FINNOVA OPEN PLATFORM

The central objective of the Open Platform is to support banks' individual digitalisation strategies. The Open Platform supports the existing Finnova Banking Software. It is an enabler for open ecosystems – in whichever specialist topics – and the response to digital excellence in the understanding of end-to-end processes. The various solution components of the Open Platform support the specific implementation of integration projects and complement each other perfectly. In this way, the consistent opening up of the Finnova Banking Software reaches a new level. Finnova thereby provides suitable responses to digital trends and actively builds on next-generation banking.

The various solution components of the Open Platform allow for the development of the Finnova ecosystem for customers, partners and third party providers. They ensure the openness of the Finnova Banking Software to the outside world.

In times of fast and profound change, innovation and agility are sought-after qualities. For the Finnova Banking Software to better satisfy these needs, the Open Platform ensures systematic opening up to partner solutions, customised developments and third-party products, as well as functioning orchestration.

Consistently digitalised and industrialised banking will be possible in future if solutions can be built, orchestrated and operated to be compatible with XaaS. The various product groups of the Open Platform with their solution components are aimed at different stakeholders. These bring along their specific needs and requirements with regard to customised developments, the integration of third-party solutions, the comprehensive orchestration of client processes, and flexible, efficient and scalable operation.

Certain functionalities of the Finnova Banking Software are gradually being made available as a service. The Finnova Open Platform forms the basis for this. The first SaaS offers are already available. They will be further established and gradually developed in the coming years.

Finnova Banking Software

Solutions for Smarter Banking

Strategic Focus
Digitalisation
Industrialisation, Standardisation
Data, Analytics & Compliance
Ecosystem

Finnova Banking Software

Solutions for Smarter Banking

Strategic Focus
Digitalisation
Data, Analytics & Compliance
Industrialisation, Standardisation
Ecosystem

Solution Integration

Solution Integration provides all the necessary tools for a secure and efficient integration of third-party products. With the products included, banks can seamlessly connect new solutions of third-party providers with the Finnova Banking Software and also each other. Solution Integration makes the Solution Integration Framework (SIF) available for this. The SIF consists of the Solution Integration Engine, which provides the necessary tool for a company-wide integration layer, and API Management. This offers the necessary tools (i.e. API Gateway and Registry) for the administration and lifecycle management of interfaces/APIs.

FIL Integration Services (FIL ISs) and FIL Business Service Adapters (FIL BSAs) continue to function as interfaces, which can still be operated as a JCS job on a Gamma environment or via the Solution Integration Engine on an Omega environment. In future, all FIL ISs and FIL BSAs should be operated on the Solution Integration Engine. With this aim, all FIL ISs that were only available for operation on JCS up to now will be extended in such a way that they can also be operated in the SIF on an Omega environment. The interfaces are managed and controlled by the API Management.

Finnova Services Offering: Front office integration

We build so-called FIL business service adapters that enable third-party systems to be connected to the Finnova Banking Software in a customer-specific and future-proof way. We are happy to assemble tailor-made implementation projects for the connection of third-party systems. We also offer support in the analysis, integration design and specification of the required interfaces and accompany the implementation project. Finnova Services guarantees the release-readiness of the business service adapters for future releases of the Finnova Banking Software and the compatibility with the new Finnova Integration Services, all within the established maintenance and support services.

Finnova Services Offering: Finnova Business Solutions as a Service

As an innovation leader, we offer our services in the form of software as a service (SaaS) alongside classic operation. Business Solutions as a Service (BSS) is offered by our Application Management in Seewen/SZ. The BSS team helps our customers to understand efficient and modern architecture using various SaaS components, and to develop it, if desired. Our focus on the latest technology in the digitalisation platform allows us to offer tailor-made services and solutions to our customers. Based on its long-standing experience in the operation of Finnova platforms, Finnova offers everything from a single source with BSS, from the infrastructure with the Core Suite and various non-core systems through to BPO, allowing customers to focus completely on their main business. Our SaaS offering is not just aimed at banks – we also offer solutions in the fields of pension provision and insurance.

Orchestration

The orchestration of various business processes from beginning to end via various IT systems is a concern for all sectors and thereby also one of the key requirements of banking IT. With orchestration, we mean the digitalisation and related central control of business processes, corresponding documents and pending tasks. Unlike workflow systems, orchestration is not limited to one application, but rather geared towards the cross-channel control and coordination of and as far as the end client. This results in new possibilities for increased efficiency and optimisation, from both a technical and banking perspective. Finnova is positioned as a cross-channel orchestrator of end-to-end banking processes, thereby bringing together banks, end clients, partners and fintechs.

As part of the Open Platform, Finnova customers can automate their business processes efficiently and flexibly on the basis of the Finnova Business Process Framework (BPF). Processes can be controlled, managed and adjusted from start to finish, thus enabling cross-channel customer journeys. The BPF supports the automation of end-to-end banking and the consistency of processes across the various solutions involved.

Master data management

Master data management enables the central provision and aggregation of bank data in an operational data store (ODS). The ODS ensures that third-party systems are supplied with data from the Core Suite in a central, timely and needs-oriented manner. Depending on the requirements, the third-party system can directly obtain data from the ODS, or optionally a copy is provided for a third-party system. Thanks to the flexible architecture, the solution can be conveniently developed and extended to a central master data management solution for the needs-oriented provision of third-party systems with data.

Runtime Environment

For the IT integration of systems, Finnova provides tools and frameworks developed in-house for more efficient technical implementation and operation. Partner companies, providers and users in the Finnova ecosystem should benefit from it. Omega defines a uniform operating concept for the Open Platform component and the newer Finnova products of the Client Engagement Suite, and is also useful for partners' applications. This should ensure easy operation when using different solutions. The container-based operating environment allows for the shortening of deployment cycles and ensures scalability. The bank's capacity for action thus remains intact, and it gains in agility.

The requirements for setting up an operating platform on the basis of an Open Shift cluster provide the operators and application management with a framework to be able to derive maximum benefit from the advantages. At the same time, Omega platform services are made available, which enable a consistent single sign-on application access between the Open Platform and the self-service and advisory applications of the Client Engagement Suite.

Solutions that have not been developed and provided by Finnova can be operated on the Omega operating platform as long as they meet the conditions for operation in an OpenShift environment.

Finnova Services Offering: Finnova integration box

In order to enable the rapid growth of the Finnova ecosystem, we provide interested customers and partners with integration boxes (dedicated Finnova cloud environments). This allows, for example, for proofs of concept or entire development cycles of third-party products to be completed cost-effectively. The Community software can thus be consistently tested and the feasibility of innovation projects can be checked early on within the ecosystem. Various stages of expansion, service levels and runtimes of the integration boxes – with or without simultaneous consulting mandate – are available to banks, partners or third-party software manufacturers. Specific processing jobs, e.g. a day-end processing or portfolio restructuring, can also be set up there. Furthermore, the test data and standard parameterisations present in the integration box can be adjusted and extended at any time.