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TCA CONSULTING & MERCATOR TEAM-UP TO PROVIDE AN E-BUSINESS INTEGRATION SERVICE FOR THE FINANCE SECTO

Added: (Fri Nov 17 2000)

Pressbox (Press Release) - LONDON, UK. - November 15, 2000- Mercator Software, the e-business transformation company™, and TCA Consulting, a provider of business advice and IT consultancy to the finance sector, today announced that they will work together to provide e-business integration solutions for financial services organisations. The formalised relationship between TCA Consulting and Mercator comes after the TCA Consulting announcement of a £9 million contract to prepare a new pan-European on-line retail brokerage system for ABN AMRO.
This service harnesses TCA Consulting's financial services knowledge and integration expertise with Mercator's world class integration software, delivering the ability to respond rapidly to business change.
The new service is in response to demand from financial services organisations facing the challenge of integrating legacy systems with web front-end systems to support new internet-enabled products and services, integrated customer relationship management and enterprise level risk management.

David Field, Director of TCA Consulting commented, "Mercator's software allows us to respond in e-timescales to our clients' need for faster time to market in the finance sector. This, together with the breadth of relevant financial sector functionality, including adapters to third parties such as TIB and SWIFT, make them an excellent partner."
"We are delighted that TCA Consulting has chosen Mercator to deliver a truly significant and strategic benefit to their business moving forward," stated Peter Jones, COO of Mercator, Northern Europe. "TCA Consulting brings a wealth of domain knowledge and practical experience with respect to the design of application integration architectures for financial services. When this is combined with the technology of Mercator, we are convinced that we have a joint value proposition that will be hard to beat."
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About Mercator Software

Mercator, the e-business transformation company™, is the leading provider of e-business integration software. Our products dramatically simplify customer migration to e-business across every industry, providing comprehensive automation for the most difficult e-business integration tasks.
The Mercator E-Business Integration Broker suite of products addresses customer requirements for business-to-business (B2B), application-to-application (A2A) and consumer-to-business (C2B) integration in every industry. More than 5,000 customers use our products to accelerate their transformation to e-business and over 100 partners embed or resell our technology to enhance their product or service offerings. Additional information about Mercator can be found on the Internet at www.mercator.com.

About TCA Consulting
The Terence Chapman Group PLC provides business and IT consultancy and software applications to the finance sector through two operating companies,TCA Consulting and TCA Synergo. In July 1999, The Terence Chapman Group PLC was floated on the London Stock Exchange.
TCA Consulting helps financial sector institutions to prosper in the eBusiness world, providing business advice and IT Consultancy in e-timescales.
TCA Consulting assists with the:
· definition of eBusiness, customer relationship management and operational strategies;
· development of operational, technical and applications architectures;
· management of programmes of change;
· selection and implementation of applications, middleware and other software;
· development and integration of systems.

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