ABN Amro selects Mercator to integrate regional hubs

ABN Amro selects Mercator to integrate regional hubs

The private banking business unit of ABN Amro's private client asset management division is to implement technology from Mercator to integrate operations at its regional hubs in Luxembourg, Paris and Singapore.

Mercator's Integration Broker technology will support the integration of several distinct banking systems that form the division's standard architecture platform.

The software will allow the bank to send and receive multiple message formats and manage the routing, logging, auditing, encryption and transformation of data exchanged between applications that handle its private clients transactions.

The implementation is part of the unit's efforts to re-use application-to-application (A2A) components across multiple locations, reducing costs and eliminating duplication by replacing point-to-point interfaces.

ABN Amro Private Banking says it also plans to use Mercator technology to standardise all messages in an XML format and store them in a data repository.

Stephan Chraibi, chief architect of ABN Amro's private client and new growth markets business unit, comments: "ABN Amro was impressed with Mercator's ability to quickly and easily integrate systems in a complex environment that is constantly evolving. Mercator technology's openness allows us to connect different packages and platforms selected for our global targeted architecture."

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