New York, USA and Bangalore, India - May 6, 2014:
Wipro Ltd. (NYSE:WIT), a leading Information Technology, Consulting and Outsourcing company today announced that it has signed a partnership with Axiom Software Laboratories Inc. (AxiomSL), a global leader of regulatory reporting and risk management solutions for the financial services industry. The partnership between Wipro and AxiomSL seeks to address challenges faced by financial institutions with solutions that offer increased transparency, improved data integrity and a deeper level of data granularity and traceability required by regulators. Wipro is currently assisting two global banks in the firm-wide roll-out of the AxiomSL solution.
Risk & Compliance Services is one of the fastest growing segments for Wipro’s banking, financial services and insurance business. Wipro has a strong team of ex-regulators, ex-CROs, risk architects and technologists that has successfully delivered over 100 Risk & Compliance engagements spanning consulting, IT and BPO services. AxiomSL’s integrated data-driven platform meets the demands of regulators across multiple jurisdictions while supporting diverse submission formats including XBRL taxonomy requirements. AxiomSL’s solution combined with Wipro’s consulting and technology capabilities will empower clients to have full control over their regulatory process workflow.
Cubillas Ding, Research Director - Finance and Risk, Global Financial Services, Celent, said, “The market for regulatory reporting solutions, and associated upstream data aggregation and integration services will exceed $18bn globally by 2015. With financial firms pressured to reliably go-to-market rapidly with mandatory obligations such as regulatory reporting, consulting and implementation partnerships between service providers can serve as a strategic catalyst”.
“To mitigate regulatory risks, financial firms demand an integrated, multi-jurisdiction regulatory reporting platform to reduce costs, improve efficiencies, enhance transparency and meet global and regional mandates,” said Gordon Elliot, Global COO, AxiomSL. “We are confident that our strategic partnership with Wipro will enhance our value proposition and strengthen our global footprint. This collaboration will result in a more efficient approach for both firms to expand their reach and help financial institutions address reporting challenges as it relates to increasing transparency and flexibility, while meeting multiple filing deadlines under tight timeframes.”
Santhosh Nair, Vice President and Global Head – Risk & Compliance, Finance Solutions, Wipro, said, “Compliance with regulatory reporting requirements is critical for financial institutions to address the trust deficit with various stakeholders post the financial crises. This strategic partnership enhances Wipro’s leadership position in Risk & Compliance Services to assist global financial institutions meet their regulatory obligations in a cost effective and timely manner. This solution combines AxiomSL’s industry-leading platform with Wipro’s techno-domain capabilities, global footprint and track record in helping leading financial institutions meet their risk and compliance obligations.”
About Wipro Ltd.
Wipro Ltd. (NYSE:WIT) is a leading Information Technology, Consulting and Outsourcing company that delivers solutions to enable its clients do business better. Wipro delivers winning business outcomes through its deep industry experience and a 360 degree view of "Business through Technology" - helping clients create successful and adaptive businesses. A company recognized globally for its comprehensive portfolio of services, a practitioner's approach to delivering innovation, and an organization wide commitment to sustainability, Wipro has a workforce of 140,000 serving clients across 61 countries. For more information, please visit www.wipro.com.
About Axiom Software Laboratories, Inc
Axiom Software Laboratories, Inc., (AxiomSL) is the global leader in regulatory reporting and risk management solutions for the financial services industry. Established more than 20 years ago, AxiomSL empowers financial institutions to meet regulatory reporting and risk requirements across multiple regulators and jurisdictions. Via the strategic data-driven platform, firms can meet demands from various regulations, including Basel III, Dodd-Frank, CCAR, FINREP/COREP, AIFMD, FATCA and Solvency II, as well as liquidity, market and credit risk management requirements.
Leading financial firms use AxiomSL’s data management, regulatory reporting and risk management solutions to administer all internal data procedures, simplify, standardize and automate processes, and improve data integrity to successfully enhance decision making. The AxiomSL platform integrates clients’ source data from disparate systems and locations, without any data conversion, in a cost-effective manner, providing flexibility, transparency, traceability and the ability to drill down into data sources. It also delivers analytical applications in the areas of data integration and warehousing, financial risk management, regulatory reporting, compliance and financial control. This solution enables financial institutions to have full control over every step of the process and can adapt quickly to evolving regulations.
AxiomSL’s suite delivers a fully integrated solution from data sourcing to final reports including XBRL submission. www.axiomsl.com
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