News from AccessBank Tajikistan
T24 + LMB Software Implemented in AccessBank Tajikistan
Dushanbe, 6 April 2011 - On 4th of April AccessBank Tajikistan went live with its new banking system T24 + LMB. The new system consists of a layer of tailor made customizations, the LFS Model Bank (LMB) which is the successor of our legacy system, the LFS Microbank System (MBS). The LMB operates on the bases of Temenos core banking system T24forMCB. It took 1.5 years of development and customization work by the LFS IT Department and the LFS Competency Centre to transfer the legacy system MBS onto the new platform. After successful testing and intensive user training the final data migration from the old banking software was done and consolidated on the 2nd and 3rd April, and the bank was able to start its operations with the new software on the first working day of the following week.
Prior to the “Go Live” a testing of the software was ongoing in several testing environments along with the development environment in parallel in Berlin and in Dushanbe. In order to ensure a safe data transfer, data migration from the legacy system has been performed on several occasions before the actual ‘go-live’ migration.
The LFS project team consisting of colleagues both from the Competency Center and the IT Department of LFS, now have been in Tajikistan for nearly a month before the actual ‘go-live’. They were holding refresher trainings for the bank management and staff as well as constantly testing business processes in the local environment. The team in Berlin worked on resolving incidents detected in the testing environments and on finalizing development requirements. This team will continue to deliver post go live support for the next two weeks in both locations, and afterwards the normal support will be given ongoing out of Berlin in coordination with the banks IT department and Temenos.
The first day of operations in the new software proved that the efforts and hard work were rewarded. The daily operations went smoothly and users were confident in their performance.
Although a major step, ‘go-live’ is just one step further on the path of this software’s development and enhancement for implementation of T24 + LMB in all AccessBanks.