With a world-wide network of subsidiaries, VP Bank is one of the three largest banks in Liechtenstein. The implementation at VP Bank (Luxembourg) S.A., constitutes the final deployment of the group-wide Avaloq Core Banking System rollout, with successful migration having taken place as planned at the turn of the year 2011/2012.
The project was complex not only from a regulatory perspective, but also with respect to the Luxembourg bank's specific requirements resulting from its extremely successful business model. Additionally, VPB Finance S.A., a local subsidiary focusing on fund administration and asset management was migrated simultaneously, with a resultant increase in the automation of its transfer agent and registrar business.
Avaloq Release 3.1 was deployed in a multi entity - single instance (MESI) environment. Linked to various local systems, a common centralized platform enables the proprietary maintenance of sensitive data.
SOFGEN Consulting AG was co-responsible for project management and cutover management as well as a large part of the business requirements' analysis in the areas of CRM, client data, compliance, client reporting, tax, credit, costs & fees and retrocessions. SOFGEN consultants also provided test management and training support.
"We have aligned our Core Banking Systems group wide so as to exploit synergies and thereby to reduce costs. The SOFGEN Consulting AG and VP Bank teams in Luxembourg and Vaduz worked together tirelessly to ensure that the project was a success. This resulted in the smooth transition which occurred at the beginning of this year", commented Andreas Benz, GCIO of VP Bank.