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Our White Papers

Our white papers tackle the central tasks of the industry and develop complex solutions in order to incentivise new patterns of action through changed perspectives. They are annually published and anticipate upcoming topics.

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2017 | The Empire Strikes Back
Dr. Mirko Schiefelbein, Holger Friedrich

Banking | Technology | Platforms

The financial industry has successfully blocked the entry of fintechs into the financial services market. But there is no reason for complacency; technology companies such as Google, Amazon and Alibaba are pushing forward the next phase of technological change, radically acting as platform-driven and harnessing the potential of data and artificial intelligence. The result of this is a far higher degree of autonomy and automation of machines; Conversely, users at least partly waive their autonomy – ultimately having a stronger impact on the financial industry in the future.

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The Empire Strikes Back
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2016 | The Primacy of Technology
Christian Böhning, Dr Waldemar Grudzien, Frank Kretschmer, Dr Mirko Schiefelbein

Striking a balance between implementing regulation and shaping its impact

In the face of structural changes in the finance industry, financial institutions are under a high amount of pressure to adapt. After all, their entire business model is being called into question. To structure this change successfully, technologies must be used differently and their problem-solving potential must be harnessed more consistently by managers.

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2015 | Aspiration » Reality
Christian Böhning, Holger Friedrich, Sebastian Müller, Dr Mirko Schiefelbein

The demands and opportunities of agile organisations in the financial sector

The fundamental and accelerated changes in technology are presenting the finance industry with massive challenges, and the way those challenges are managed is crucial to the future market position of a financial institution. Cost-cutting and complexity reduction are not fitting responses to the structural changes of the present, such as the macroeconomic environment, digitisation, competition, changes in customer behaviour and regulatory requirements. To succeed, banks must aim to be agile, innovative organisations.

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2014 | Managing a Successful GO-Live
Andreas Pape, Derek Zeiler, Dr. Wojciech Ganczarski, Christian Böhning

Risk-minimising rollout management in the transformation of core banking systems

Core banking transformations are large, long-lasting, business-critical and highly complex IT programs. Risk-minimising measures are therefore particularly relevant not only for managing appointments, implementing planned functions and acting within the planned budget, but also to ensure that effects that put the business at risk are recognised at an early stage and to take preventive action against them. The white paper presents the critical success factors that help to overcome the obstacles of time–budget–functions, for example using the project management methods successfully applied by CORE.

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2013 | The Art of Adhering to Goals
Christian Böhning, Dr Mirko Schiefelbein, Christian Schneider

Regulation, industrialisation and digitisation as drivers of transformations

In the face of the developments in the banking market, driven by digitisation, globalisation and industrialisation, institutions must create the conditions for efficient and effective action in the market. In order to maintain some room to manoeuvre and to keep structural options open, established structures must be modernised and transformation must be carried out in accordance with current and future requirements. Central considerations for a decision on a transformation and its successful information relate not only to economic and benefit-oriented factors, but also to the optimum software system and the required skills and expertise.

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2012 | Bank Attackers
Dr. Mirko Schiefelbein, Holger Friedrich, Sebastian Müller

The future of banking – with banks

Established financial institutions are being confronted with enormous challenges in the form of current and future developments. However, market developments, technological innovations, regulatory requirements and changes in customer requirements should not be seen as a crisis, but rather as major opportunities for the finance industry. Banks have a wide variety of concrete options to make successful use of the potential opportunities presented by the changes in the underlying conditions. The white paper BANK ATTACKERS discusses how the changes in the market can be used to expand business models and establish a new quality of customer interaction.

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2011 | Riding the Wave
Dr. Mirko Schiefelbein, Holger Friedrich

How IT in banking can successfully cope with a world of constant change

For some time now, journalists, analysts and researchers have been predicting that uncertainty will be the “new normal”. In a world of constant change, it is less important to predict the direction and specific coordinates of impending changes. Rather, it is becoming increasingly crucial to have a system of coordinates so that institutions can react immediately and plot courses flexibly. Fundamental changes are also presenting the finance industry with immense challenges. With agility and the will to change, combined with alertness and the right timing, established institutes can successfully master the disruptive changes.

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