State Bank of India integrates core banking

 

STATE BANK OF INDIA INTEGRATES CORE BANKING

solutions with other applications using IBM middleware

 

SBI OPTED FOR A MIDDLEWARE SOLUTION USING IBM WEBSPHERE MQ SERIES (WMQ) AND WEBSPHERE MESSAGE BROKER (WMB)

 

ORGANIZATION NAME: State Bank of India

WEBSITE: www.sbi.co.in

INDUSTRY: Banking

COMPANY PROFILE: State Bank of India is India's oldest and the biggest Bank in terms of balance sheet size, number of branches, market capitalization and profits. SBI provides all banking services through its network of 11875 branches spread across the country and through alternate channels like ATM (a network of 14000 ATMs, one of the highest in the world), internet banking and mobile banking.

 

CHALLENGES

After implementing Core Banking Solution (CBS) in 2004, SBI felt the need for a middleware that would interface with the payment products of CBS on one side and the outside systems on other.

The CBS and the outside systems were disparate applications running across multiple hardware and software platforms. For effective decision making, the business information needed to flow between these disparate applications, and therefore business/routing rules had to be applied to this information.

 

SOLUTION

SBI opted for a middleware solution using IBM WebSphere MQ series (WMQ) and WebSphere Message Broker (WMB). This solution achieved the purpose by ensuring:

  • Message flow design as required using WMB and WMQ
  • Message conversion, business/routing/ transformation rules, database management by using WMB

 

BENEFITS

The solution helped in largely enabling business integration and collation of disparate data. With the solution it was now possible to:

  • Coordinate and cooperate on the business processes and applications.
  • Analyze data better to achieve business goals.
  • Remove need for multiple interfaces with the CBS since the solution provided a common interface
  • Ensure centralised management of all payment system products