The Polish Central Securities Depository Chooses Microsoft BizTalk Server as Its Enterprise Financial Messaging Platform for the Future

    Microsoft to enable transport, management and exchange of over 4 million
    SWIFT transactions per year.

    VIENNA, Austria, Sept. 17 /CNW/ -- Microsoft Corp. today announced at
Sibos 2008 that the Polish National Depository for Securities (KDPW) is
implementing Microsoft BizTalk Accelerator for SWIFT for the transport,
management and exchange of more than 4 million SWIFT transactions per year. As
the central institution responsible for the management and supervision of
clearing and settlement in Poland, KDPW will use Microsoft's leading solution
for financial messaging integration, leveraging BizTalk Accelerator for SWIFT
to help about 10 domestic and global customers efficiently and effectively
connect to SWIFT.
    "As the primary organization for the facilitation of clearing and
settlement in Poland, KDPW strives to provide its customers with the highest
global standards, including those for full securities dematerialization," said
Slawomir Panasiuk, member of the management board, KDPW. "We needed to
implement a solution that would allow our customers the best and most
effective solution for exchanging SWIFT transactions with foreign
depositories, but that also took our future international growth plans into
consideration. Microsoft BizTalk Accelerator for SWIFT allows us to provide
this connectivity quickly and easily, and provides the flexibility for us to
connect additional financial institutions from around the globe as our clients
need them."
    Microsoft BizTalk Accelerator for SWIFT integrates quickly and easily
with SWIFT Alliance, providing global connectivity with SWIFTNet. It provides
a comprehensive, reliable and highly secure platform for the delivery of
financial messages, and integrates easily into KDPW's mainframe system.
    "KDPW plays a leading role in the financial markets in Poland, and this
implementation demonstrates its commitment to working toward a
service-oriented architecture (SOA)," said Sheida Hadji-Ashrafi, worldwide
industry manager, Payments at Microsoft. "Microsoft is transforming payments
services, and BizTalk Accelerator for SWIFT allows KDPW to continue driving
toward both a holistic enterprise approach and new efficiencies for customers
in their global connections with SWIFT."
    Currently being implemented, KDPW's adoption of Microsoft BizTalk
Accelerator for SWIFT as its financial messaging platform for the future is
expected to be completed in the fourth quarter of 2008.
    About KDPW SA
    KDPW is the central depository for securities in public trading in the
Polish regulated capital market. It is also a clearing house for Polish
derivatives. KDPW is responsible for managing and safeguarding the efficiency
of the Polish depository-settlement system. For more information please visit:
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