenues."

"Working hand in hand with Banka Popullore's project team, Delta Informatique demonstrates its capacity to enter new markets and replace a whole banking environment by one standardized core banking system with a very tight deadline and demanding requirements of a leading financial institution that Societe Generale is. We are extremely proud of that success, it testifies how Delta-Bank provides banks with a sustainable edge over their competition," said Sylvain PERCHAUD, project manager, Delta Informatique.

Banka Popullore joins a growing list of Central / Eastern Europe banking industry leaders where Delta-Bank has been recently implemented as in Bulgaria, Russia or Serbia. Other projects in this region are soon to be completed (Croatia) or planned for 2010/2011. All projects were completed at the banks' satisfaction, in spite of the complexity and the variety of regulations in this area.

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