03/06/2008 Corporate News EN
Christian Steiner

VB Leasing accelerates application processes with SHS VIVEON’s GUARDEAN software

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Martinsried (Munich), June 3rd, 2008 – SHS VIVEON, a solution provider for
end-to-end customer management, has won VB Leasing as a new customer. The
subsidiary of Österreichische Volksbanken AG (ÖVAG) group will optimize and
simplify its application processes with GUARDEAN software. The processing
of leasing applications will be accelerated and customer proximity will be
secured. Decisive factors for the selection of the SHS VIVEON solution were
the high flexibility and superb degree of automation which GUARDEAN
products allow.
The Austrian company VB LEASING Finanzierungsgesellschaft m.b.H. is a
wholly owned company in the Österreichische Volksbanken AG (ÖVAG) Group.
The company was honoured with the 'Victor' banking award as the best bank
of the year in the German-speaking region in 2006/2007 and operates in the
vehicle and moveable assets leasing sector. As part of the transition to
system-supported control of application decisions, the company has decided
to use software from SHS VIVEON's GUARDEAN product family. The GUARDEAN
RiskSuite software platform will accelerate and optimize the application
decision processes at VB Leasing. For example, internal data is enriched
with information from external data providers and recommendations for
decisioning are generated. Depending on the industry, workflows can be
geared to specific market and customer requirements and adapted on an
ongoing basis.
'We can process application decisions even more quickly and with greater
customer proximity than before thanks to SHS VIVEON's solution,' commented
Peter Stanzer, VB Leasing's managing director.
'A key factor in selecting the system was that our employees have the
opportunity to make well-founded decisions on applications faster by
simplifying and accelerating workflows. This will make our day-to-day
application management work easier, opening up potential for further growth
for both us and our employees.'
'In winning VB Leasing, SHS VIVEON has gained a key player from the ranks
of Austrian financial services providers as a new customer,' commented
Andreas Schöner, Business Unit Manager Austria and head of SHS VIVEON's
Austrian branch in Vienna. 'This is welcome confirmation that we are
perceived as a trustworthy and competent partner on the Austrian market. In
addition, the fact that VB Leasing will be using GUARDEAN RiskSuite once
again proves the position that GUARDEAN products hold on the market for
customer value and credit management solutions.'

VB LEASING Finanzierungsgesellschaft m.b.H. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of
the Österreichische Volksbanken AG (ÖVAG) Group and operates in the vehicle
and moveable assets leasing segment. The company's structure is geared to
its individual divisions, which results in a high level of asset-related
and industry expertise in each area of financing. Workflows within the
company are geared to industry-specific market and customer requirements
and are adapted on an ongoing basis. Speed, proximity to the market,
orientation to customer requirements and industry expertise characterize
each specialist's activities.
SHS VIVEON AG is pan-European business and IT consulting company for
customer management solutions, specializing in generating and developing
customer risk management products. The company offers market-leading
expertise in customer value and customer risk management. SHS VIVEON is a
pioneer for the convergence of these two issues – which aims to optimize
customers' and companies' value growth. Additional core competences span
all of the issues that are crucial for putting successful customer
management in place: customer interaction management, customer analytics,
customer management applications as well as business intelligence and data
The GUARDEAN product family offers process-oriented software solutions for
customer risk management. GUARDEAN integrates and automates all of the
risk-relevant customer management processes, from procuring information and
evaluating customers through to credit control. The individual solutions in
the product family are: GUARDEAN RiskSuite, GUARDEAN DebiTEX and GUARDEAN
Gateway. GUARDEAN is developed and sold by the SHS VIVEON AG's product
company, a wholly owned subsidiary of SHS VIVEON GmbH.
SHS VIVEON AG is headquartered in Martinsried (by Munich) and is listed on
the Frankfurt Stock Exchange's Prime Standard. It has four subsidiaries in
eleven locations in four European countries: SHS VIVEON GmbH (D), SHS
VIVEON Schweiz AG (CH), SHS Polar Sistemas Informáticos S.L. (E) and SHS
VIVEON Iberia S.L. (E). SHS VIVEON is one of Europe's leading customer
management providers with more than 500 employees and 150 customers in 15
countries, of which 30% are Fortune 500 International companies. SHS
VIVEON's customers include well-known customers from the financial
services, industry, retail and telecommunications sectors, including BayWa,
BMW Financial Services, Credit Suisse, DaimlerChrysler, Deutsche Telekom,
Ingram Micro, RaabKarcher, o2 Deutschland, Orange, SüdLeasing and
Telefonica. Additional information is available at: www.The-

Further information:
Matthias Seidel
Fraunhoferstraße 12
D-82152 Martinsried (by Munich)
T +49 (0) 89 747257-34
F +49 (0) 89 747257-10

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Fraunhoferstraße 12
82152 Martinsried bei München
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