Microsoft announces CitiDirect BE Tablet app for Windows 8.1 for corporate treasurers

BOSTON — Sept. 29, 2014 — At the Sibos conference in Boston on Monday, Microsoft Corp. announced the availability of Citi’s CitiDirect BESM Tablet app for Windows 8.1. Citi, a leading provider of global transaction and trade solutions, designed the app for its largest corporate treasury clients. The app, a channel extension of Citi’s corporate banking platform, CitiDirect BE, now operates on three platforms and is made available exclusively to CitiDirect BE customers worldwide, at no cost in 79 countries and nine languages in the Windows Store. The development of CitiDirect BE Tablet for Windows 8.1 significantly broadens the reach of CitiDirect BE with corporate treasurers.

“Technology is improving every part of the customer experience, and being able to provide our treasury clients with real-time information wherever they are working helps them be more productive and make more informed business decisions,” said Hubert Jolly, global head, Channel, Enterprise and Prepaid Services at Citi’s Treasury and Trade Solutions. “By working closely with Microsoft, we have developed a solution that can be accessed from nearly any Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 tablet or device, which is important to our clients because many operate their businesses on the Windows platform.”

To meet the demands of sophisticated corporate treasury and trade services, the app provides fingertip access to business-critical financial information from a wide choice of enterprise-grade Windows devices. With the additional benefit of seamless access to Microsoft’s enterprise productivity and collaboration solutions, customers can access this app with the enterprise-grade security and manageability demanded by corporate IT departments.

“Now is a critical time for financial institutions to become digital information businesses, drive engaging customer experiences, deliver the products and services demanded by customers, and capitalize on new business models that were previously unattainable,” said Colin Kerr, director of Worldwide Banking, Microsoft. “Citi is a leader in this digital transformation, and we are delighted to see the launch of CitiDirect BE Tablet on Windows 8.1 to support corporate treasury executives and operations staff with deep business insights.”

The CitiDirect BE Tablet app for Windows 8.1 provides treasury executives with visibility into mission-critical financial information in real time, allowing them to quickly execute activities such as authorizing transactions or monitoring account balances across geographies in a map and chart view. With filters, financial data can be customized even more, such as by balance type, currency and total amount, allowing Citi to provide a global view across the treasury.

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