LONDON, February 10 /PRNewswire/ --

- Latest Rapid Implementation Solution, Misys Summit Quick Start, Provides Complete Out-of-the Box Cross-Asset Trading Solution With Reduced Implementation Risk and Rapid Delivery

Misys (LSE: MSY), the global application software and services company, today announced the launch of Misys Summit Quick Start - a new rapid delivery solution for banks and investment managers, which provides pre-packaged applications and services to support trading operations across all asset classes and enable firms to achieve higher returns on assets.

Many analysts and market commentators have noted that financial institutions are giving higher priority to IT projects that require lower capital investment and lower lead times. This need for reduced risk and visible savings during the financial crisis has driven Misys' investment in a new series of 'Quick Start' offerings, within which Misys Summit Quick Start is the second solution unveiled, following the release of Misys Opics Plus Quick Start in December 2008.

Misys Summit Quick Start has been developed by Misys to help firms meet the challenges of the current economic climate. It brings together a core solution which includes pre-configured modules of either Summit FT or Summit Invest - Misys' flagship cross-asset trading solutions for front-to-back office transaction processing and risk management - along with proven professional services methodology.

The new solution benefits firms in a number of ways. As with all Quick Start solutions, Misys Summit Quick Start provides reduced implementation risk due to Misys' proven methodology and successful track record of working with 140 Summit customers over the last 19 years. Misys Summit Quick Start also offers a much faster implementation time as it comes with a standard 4 month implementation timeframe; more than a 50% reduction compared with a traditional Misys Summit FT implementation. Finally, the latest solution promises better control and efficiency for customers due to the standardised package implementation that limits on-site configuration as a result of prior definition of standards.

Dan Cohen, Global Solutions Manager for Misys Summit FT comments: Recent events have shown that silo-ed best of breed approaches don't always work. A pre-configured solution is valuable as it not only reduces implementation times, costs and time to market but also contains a wealth of knowledge we've built up from working with some of the world leaders built into the solution, ready for firms to take advantage of. Simply put, we feel we're offering financial institutions the most advanced functionality in the shortest timeframe to help them responsibly manage a wide range of financial instruments across front, middle and back office functions.

Misys Solutions for Treasury Capital Markets has 19 years of experience and unrivalled software development expertise. It creates integrated, comprehensive solutions for financial institutions to manage their capital market activities across multiple asset classes.

About Misys plc

Misys plc (LSE: MSY), 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 plc owns a controlling stake in NASDAQ listed Allscripts-Misys Healthcare Solutions, Inc, a clear leader in the provision of healthcare technology, serving more than 150,000 physicians, 700 hospitals and nearly 7,000 post-acute and homecare organisations. Misys employs around 6,000 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 or to request an interview with a Misys spokesperson, please contact: Stephen White Misys Solutions for Treasury Capital Markets t. +44-(0)203-320-5593 e.

For further information or to request an interview with a Misys spokesperson, please contact: Stephen White, Misys Solutions for Treasury Capital Markets, t. +44-(0)203-320-5593, e.