Banque ENI chooses FinArch for Basel II compliance

Source: Financial Architects

Financial Architects (FinArch), international provider of a Finance Resource Planning (FRP) platform for the finance industry, today announced that Banque ENI, the Belgian financial services branch of the Italian energy multinational Eni, has selected FinArch's Financial Studio solution for Basel II calculations and reporting (COREP) to ensure compliance by the end of the year.

Banque ENI has selected an integrated approach to Basel II compliance, using pre-defined data for Basel II calculations to produce the Basel II compliance reports (COREP) according to the supervisors' regulations. The Financial Studio solution includes an extensive list of standard, pre-packaged regulatory and management reports that allow for in-depth risk analysis and tracking facilities through flexible drill-through functionality.

FinArch, listed as a leader in Gartner's Magic Quadrant for Basel II software, has acquired global experience and expertise with Basel II implementation projects across different jurisdictions and different approaches across a multitude of banking products and portfolios. The combination hereof with its many years of regulatory reporting experience allows financial institutions to simplify the Basel II implementation process to a simple yet powerful 4-steps concept: (1) install the software, (2) capture the data required from the source systems, (3) start the Basel II calculation engine and (4) produce the Basel II compliance reports and test the results. This package is built on a comprehensive risk data model, where all required data is pre-defined and documented, allowing quick and easy interfacing with the organisation's internal systems.

Frédéric Simons, VP Regional Development at FinArch, comments "Financial institutions opt for a reliable pre-packaged Basel II solution that ensures timely compliance. We have been working with Banque Eni for a couple of years already and are obviously pleased with the confidence our customers have in FinArch being a trustworthy business partner for financial management and reporting solutions for the finance industry. We obviously look forward to further develop long-term relationship with Banque Eni."

FinArch's Basel II solution embraces much more than a basic, rapid, short term compliance solution. It enables the banks to meet regulatory demands for stricter compliance, while at the same time gaining additional business benefits by improving reporting flows, increasing return on IT investment, and turning compliance into a cost-saving exercise. It is a future-proof solution, as it guarantees automatic future compliance through the software updates on supervisory changes that we provide as part of our continuous commitment to our customers. It also supports expansion from a Basel II Standardised Approach into IRB. And as it shares a common data model with the more advanced Financial Studio capital management solutions, it ensures a smooth transition to an advanced risk package, or to a complete FRP (Finance Resource Planning) platform, in case the bank should wish to embrace one integrated solution that leverages the convergence between compliance, accounting, MIS, and risk management issues.

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