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March 20, 2012updated 04 Apr 2017 1:05pm

Callatay, Wincor, team up to modernise BPS’ IT infrastructure

Callata & Wouters and Wincor Nixdorf have announced that they have teamed up to implement the formers Thaler software platform for Polish retail banking group Bank Polskiej Spdzielczoci (BPS). Headquartered in Warsaw, it has a network of about 80 branches serving retail, small- to medium-sized businesses and corporate clients, with the bulk of its offices located in Southeastern Poland.

By Douglas Blakey

Callataÿ & Wouters and Wincor Nixdorf have announced that they have teamed up to implement the former’s Thaler software platform for Polish retail banking group Bank Polskiej Spółdzielczości (BPS).

BPS is the result of a 2002 merger of five Polish banks. Headquartered in Warsaw, it has a network of about 80 branches serving retail, small- to medium-sized businesses and corporate clients, with the bulk of its offices located in Southeastern Poland.

In 2011, BPS decided to modernize its IT and software infrastructure.

Adam Matyaszek, vice-president of the board at Wincor Nixdorf Poland, said:

“BPS came to us with the challenge of streamlining the bank’s core banking processes,” As a group of many cooperative banks, BPS’s IT systems had evolved disparately and organically. They needed a more comprehensive end-to-end solution that they could later edit themselves, and offered self-management and reporting modules, among others. We felt that Callataÿ & Wouters would fit that bill with its Thaler software.”

Krzysztof Jagielski, vice-president of the board of BPS, said:

“Out of the options that were on the table by far Callataÿ & Wouters’ Thaler software impressed us the most. Key factors in our decision were Thaler’s flexibility, regulation compliance, proven track record and the ability to modify the source code to our needs.”

Marc De Groote, CEO of Callataÿ & Wouters, said: “After our first project in Poland for direct bank BZGOptima, we’re excited to work for a retail bank from the same country. Together with Wincor Nixdorf, we are dedicated to making this another milestone.”

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