Asset Control's TAPMaster Recertifies as Microsoft Gold Certified Partner

    VANCOUVER and NEW YORK, Oct. 1 /CNW/ - Asset Control, the industry
standard for data management in financial services, has been recertified as a
Microsoft Corp. Gold Certified partner, the highest level in Microsoft's
international partner program. Asset Control's TAPMaster, recently acquired
from TAP Solutions, runs on the Microsoft platform providing fully populated
relational data services designed to support the complexities of financial
services firms operating in capital markets, a key vertical segment for
    "The TAPMaster market and reference data management software, built upon
the Microsoft software platform, is an excellent solution for firms seeking to
streamline data acquisition and deployment," said Craig Saint-Amour, U.S.
capital markets industry solutions director, Microsoft Corp. "Asset Control is
an important member of our financial services-focused partnership community,
which utilizes Windows Server, SQL Server 2005, the 2007 Office System, the
BizTalk Server and the .NET Framework to deliver comprehensive solutions to
the highly competitive capital markets industry."
    Along with its Gold Certified status, Asset Control attained Independent
Software Vendor (ISV) and Data Management competencies, specializing in
business intelligence. This is also the second year in a row the TAPMaster
product suite met stringent requirements, including staff certification,
product tests and customer reference checks to maintain its Gold Certified
    The Microsoft community exceeds 700,000 partners, and only a limited
number reaches Gold Certified status. Prior to its acquisition by Asset
Control, TAP Solutions had been using Microsoft products to develop custom
software solutions since 1990. Working with Microsoft's Financial Services
Group, TAPMaster was launched in 2004 and sold to some of the world's leading
financial services firms in Australia, Greece, Japan, Singapore, the UK, and
the USA.
    "With our acquisition by Asset Control and continued alliance with
Microsoft, the TAPMaster product suite can be expanded to support more firms'
data acquisition, management and deployment requirements," says Bob Bell,
former President of TAP Solutions, and now Vice President, Asset Control.
"Microsoft continues to provide an excellent foundation for our product and
business development, and we appreciate the recognition and validation that
Gold Certification brings in the international marketplace."

    About Asset Control

    Asset Control transforms data management from an operational burden into
a powerful tool for competitive advantage for firms of all types and sizes.
Our industry standard platform reduces costs and risk, manages evolving
compliance needs and speeds the delivery of new products to market. A Fidelity
Ventures company, Asset Control seamlessly integrates with internal and third
party systems and applications to create a strategic business platform for
future growth.
    Some of the industry's most successful firms depend on Asset Control.
These include: Abbey National, ABN AMRO, Allied Irish Banks PLC, Barclays
Capital, Barclays Global Investors, Bayerische Landesbank, BBVA, Commerzbank,
Convexity Capital Management, E(*)TRADE Securities, LLC, IBM (Dresdner Bank),
Grupo Santander, Harvard Management Company, HSH Nordbank, HypoVereinsbank,
ING, LCH.Clearnet, Robeco Groep, Société Générale, Standard Bank, Standard
Chartered, Union Investment and Wachovia Corporation.

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