German bank Landesbank Baden-Württemberg (LBBW) is installing Axway's application integration product, Axway File Broker (XFB) to standardise and consolidate its data management systems.
The XFB suite dismantles existing file transfer systems so that applications operating on different platforms - including OS/390, Unix and NT platforms - can be integrated. XFB will replace manual processes and provide the bank with a standardised and automated file monitoring system, with transparency and reviewing capacity for every file transfer.
The bank will initially use the system to consolidate internal data exchanges, after which all its partner firms - which include AOK, Allianz, Sparkassen Informatik and DVD - will be incorporated into the system by means of standardised protocols such as HTTP.
Martin Stern, managing director of Axway UK and Ireland, says: "The solution provides a global monitoring and control system, together with a rules-based alarm system operating from a central point. With this business activity monitoring (BAM), operators, administration staff and the application team are provided with a wide range of business analysis capabilities for every data transfer activity."
Stern says every aspect of the file transfer environment can be managed from any workstation which in turn reduces administrative and management costs.
Norbert Grünbaum, project manager at LBBW, adds: "With the Axway solution, we are in a position to be able to trace the complete workflow procedure, from start to finish. The ability to provide information in real time and the automatic alarm system means that we can reduce the cost of monitoring our data flows."