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NCR and BearingPoint Announce Alliance

  • 07 April, 2004 11:59

<p>Teradata, NCR and BearingPoint have announced an alliance agreement to provide joint customers with the broadest suite of enterprise and store-automation solutions.</p>
<p>The relationship between BearingPoint and Teradata is global in scope and will be rolled out locally, offering a flexible portfolio of innovative solutions and services that help differentiate customers and provide them with greater competitive value.</p>
<p>For further information, please contact Skye Eggleton or Jessica Sealby at Howorth Communications on 02 9904 4533 or email pr@howorth.com.au.</p>
<p>NCR and BearingPoint Announce Alliance</p>
<p>SYDNEY, 7 April 2004 – BearingPoint, Inc. (NYSE: BE) and NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR) today announced an alliance agreement targeting businesses in the financial services, communications, insurance and healthcare, public services, manufacturing and retail industries. Under the agreement, which includes NCR’s Teradata and Retail Solutions Divisions, the two companies will plan marketing and sales activities with the goal of providing their current and future joint customers with the broadest suite of enterprise and store-automation solutions.</p>
<p>The agreement also provides BearingPoint with testing access and training on solutions from both NCR divisions. The relationship between BearingPoint and Teradata is global in scope. BearingPoint and NCR’s Retail Solutions Division will work together in North America.</p>
<p>“By teaming with NCR, we can help enterprises differentiate their customers’ experiences and stay competitive,” said Jane Griffin, a managing director with BearingPoint. “NCR’s suite of offerings combined with BearingPoint’s integration and industry experience can offer compelling business value and help companies achieve targeted return on investment.”</p>
<p>“This agreement enhances the value BearingPoint and Teradata can jointly deliver to our clients worldwide,” said Robert Seiler, vice president of strategic partnerships, Teradata. “By offering a flexible portfolio of innovative solutions and services that better position our global customers, BearingPoint and Teradata are setting new standards for managing a company’s long-term success.”</p>
<p>As one of the key initiatives under the agreement, NCR and BearingPoint will co-host a solution presentation environment at NCR’s Retail Solutions Executive Briefing Centre in Atlanta. This centre will allow retailers to experience innovative assisted and self-service point-of-sale (POS) solutions, interactive marketing displays, customer relationship management (CRM) applications and workforce management solutions for a closed-loop customer experience.</p>
<p>“We believe the combination of BearingPoint’s enterprise integration and retail consulting experience, along with NCR’s store automation and data warehouse solutions, will result in a powerful approach to solving some of the most critical challenges in retailing,” said Dan Bogan, vice president, worldwide marketing, for NCR’s Retail Solutions Division. “Examples include implementing breakthrough POS capability, optimising CRM effectiveness and implementing strategic self-service solutions, to name a few.”</p>
<p>NCR is a global leader in data warehouse and retail store automation solutions, recognised for:</p>
<p>· Acknowledged industry-leading Teradata® solutions for strategic and tactical, real-time decisions;</p>
<p>· The most comprehensive suite of store-automation products, applications and services offered by a technology vendor; and</p>
<p>· Single source for store deployment and post-installation services.</p>
<p>BearingPoint, as a large global business and systems integrator, is a top-tier consultancy recognised for:</p>
<p>· Comprehensive program management approach and tools;</p>
<p>· Enterprise application integration methodology and alliances; and</p>
<p>· In-depth experience in retail store processes, promotions, workforce optimisation, customer experience and consumer insight.</p>
<p>About BearingPoint</p>
<p>BearingPoint, Inc. (NYSE: BE) is one of the world’s largest business consulting, systems integration and managed services firms serving Global 2000 companies, medium-sized businesses, government agencies and other organisations. We provide business and technology strategy, systems design, architecture, applications implementation, network infrastructure, systems integration and managed services. Our service offerings are designed to help our clients generate revenue, reduce costs and access the information necessary to operate their business on a timely basis. Based in McLean, Va., BearingPoint has been named by Fortune as one of America’s Most Admired Companies in the computer and data services sector. For more information, visit the Company’s website at www.BearingPoint.com.</p>
<p>About Teradata Division</p>
<p>Teradata, a division of NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR), is the global technology leader in enterprise data warehousing, analytic applications and data warehousing services. Organisations around the world rely on the power of Teradata’s award-winning solutions (www.teradata.com) to get a single, integrated view of their business to enhance decision-making, customer relationships and profitability.</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 and help organisations create a stronger competitive position. Based in Dayton, Ohio, NCR (www.ncr.com) employs approximately 29,000 people worldwide.</p>
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<p>NCR, NCR EasyPoint, NCR FastLane, NCR RealPOS, NCR RealPrice, NCR RealScan, NCR RealSolutions and Teradata are trademarks or registered trademarks of NCR Corporation in the United States and other countries.</p>

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