Murex release upgrade for a german state bank



Years project runtime

> 100

Interfaces to be analyzed/detached

> 60

Upstream and downstream systems

Change Implemented!

Our colleagues Thorsten Fiekert, Marcus RadnyRahul Verma and Maximilian Stahl have successfully implemented a large-scale release upgrade project in Frankfurt.

What was the project about and what role did firstwaters play in it?

The MxG2000 trading and settlement system, which had grown over 20 years, was to be replaced by the modern Murex Mx3.1 system. Since the customer’s capital market products were processed in the old system. it was tightly integrated into the bank’s system landscape. Approximately 100 interfaces to over 60 upstream and downstream systems had to be analysed. firstwaters supported the customer in the areas of test and transition management within the project as well as the treasury department in the analysis of the interfaces and downstream systems.


Which factors were important for the successful completion of the project?

Due to the scope and the close integration into the bank’s system landscape, an intensive cooperation with the customer was needed. Additionally, the project required a thorough and conscientious impact analysis of the numerous interfaces and data flows as well as a high methodical competence in the areas of test management and business analysis.


What experience can we take away from this project?

In this project, we were able to further sharpen our already high level of expertise regarding large system integration projects and we intensified the cooperation with other external teams. The first few weeks after the system changeover passed without any significant problems. This is mainly due to the effectiveness of the test management approach planned and implemented by firstwaters.