MDA Success Story
Payment system for Postgirot Bank AB
Type of Industry: Financial Services
Application Name: NOVA
Specific demands on the new IT infrastructure were:
EDCubed applied OMG's MDA to model these demands into EDCubed MDA technology. The business model was modeled into a Platform Independent Model (PIM) entailing that the users remained focused on the business needs without being distracted by technical constraints.
From the PIM the Platform Specific Model (PSM) is for the fully 100% generated including database optimization and deployment scripts. The PSM of choice in this case was OS/390, Cobol and DB2.
Due to the Platform Independent Model (PIM) Postgirot can decide any moment in time to switch to J2EE or another technology. The new PSM can be generated in half an hour time!! Hence preventing the creation of a new legacy problem. Performance optimizations are also handled by EDCubed's technology.
The separation between business needs captured in a PIM and the technical implementation generated in a PSM is one of the pillars of the MDA concept. The advantages for clients are evident.
At this point in time all payment products are or will be added to the
platform and all services are taken over by the new system. The
flexibility and the way new products can be added fast to the system is
very important for the competitive edge of Postgirot.
Due to the unprecedented speed of developing combined with the knowledge of EDCubed the project was finished within the proposed budget and short time frame. Due to the low cost and fast development the ROI of the system is very short.
Maintenance takes place in the model and from there the application is being generated. Processing changes has never been so easy and so cheap.
If fact due to the low maintenance cost of the new system the ROI is less then two years based on only the maintenance costs of the old system.
Johan Larsson - Postgirot Bank (Manager System Development &
Thanks to EDCubed's solution, Postgirot is now experiencing the following benefits:
Founded in 1997 EDCubed mission is to simplify complexIT. By applying its MDA compliant technology EDCubed is able to deliver tailor made solution yet at the price of a package solution. The EDCubed organization is present in the Netherlands, Sweden and the Baltic States. Further international expansion is in progress.