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Banking data migration at an integration project in Albania



2022.10 – 2023.12

Unspecified Banks



MINDSPIRE’s own banking data migration methodology, including templates, standards and principles related to conceptual design, logical and physical mapping, migration specific testing, documentation, reporting, error handling and cutover planning.

Scope and targets of the banking data migration at an integration project

The two financial institutions involved in the project completed their legal merge in December 2022.

The legal merge of the banks was followed by the IT architecture and operation harmonization, which included the migration of core banking data into the Oracle FLEXCUBE Core Banking application.

Due to the high volume and criticality of banking data, an automated, documented and audit-proof data migration process had to be designed, implemented and executed.

Banking data migration at an integration project scope and targets
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Our main contribution to the banking data migration project

Conceptual level analysis and creation of the banking data migration strategy, covering dataset level scope, process design, migration implementation roadmap, and inventory of manual data migration activities.

Setup and parameterisation of our in-house developed MINDSPIRE DELTA Data Migration Tool.

Logical and physical level mapping of the automated transformation process of each datasets is scope.

Supporting technical and business testing by executing data migration transformation process, providing ad-hoc data for crosschecks, error reports, documentation, and bug-fixing.

Supporting rollout planning and execution of live data migration process.

Methodological support, end-to-end coordination, and quality assurance of the banking data migration at an integration project.

Project organization and roles

MINDSPIRE Consulting’s banking data migration team worked in close cooperation with the teams of the banks, as an integrated part of the Migration Workgroup.

Oracle FLEXCUBE related expertise and technical tasks were delivered by facilization.

The Migration Workgroup also consisted of both banks’ business and IT experts, coordinated by dedicated PMO members.

MINDSPIRE delegated its own banking project manager, with end-to-end migration coordination responsibility during the banking data migration at an integration project.

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Banking Data Migration Toolset

MINDSPIRE DELTA Data Migration Tool: A ready to use application designed, developed and operated by our company.

DELTA supports the setup, execution, monitoring and documenting of the banking data transformation process and ensures a fast, highly automated and audit-proof data migration.

JIRA application for tracking DELTA development tasks and cooperation between MINDSPIRE’s business and IT experts.

SpiraTest tool for error and fix releases tracking during the banking data migration at an integration project.

Key lessons learned during the banking data migration at an integration project

Delivering a complex data migration project, exclusively by off-site working is possible, however, balancing on-site and remote work can increase efficiency. On-site presence is beneficial especially during the early logical mapping phase, and intense error root cause analysis and correction, while it has less added value during the actual banking data migration execution.

Preparing validation reports and executing them already during early test cycles helps early error detection and reduces later peaks in workload.

Sufficient time should be dedicated for stabilising and final rehearsing of the banking data migration process. Last minute changes should be avoided and rather handled by post migration workarounds. An extra effort in communication is needed, and it is worth to be done, to make it obvious for all project members in time.

Using common collaboration tool by all stakeholders is key in proper communication, thus it is an enabling factor for the data migration project success.

Our main involvement areas in the banking data migration project

  • Data Migration Strategy and Roadmap preparation
  • Implementation and execution of the transformation process
  • Post data migration support
  • End-to-end coordination
  • Quality Assurance

MINDSPIRE profiles involved

  • End-to-end banking Project Management
  • Banking Data Migration Expert
  • Data Migration Analysts
  • Data Migration Technical Analysts
  • Development support
  • Quality Assurance experts
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Our Clients Said

Rostislav Zdravkov

Rostislav Zdravkov

MIG WG Leader

“MS is a company that highly cares about performing as a team and vendor partner to produce excellence for their clients. They demonstrated enthusiasm and professionalism while providing high quality Migration services throughout the execution of Odessos project for merging two of the biggest Bulgarian banks – EXB and DSK.”

Predrag Vasić

Predrag Vasić

Member of the Executive Board in charge of IT and Operations (COO) - OTP banka Srbija

“After our previous successful integration project in 2019 we continued with a more complex bank merge when COVID-19 caused unexpected challenges. Based on the previous positive experiences, we continued to use MINDSPIRE's services in the fields of data migration and program management in the Sirius Project as well and they clearly showed that by working from home and using collaboration tools, they can do the job as efficiently as by working on the bank's premises.”

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