ING JOINS MORE THAN 45 GLOBAL FINANCIAL SERVICES ORGANISATIONS THAT HAVE STANDARDISED ON CHORDIANT'S MARKETING DIRECTOR Tuesday 8 May 2001 PDF Print Leading Australian Financial Services Organisation Evolves From a Pure Manufacturing Model to an Integrated Financial Services Methodology CUPERTINO, Calif. - May 08, 2001-- Chordiant Software, Inc. (Nasdaq:CHRD), a leading developer of unified customer relationship management (CRM) solutions for companies with extreme customer demands, today announced that ING, one of Australia's leading financial services groups, has selected Chordiant's Marketing Director™ solution to serve as the backbone of ING's relationship marketing initiatives. With Chordiant's Marketing Director, ING will be able to identify and reach high value customers through the creation, execution and refinement of personalised, one-to-one marketing campaigns via traditional, electronic and wireless channels. ING, like several leading organisations in the financial services industry, has recognised that their market is constantly changing. To stay competitive, these organisations have realised that they must move away from a pure manufacturing and product delivery environment towards a new, integrated financial services model. Using Choridant's Marketing Director, a flexible, powerful, integrated marketing solution, ING can now respond to individual customer needs. ING can now create solutions as an adjunct to a person's lifestyle and interests, rather than simply sell them a product. "With a complex customer offering in the financial services area, ING has many business rules that we must apply to our data and numerous departments involved in setting up marketing initiatives," said Rebecca Gordon, marketing operations manager for ING. "Using the Chordiant relationship marketing solution, we will save time through automating this process as well as benefit from increased scalability, higher campaign visibility, more refined segmentation, and sophisticated tracking and reporting capabilities. "Chordiant maintains a proven track-record for aiding leading global organisations such as ING that are competing in sophisticated markets including banking and financial services," said Sam Spadafora, Chordiant Chairman and CEO. "Marketing Director will enable ING to reach out to their customers, based on actual customer buying behavior and historic data, and ultimately help deliver a full cycle of e-Marketing, e-Sales and e-Service, thereby increasing the company's value to their customers." Other Chordiant customers in financial services include: Advance Bank, Alliance and Leicester, Banco Comercial Portugues, Banca Popolare de Novara, BankWest, Barclaycard, Chase Manhattan Bank, CIBC, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, DLJDirect, First USA, Lloyd's TSB, Open Bank, Principal Financial, Quick & Reilly, Republic National Bank, Standard Life and The Royal Bank of Scotland. ABOUT ING ING was founded in Sydney over a century ago and has grown to become one of Australia's leading financial services groups, providing a range of financial solutions to assist individuals, families, and organisations to grow, protect and manage their wealth. ING manages total assets of over $26 billion and has over 2,000 employees. ING is a key member of ING Group, one of the largest insurance, banking and investment groups in the world and a leader in integrated financial services. ING Group is the largest financial services group in the Netherlands and manages total assets exceeding $700 billion, has operations in over 61 countries and more than 80,000 employees. It is ranked 28 in Fortune magazine's Global 500 list. ABOUT CHORDIANT SOFTWARE, INC. Chordiant Software (www.chordiant.com) delivers a Unified CRM Solution that provides an Intelligent Customer Interaction Management (ICIM) platform for enterprise-wide integration with existing systems and Intelligent Business Services including e-marketing, e-service, e-selling, and e-fulfillment, which embrace the customer's existing applications. Chordiant's solution is designed to meet the extreme customer demands of complex businesses serving millions of individuals in real time and across multiple lines of business, with the objectives of customer satisfaction, retention, growth, and lifetime value. Whether communicating via branch locations, Web, e-mail, telephone, or wireless access, the Chordiant Unified CRM Solution provides a real-time, single view of each customer and a consistent, personalised message for every interaction. It includes a comprehensive business process engine, which allows companies to implement best business practices across multiple touchpoints. Marketers and sales professionals can maximize their marketing investment through the creation, execution and refinement of sophisticated direct marketing initiatives that span both traditional and online channels. Chordiant empowers intelligent, high-value contacts designed to retain customers, grow revenues and drive profits during every customer interaction. Headquartered in Cupertino, California, Chordiant maintains regional offices in Boston; Chicago; Dallas; Denver; Manchester, New Hampshire; New York; Amsterdam; London; Neu Isenburg and Munich, Germany; Paris; Sydney and Melbourne. 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