BIAN Service Landscape 2.0
Published on February 19, 2013
The BIAN Service Landscape (SL) represents a step forward for common standards within retail banking. This latest Service Landscape provides 63 Service Domains and 39 business scenarios, providing a blueprint of these building blocks of core banking systems, for use by banks, technology vendors, and systems integrators.
By incorporating the Service Domains into their own core banking implementations, BIAN members are able to adopt Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) standards, to improve business agility and make significant cost savings on IT integration, which can be as much as triple the purchase costs of the original software.
The release of SL 2.0 also sees the compilation of the BIAN Service Landscape definitions into a digital repository, MagicDraw. This central database, built on the BIAN Metamodel, allows members to download material and incorporate these using their own modelling tools. This development not only improves accessibility and usability of the Service Domains for the wider BIAN community, but also ensures absolute consistency, maintaining integrity of the models and supporting the BIAN aim of inter-bank collaboration and cross-industry definitions.
The supplementing documents include the Service Landscape 2.0 How-to-Guide, the BIAN Metamodel and the Service Landscape in a pdf format.
SunGard is already using the BIAN Service Landscape and Service Domain definitions to build and implement its Ambit Core Banking solution. SunGard is adopting the BIAN development methodology, developing software employing the same procedures as those used by BIAN to populate the Service Landscape. SunGard is providing a case study which is available in the Service Landscape 2.0 How-to-Guide.
BIAN Service Landscape 1.6
Published on July 3, 2012
The BIAN Service Landscape 1.6 is an enhanced version of the previous version 1.5 including the correspondent spreadsheet. The spreadsheet of the BIAN Serivce Landscape contains basic descriptions for all Service Domains sorted by Business Area and Business Domain.
The BIAN How-to-Guide was revised and improved to give a better guidance in applying the Service Landscape and to describe the range of the BIAN design artifacts. In addition, the BIAN Metamodel was aligned. The most extensive change is that the portion of the Metamodel that covers Business Scenarios is much more robust than was the case in version 1.5.
The package also includes 18 Service Domains of the BIAN Working Groups: Lending, Payments and Party as well as one Business Scenario of the BIAN Working Group Lending.