Atos selected by National Bank of Belgium for core application transformation to the cloud
Brussels, Belgium – 23 May 2022
Atos today announced service commencement of a new business-critical cloud-based Central Balance Sheet Office (CBSO) application for the National Bank of Belgium as part of a ten-year contract to transform the Bank’s key legacy application.
The migration to a state-of-the-art cloud native solution running on a highly secure cloud platform delivers significantly increased processing speed while integrating automated data quality management for the approximately 500,000 annual deposits made by companies across Belgium to the Bank.
The solution developed by Atos uses XBRL – the open-source global framework for exchanging business information – and enables a highly agile core business application that delivers optimum cost of ownership.
Didier Muraille, Head of Microdata Management Department, National Bank of Belgium, said: “This partnership represents a significant project for the Bank, freeing up resources and allowing us to fully focus on core operations which will drive improved outcomes for our customers across the country.”
Koen Segers, Head of Financial Services & Insurance, Atos Belgium and Luxembourg, said: “We are delighted that the National Bank of Belgium has entrusted us with their first major migration. Through our close collaboration, a tailored and scalable cloud-based solution will deliver significant enhancements for the National Bank of Belgium in so doing positioning Atos as a trusted digital partner for the financial services sector and public sector of Belgium.”
In transferring the service to Atos, the National Bank of Belgium expects to facilitate business continuity of one of its key activities, with the annual accounts transformation ultimately enhancing customer experience for the 50,000 Belgian declarers that use the service, combined with 80,000 consultations per day by the general public.
As a solution partner to 12 of the world’s top banks and 15 of the largest insurance companies, Atos helps further accelerate the digital transformation of financial organizations into highly secure and decarbonized cloud environments that deliver business outcomes. Atos leverages 10,000 cloud experts and world-class partnerships, certifications, cloud solutions, high-performance computing capacity and security centers to deliver the banking and insurance industries cloud solutions that meet the highest standards of data governance and territorial specificities.
Atos is a global leader in digital transformation with 111,000 employees and annual revenue of c. € 11 billion. European number one in cybersecurity, cloud and high performance computing, the Group provides tailored end-to-end solutions for all industries in 71 countries. A pioneer in decarbonization services and products, Atos is committed to a secure and decarbonized digital for its clients. Atos is a SE (Societas Europaea), listed on Euronext Paris and included in the CAC 40 ESG and Next 20 Paris Stock indexes.
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