China's Longtop Financial improves on Metadata Management platform

Source: Longtop Financial

Longtop Financial Technologies Limited ("Longtop") (NYSE:LFT - News), a leading software developer and solutions provider targeting the financial services industry in China, recently announced the official launch of BI.MetaManager V2.0, an upgraded version of its Metadata Management Platform for Business Intelligence projects.

Metadata is information embedded within data that describes its important attributes such as where it originated, what it means, where it has been, and how it can be used. Managing Metadata is a key element of data warehousing, information integration efforts, and compliance initiatives of financial institutions.

After the successful delivery of several customized projects for Metadata Management for its industry-leading customers in China's banking industry in 2007 and 2008, Longtop introduced its proprietary Metadata Management platform, BI.MetaManager, in early 2009. The product is now widely deployed by Longtop's customers, including leading national commercial banks and city commercial banks, and has been proven well suited for financial institutions in China.

BI.MetaManager V2.0 offers extended scalability and flexibility for development, improved reliability and user interface, as well as new features such as visualized enterprise data map and cross-platform support of Structured Query Language (SQL) script parsing.

"I am very pleased with the introduction of our upgraded Metadata Management Platform that extended our market and technology leadership in Business Intelligence (BI) in China. It's also a good demonstration of our unique business model where we leverage project knowledge in developing our standardized products," said Weizhou Lian, Chief Executive Officer of Longtop. "As a market leader for BI in China's rapidly growing Financial Technology market, Longtop is committed to best-of-class products and services that help our customers maximize the value of data warehousing in supporting their market decision marking and compliance efforts."

According to the market research firm IDC, BI is one of the fast growing areas in China's Fintech market, with a projected growth rate of 23.0% in the banking IT solution market from 2010 to 2014. Longtop ranked #1 in this market with market share increased to 44.0% in 2009, from 30.5% in 2008.

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