Broadway & Seymour, Inc. to Develop TouchPoint for Windows DNAfs Architecture (Business Wire; 12/02/98)
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Dec. 2) BUSINESS WIRE -Dec. 2, 1998--Broadway & Seymour, Inc. today announced its intent to supplement its TouchPoint(TM) solution by supporting the Windows(R) Distributed interNet Applications architecture for Financial Services (Windows DNAfs). TouchPoint is Broadway & Seymour's customer relationship management solution that provides financial institutions with the ability to tailor sales and service to their customers. Through consolidated customer account information that can be accessed at any point of contact -- from traditional branches, call centers, and ATMs to network computers, kiosks, or the Internet -- TouchPoint helps financial institutions maximize their customer opportunities. Working with Microsoft, Broadway & Seymour has completed an architectural blueprint and has begun development of the Windows DNAfs framework for TouchPoint. Broadway & Seymour is part of a consortium of independent software vendors, known collectively as the Windows DNAfs Advisory Council, working to help define this framework. Windows DNA is a framework for building robust, distributed, scalable computing solutions using Microsoft tools and technologies. Windows DNA for Financial Services is a framework aimed at defining a set of Component Object Model (COM) interfaces that will allow banking software to integrate seamlessly. Broadway & Seymour's Chief Technology Officer, W. A. Proctor, said, "Although our current message-based architecture is very powerful and continues to perform well for us, the distributed object architecture of Windows DNAfs provides additional flexibility and benefit. We view Windows DNAfs as a powerful platform for delivering distributed objects while maintaining scalability and transaction management." One of Broadway & Seymour's objectives for migrating towards a Windows DNAfs architecture is to offer a more cost-effective software system for financial institutions considering the TouchPoint solution, while positioning themselves as a premier provider of Microsoft solutions for the financial services industry. Windows DNAfs will facilitate the client's ability to integrate applications from a wide variety of vertical solution vendors, while supplying the client with a single vendor-based infrastructure. Additionally, Broadway & Seymour strongly believes that in the future, financial institutions will want an enterprise-wide customer relationship management solution that is based on a distributed object architecture, rather than a message-based architecture. The Windows DNAfs version of TouchPoint will take advantage of Microsoft's COM- based technology, which provides the richest set of integrated services, the widest choice of easy-to-use tools, and the largest set of available applications. In addition, COM provides the only currently viable market for reusable, off-the-shelf, client and server components. All of these advantages lead to robust, scalable, and reliable applications that promote component reuse. Broadway & Seymour, Inc. (NASDAQ:BSIS) is a software product and services company, providing integrated solutions to the financial and legal and professional services markets. The Company's Customer Relationship Management business offers leading software products and services, including TouchPoint(TM), CRISP(TM) and BANCStar(R), for banks and other financial institutions. The Company also operates Elite Information Systems, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary located in Los Angeles, California. Elite offers leading integrated time tracking, invoicing, general ledger accounting and other office management software products to the legal and professional services industries. Broadway & Seymour's web address is http://www.bsis.com NOTE TO EDITORS: TouchPoint is a trademark of Broadway & Seymour, Inc. Windows is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corp. in the United States and/or other countries.
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