Delta Informatique, a major player in strategic banking software, has announced the Go-live of Delta-Bank at SG-SSB, in Ghana.
In the African banking software environment-where Delta Informatique is the leader in the French-speaking zone-this new implantation represents the first installation of Delta-Bank in Ghana.
SG-SSB, a subsidiary of the Société Générale group counting 38 branches, is today the fifth largest bank in the country. It was in 2007 that the decision was taken to replace the existing Indian solution acquired 5 years earlier which had not lived up to expectations.
The project, named 'Akoben', began in December 2007 with a framing phase which defined the scope of the project as well as the existing and targeted functional and technical architectures. This phase was followed by the construction and certification phases which saw several rounds of testing in order to finalise the implementation of the future banking software suite as well as the necessary interconnections with the various existing sub-systems.
Implementation in the 'Big Bang' mode of Delta-Bank took place at the end of November 2009. Following the success of the latest monthly processing, SG-SSB is now autonomous and able to meet new competitive challenges thanks to the implementation, by its own teams, of new banking products and associated accounting or tariff rules. Moreover, the options-permitting the processing of banking operations and associated products and to generate reports according to IAS/IFRS and Basel II rules-have been activated, so SG-SSB is now able to conform to the requirements of the Central Bank of Ghana.