Nigeria’s CWG Plc has been declared Infosys’’Business Alliance Partner’ of the Year for Middle East and Africa’ at a global partner event held last week in India.

The declaration of CWG, the largest systems integration technology company in Africa as the ‘Business Alliance Partner for Mddle East and Africa’ is in recognition of its outstanding competency in successfully implementing the Infosys’s Finacle Banking Solution in over nine banks in Nigeria with branches in other African countries.

Apart from implementing the solution and accelerating the growth of the digital world in Nigeria and indeed African countries, where it operates, CWG Plc has also displayed leadership competence by ensuring that her staff are highly skilled in Finacle with proven certifications, hence the successful implementation across board.

A yearly organized training is done for all CWG-Finacle staff and certification exams are written to ensure that the pool of Certified Professionals are maintained. In 2018/2019, about nine skilled staff were trained and certified on Finacle Core (Function and Technical) and Finacle E-banking Functional training at the Infosys Campus-Bangalore, India.

The Finacle Certified Professional Exam is aimed at setting up a benchmark and validation of the functional and technical expertise of various professionals, bankers, students, financial experts and Finacle Partners.

This Exam is also designed to create a group of highly skilled Finacle Professionals who can install, customize, service, support and use the Finacle products with confidence.

Commenting on this feat, an elated Ag. Chief Executive Officer of CWG Plc, Mr. Adewale Adeyipo, said declaring CWG as Infosys’’Business Alliance Partner’ of the Year for Middle East and Africa’ is a testament to the fact CWG is consistent with its known expertises and ability to adapt innovatively – thus adequately deploying technology solutions that enable growth.

He disclosed that CWG has successfully implemented Finacle, an industry-leading universal banking solution in over half of the banks in Nigeria. “We are happy to be recognized and rewarded. For us, this shows we have been consistent in using this solution to solve banking challenges in Nigeria and can indeed claim to be experts” Adeyipo stated.

The Finacle banking solution helps financial institutions develop deeper connections with stakeholders, power continuous innovation and accelerate growth in the digital world. Today, Finacle is the choice of banks across 94 countries and serves over 848 million customers-estimated to be nearly 16.5 percent of the world’s adult banked population.

In 2017, CWG announced that it will offer the Infosys Finacle banking solution as a managed service on cloud, stressing that the offering will enable Nigerian banks to leverage Finacle’s industry-leading solution suite, along with other enterprise-class applications hosted on a private cloud.

The new solution, according to CWG will be hosted on Huawei hardware and powered by Intel X86 chipset and enable banking running Finacle to optimize infrastructure and technology management costs, while assuring agility and flexibility to scale operations rapidly. With this level of dedictedness, expertise as represented by the presentation of the award, CWG Plc has set a standard most ICT Companies in Nigeria and Africa should strive to attain.


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