SpareBank1 drives rapid development cycles on the IBM i, reducing costs of environment management & compliance by 70%
SpareBank1 is a leading supplier of Financial Services inNorway, with a broad offering including loans, savings, advice, insurance and pensions for personal and corporate customers.
To develop SpareBank1’s insurance business, the NICE application team developed detailed change management processes to ensure the integrity, security and quality of the updates delivered. Initially a limited number of releases per annum was sufficient, coordinated using an “in-house” built solution. This self-crafted toolset became an important asset for SpareBank1’s delivery cycle. However, as SpareBank1 insurance business grew and customers and business owners demanded more regular releases, additional automation had to be built into the existing processes.
Sparebank1 researched the market and short listed a number of vendors to deliver against this goal of continuous improvement. Many vendors attempted to bid for Sparebank1’s demanding requirements but ARCAD delivered the most rapid “quick wins” and proved the most superior long-term solution.
Case Study Highlights
- Company: SpareBank1
- Industry: Bank & Insurances
- Characteristics: Sparebank1’s successful core insurance application NICE runs on IBM i. Older development tools were not keeping pace with the business. The NICE team needed to migrate to modern DevOps tools for IBM i to maximize automation, control IT costs and meet compliance requirements.
- Challenge: SpareBank1’s self-crafted toolset became an important asset for their delivery cycle. However, as their insurance business grew and customers and business owners demanded more regular releases, additional automation had to be built into the existing processes.
- Solutions: ARCAD for DevOps
ARCAD has already delivered on its promise of helping my team in bringing IBM i into the modern DevOps world.