ORLANDO - National Computer Systems Inc.'s NCS Financial Group has introduced Microsoft Windows-based software to integrate its trust applications.
The announcement was made here this week at the National Fiduciary and Securities Operations Conference of the American Bankers Association.
The system, called NCS Desktop, uses client/server technology to link National Computer Systems' trust and asset-management products. It also offers a universal platform for departments that don't use the trust accounting systems.
"NCS Desktop links together the front and back office for total automation," said Kib Shorey, director of marketing and client relations. "The system also allows institutions to harness marketing information for more efficient prospecting and department administration."
NCS Desktop is being tested at First American Financial Corp. in Santa Ana, Calif., and will be generally available early July, Mr. Shorey said.
National Computer Systems plans to market the system as an automation tool for the administrative, investment, and marketing functions of trust departments at financial institutions.
"There are several great Windows-based system in the marketplace," Mr. Shorey said, "but we believe Desktop is the first one to incorporate all aspects of asset management and the only one which allows for total automation."
It is also being touted as a tool for marketing asset- management services.
The system has features meant to let trust departments integrate data base information with desktop applications like word processing and spreadsheet programs. NCS Desktop also includes an electronic form and tracking program for trust departments to automate routine functions.
"We believe that this application illustrates our commitment to eliminate paper files and reports from the asset-management functions while allowing us to increase the efficiency and productivity," Mr. Shorey said.