Finns get their Euro bills speedily from cash ATMs

Finns get their Euro bills speedily from cash ATMs TietoEnator is responsible for the Euro readiness of Automatia's information systems TietoEnator is on the home stretch with the Euro2002 project of Automatia, who is responsible for 'Otto' cash ATMs. Changes required by the Euro have been completed in good time and the final tests are gone through right now. The first ATMs will hand out Euros as soon as on the first night of the new year 2002. Within two weeks of the turn of the year all of the about 2.000 'Otto' ATMs everywhere in Finland will only deliver Euro bills. To the Finns cash ATMs are a part of everyday life, in average over 10.000 withdrawals per month are being made with one ATM. In Europe, the corresponding number is about 3.500 withdrawals. A majority of bills, also Euro bills, are delivered via ATMs to the banks' customers. This allows a more speedy delivery of Euro bills in Finland than in many other European countries. TietoEnator has been totally responsible for implementing the information system changes for Automatia. The planning of Euro changes was started as early as the year 1997. An important part of the development work has been to guarantee the uninterrupted and simultaneous operation between Automatia and the Finnish banks. The services of TietoEnator Finance Sector are based on a strategic partnership with our customers. Finance sector's solutions concentrate on key technologies and the goal is, via Europe, to be a global e- finance solution provider. In addition to Internet banking solutions, TietoEnator Finance Sector also commands strong expertise in payment systems and selected capital market solutions. Finance Sector operates in 11 different countries with more than 1700 experts and over 300 customers world-wide. TietoEnator Finance Sector is the leading partner for the banking, insurance and finance sector in Northern Europe. Additional information: Vice President Katriina Joki, TietoEnator Digital Finance Oy, tel. +358 9 8626 2378, mobile +358 40 507 0925, E-mail: Managing Director Tapani Penttilä, Automatia Pankkiautomaatit Oy, tel. +358 9 133 61 With more than 10,000 employees and annual net sales of 1.1 billion Euro, TietoEnator is a leading supplier of high value-added IT services in Europe. TietoEnator provides consulting, systems development and integration, operation and support, product development services for customers, and software services. The Group has in-depth knowledge of its customers' businesses in areas such as telecommunications, finance, the public sector and the forest and energy industries. TIETOENATOR CORPORATION DISTRIBUTION Principal media ------------------------------------------------------------ This information was brought to you by Waymaker The following files are available for download: