ABN-Amro Services Company Inc., a Chicago-based data processing subsidiary of LaSalle National Corp., is automating hundreds of platform and teller workstations in its affiliated branches.

It also bought software from Computer Associates Inc. to manage the new client-server network.

The agreement, whose terms were not disclosed, was the fourth large contract in as many months for Computer Associates of Islandia, N.Y., which specializes in software to support mainframes and computer networks.

ABN-Amro Services will convert workstations and network servers that support 86 branches at European American Bank in New York to a Windows-NT platform. The system, slated to be fully installed by 1999, will use Mosaic client-server software developed by Olivetti, Liberty Lake, Wash.

In addition, ABN-Amro Services will convert 140 branches of LaSalle Bank in the Chicago area to the same system by 2000. Both banks previously operated an assortment of computer platforms.

Computer Associates' CA-Unicenter software will be used to manage the computer networks and servers that support those banks, both subsidiaries of ABN-Amro North America.

Executives at ABN-Amro Services said that the Unicenter software would let them more closely monitor network activities without the expense of hiring and training additional employees.

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