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Temenos and IBM team up to boost Hybrid Cloud Adoption in the financial services industry

By Leandra Monteiro

September 14, 2021

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Temenos Temenos, the banking software company, today announced the availability of Temenos Transact next-generation core banking with Red Hat OpenShift on IBM Cloud, to accelerate hybrid cloud adoption within the financial services industry.

Temenos Transact provides a clear modernization path for banks to adopt a cloud strategy for their core banking systems and take advantage of advanced technologies. The cloud-native banking platform uses Explainable AI and machine learning to offer corporate and retail banking, wealth management, and treasury functionality to financial services institutions across the retail, corporate, treasury, wealth, and payments sectors while helping to lower operating costs.

As banks balance the need to drive innovation by delivering high-value services and the industry’s strict security and compliance requirements, hybrid cloud environments have become increasingly important. By onboarding to IBM Cloud, Temenos will use IBM’s industry-leading security capabilities, including confidential computing technology and ‘Keep Your Own Key’ encryption. Delivered via IBM Hyper Protect Services and backed by the highest level of security certification commercially available, these capabilities ensure that financial institutions retain control of their data.

Additionally, Temenos intends to join a growing ecosystem of partners supporting the IBM Cloud for Financial Services and will onboard its offerings to the platform. IBM Cloud for Financial Services is designed to help financial services institutions address the industry’s stringent compliance, security and resiliency requirements while supporting business transformation and innovation. The ecosystem aims to help financial institutions transact with technology vendors that have met the platform’s stringent requirements.

Supporting a mutual vision for increasing innovation in the financial services industry, IBM Global Business Services (GBS) created a new Temenos Services Practice. This unit uses IBM technology and Temenos implementation to deliver long-term value for customers. The GBS Temenos Services Practice offers banks resources designed to increase profitability, reduce costs, and offer the flexibility to support future business growth.

Philip Barnett, President of Strategic Growth and Member of Executive Committee at Temenos said, “We are delighted to extend our leadership in the cloud by bringing Temenos Transact to the IBM Cloud and also join the IBM Cloud for Financial Services ecosystem. This expanded collaboration will help banks accelerate their move to the cloud and the benefits of a modern cloud-native banking platform. With Temenos’ AI-powered, API-first technology, banks can innovate faster, open up new business models, and achieve industry-leading cost/income ratios. Integration with IBM Cloud demonstrates that our cloud-agnostic banking platform enables banks to pursue a multi-cloud strategy and have the highest levels of active-active resilience with the cloud provider of their choice.”

Hillery Hunter, Vice President and CTO, IBM Cloud added, “We’ve been teaming with Temenos successfully for decades to help financial institutions around the world deploy next-generation banking technology, reduce costs and exploit new pockets of profitability. By deploying Temenos Transact with Red Hat OpenShift and IBM Hyper Protect on IBM Cloud, and leveraging our GBS Temenos Services Practice, customers can take advantage of IBM’s leadership in cloud, security and professional services to provide personalized, innovative offerings while protecting data in the cloud.”

Kelly Switt, Senior Director, FSI Ecosystem and Strategic Partnerships, Red Hat said, “Red Hat is pleased to collaborate with Temenos to enable the next evolution of financial services based on open source technology. Red Hat OpenShift, the industry’s leading enterprise Kubernetes platform, offers a strong foundation for financial institutions to innovate and scale in a fast-paced industry. By combining the power of Red Hat OpenShift with leading cloud-native banking solutions like Temenos Transact, financial institutions can capitalize on the opportunity of open hybrid cloud to unlock new business and meet customer demands.

Temenos Transact is a cloud-native, cloud-agnostic core banking solution providing functionality across the retail, corporate, treasury, wealth, and payments sectors. Temenos serves over 3000 financial institutions worldwide, including 41 of the top 50 banks.

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