ERI: BBCI chooses the OLYMPIC Banking System

Nicholas Hacking
Nicholas Hacking, ERI Sales Director. (photo: ERI)

Geneva – ERI is delighted to announce that the Banque Burundaise pour le Commerce et l’Investissement (BBCI), headquartered in Bujumbura, has chosen the OLYMPIC Banking System as its new IT platform for all its operations.

The BBCI is one of Burundi’s largest banks, serving private and corporate clients. To support its growth strategy, the bank issued an RFP in December 2016 in order to replace its existing core banking system with a modern, flexible and scalable solution. After a rigorous evaluation process, the OLYMPIC Banking System was selected based on its broad functional coverage and technological strengths.

Anatole Manirakiza, Director and CEO of the BBCI, stated: „We are extremely ambitious when it comes to choosing what banking services we offer our clients and we wanted to be sure to have the right solution. We carefully evaluated the packages available and concluded that the OLYMPIC Banking System was the perfect match for our current and future requirements.“

Jean-Philippe Bersier, Business Development Director at ERI, also went on record stating: „We are delighted BBCI chose our software package. This is our 5th win in sub-Saharan Africa and we are convinced that our international expertise, combined with the OLYMPIC Banking System’s extensive functionality, will empower BBCI to offer a wide range of services across its network and digital platforms.“ (ERI/mc/ps)

About ERI
ERI is an international company specialising in the design, development, distribution and support of the integrated, real-time banking and wealth management software package: OLYMPIC Banking System®. Operating in many of the major financial centres, ERI is present in Geneva, Zurich, Lugano, London, Luxembourg, Singapore and Paris.
ERI is focused on providing comprehensive, quality software with effective system implementation assistance and efficient on-going maintenance and support for clients worldwide. More than 300 banks and financial institutions across over 50 countries in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, the Americas and Asia have already chosen the OLYMPIC Banking System®.

About Banque Burundaise pour le Commerce et l’Investissement
BBCI bank was established in 1988 as the Arab Bank for Commerce and Investment (ABB). In 1997, the General Shareholders’ Meeting changed the name to Banque Burundaise pour le Commerce et l’investissement (BBCI) to reflect the bank’s location.
BBCI is a dynamic bank with ambitions to become the first of the leading institutions on the local market to have a global outlook. Its main objective is to be a benchmark for quality customer service and digital platforms. To achieve this, the bank is investing in talent and leading-edge applications.

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