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Fast-Growing Colorado Software Company Expands Education Partnership to Diversify the Tech Workforce

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Colorado-based Cherwell Software announces ongoing collaboration
with CodePath.org to create educational pathways to tech industry jobs
for diverse candidates

DENVER–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Cherwell
Software
, a global leader in service management, announced today
that it is expanding its partnership with CodePath.org,
a nonprofit increasing diversity in tech by transforming college
computer science education for underrepresented minorities and
underserved populations. Through the social impact partnership, Cherwell
will support CodePath.org’s mission through philanthropy, employee
giving, and providing internships to graduates of the CodePath.org
undergraduate computer science courses.

“We are thrilled to continue our support of CodePath.org, which creates
more opportunities for a more diverse talent pool in the technology
field,” said Jean Patrick, chief transformation officer at Cherwell.
“The evidence is clear: a more diverse workforce better serves the
diverse demographics of customers while filling an increasing skills gap
in the technology sector. Michael Ellison and the team at CodePath.org
have developed an extraordinary, scalable system for equipping talented
individuals from all backgrounds to achieve success in the tech
industry.”

Based in San Francisco, California, CodePath.org collaborates with
students and professors to offer in-person, on-campus courses during the
academic year, and runs remote-classroom courses during the summer,
teaching the technical fundamentals and tools used at the nation’s
preeminent tech companies. Since 2013, CodePath.org has trained more
than 4,000 developers at over 800 technology companies, including
Microsoft, Facebook, and Airbnb.

As part of Cherwell’s growing investment in computer science education,
the company will also welcome two CodePath.org interns to its
engineering team based in Colorado Springs in summer 2019, the first
interns to be placed by the nonprofit in a Colorado company.

Additionally, a team of Cherwell employees will play in the Denver
Startup Games
tournament-style competition on May 18, to raise funds
for CodePath.org. The total amount donated will depend on where Cherwell
places relative to other competing corporate teams, including Fastly,
HomeAdvisor and Zoom. Founder and CEO of CodePath.org, Michael Ellison,
will participate with the Cherwell team. Ellison first collaborated with
the company at Cherwell’s global customer conference in the fall of 2018
to speak about CodePath.org’s mission and to announce the partnership.

“We’re excited to participate in the Startup Games alongside my friends
at Cherwell and, especially, to expand our Colorado presence – providing
more opportunity for computer science students to get relevant industry
experience and access the region’s fast-growing tech sector,” Ellison
said. “As we grow our programs nationally and even globally, our hope is
that relationships like this one with Cherwell will move us closer to
eliminating technical educational inequity and enabling more diverse
populations to access technical careers.”

The general public is invited to attend the Denver Startup Games on
Saturday, May 18, 2019, at the EXDO event center in Denver, Colorado.
Tickets are available for purchase. For more information, visit startupgames.com/denver

Cherwell Software was established in 2004 to offer technology that helps
organizations grow and innovate by automating service workflows. The
founders chose four core values – heart, hunger, humility, and honesty –
that have defined the company since its inception and also helped to
create a culture of service.

About CodePath.org: CodePath.org partners with colleges and major tech
companies to prepare CS students for careers in technology. CodePath.org
supplements university CS programs with industry-trusted curriculum,
personalized student support, career preparation and jobs placement to
help boost enrollment of underrepresented groups in computer science
programs and lower the attrition rate of those groups. CodePath.org runs
programming courses at more than 20 universities and has taught more
than 1,700 students in the past three years. Please visit https://CodePath.org to
learn more about the program and its goals.

Startup Games, founded in Austin, Texas in 2012, unites high-growth
startup companies (and startups-at-heart) in friendly competition to
build great cultures that value giving back to their local communities.
The one-day event is currently in Austin, Denver, and Atlanta and
consists of 10 games played in bracket-style, heat or free-for-all
formats. A 501(c) organization, Startup Games is an initiative of
Notley, a platform to energize, enable, and empower purpose-driven
people to scale impact. Notley converges profits and purpose to build an
ecosystem that creates audacious solutions using knowledge, capital, and
collaboration. For more information, visit www.startupgames.com and https://www.notleyventures.com/.

About Cherwell Software: Cherwell (@Cherwell)
empowers organizations to transform their business through the rapid
adoption and easy management of digital services. Cherwell’s adaptable
platform has enabled thousands of organizations to modernize their
business operations with customizable service management, automation,
and reporting across the enterprise. For more information, visit: http://www.cherwell.com.

Contacts

Media Contact:
Keith Little
keith.little@cherwell.com
720-382-7727

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Acquia Unveils Faster, Easier Personalization for Marketers

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Announced at Acquia Engage Europe; the Only Personalization Tool
Optimized for Drupal Helps Marketers Build and Launch No-Code
Personalizations for Superior Digital Experiences

LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Acquia
today announced the all-new Acquia
Lift
, the only personalization tool optimized for Drupal,
now available as a no-code application to help marketers quickly and
easily optimize customer experiences. The new product was unveiled at Acquia
Engage Europe
, where attendees got a first look at Acquia’s
data-driven personalization solution.

To meet customer expectations, marketers recognize the need to offer
more personalized experiences. However, research
shows nearly three-fourths (74 percent) of marketers globally feel like
technology has made it harder, not easier, to do this.

The latest release of Acquia Lift addresses this challenge head-on with
a unified and marketer-ready interface, allowing users to execute all
profile management, segmentation, and personalization activities in a
single place. Anyone — regardless of technical acumen — can point,
click, and personalize without any code.

“In this competitive, fast-paced market, we know how important it is for
businesses to be agile enough to quickly deliver relevant, customized
content to users,” said Shareen Campbell, Head of Global Partnerships &
Alliances, EPAM. “As an Acquia Global Select Partner, we’re excited to
leverage Acquia Lift’s new capabilities and continue to enhance our
clients’ digital platforms and customer experiences through
personalization.”

“As a non-profit health system with more than 200 sites of care and
affiliates, we pride ourselves on offering convenient access to
exceptional healthcare services, where and when patients need them—in
hospitals, health pavilions and doctor’s offices, as well as workplaces,
schools and homes,” said Debbie Kenemer, Executive Director, Digital
Marketing at Community
Health Network
. “Our digital properties have to be equally focused
on our patients and their needs. Acquia Lift helps us better understand
our site visitors and put more relevant and specific information and
services in front of them, increasing the opportunities that help them
live healthier while also securing the care and information that’s
important.”

New key capabilities for Acquia Lift include:

  • Simple campaign creation — enabling marketers to create
    complex personalization campaigns in three simple steps
  • Testing and targeting with no code — powering the creation and
    launch of website personalization without technical skill
  • Clearly defined personalization campaign types — users can
    launch A/B tests, target personalizations to specific audiences, or
    recommend content across a series of sessions to deliver the best
    possible experience
  • Enhanced scheduling — helping marketing teams align
    personalizations to events, promotions, sales, and press activities
  • Real-time dashboards and advanced analytics — providing the
    ability to quickly review activities and metrics for both optimizing
    and validating marketing investment

“In today’s world, personalization is at the core of successful customer
experiences. As a result, we have seen rapid adoption of Acquia Lift,
which is now used by leading brands like Wendy’s, Bayer, and BlueCross
BlueShield,” said Dries Buytaert, Acquia co-founder and CTO. “Most
organizations know that personalization is no longer optional, but put
it off because it can be difficult. Acquia Lift, in combination with our
other solutions, solves that. It provides a powerful, yet easy-to-use,
platform that drives real business results – helping you understand your
customers, and improve engagement with relevant, personalized content.”

Resources:

About Acquia
Acquia is the open source digital experience
company. We provide the world’s most ambitious brands with technology
that allows them to embrace innovation and create customer moments that
matter. At Acquia, we believe in the power of community – giving our
customers the freedom to build tomorrow on their terms. To learn more,
visit acquia.com.

All logos, company and product names are trademarks or registered
trademarks of their respective owners.

Contacts

Jenny Radloff or Kate Lavoie-Mayer
PAN Communications
acquia@pancomm.com
+1
617 502 4300

Kaitlyn Ethier
Acquia
pr@acquia.com
+1
978 578 0480

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Temenos Successfully Delivers a Single, State-of-the-Art Digital Platform for ABN AMRO’s Private and Corporate Banking Business

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Dutch banking giant goes live with Temenos’ award-winning WealthSuite
to achieve improved cost/income ratio and faster time to market with one
rationalized product menu across all countries

GENEVA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Temenos (SIX: TEMN), the banking software company, today announced that
ABN AMRO has gone live with Temenos’ WealthSuite digital banking
platform, which will power the bank’s international operations for
private and corporate banking. The shift to a single shared digital
banking platform will allow ABN AMRO to reduce IT operational costs and
achieve an improved cost/ income ratio. The open digital banking
platform will future-proof ABN AMRO’s growth and enable the bank to
deliver innovative and personalized products and services faster to
market.

Belgium is the first international branch to go live with the Temenos
solution under ABN AMRO’s rollout plan, which will see the bank migrate
two additional countries on the new platform in the coming years.

ABN AMRO joins the growing list of top tier banks that have deployed
Temenos WealthSuite to transform their wealth management operations.
With Temenos WealthSuite, ABN AMRO will deploy an end-to-end, highly
scalable and configurable platform that will allow the bank to benefit
from considerable efficiency gains. This will be achieved by automating
and simplifying processes and streamlining IT and business operations.

Cognizant, a global Temenos partner, has been providing consulting and
system integration services for the project. By using a single core
banking system, the bank can now launch a new corporate bank within nine
month, as recently seen in Australia.

ABN AMRO has been a pioneer in digital banking and a Temenos client for
over a decade. Temenos and ABN AMRO have a proven record of
co-innovation. ABN AMRO implemented Temenos T24 Core Banking platform –
the forerunner to Temenos T24 Transact – to transform its corporate
banking activities in 2009 and serve the needs of its international
business in nine countries. ABN AMRO also uses Temenos Payments. The
bank recently selected
the Temenos Continuous Deployment
product to speed up its software
delivery and rapidly launch new innovations.

Friso Westra, Head of IT Development Core Banking International of
ABN AMRO said:
We selected Temenos as our technology partner to
future-proof the ongoing growth of our private bank. Working closely
with Temenos and our implementation partner, Cognizant we experienced a
smooth go-live. I am excited as this is a big step for ABN AMRO in
harmonizing our IT infrastructure and speeding up digitization. We run
our corporate and part of our private banking operations now from one
single digital platform. We expect IT costs savings and efficiencies
from the standardization of processes and products. With Temenos
WealthSuite we are confident of achieving our ambition in offering the
most innovative wealth management products and services in the industry.”

Max Chuard, Chief Executive Officer, stated: We are proud to
support ABN AMRO, one of the largest and most innovative banks in
Europe, with its digital transformation journey. ABN AMRO will have a
single, state- of- the- art banking platform and benefit from massive
economies of scale, reduced IT operational costs and personalized
customer experience. The platform will support traditional and digitized
interactions, process automation and standardization of products, which
means faster time to market and increased business agility. Our
cloud-native, cloud-agnostic and advanced open API software enables ABN
AMRO to drastically reduce transformation time and cost.”

Santosh Thomas, President, Global Growth Markets, Cognizant, said:
We are excited to be working on ABN AMRO’s digital transformation
project with Temenos, a long-standing strategic partner. The digital
banking platform, based on Temenos software, will enable ABN AMRO to
streamline processes across its corporate and private banking business,
benefit from cost efficiencies in IT and business operations and serve
customers in a faster, more cost effective way.”

Temenos WealthSuite provides multi-channel, 24/7 real-time capability to
support wealth managers in delivering superior service to clients, while
allowing advisors to automate time-consuming compliance and back-office
functions. WealthSuite currently helps advisors manage $12trillion
assets under management.

– Ends –

About ABN AMRO
ABN AMRO is a Dutch bank for retail,
corporate and private banking clients. We are a relationship-driven,
knowledgeable and digitally savvy bank, active in Northwest Europe and
with expertise in selected sectors globally. Our purpose is Banking for
better, for generations to come. Headquartered in Amsterdam, ABN AMRO
employs around 19,000 people worldwide.

Please visit us at www.abnamro.com

About Temenos
Temenos AG (SIX: TEMN), headquartered in
Geneva, is the world’s leader in banking software, partnering with banks
and other financial institutions to transform their businesses and stay
ahead of a changing marketplace. Over 3,000 firms across the globe,
including 41 of the top 50 banks, rely on Temenos to process both the
daily transactions and client interactions of more than 500 million
banking customers. Temenos offers cloud-native, cloud-agnostic front
office and core banking, payments, fund management and wealth management
software products enabling banks to deliver both consistent,
frictionless customer journeys and gain operational excellence. Temenos
customers are proven to be more profitable than their peers: over a
seven-year period, they enjoyed on average a 31% higher return on
assets, a 36% higher return on equity and an 8.6 percentage point lower
cost/income ratio than banks running legacy applications. For more
information please visit www.temenos.com.

Contacts

Jessica Wolfe
Temenos Global Public Relations
Tel: +1
610 232 2793
Email : press@temenos.com

Alistair Kellie & Andrew Adie
Newgate Communications on
behalf of Temenos
Tel: +44 20 7680 6550
Email: allnewgatetemenos@newgatecomms.com

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Acquia Delivers 316% ROI According to Total Economic Impact Study

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Independent study evaluates the financial impact of deploying Acquia
Cloud Site Factory and Acquia Lift together for seamless content
management and personalization

LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Acquia
today unveiled the results of an independent commissioned Total
Economic Impact (TEI™) study
conducted by Forrester Consulting on
behalf of Acquia that examines the potential return on investment (ROI)
enterprises may realize by deploying Acquia
Cloud Site Factory
and Acquia
Lift
in tandem. Forrester Consulting director of research Jon
Erickson will present key findings from the study today at Acquia
Engage Europe 2019
, the company’s marquee customer and partner
conference taking place at the Royal Garden Hotel, Kensington, London.

To understand the business benefits and cost savings of Acquia’s
products for enterprises, Forrester interviewed several customers with
years of experience using Acquia Cloud Site Factory in conjunction with
Acquia Lift to streamline site creation and management while also
delivering engaging and personalized content. Forrester’s financial
analysis found that customers quantified key benefits from investment in
Acquia, resulting in benefits of $8.3 million over three years.

The study found that Acquia customers experience:

  • 85 percent faster time to market of new sites and features,
  • 60 percent more productive digital marketing teams, and
  • 3 percent improved customer retention from increased audience
    engagement

“Forrester’s analysis is consistent with what we hear from our customers
— that they find a material return on investment when they deploy our
products, and the returns come both on the top line and the bottom
line,” said Mike Sullivan, Acquia CEO.

Acquia’s portfolio empowers today’s businesses to challenge the customer
experience (CX) status quo through unparalleled content management
capabilities, comprehensive digital insights, and limitless integration.
Its open source foundation allows enterprises to gain the deep and
holistic customer insights they need to create experiences that matter
and act upon them at the speed of the market, unfettered and on their
own terms.

“Prior to using Acquia Cloud Site Factory and Acquia Lift, the
interviewed organizations were typically managing their websites across
many different legacy systems and working with multiple agencies, with
no consistent or unified process in place to manage and update their
sites,” stated the June 2019 Forrester Consulting report ‘The Total
Economic Impact of Acquia Cloud Site Factory and Acquia Lift.’ “These
organizations were frustrated with the expense, time, and resources it
took to manage and create their sites and lacked the insights required
to create personalized experiences. These organizations looked for a
solution to help them create a centralized view of their content and
customer data.“

The full study is available
for download from Acquia
.

About Acquia

Acquia is the open source digital experience company. We provide the
world’s most ambitious brands with technology that allows them to
embrace innovation and create customer moments that matter. At Acquia,
we believe in the power of community – giving our customers the freedom
to build tomorrow on their terms. To learn more, visit acquia.com.

All logos, company and product names are trademarks or registered
trademarks of their respective owners.

Contacts

Jenny Radloff or Kate Lavoie-Mayer
PAN Communications
acquia@pancomm.com
+1
617 502 4300

Kaitlyn Ethier
Acquia
pr@acquia.com
+1
978 578 0480

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