ABI Informatic Partners With Catena Technologies To Provide Data Modeling And Integration Capabilities To Asia Pacific Customers

28th April 2003 - ABI Informatic and Catena Technologies Pte Ltd today announced a software distribution agreement to provide the ABI Informatic's vdf2db software to Asia Pacific markets. With the vdf2db software, customers can easily integrate Telekurs VDF data directly with their existing systems and take advantage of ABI's comprehensive data modeling and mapping facilities.

As part of this agreement Catena Technologies will function as the sales, marketing and operations agent of ABI Informatic for Greater China, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Korea, Australia, and New Zealand, facilitating ABI Informatics' expansion into the Asia Pacific market.

The vdf2db product was developed to support the integration and maintenance of Telekurs data. vdf2db is closely linked to the Telekurs VDF metadata, and provides a graphical user interface for managing data conversion. vdf2db provides considerable time and cost savings for projects that involve end -of-day, reference or corporate actions data. vdf2db's also makes it easy to adapt Telekurs data to the local system environment and accommodate on-going changes to VDF data feed.

"ABI Informatic's vdf2db software is well known in Europe and greatly simplifies the work of integrating Telekurs VDF feed data with other in-house systems," said Randall Duran, Managing Director of Catena Technologies Pte Ltd. "We look forward to using this technology to improve efficiency and lower the operational costs of financial institutions in Asia Pacific."

With over 135 tables and 1300 attributes, ABI securities database (ABISEC) can be scaled to fit the requirements of both local and multinational institutions. The ABI Informatic data model and the vd2db mapping software has been used by over 20 financial institutions around the world including UBS, Nomura, Rabo Bank, ABN Amro, and Bank Bruxelles Lambert . It takes the guesswork out of data feed modeling and integration and, in turn, lowers costs and facilitates rapid deployment. vdf2db supports all SQL-compatible relational databases and designed to be customized to meet customer-specific requirements.

"We look forward to working with Catena Technologies and extending the benefits of ABI Informatic's software to Asia," said Guenter Woytschak, Member of the Board of ABI Informatic. "With the current emphasis on cost savings in the Financial Industry, we believe that vdf2db can help banks and brokerages achieve savings in the area of data resources management."

About Catena Technologies

Catena Technologies specializes in technology architecture and design for business process management (BPM), enterprise integration, and enterprise content management. With over two decades experience working in the global financial markets, Catena Technologies, combines subject matter expertise with in-depth technology design and delivery capabilities.

About ABI Informatic

ABI Informatic draws on many years of experience developing IT solutions concerning securities in general and financial instrument data in particular, thus enabling us to offer services ranging from consultancy to outsourcing. These include situation analysis workshops, mapping VDF to an existing database, development of import and export interfaces, or adding expertise to an existing project. ABI Informatic is a independent Software company established 1983 with headquarters in Urdorf Z├╝rich, Switzerland. Please visit the ABI homepage http://www.abi-informatic.ch

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Catena Technologies Pte Ltd
3 Phillip Street
#10-01 Royal Group Building
Singapore 048693
Republic of Singapore
Phone: +65 6100 0881
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Web: www.catena-technologies.com