IT

Targeted use of technology—a crucial success factor for financial services providers

Andreas Schick – Partner

Your Contact Person

Andreas Schick | Senior Partner
Taunusanlage 19
60325 Frankfurt am Main
Germany
Germany

Our joint project work with our clients is characterized by our extensive experience in combining IT, business and strategic skills. We regard the feasibility and comprehensibility of our approaches as prerequisites—and their professional and fair implementation as our project result.


Our Services

Digitalization

Don’t just talk about it—take it on!

Digitalization also means rethinking IT work: faster, more varied, more heterogeneous and more geared to customers and markets. In future, you as a CIO or Head of IT Operations will be faced with the challenge of orchestrating the value chain—an ecosystem made up of partners and proprietary solutions. Time will be a key consideration: response times for customers must be reduced and new solutions must be made available faster and faster.

zeb can support you in finding the right setup in the wide open field between start-ups and stable bank operations—we accompany you on your way to an omni-channel system landscape, work with you and your specialist departments to develop modern, customer-centric solutions or to create innovative teams.


Your contact person
Andreas Schick – Partner
Andreas Schick | Senior Partner
Phone: 
+49-69-719153-509
Email: 
aschick [at] zeb [dot] de
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Transformation management

Successfully managing the flood of requirements

The demands regarding implementation scope and speed in IT Operations have always been considerable, but have recently taken another strong upward turn. This development is bound to continue as the three key drivers of these requirements—regulation, digitalization and the sins of the past (legacy systems)—will remain our constant companions. It takes excellent project management skills to safeguard transformation projects against loss of time and scope.

As a methodical partner, we select proven approaches and, depending on the status of the project, use these to full effect. From project turnarounds and agile organization methods to the use of transformation offices, we offer valuable support in the completion of projects. In doing so, we can rely on our considerable experience and our unique mix of skills which includes all relevant areas from strategy and business knowledge to IT expertise.


Your contact person
Andreas Schick – Partner
Andreas Schick | Senior Partner
Phone: 
+49-69-719153-509
Email: 
aschick [at] zeb [dot] de
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Deutsche Apotheker- und Ärztebank eG, IT migration to bank21 and provider management setup

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TOM: target operating model for IT Operations

Future-proofing your IT Operations

Financial services providers’ IT systems are increasingly turning from a strategic production factor into a competitive factor. Thus it is the responsibility of the IT Operations unit to ensure efficient operations and at the same time innovative further developments. To meet these expectations, IT Operations has to act as an agile innovator, an internal service provider, a supervisory body and an interface with external service providers. These at times conflicting roles must be integrated into IT Operations’ target operating model and fleshed out.

Our TOM reference model for IT Operations ensures a balance between business, IT and cost strategy and guarantees the future-proofness of IT Operations. This allows you to turn current challenges into opportunities. We rely on comprehensive experience and our in-depth understanding of banks’ business and operating models. 


Your contact person
Andreas Schick – Partner
Andreas Schick | Senior Partner
Phone: 
+49-69-719153-509
Email: 
aschick [at] zeb [dot] de
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Poster Bank-wide ALM

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Cedacri S.p.A., Development of a controlling platform in an Italian data center based on zeb control

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ESPRIT Netzwerk AG, Introduction of zeb// control in bank network

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Raiffeisen Bank International AG, Hedge accounting

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Integration/migration

Successful selection and implementation of core banking systems

A strong core banking system strategy is crucial for a bank’s commercial success. Changing the core banking system however involves considerable costs and risks.

We support you in defining the IT target vision, selecting an adequate new core banking system and finding a suitable sourcing partner. We offer in-depth market expertise and comprehensive provider knowledge whilst keeping our advice strictly independent. Our process models for migration and integration have been tried and tested in numerous projects. 


Your contact person
Dr. Primoz Perc | Partner
Phone: 
+49-69-719153-421
Email: 
pperc [at] zeb [dot] de
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Enterprise data management

To us, big data is more than just a buzz word

Data is a major resource for banks. Therefore, data management has always been of crucial importance for financial services providers. Data handling and data quality in particular play a key role. In spite of this, by far not all banks treat data as a major asset: only very few make sufficient efforts to maintain or even increase the value of their data.

In our view, the efficient use of data is a crucial competitive advantage. For this reason, we support financial services providers in leveraging maximum benefit from their data by means of customized processes and architectures. Build your success on our extensive experience in implementing data management solutions for the financial services industry.


Your contact person
Dr. Primoz Perc | Partner
Phone: 
+49-69-719153-421
Email: 
pperc [at] zeb [dot] de
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Complexity reduction

Laying the foundations for new challenges

Inflated product portfolios, inert organizational structures and historically grown IT landscapes drive costs and prevent flexible business model adjustments. We help you reduce unwanted complexity in your institution—to allow you to once again become agile in your responses to changes and challenges.

One key to this is to reduce complexity in IT Operations. We offer proven approaches and solutions from process automation and outsourcing to the harmonization of the IT landscape and the optimization of IT Operations. Standards from numerous projects help us to select and implement tried and tested levers in a pragmatic manner.


Your contact person
Dr. Primoz Perc | Partner
Phone: 
+49-69-719153-421
Email: 
pperc [at] zeb [dot] de
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Regulatory matters

Anticipate rather than react

Various supervisory authorities have issued countless regulations—and continue to do so. Their objectives are diverse, but their impact on IT Operations is consistently high. In addition, tight schedules force banks into fast implementation which is often hampered by aging IT systems and tight IT budgets.

With our holistic approach, we support you in future-proofing your IT Operations, allowing you to meet the regulatory onslaught: as a first step, regulatory initiatives are identified and filtered at an early stage. Then we analyze dependencies and the impact on your institution’s IT architecture. Experience our profound understanding of the regulatory challenges ahead for which we offer an expert assessment.


Your contact person
Dr. Primoz Perc | Partner
Phone: 
+49-69-719153-421
Email: 
pperc [at] zeb [dot] de
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