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NCR’s APTRA ATM Software Certified “ca smart”

  • 11 February, 2004 11:45

<p>NCR announces its APTRA self-service ATM software has been certified “ca smart” from Computer Associates International (CA).</p>
<p>The combination of CA’s Unicenter Asset Management and Unicenter Software Delivery, and NCR’s APTRA offers software updates on-demand for an ATM network. The solutions automatically discover hardware and software inventory information on NCR ATMs, reducing the cost of ownership by minimising on-site service visits and improving service levels.</p>
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<p>NCR’s APTRA ATM Software Certified “ca smart”</p>
<p>Compatible with Computer Associates’ Unicenter Asset Management and
Unicenter Software Delivery</p>
<p>SYDNEY, 11 February 2004 – NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR) today announced that its APTRA self-service software has been certified “ca smart” and fully compatible with Unicenter Asset Management and Unicenter Software Delivery from Computer Associates International, Inc. (CA). The solutions enable financial institutions to better manage and implement software on-demand across their automated teller machine (ATM) networks and to more readily take advantage of new business opportunities via ATM-based marketing campaigns.</p>
<p>Together, the APTRA and Unicenter solutions provide tangible cost savings and efficiency gains, as ATM operators are no longer constrained by the physical costs of manually managing and updating software across the self-service network. The solutions automatically discover hardware and software inventory information on NCR ATMs, reducing the cost of ownership by minimising on-site service visits and improving service levels.</p>
<p>Moreover, operators are better positioned to deploy revenue-generating services and respond to future market and industry developments, such as those enabled by the use of NCR’s APTRA Promote. APTRA Promote enables the simple and rapid creation of marketing and advertising campaigns containing high-impact video, graphics coupons and even sound, turning the ATM channel into a highly effective marketing channel.</p>
<p>APTRA Promote, when combined with Unicenter Software Delivery, completes the end-to-end solution that distributes and manages marketing campaigns across the ATM network – achieving in minutes what previously would have taken months.</p>
<p>Steve Osborne, NCR’s general manager of enterprise software, said, “Flexibility and responsiveness are critical for all integrated banking channels. For ATMs, this means software updates on-demand when your business needs them, as opposed to when someone can visit the ATM. APTRA, working with CA’s Unicenter Asset Management and Unicenter Software Delivery, makes ATMs a more integrated part of the entire enterprise.”</p>
<p>The ca smart solutions are certified to integrate seamlessly with CA’s industry-leading technologies, providing customers with substantial and immediate business benefits.</p>
<p>CA’s Unicenter Asset Management is a powerful solution for proactively managing information technology (IT) assets in a business environment. It is delivered with full-featured asset-tracking capabilities that provide a comprehensive assessment of the enterprise-wide IT asset base. Unicenter Software Delivery enables businesses to seamlessly manage software distribution across diverse enterprise systems – from desktops and servers, to PDAs and mobile phones.</p>
<p>About NCR Corporation</p>
<p>NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR) is a leading global technology company helping businesses build stronger relationships with their customers. NCR’s ATMs, retail systems, Teradata data warehouses and IT services provide Relationship Technology solutions that maximise the value of customer interactions. Based in Dayton, Ohio, NCR (www.ncr.com) employs approximately 29,000 people worldwide.</p>
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