Articles for 2011

i-design Announces First Canadian Contract Through Channel Partner IBM Canada Ltd.

28 November 2011
i-design, the leading developer and supplier of ATM and self-service marketing solutions for the banking industry, is delighted to announce that it has secured its first joono licence win in Canada. The multi-year agreement has been signed with a large bank in Canada ("the Bank") and covers the deployment of i-design's next generation targeted marketing software, joono, across the Bank's entire ATM estate. The contract was secured via i-design's channel partner in Canada, IBM Canada Limited, and is i-design's first win via IBM. The new agreement helps to underpin market forecasts for the current financial year.
The roll-out of joono will provide the Bank with new marketing capabilities which will enhance its customer communications. The contract, which was signed following a competitive tender, represents further pleasing uptake of joono, launched in the summer this year. In July 2011, the Group announced that existing customer, US based Cardtronics, Inc, had acquired a licence to incorporate joono into its offering on a global basis.

Ana Stewart, CEO of i-design Group PLC commented:

"This contract expands our presence in North America significantly, taking i-design's software into Canada for the first time. We are also delighted that this is the first contract win secured via our channel partner, IBM Canada Limited, and look forward to working together on future opportunities.

In addition, it is another major contract win for joono and is testimony to the strength of our offering. We believe that joono represents an unrivalled digital marketing proposition for banks and we continue to see exciting opportunities both in the UK and internationally for our software."