Suns Banking Plot Unfolds

Saturday 22 November 2003 14:24 CET | News

Sun Microsystems low-cost IT strategy for branch banking, allows Suns stateless client, the ultra-thin Sun Ray system, to reduce IT costs in bank branches by up to 70 percent by reducing vendor dependency and delivering an architecture that allows complete remote installation and administration.
Sun also has announced the availability of the beta version of the Java-powered Branch Controller for Retail Bank Branches. Suns Java Branch Controller boosts the compatibility of the stateless client with legacy applications, teller applications and networked devices such as cash drawers and printers. According to industry analysts, Sun is responding to the banking industrys current operating priorities by providing technology such as Java which helps enable iForce(SM) banking partners to integrate multiple back-end systems. This provides tellers a single view of all of the customers data, such as multiple account balances, including credit card, brokerage, and mortgage statements. The ultimate goal is to help change the role of the bank teller from transaction-oriented to sales-oriented. Additionally, this single view helps provide better customer service, as well as enable cross-selling and up-selling. Standing beside Sun on stage is a diverse cast of leading banking technology vendors who are helping enable the solution. These include Sanchez, Kirchman, Polaris, Hartter, Dynasty, EPL, DeLaRue, among others. These iForce banking partners provide teller applications and services to banks.

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