Tag: Commonwealth Bank of Australia
Birds of a feather flock together aptly describes the beginnings of the outsourcing relationship between Commonwealth Bank of Australia and its supplier-partner, EDS Australia. Both organizations are huge, both are global, both are renowned for the top-notch services they provide for their customers, and both fly on the wings of innovation when it comes to business ventures. Commonwealth is Australia’s largest domestic financial services organization (largest domestic bank, largest funds manager, largest online stockbroker, and among the largest insurance companies). It has more than 10 million customers, more than 110,000 location points, 3000 ATMs, 120,000 point-of-sale terminals, Internet banking, online telephone banking; and its Web site handles more than 10% of the total trades on the Australian stock exchange on any given day. 1,400 Commonwealth employees transferred to EDS when the October 1997 contract was signed.
Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA), the largest bank in Australia, has 6.5 million customers. Until late last year, the bank’s internal technology services department with 1,500 people was the second largest shop in Australia. Now that scene has changed dramatically. CBA and EDS have forged a two-part relationship which includes an outsourcing services contract. The other side of the relationship is a true partnership. CBA bought 35 percent of the EDS business in Australia.