Case | HBS Case Collection | January 1999

State Street Corporation: Leading with Information Technology (B)

by Stephen P. Bradley and Kelley Porter


With Multi-currency HORIZON, a real-time multi-currency accounting system that replaced the traditional batch-oriented single-currency accounting system, successfully launched, State Street Corp. (State Street) began to focus on growing the scope of its business through new information-based value-added services. At an analyst meeting in May 1997, Marshall N. Carter, chairman and chief executive office of State Street, had announced that State Street's goal was to offer its customers a fully integrated range of products and services, from news and market data to trade settlement.

Keywords: Accounting; Trends; Global Strategy; Growth and Development Strategy; Competitive Strategy; Information Technology; Value Creation; Financial Services Industry;


Bradley, Stephen P., and Kelley Porter. "State Street Corporation: Leading with Information Technology (B)." Harvard Business School Case 799-034, January 1999.