The track record of being at the forefront of thought leadership and execution excellence in Banking Technology, is driven by the rich database and publications of IBS covering over 120 vendors and powered by Cedar’s global experience in the financial services industry that cuts across all areas of business transformation – strategy, customer, channel, products, credit, process, organizational and business technology. Cedar’s experience not only includes assisting banks in transformation, but also in merging two banks, and in rare and exhilarating cases, building a bank from ground zero up with just a banking license in its possession.

From helping clients design enterprise banking architecture, defining business requirements and determining the best-fit system, to successfully program managing the implementation, the consulting service offerings in the area of Financial Technology are very deep. The knowledge-base includes rich understanding of Universal Banking systems, Back Office Systems, Enterprise GL / ERP applications, Islamic Banking systems, Insurance systems, Data Warehousing & Business Intelligence solutions, CRM and specialized banking applications for Payment & Card management, Loan Origination, Cash Management, Treasury & Capital Markets, Risk Management, Trade Finance, Wealth Management, Internet banking systems and other key channel applications.

Cedar and IBS’s approach and proprietary methodology, helps clients conduct a fast-track evaluation process to determine the best-fit solution based on functional, technical, and vendor qualitative parameters. The program management model is well tested, and is aligned to execute the project with clear governance structure defined for managing project integration, scope, timelines, quality, resources, communication, risk, and budgets, and can also help clients execute project health-checks and diagnostic exercises, as well as create system-aligned process flow documentation.

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