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Testing Strategies For Treasury, Trade Finance & More

Testing Strategies For Treasury, Trade Finance & More

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For our client, a major Omani Bank, Testhouse focused on testing and certifying the implementation of new banking systems. The project involved comprehensive testing strategies to ensure the seamless integration and functioning of the new systems. The challenges and solutions addressed in this study highlight Testhouse’s expertise in the field of banking system implementation and certification.

Testing Strategies for Treasury

Challenges

The client faced significant risks in the implementation of new banking systems and required an independent party to:

  • Certify the deliverables and minimize risks associated with the new systems.
  • Enhance confidence in the newly adopted systems.
  • Address a wide range of core-banking functionalities including Foreign Exchange, Money Markets, Securities Trading and Processing, Treasury, Risk Management, Portfolio Management, Derivatives, Import LC Issuance & Negotiations, Exposure Management, and Value at Risk calculations, involving systems like QUARTZ (TCS) and Eximbills (Chinasystems).
  • Reduce the time and effort required for system implementation.
  • Focus on identifying and resolving functional gaps in a process-driven manner.
  • Require consultants with a combination of strong domain knowledge and extensive software testing experience.

Solutions

  • Testhouse took on the responsibility of certifying the implementation of new Treasury, Investment, Trade Finance, ALM, Brokerage, and Private Banking systems.
  • Conducted a two-week comprehensive study and analysis of both current and proposed systems.
  • Developed an effective Test Strategy detailing testing objectives, functionality, hardware and software requirements of the System Under
  • Test, testing approach, risks, roles and responsibilities, quality control processes, and work schedule.
  • Executed complete System Integration Testing, including planning, test preparation, and execution, to ensure the new systems did not introduce business risks.
  • Certified the testing carried out by the client in the User Acceptance Testing (UAT) phase to fulfil the Certification Requirement.

Results

  • Effective Client Engagement: The team successfully engaged with the client, effectively mitigating integration risks within the allocated timeframe.
  • Certification Requirements Met: Successfully met the client’s Certification Requirements, enhancing credibility and confidence among stakeholders.
  • Successful System Integration: The client successfully implemented the integration of the new banking systems.
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