The Master Trust Bank of Japan, Ltd Builds a Custodial Account Management System on Pegasystems

New solution promotes digital transformation using Build for Change® platform to mitigate risk and drive productivity

TOKYO – 25 June, 2014 – Pegasystems Inc. (NASDAQ: PEGA), the software company powering the digital enterprise with Better Business Software®, today announced that The Master Trust Bank of Japan, Ltd (MTBJ), headquartered in Hamamatsu-cho, Minato-ku, Tokyo, has rolled out a new custodial account management system built on Pegasystems’  Build for Change® platform. The new application, launched in just six months, is designed to manage risk and increase operational efficiency in the account management process.

MTBJ leverages a diverse network of overseas custodians to perform administrative operations of off-shore securities. Custodial account management refers to operations where MTBJ opens and closes accounts with overseas custodians on behalf of customers.  The new solution was designed to allow MTBJ to respond more quickly to changing business environments.  By providing visualization of business operations and clarity of rules, the bank expects to reduce administration risks and increase the efficiency of organizational operations.  This custodial account management system is the beginning of a digital transformation for MTBJ, which plans to introduce further process reforms using Pegasystems technology in the coming years.

Custodial account management is an extremely complicated process requiring more than 50 steps along with the transfer of many different types of documentation.  The new Pegasystems solution facilitated collaboration between the business and IT teams to define processes and rule requirements, including the sharing of screen images to take advantage of non-coding development.  This enhanced communication between IT and the business enabled this new system to be launched within six months.

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 “We are proud to be working with The Master Trust Bank of Japan on their digital transformation journey,” said Nobuhiko Watanabe, Managing Director at Pegasystems Japan K.K.  “The Master Trust Bank of Japan’s vision for their new custodial account management system will enable them to provide a better experience for their customers, while also simplifying the bank’s operations to drive greater overall efficiency for their account management process.”

About The Master Trust Bank of Japan Ltd

The Master Trust Bank of Japan, Ltd is a trust bank established under joint capital investments from Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking Corporation, Nippon Life Insurance Company, Meiji Yasuda Life Insurance Company, and The Norinchukin Trust and Banking. It specializes in asset management and performs custody and administration of securities.  With JPY 365 trillion of assets under management, as of March 31, 2014, the bank prides itself on being the largest of its kind in Japan. 

About Pegasystems

Pegasystems (NASDAQ: PEGA) develops strategic applications for marketing, sales, service, and operations. Pega’s applications streamline critical business operations, connect enterprises to their customers seamlessly in real-time across channels, and adapt to meet rapidly changing requirements. Pega’s Global 3000 customers include many of the world’s most sophisticated and successful enterprises. Pega’s applications, available in the cloud or on-premises, are built on its unified Pega 7 platform, which uses visual tools to easily extend and change applications to meet clients’ strategic business needs. Pega’s clients report that Pega gives them the fastest time to value, extremely rapid deployment, efficient re-use, and global scale. For more information, please visit us at www.pega.com.

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