Asseco wins 3 IT@Bank awards
Asseco won the first prize in the main IT@Bank ranking, compiled by the Finansowy Bank monthly. It also came first in the ‘Efficiency’ category and took second place in the ‘Position of Companies in the Cooperative Banking Sector’ category. Asseco maintained leading positions in several categories for consecutive years.
Asseco was the general partner of a conference that preceded the award ceremony. It provides a platform for discussion on innovative IT solutions for the financial market and the challenges facing the digital economy. Guests included representatives of the banking sector, independent experts, and suppliers of cutting-edge IT Technologies. Zbigniew Pomianek, Vice President of Asseco Poland, was also among the invited guests and participated in a panel discussion entitled ‘Time to Market’, alongside Ryszard Drużyński, Vice President of the Management Board of Raiffeisen Bank Poland. In his speech, Asseco VP placed great emphasis on the ‘IT of two speeds’ issue.
Zbigniew Pomianek said: On the one hand banks expect a high implementation speed, particularly for e-banking projects. On the other hand, when we’re approaching core systems, they primarily care about safety and stability. We try not to get torn by these two speeds.
Ryszard Drużyński added that quick action is important for banks. This is one of the reasons he rates the implementation of Asseco CBP (Customer Banking Platform) at his institution so highly. CBP allows the bank to develop the application on its own, which further shortens the time to market.
As the discussion unfolded, the speakers talked about the possibilities of using the cloud in the banking sector. Pomianek said that Asseco uses it heavily already, offering services within the SaaS model to cooperative banks. In addition, using a cloud solution reduces the implementation time to several days. However, he stressed that this applies to standard solutions. For solutions dedicated to a particular customer the ‘time to market’ has to increase so that all functionalities are properly implemented.