LB. M. Sharma, Managing Director, Bank of Rajasthan
The Bank of Rajasthan is a leading private sector bank in north India. Its central office is located in Jaipur, Rajasthan. The bank has 12 regional offices, above 450 branches and extension counters, around 350 online branches, 100 fully computerised branches, and 5 service branches, spread across the country.
The Bank standardized on Microsoft® Windows Server 2003 and Microsoft® SQL Server™ 2005 for consolidation of their data of distributed branches using BancMate, a bi-lingual banking solution from Natural Technologies (P) Ltd.. Bank of Rajasthan was able to create and finalise the balance sheet for year ending March 31, 2006 on April 1, 2006. This is an achievement of sorts in the banking industry as 40 percent of the bank’s branches are located in rural and semi urban India. Access to information also implies that the bank can take more informed decisions thereby making the business more profitable and expanding its presence across India.