LONDON, May 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Misys plc (FTSE: MSY.L) today announced an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) agreement with IBM (NYSE: IBM), under which Misys will embed IBM DB2 data server, IBM Global Naming Recognition (GNR) and IBM WebSphere Application Server (WAS) software in a selection of its banking solutions. The collaboration will help banks speed up implementations whilst reducing complexities.

Under the agreement, Misys will invest resources to deliver versions of Misys Trade Portal, Misys Trade Innovation, Misys Message Manager and Misys BankFusion Universal Banking, which will be pre-integrated and optimized with DB2 and WAS. In addition, IBM's GNR software will be integrated into Misys BankFusion Universal Banking.

"A key part of our strategy is to build winning partnerships that add value to our customers. We have enjoyed a long-standing alliance with IBM and this agreement cements that relationship further. Our customers choose to use a variety of platforms for their solutions and we continue to support them in that choice," said Guy Warren, EVP and General Manager of Misys Banking. "For customers who want IBM's data management tools, we are making it easier for them by making available pre-integrated, optimized versions of our banking solutions, making it faster to implement and reducing the number of vendor relationships they need."

"Today's business environment demands banking institutions to use the tools that will help them make insightful business decisions to help serve their customers more effectively," said Rob Thomas, vice president, IBM Information Management. "Our collaboration with Misys demonstrates our commitment to help clients unlock the value of key business data which is what IBM's Information on Demand strategy is all about."

The partnership extends the long running technical collaboration between Misys and IBM around the Midas and Equation applications into Misys' next generation of banking solutions.

About Misys plc

Misys plc (FTSE: MSY.L), provides integrated, comprehensive solutions that deliver significant results to organisations in the financial services and healthcare industries. We maximise value for our customers by combining our deep knowledge of their business with our commitment to their success.

In banking and treasury & capital markets, Misys is a market leader, with over 1,200 customers, including all of the world's top 50 banks. In healthcare, Misys is a market leader, serving more than 110,000 physicians in 18,000 practice locations and 600 home care providers. Misys employs around 4,500 people who serve customers in more than 120 countries.

We aspire to be the world's best application software and services company, delivering results for the most important industries in the world.

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For further information please contact Edward Taylor Global Head of Public Relations Misys Banking +44(0)208-486-1661 Sebastian Mathews Financial Dynamics +44(0)207-269-7158

For further information please contact: Edward Taylor, Global Head of Public Relations, Misys Banking, +44(0)208-486-1661,; Sebastian Mathews, Financial Dynamics, +44(0)207-269-7158,