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Wüstenrot & Württembergische to optimize job processing

Financial services provider plans to realize uniform "corporate workstation" by 2015

(PresseBox) (Stuttgart, ) Over the coming years and in cooperation with CENIT AG, W&W Informatik GmbH plans to standardize its technical support for the back office of W&W Group. The launch of the first phase, with an order volume of approx. € 2.7 million, is set for 2012.

The "corporate workstation" project covers the dialog components inbox, job overview and electronic file. It also extends to the technical support processes associated with process control, including a flexibly configurable routing machine. Currently, the various business segments rely on different applications to process their individual tasks. The objective is that in future the business segments will all work with a uniform set of applications.

The first step will be to develop the basic functionalities of a standardized, Group-wide workstation. These will be piloted by the unit that processes legal expenses insurance claims. Introduction will then follow at all departments of Württembergische insurers. The corporate workstation is a core tool in establishing the W&W Group's providence services center. Completion of the back-office standardization project is planned for 2015.

"CENIT is helping us to strategically optimize our job processing system. The new, standardized corporate workstation and the new technologies it features will enable us to sustainably reduce individual job processing times and enhance our level of control. This will make our processes more transparent and replicable, and further boost our performance quality", says Ralf Stankat, Chairman of the Board of W&W Informatik GmbH in Ludwigsburg.

CENIT AG was able to convince W&W Informatik with its experience and competency regarding the components of the corporate workstation. "As a long-standing partner of W&W Group, we are happy to be able to contribute our knowledge of the requirements and processes within the enterprise as well as our experience in the field of enterprise information management", explains Kurt Bengel, CEO of CENIT AG.

With its portfolio in the field of enterprise information management, CENIT is a specialist for IT-based management of enterprise-relevant documents and information.

About W&W Informatik GmbH:

W&W Informatik (W&W IT) is the corporate systems house of Wüstenrot & Württembergische Group - the providence specialist for hedging, residential property, risk protection and asset formation in all walks of life. As exclusive provider of IT services to W&W Group, W&W Informatik develops and operates all IT applications deployed at W&W Group and is responsible for networks, decentralized systems, architectures and data centers. With more than 850 employees working from offices in Ludwigsburg, Stuttgart and Bad Vilbel, W&W IT generated sales revenues of I 206.6 million in 2010. The enterprise operates almost 1700 servers with more than 20,000 computer workstations across W&W Group. Total computing capacity is 5266 MIPS at a disk storage capacity of 1.045 Terabyte.

www.ww-informatik.de

Wüstenrot & Württembergische. The Providence Specialist

Wüstenrot & Württembergische Group is "The Providence Specialist" for the four components of modern planning for the future: hedging, residential property, risk protection and asset formation. Created in 1999 by a merger between the tradition-rich enterprises Wüstenrot and Württembergische and headquartered in Stuttgart, the market-listed corporation combines the business fields of building society banking and insurance as two equally strong pillars. In this way, W&W Group can offer each customer the providence solution that's right for him or her. Approximately six million customers of W&W Group have come to appreciate the service quality, competence and close customer care provided by 9,000 back-office staff and 6,000 field representatives. Thanks to a global network of cooperation and sales partners as well as broker and direct marketing activities, W&W Group is able to reach more than 40 million people in Germany. W&W Group will continue to keep its sights set on growth, and has already established itself as the largest independent and most customer-strong financial services provider in the state of Baden-Württemberg.

CENIT AG

CENIT has been successfully active for over 20 years as a leading consulting and software specialist for optimizing business processes in the fields of product lifecycle management (PLM), enterprise information management (EIM), business optimization & analytics (BOA), and application management services (AMS). The enterprise focuses on developing proprietary software and marketing standard solutions by market leaders such as Dassault Systèmes, SAP and IBM. CENIT employs more than 700 staff worldwide, serving customers from the automotive, aerospace, mechanical engineering, tool and mold construction, financial services, commercial and consumer goods industries.

www.cenit.de