Thursday, April 03, 2008
(New York, N.Y. – 3 April 2008) – ACI Worldwide (NASDAQ: ACIW), a leading international provider of software for electronic payment systems, today announced the latest version of its award-winning online banking solution, ACI Enterprise Banker 7.4. The 7.4 release expands Enterprise Banker’s ability to serve the needs of business and consumer online banking customers with new and enhanced functionality that further strengthens integration options to the product. Release 7.4 extends capabilities for integrating with a bank’s portal and to other third parties including bill payment providers. It also enhances import and export capabilities.
“With Enterprise Banker, ACI has always strived to readily integrate with customers’ systems, delivering robust online banking solutions that are easy to access and easy to use,” said Ralph Dangelmaier, president of the Americas at ACI Worldwide. “Release 7.4 targets key areas of integration to financial institution websites, third party systems, and bill payment solutions. It also improves the corporate or consumer customer’s straight through processing capabilities with extended import and export options.”
Enterprise Banker offers unique integration capabilities including PortalLink integration, which streamlines user access to Enterprise Banker directly from the financial institution’s website. PortalLink provides single sign-on login integration directly from the bank’s portal interface, giving users a single point of access to all electronic banking services. Other options exist to more closely embed Enterprise Banker to a bank’s portal menu, as well as to integrate multiple systems’ user set-up functions. Release 7.4 also extends the third party integration capability inherent in Enterprise Banker, allowing users to seamlessly access third party applications directly from the Enterprise Banker menu with a single sign-on, eliminating the need to log in again.
“Corporate customers are increasingly demanding a one-stop shop for online banking and trade finance,” said Christine Barry, research director with Aite Group. “Customers no longer want to log into multiple systems to access different products. They want a single view of their financial positions, accessed through a single login.”
Enterprise Banker 7.4 also gives users seamless access to online bill payment directly from their online banking systems. ACI offers a unique arrangement with iPay Technologies, a leading provider of online bill payment solutions, which provides complete integration of iPay administration for user and customer set-up. With this arrangement, iPay clients can access iPay Bill Pay directly from the Enterprise Banker Service Menu. Enterprise Banker 7.4 can also provide login integration with other bill payment systems. In addition, the new release delivers enhanced modules for wire origination and data export.
All Enterprise Banker 7.4 module upgrades may be licensed separately to satisfy unique customer requirements.
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About ACI Worldwide, Inc.
Every second of every day, ACI Worldwide is a leading provider of electronic payments software and services to major banks, retailers and processors around the world. The company's solutions enable online payment processing, online banking, fraud prevention and detection, and back office services such as settlement, account management, card management and dispute processing. ACI solutions provide market-leading levels of reliability, manageability and scale to over 800 customers in 86 countries. Visit ACI Worldwide at www.aciworldwide.com.
Any statements in this press release regarding projected results are preliminary and "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. In addition, this press release may contain other forward-looking statements including statements regarding ACI Worldwide Incorporated, its subsidiaries or third parties’ expectations, predictions, views, opportunities, plans, strategies, beliefs, and statements of similar effect. The forward-looking statements in this press release are subject to a variety of risks and uncertainties. Actual results could differ materially.
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