If there is one thing digital transformation brings about it is a great number of IT‑related projects. The size and complexity of the tasks is constantly increasing – which does not necessarily make them any more intriguing to the outside viewer. Actually, there are many amazing projects that speed up all kinds of things and in fact do make life considerably easier. For instance, being able to execute an instant payment transfer via smartphone surely doesn’t make you feel wistful, longing for the days when you still had to carry your transfer form to the bank – filled in with a pen, no less (and hopefully with all digits in the right order).
The Berlin Hyp AG, one of Germany’s biggest real estate banks, has recently achieved a similar digital evolutionary leap. As the first financial institution in Germany, the bank introduced a central financial services data platform with SSOT (single source of truth) architecture based on SAP HANA. With this step, a multitude of hitherto separate data bases, systems, and interfaces became one single system. All processes have been simplified enormously and accelerated practically to high speed – which will equally please the bank’s customers and partners.
To avoid dizziness and help you keep your bearings when looking at the details of this major project, we provide an interactive narrative on a multi-touch table that tells the entire story as an exciting hero’s journey: the brave Berlin Hyp penguin is the first of his kind to jump into the freezing arctic sea where he encounters many dangers – e.g. project risks in the shape of a killer whale – to avoid while skipping from floe to floe toward a lighthouse, i.e. the project’s target. At first, all the other penguins eye our hero’s doings rather skeptically, but later honor his achievement of the final milestone with impressed applause.
On his journey, of course, our penguin from time to time descends into the icy abyss of IT infrastructure and bank-related regulations, but you never lose track of him in this carefully designed and animated arctic world.
The architecture at the core of this platform – SAP HANA – is still evolving, and this certainly is not going to be our client’s last project. Hence Berlin Hyp not only can easily and conveniently manage all project content via cloud-based CMS, they can also employ the multi-touch software to create and present future projects.