Desjardins Financial Services acquires a license to NewLink’s Vista Service Oriented Architecture – Enterprise Business Model

TORONTO, Aug. 14 2006 — Desjardins Financial Services (DFS) purchased a license to NewLink�s Vista™ Service Oriented Architecture – Enterprise Business Model, to support DFS’ process improvement and business process management (BPM) projects.

The Vista Service Oriented Architecture – Enterprise Business Model is a knowledge framework for managing, planning, designing, developing and implementing processes, and technology. It provides a comprehensive description of all business practices and information structures found in the financial industry and facilitates the speed and quality of any of the following project types:

  • Business and Application Architecture

  • Process Improvement

  • Systems Requirement

  • Data Warehouse

The Vista Service Oriented Architecture � Enterprise Business Model is part of a practical suite of industry frameworks, models and methodologies for P&C and Life insurance, wealth management and banking industries. Vista is comprised of the following intellectual capital components.

  • Vista Service Oriented Architecture – Enterprise Business Model

  • Vista Business Requirements Reference Models

    • CRM

    • Policy/Contract Management

    • Claims Management

  • Vista Merger and Acquisition Methodology

  • Vista Business Case Methodology

  • Vista Market Segmentation and Product Development Methodology

About Desjardins Financial Services

Desjardins Financial Security is a component of Desjardins Group, the largest integrated cooperative financial group in Canada. Specialized in life and health insurance and retirement savings for individuals and groups, Desjardins Financial Security ensures the financial security of over 5 million Canadians from coast to coast every day. It employs 3,579 people and manages more than $18 billion in assets. The company has offices in a number of cities nation-wide including Vancouver, Calgary, Winnipeg, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Quebec City, Levis and Halifax. For more information contact Shannon Bowness at DFS Corporate Communications – 416-926-2700 X2015.

About NewLink Group

NewLink Group is a leading financial services industry consulting company. NewLink�s breadth of experience and services include business and IT strategy, distribution channel effectiveness, industry benchmarking, product development, business and IT architecture, IT solutions, operational excellence, management of change, business implementation and project management. Vista™ is the knowledge base that NewLink�s sells to clients and technology companies. Vista™ is also used by NewLink consultants for client assignments and projects. For more information, contact Pierre Gagne at NewLink – 416-410-1271 or Pierre.Gagne@newlinkgroup.com. Profit, from our knowledge www.NewLinkGroup.com