Banco Galicia plans its global future, with help from SAP and IBM

Published on 22-May-2013

We expect the combined SAP and IBM solution to significantly improve the time-to-market, development and design of our financial products and services, with optimized operations that enhance rapidity and flexibility for our various customers, giving Banco Galicia new opportunities to compete in the modern banking industry.

Diego Revello, ITC Manager, Banco Galicia

Customer
Banco Galicia

Industry
Banking

Deployment country
Argentina

Overview

Founded in 1905, Banco Galicia is headquartered in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and employs more than 5,000 people. Listed on the Buenos Aires Stock Exchange, Banco Galicia is one of the country’s top three private banks.

Business need
Banco Galicia wanted to improve the time-to-market for new financial products and services, but its legacy IT applications and systems were unable to support the rapid changes required.

Solution
The bank worked to transform its business processes by introducing SAP for Banking solutions, running on an IBM zEnterprise EC12 (zEC12) mainframe server, with storage provided by IBM System Storage DS8800 devices.

Benefits
With this infrastructure, Banco Galicia is able to develop and launch new banking and financial products much faster, helping the bank to win new customers from private and corporate banks and improve its competitiveness.

Components

IBM products and services that were used in this case study.

Software
DB2 for z/OS, z/OS

Hardware
Storage, Storage: DS8800, System z, System z: zEnterprise EC12 (zEC12)

Services
GBS ISV Community: SAP, GBS Technology Strategy, IBM-SAP Alliance

Solution
Business Resiliency, Enterprise Resource Planning, High Availability, Information Management Foundation, Server Consolidation, Supply Chain Management, System z Software, Virtualization, Virtualization - Server

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