Nationwide Building Society is leveraging its involvement in Accenture's Fintech Innovation Lab to test critical systems and project management technology from Lab graduate Cutover.
Cutover supports the orchestration of complex, high-risk software upgrades through the creation of an operational theatre for real-time visualisation, collaboration, choreography and audit. The platform provides real-time communications to the teams involved, updates to key stakeholders across the business and a full audit of the software release.
The testing follows a second year of Nationwide’s involvement in Accenture’s Fintech Innovation London Lab, a 12-week accelerator programme for startups. One of 10 finalists in the Lab programme, Cutover bagged the deal in a “speed dating” event, involving short pitches and demonstrations to over 50 of Nationwide’s top executives from across the business.
Matt Cox, head of insight and innovation, Nationwide Building Society, says: “ We process interactions 24 hours a day, seven days a week - totalling over 2.9 billion interactions each year. We are always looking to find new ways to improve our digital and online services and this means from time to time carrying out planned maintenance. The Cutover software has the potential to reduce the customer impact and time of maintenance as well as giving our business greater control and keeping key people fully informed on progress.”