15:49 uur 23-07-2020

Orange Bank Africa gaat live met Temenos SaaS

  • Met Temenos-technologie biedt Orange Bank Africa innovatieve digitale bankdiensten in West-Afrika
  • Temenos Transact, geleverd als SaaS, is de motor achter de lancering van Orange Bank Africa in de West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU) regio en ondersteunt financiële inclusie
  • De elastische SaaS-technologie van Temenos zal Orange Bank Africa helpen om te voldoen aan de golf van adoptie van digitaal bankieren in Afrika
  • Temenos heeft de oplossing op afstand geïmplementeerd tijdens de Covid-19-pandemie

GENEVA– (BUSINESS WIRE) – Temenos (SIX: TEMN), het banksoftwarebedrijf, heeft vandaag aangekondigd dat Orange Bank Africa live is gegaan met cloud-native Temenos Transact geleverd als SaaS. Temenos Transact schaalt de belangrijkste technologie voor bankieren om de bank te ondersteunen bij het lanceren en stimuleren van financiële inclusie in de Afrikaanse WAEMU-regio, te beginnen met Ivoorkust. De cloudtechnologie van Temenos maakt Orange Bank Africa duurzame groei op lange termijn mogelijk door de IT-kosten, de operationele complexiteit te verminderen en een verbeterde kosten-inkomstenverhouding te realiseren.

Temenos en zijn partner, MCB Consulting, werkten nauw samen met Orange Bank Africa om de oplossing op afstand te implementeren na het begin van de Covid-19-pandemie. De kerntechnologie van Temenos wordt gehost op Microsoft Azure. De SaaS-technologie van Temenos en toegewijde teamondersteuning resulteerden in een naadloze implementatie binnen de oorspronkelijke projecttijden, ondanks de wereldwijde noodsituatie. De Model Bank-aanpak van Temenos leverde zeer gelokaliseerde, vooraf geconfigureerde bankfunctionaliteit, zodat de nieuwe software snel kon worden geïmplementeerd, zonder dat er maatwerk nodig was.

Orange Bank Africa Goes Live with Temenos SaaS

  • With Temenos technology, Orange Bank Africa provides innovative digital banking services in West Africa
  • Temenos Transact, delivered as SaaS, powers Orange Bank Africa’s launch in the West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU) region and supports financial inclusion
  • Temenos’ elastic SaaS technology will help Orange Bank Africa scale to meet the surge in digital banking adoption in Africa
  • Temenos implemented the solution remotely during the Covid-19 pandemic

GENEVA–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Temenos (SIX: TEMN), the banking software company, today announced that Orange Bank Africa has gone live with cloud-native Temenos Transact delivered as SaaS. Temenos Transact core banking technology scales to support the bank to launch and drive financial inclusion in the African WAEMU region, starting with the Ivory Coast. Temenos’ cloud technology enables sustainable, long-term growth for Orange Bank Africa by reducing IT costs, operational complexity and delivering an improved cost/income ratio.

Temenos and its partner, MCB Consulting, worked closely with Orange Bank Africa to implement the solution remotely after the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic. Temenos’ core banking technology is hosted on Microsoft Azure. Temenos’ SaaS technology and dedicated team support resulted in a seamless implementation within the original project timescales despite the global emergency. Temenos’ Model Bank approach provided highly localized, pre-configured banking functionality so the new software could be deployed quickly, without the need for customization.

Banking services penetration in West Africa is relatively low compared to mobile phone penetration, leaving significant room for expansion of mobile financial services. According to recent research from the Economist Intelligence Unit, the affordability of smartphones is driving the development of mobile-only and mobile-first initiatives, like Orange Bank Africa – this was cited as the top innovation strategy by 37% of MEA-based bank executives.

Orange Bank Africa’s mobile-first banking strategy was developed to deliver financial services to consumers’ phones. Temenos’ technology will allow Orange Bank Africa to continuously innovate and provide customers with much-needed access to savings accounts and micro-loans. The new technology drives process automation for these services in order to deliver vital funding to more people at a faster rate and promote financial inclusion.

Patrick Roussel, Vice President, MEA Mobile Financial Services at Orange, commented: “Our mission is to deliver banking services to those that don’t yet have access with an offer that differentiates us from the competition: simple, accessible and above all mobile-first banking. In order for us to achieve this goal in West Africa, we needed a strategic technology partner with rich experience deploying banking software in the cloud. Temenos’ cutting-edge cloud technology, relentless focus on innovation and unrivalled regional experience makes it the perfect partner for Orange Bank Africa as we launch our operations. Temenos Transact gives us the scalability we need to grow and provide vital financial services to millions of customers.”

Jean-Michel Hilsenkopf, Chief Operating Officer, Temenos, said: “Across the globe, banks are moving to the cloud and achieving operational excellence that drives a higher banking performance. For Orange Bank Africa, the cloud is key for rapid market expansion and sustainable business growth. There is a growing need to provide people in West Africa with access to banking services and Orange Bank Africa will play a vital role in addressing this. Telcos like Orange are particularly well placed to offer differentiated banking services and enhanced customer experiences because of their established client base and mobile-centric capabilities. Temenos’ SaaS technology provides a powerful and flexible solution that will support Orange Bank Africa to continuously adapt to changes in the market and innovate quickly as customer demands evolve. We are excited to support the bank in delivering personalized mobile-banking services as they advance financial inclusion in West Africa.”

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About Orange Bank Africa

Orange Bank Africa is a digital bank, the result of a partnership between two international groups, Orange and NSIA, both present in Africa for many years. Orange Bank Africa’s ambition is to provide as many people as possible with a micro-credit and savings solutions, directly from their mobile phone, and in complete security.

Orange Bank Africa is based in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, and is set to expand to Burkina Faso, Mali and Senegal.

About Temenos

Temenos AG (SIX: TEMN) is the world’s leader in banking software. Over 3,000 banks across the globe, including 41 of the top 50 banks, rely on Temenos to process both the daily transactions and client interactions of more than 500 million banking customers. Temenos offers cloud-native, cloud-agnostic and AI-driven front office, core banking, payments and fund administration software enabling banks to deliver frictionless, omnichannel customer experiences and gain operational excellence.

Temenos software is proven to enable its top-performing clients to achieve cost-income ratios of 26.8% half the industry average and returns on equity of 29%, three times the industry average. These clients also invest 51% of their IT budget on growth and innovation versus maintenance, which is double the industry average, proving the banks’ IT investment is adding tangible value to their business.

For more information, please visit www.temenos.com.


Jessica Wolfe & Grace Collins
Temenos Global Public Relations

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