A Temenos core banking system health
check helps you do more with less
March 10, 2023 by Ian King
March 10, 2023 by Ian King
Everyone’s rowing the same depleted boat, it seems.
Whether you’re having to use legacy technology to repel data-driven fintechs, postpone rescheduled projects, deliver above-market growth or attempt to recruit developers and engineers when the whole business world is fishing in the same shallow pool, financial institutions like yours are having to do a lot more with a lot less.
You can hardly log onto LinkedIn these days without some oracle or other promoting greenfield transformation, that it pays to modernize, and that clearing the decks puts you on the same competitive level as the disruptive not-so-new kids on the block.
Source: McKinsey analysis
A clean sweep is fine if you’re able to write off the significant investment you made in your current core banking systems and technology with a clear conscience. But what about that lack of resources and the need to find cost-effective workarounds for critical issues?
If they’re not ready to modernize, what do firms hoping to develop additional products and services for new multichannel market sectors do when their systems run slowly, regardless of workload? When their close of business drags. Or customers and internal staff get slow platform response times. Or integration points don’t perform as they used to. Or it takes longer to add new products to the platform (e.g., new mortgage types.) Or, or, or...
Tech-wise, standing still means going backward. But let me reassure you. Transformation is not the only game in town.
A Temenos core banking system health check cuts to the chase, diagnosing problems and prescribing remedies while uncovering practical ways to improve operational efficiency, mitigate risk and strengthen resilience.
Health check recommendations and fixes enable you to dial up your approach to critical business challenges like ever-changing regulatory requirements, risk management considerations and transparency issues by making the most of what you already have.
The object of the health check exercise is to tweak your existing platform and make it run better. It's not a question of “your platform architecture is way out of date, so you need to implement this other core banking solution now.” That would be more of an architecture review.
Our health check focuses on the fact that you've already got a quality product. Temenos is a robust, modern solution, so we'll identify the key pain points and see what can be adjusted to elevate your core banking system to the same contemporary standards as some of your newer competitors.
Results will depend on what we find, but there won’t be root and branch recommendations. Flexibility and peace of mind are often about platform evolution, not revolution.
We’ll look to move your organization back to core — away from the ad hoc enhancements put in place over the years — and establish an extensibility framework. You’ll benefit from the more modern ways of configuring Temenos introduced over the last 18 months or so.
It might sound like a contradiction in terms, but moving you back toward the core architecture will, in fact, move you forward with the desired performance improvements. As a result, old configurations that are now part of the base product will be removed.
The Temenos core banking system health check analyses pain points in three major enterprise and IT segments, proposing down-to-earth ways to boost performance:
Our core banking system audit checklist helps financial institutions mitigate risks and improve operational efficiency. The audit shows you how to standardize processes, introducing straight through processing (STP) and intelligent automation to replace error-strewn manual operations. And, reassuringly, your systems will still be powered by Temenos, the industry’s safe pair of hands.
The Temenos core banking system health check highlights operational constraints, bottlenecks, other adverse issues and practical fixes, culminating in a comprehensive findings and recommendations report. The audit scope includes integration and architectural design; infrastructure; local development optimization; business process simplification/improvement; implementation strategy, tactics and prioritizations, with a high-level road map and an ROM budget.
Once the Temenos core banking system health check report has been shared and agreed, we ensure team readiness for deploying the recommendations, resolving the most pressing road-map issues first. Post-implementation, Luxoft works with you to measure results and business impact via a timely, in-depth review process.
Luxoft is a trusted provider of change, modernization and operational services for banking and capital markets. We partner with market-leading tech companies to expand our ecosystem of innovative services, technologies and talent, enhancing customer relationship management and empowering clients to achieve better business outcomes.
Find out what a Temenos core banking system health check could do for your performance, productivity and profitability by visiting luxoft.com/industries/banking/temenos-health-check. Or, if you’d prefer to delve a bit deeper, we’ll happily arrange a chat or a demonstration. Please reach out to our experts.