Rice Financial launches Ticoon front office solution & investor portal

    TORONTO, March 11 /CNW/ - Ticoon Technology Inc., an industry leader in
enterprise front office software in the financial services sector, today
announced that it has successfully launched its desktop solution for Rice
Financial Group Inc. as part of a multi-year agreement.
    Ticoon is a unique financial advisor solution that can integrate
investment, insurance, banking and other financial data from virtually any
source and present it comprehensively in customized views for users. It lets
users across the value chain consolidate, view and configure data from
multiple, disparate sources within a single, secure, compliant platform.
    The solution is hosted by Ticoon on a software-as-a-service basis for
Rice Financial, one of Canada's largest independent financial solution
providers. Advisors for Rice Financial are now benefiting from a sophisticated
front office suite. In the near future, Rice will be rolling out Ticoon's
leading-edge investor portal to provide enhanced service to clients.
    "Ticoon is the leading front office solution in the marketplace and our
advisors now have a significant advantage," said Dave Velanoff, chief
executive officer of Rice Financial Group Inc. "We believe that our
partnership with Ticoon will play a key role in achieving the growth targets
we've set for our company."
    According to Rick Hyde, president and CEO of Ticoon, "With more than
85,000 clients across the country, Rice Financial is a significant player in
the marketplace. Our partnership with them is a tremendous opportunity to
strengthen Ticoon's leadership in the financial services industry and
demonstrate how our solution significantly raises the bar over competitors for
both advisor support and customer service."


    Founded in 1997, Toronto-based Ticoon Technology Inc. is a leader in
enterprise front office software for the financial services sector. The
company's platform delivers total financial management capabilities to
organizations and individuals at every point in the value chain. Using it,
customers are able to boost business, grow revenues and gain an edge on their
    More information about Ticoon can be found at www.ticoon.com.


    Rice Financial is a community-based organization committed to helping
Canadian investors of all levels achieve financial security and peace of mind
at every stage of their lives by providing convenient and flexible financial
solutions that respond to each client's individual needs. A vast network of
branch and associate offices stretches from the BC coast to the Ontario/Quebec
border, serving more than 85,000 clients and administering assets of
approximately $4 billion.
    More information about Rice Financial can be found at

For further information:

For further information: Ticoon Technology Inc., Andrew Lane,
Vice-President, Sales, (416) 513-9271, (416) 624-4077; Rachael
MacKenzie-Neill, (416) 605-1414; Rice Financial Group Inc., Patty Houle,
Executive Vice-President, Business Development, 1-800-392-1388, (905)

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