Service landscape

Service Landscape simplified

The BIAN model is based on a service-oriented architecture that defines the standard business capabilities that make up a bank- such as payments, loan offerings or trading facilities.

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BIAN Standards

The BIAN Standards are provided from the BIAN Working Groups. BIAN Working Groups collaborate, sharing knowledge and experience around SOA for the banking industry with a current focus on core systems.

The Working Groups focus on defining services within an agreed overall common services landscape.

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BIAN and other standard bodies

BIAN is in partnership with independent standards bodies such as Object Management Group (OMG) and The Open Group.

In addition, BIAN has a ‘category D liaison’ with the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO), for ISO 20022 semantic models. BIAN incorporates when possible the work of these organizations. As an example, the BIAN Metamodel is closely aligned to, and draws on parts of, the ISO20022 Meta Model for many of the detailed definitional aspects.

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BIAN How- to guide

The BIAN “How-to Guide” is a comprehensive set of documents. Aimed at audiences including technical architects, BIAN members and other financial institutions

Together this network of professionals is dedicated to lowering the cost of banking and boosting speed to innovation in the industry. Members combine their industry expertise to define a revolutionary banking technology framework that standardises and simplifies core banking architecture, which has typically been convoluted and outdated. Based on service oriented architecture principles, the comprehensive model provides a future-proofed solution for banks that fosters industry collaboration.

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The implementation of an enterprise architecture, enriched by internal and external communities, is one of the projects Société Générale is currently investing in. Following our strategy of normalisation and simplification, we are very proud to be the first French Bank joining BIAN and delighted to be part of the membership. We are convinced that the nature of the common work and shared information about the architecture vision will speed up our current tasks on the same topics, and continue to support our customer-oriented spirit.

Alain Benoist
Global head of transformation, processes and information systems | Société Générale
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White paper

API Classification Guideline for BIAN Architecture

In Financial industry, many API are released from bank and IT vendors by improving information technology. Especially, mobile application accelerates promulgation of financial API.

Published in June 2015 by Carnegie Mellon University – Heinz College

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White paper

MITB Capstone Project Report BIAN-IFX-ISO20022 (CARDS)

Published in June 2015

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White paper

BIAN Capstone Project – Implementation of Financial Message Standards to BIAN Architecture

Published in January 2015

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