Today, the challenge for investment banking organizations is how to transform finance functions and generate significant cost savings by eliminating operational inefficiencies in product control and cost control processes. Any failure in these operations is going to affect the company’s financial performance.
To transform finance functions and generate significant cost savings, investment banking organizations need to eliminate operational inefficiencies in product control and cost control processes. Any failure in these operations affects the company’s financial statements.
Recognizing this specific challenge, a leading U.S.-based global bank, with a presence in North America and Europe approached Eclature to evaluate and optimize its operations, focusing on finance-related processes that the company believed could be better designed and more productive. The bank trusts our knowledge in banking and mobile expertise.
As part of our initial assessment, we identified two primary efficiency problems. First, product control and cost control were operating in silos, even though they performed similar functions and generated similar reporting outputs. Second, these processes were manually carried out and prone to inaccuracy. Our goal was to harmonize procedures and controls for better outcomes at every level of the organization.
Eclature’s multi-phase solution addressed both these issues by integrating the financial control processes, consolidating them under one vendor and standardizing procedures and controls. In addition, we examined each process from end to end, identifying instances of duplication and scope for process improvement.
We then automated all manual operations using robotic process automation (RPA) technology. We utilized cognitive and rules-based automation, as well as our solution designed specifically for simplifying profit and loss (P&L) tasks and processes.
Inter-Process Redesign and Single-Vendor Services for Financial Transformation
Eclature’s solution helped the international bank establish a standardized operating model and generate immediate savings. The single-vendor services model has delivered significant cost and performance benefits: Operating costs are 30 percent to 40 percent lower and outputs are delivered faster. Thanks to automation, there has been an 80 percent reduction in errors, resulting in improved ledge, reporting accuracy, and long-term cost benefits.
$500 million decrease in risk-weighted assets
98% reduction in late posting
100X reduction in manual effort
The technologies used to develop the application:
- SQL Server 2008 R2, 2005
- SQL Server Reporting Services
- Ms Dynamics 365