Axxiome Joins Banking Industry Architecture Network (BIAN)

Axxiome Joins Banking Industry Architecture Network (BIAN) 
TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 01/21/13 -- Axxiome, a leading
banking solutions provider, has joined the Banking Industry
Architecture Network (BIAN). Axxiome joins other global names such as
ABN AMRO, Credit Suisse, Microsoft and Deutsche Bank amongst others,
who it will work with to create common banking platforms which
benefit consumers while also making banks significantly more
BIAN drives common industry agreements on how banking solutions will
integrate with one another. It promotes open standards and helps make
banks operate more effectively. Working together through BIAN, member
companies can reduce integration costs, align IT with their business
objectives and respond more quickly to customer needs. BIAN solutions
will also reduce costs as common platforms enable banks to buy
technical solutions from different providers knowing they will work
with the core banking system, which isn't the case when each bank has
their own bespoke platforms and systems. 
Axxiome is participating in BIAN to help shape the direction of
common banking solutions. Axxiome has experience across the globe of
advising on and implementing new banking systems and is a rapidly
growing banking transformation solution provider, so it will help the
BIAN community by bringing its international banking experience based
on many SAP Banking implementations. 
Kris Hansen, Vice President Architecture and Management Consulting at
Axxiome North America, says, "There is a move amongst banks across
the globe to move to services oriented software (SOA) and combine
this with industry-agreed IT standards. Axxiome has extensive field
knowledge on banking transformations that we can feed into BIAN. We
have developed models and methods, aligned with BIAN, to help the
banks we work with to exceed global standards. Bringing global
methods and standards, helps mitigate risk as the banks will be
aligned with global banking standards." 
SOA will ensure different IT systems within a bank can work together
as seamlessly as possible without additional time or cost
requirements for integration. 
Hans Tesselaar, Executive Director at BIAN adds, "The BIAN community
is very pleased to welcome the Swiss headquartered global consulta
firm for the financial industry, Axxiome as one of our latest
members. It's my strong belief that this membership will not only
benefit Axxiome and BIAN, but the whole Banking Industry. For many
years Axxiome is developing their reference models for Financial
Services. For BIAN it is a great opportunity to leverage Axxiome's
models and industry knowledge. By becoming a member of the BIAN
community Axxiome has decide to migrate their models toward the BIAN
open industry models to become better positioned for the near future.
As know Axxiome has a strong position in the area of SAP for the
financial industry and given the fact that SAP is one of the founding
members of BIAN, it will also strengthen the value of Axxiome as SAP
implementation partner. The BIAN community is looking forwards to the
close working relationship that we will develop during the upcoming
To find out more about Axxiome visit:, or to find out
more about BIAN visit: 
About Axxiome 
Axxiome is a global solutions provider for the financial services
industry focused on advising on core banking and insurance complexity
reduction and analytics. Axxiome provides advanced SAP Banking and
Insurance expertise for accelerating the implementation and
integration of transformation initiatives. With these methods,
products, and expertise, Axxiome helps financial institutions reach
clarity from a business, technology, integration and portfolio
perspective. Axxiome is committed to supporting the achievement of
tangible business outcomes including: new business operating models,
regulatory agility, increased efficiency, the transformation of
customer channels, and reducing total cost of ownership for its
About BIAN 
Established in 2008, The Banking Industry Architecture Network (BIAN)
is an independent, member owned, not-for-profit association set up to
establish and promote a common architectural framework for banking
interoperability issues. This will help banks to achieve a reduction
of integration costs and use the advantages of a service-oriented
Financial institutions, software vendors, and system integrators,
along with technology partners, are invited to join the association
and play a collaborative role with other industry leaders in
defining, building and implementing next-generation banking
BIAN Members: ABN AMRO, Axxiome, Banco Galicia, Bangkok Bank,
Callatay & Wouters, Capital Banking Solutions, CGI, Commonwealth Bank
of Australia, COREtransform, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, Deutsche
Postbank, Erste Group, FERNBACH, HCL Axon, IBM, ifb group, IKOR,
Infosys, ING, innobis AG, kutxa, Microsoft, Rabobank, SAB, SAP,
Singapore Management University, SunGard, Standard Bank of South
Africa, SWIFT, Scotiabank Group, Tata Consultancy Services, Temenos,
UBS, UniCredit Group, Zurcher Kantonalbank.
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