Jade Software has chosen a Gen-i cloud environment to host its latest mobile banking application solution.
Hosted on the ReadyCloud Server's infrastructure-as-a-service environment, the company says JOOB will help businesses innovate by designing and mobilising customer experiences.
Director of JOOB Strategy and Partners, Herman Rooseboom believes the explosion of smart devices means financial institutions need to focus on enhancing mobile banking experiences to attract and retain customers.
“Research shows that 42% of tablet and 39% of smartphone owners now use these devices for everyday banking,” he says.
“The financial services industry is changing rapidly and therefore innovation is essential in this sector as increasingly, competing on price and product alone is no longer enough.
“This is a unique offering in New Zealand and rare across the world, and is of particular importance to financial services organisations with fewer resources or funds to develop bespoke applications.
“It means they now have the opportunity to offer an enhanced customer experience with innovative new services that are safe, reliable and can scale up or down according to their needs.”
Rooseboom added that with transaction and customer data stored in a secure environment hosted locally in one of Gen-i’s tier 3 data centres, the JOOB mobile banking solution meets the security and compliance demands of financial institutions.
In addition, with applications hosted by Gen-i, JOOB clients have access to Gen-i’s help desk for technical support and monitoring services for added security and reliability.
"Gen-i is proud to be supporting Jade in helping its customers to deliver a better mobile banking experience through its mobile banking solution," says Leanne Buer, Gen-i’s acting General Manager – Marketing.
“Jade is a great example of a New Zealand business delivering innovative solutions. We are delighted to be supporting this level of innovation within the financial sector.”
In addition to Jade Software, Gen-i is working with a number of other providers to offer mobile application platform solutions to its clients.
“Our clients increasingly demand the ability to interact with their staff and customers through mobile applications, as they look for ways to strengthen their end-user relationships through mobile delivery of updates, offers and alerts,” says Buer
“We are excited to have initiatives underway with some of the world’s leading mobile application platform vendors, including Jade Software, to deliver this capability to our clients.”
"Gen-i’s ReadyCloud Server is the ideal environment for hosting mobile banking applications.
“ReadyCloud Server is hosted locally in a world class data centre, which is co-located in Telecom’s Auckland Exchange building.
"This provides Jade’s clients in the financial sector using the JOOB Mobile application development platform with the assurance that their data is located in a resilient, reliable and secure environment, supported by our people here in New Zealand.”