Otkritie Bank is included in the list of systemically important credit institutions approved by the Bank of Russia. Otkritie Bank operates in every traditional versatile bank field of finance: corporate, investment, SME and Private Banking.
IT landscape of Otkritie Bank has been a conglomeration of IT solutions inherited from previously acquired banks. In January 2019, B&N Bank was taken over by Otkritie Bank. The combined IT architecture, as a result, began to include 700+ IT systems and services.
The bank’s architecture office recommended further development of 215 IT systems. The remaining solutions were to be disabled without loss of critical data and processes.
During the work process, it became clear that successful development of IT infrastructure required a special-purpose toolset to structure all of the technical applications and services and create a qualitative basis for effective IT architecture management.
iServer platform created by Orbus Software became the foundation of the enterprise architecture management system. It was named the best Enterprise Architecture (EA) Class product by Gartner Peer Insights users. TOGAF (The Open Group Architecture Framework) has been selected as a reference technique with which to implement and configure the system. Current best practices of the bank for IT architecture management have been also included and used.
The project included these stages:
The following architecture components data was placed into a repository:
- organizational structure;
- key business processes;
- IT systems and data on their interconnectivity;
- configured items of technological architecture.
Also, the enterprise architecture management repository contained the information for:
- 700+ IT systems and services;
- 1,000+ integration interfaces.
In addition, a dedicated portal has been developed to enable bank staff to liaise with one another regarding the architecture items and their functions. The possibility of integrating it into the bank’s common enterprise portal in the future has been set out.
Reksoft has also performed platform operation training and certification for 25 employees of Otkritie Bank as part of the project.