To cope with the ever-rising account data volume, Landesbank decided to modernise its existing core banking system. However, the new system implementation required substantial advance preparation, and an unsuccessful changeover could actually bring the entire bank to a standstill.
Landesbank is a member of Germany's national savings banks group, and its business processes are closely connected to the organization's central IT provider Finanz Informatik (FI), that offers its own modern core banking system known as OSPlus. The complexity of updating the system was also due to the fact that in order to integrate its own banking applications for customer, address, revenue and account data, Landesbank needed to create an entirely new interface landscape parallel to OSPlus rollout.
Moreover, it was necessary to take into account a wide range of incoming data formats, and ensure the data is converted into the required formats to be further transferred to specialists in different departments that process documents in specific formats. The previous integration platform used by the bank was not up to the task of handling a massive data flow, and the transition to the new system could only be implemented in several stages, which was incredibly time-consuming.