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Fintecs appointed Microsoft Visio Partner


London, England, May 31, 2006 --   Fintecs, the pioneers of visual mapping of financial IT systems, has been appointed a UK Visio Partner by Microsoft Corporation.


Says Richard Smith, Microsoft's Visio Partner Manager, 'The appointment of Fintecs to Partner status is a recognition of the highly innovative way in which Fintecs is using Visio to add strategic value to business and process visualisation.   Fintecs is an exciting new business that is taking advantage of the latest Microsoft technology to deliver high-level and strategic visual solutions to businesses across the UK.'


Says Fintecs chief executive Tony Gratton, "We are delighted to be selected by Microsoft for Registered Partner Status as there are only 24 Partners in the UK focused on Visio."   We believe this partnership is an important one for us in opening up a whole new area of the IT market, that of visual documentation, using the capabilities of Visio to convey large amounts of information in the smallest space as an efficient alternative to text.'


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About Fintecs

Founded in 2001, Fintecs is a Banking IT consultancy that combines in-depth expertise in Banking and the Financial industry with a unique approach to the visual documentation of systems, business processes and people.  The Fintecs visual approach to IT documentation has been developed to help financial institutions of all kinds to rediscover the value of their hardware and software assets and to:-

Transfer vital knowledge among staff
Match IT systems more closely to the needs of the business
Understand fully how business processes interact
Plan future systems with confidence

Fintecs draws on a wealth of experience with all kinds of financial institutions from private banking to trust administration including specialities such as asset management for private and institutional clients. Fintecs has carried out consultancy projects in countries throughout Europe. Staff are English-French bilingual and have extensive experience of the Swiss banking system.

Fintecs consultancy work has included business process analysis from front-office to back, data flows, databases and a wide range of software applications, with extensive experience of Project Management, Project Implementation, Systems Integration, and Systems Replacement.

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