Banco Galicia y Buenos Aires S.A., a leading private bank in Argentina, is partnering with NCR Corporation (NYSE:NCR) in expanding its automated teller machine (ATM) channel availability and functionality.
The order includes 200 NCR Personas ATMs, NCR's industry-leading APTRA multivendor software, and complete installation and maintenance services.
This is NCR's second recent order with Banco Galicia and one of the largest single contracts for NCR in Argentina. Banco Galicia purchased more than 70 NCR ATMs in 2005 and intends to use this new order to continue its deployment of NCR Personas ATMs to replace older, non-NCR units. Banco Galicia is also a leading customer of Teradata, a division of NCR, using a Teradata data warehouse to efficiently analyze and segment target clients.
Miguel Pena, chief information officer and chief operating officer for Banco Galicia y Buenos Aires S.A., said, "We were impressed with NCR's ability to meet both our service and quality needs, while also delivering a solid value proposition that ensures our investment meets today's requirements while also offering opportunity for future enhancements. Our established relationship with Teradata also helped in recognizing the opportunities available with NCR's APTRA platform."
He added, "NCR has been a supplier of this bank for many years, but I'd say that rather than suppliers, they have been one of the most important technology partners in the bank's 100 years of history. What sets NCR apart is their knowledge of the industry and of our business. They understand the issues of a company like ours. And the Teradata data warehouse has been, is, and will always be a key tool for our business."
Michael O'Laughlin, vice president of NCR in Caribbean and Latin America, said, "We are very pleased to partner with Banco Galicia to ensure the utmost availability of the bank's ATM channel, driven by our extensive services capabilities, quality hardware offers and Windows-based APTRA software platform. APTRA is a tried and tested architecture chosen by the majority of the world's financial institutions using a Windows platform. Given the bank already taps into a Teradata data warehouse, they have even greater opportunity to uniquely differentiate Banco Galicia in the market by personalizing each customer's banking experience."