Alliance Converter
Makes linking your systems to Lite2 easy
Michel Desmet – Technical sales expert
BNL forum March 2014
Agenda
• The drivers for integration solutions
• SWIFT’s complete solution
• The new Alliance Converter
2BNL forum March 2...
The drivers for integration solutions
• Business applications are not designed to connect to SWIFTNet
• Discrepancy betwee...
The drivers for integration solutions
• Business applications are not designed to connect to SWIFTNet
• Discrepancy betwee...
SWIFT’s complete solution
5
Messaging solution
BNL forum March 2014 - Alliance Converter
Integration solution
Alliance
Lit...
WP6: Project management
Knowledge transfer
WP1
Functional
Analysis
WP2
Technical
Design
WP3
Development
WP4
UAT testing
WP...
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Alliance Converter
Makes linking your systems to Lite2 easy
Benefits of the Converter
No extra machine
No need to update your own systems
Less risk in implementing SWIFT
End-to-end S...
Alliance Converter – The details
9BNL forum March 2014 - Alliance Converter
SWIFT
Alliance
Converter
Lite2
AutoClient
File...
Key Features of the Alliance Converter
10BNL forum March 2014 - Alliance Converter
• Runs on the same machine as the Lite2...
An example: File Connectivity – FIN
11
Auto Client
Converter
File
Alliance Lite2
Customer application
• Customer applicati...
Case studies
12BNL forum March 2014 - Alliance Converter
Internet or SWIFT
Lite2
Lite2
Autoclient
(Live)
Back Office
Application
MQSeries
Customer SWIFT
CONVERTOR
Data Entry
Case ...
Case study 2 - SAP integration with FileAct
Access
Back-Office
Applications
Gateway
SNL
Alliance
Converter
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Converter/Autoclient workflow
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Workflow for Lite2 AutoClient and Converter
Sta...
Other case studies
• Change header of MT940 & MT942 in order to make the
message compatible with PeopleSoft
• Transformati...
Summary
• Connecting to SWIFT in the cloud is now possible for all who need it
• The Integration of business applications ...
Questions
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Benelux forum 2014 - Alliance Converter

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Presentation from the SWIFT Benelux Forum held in La Hulpe on 19/20 March 2014.

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Benelux forum 2014 - Alliance Converter

  1. 1. Alliance Converter Makes linking your systems to Lite2 easy Michel Desmet – Technical sales expert BNL forum March 2014
  2. 2. Agenda • The drivers for integration solutions • SWIFT’s complete solution • The new Alliance Converter 2BNL forum March 2014 - Alliance Converter
  3. 3. The drivers for integration solutions • Business applications are not designed to connect to SWIFTNet • Discrepancy between internal message formats and SWIFT formats • Applications are updated annually because of new standards releases • Specialised SWIFT skills are hard to find • Complications are multiplied: multiple systems, multiple internal and external teams involved 3 ? Customer world SWIFT world BNL forum March 2014 - Alliance Converter
  4. 4. The drivers for integration solutions • Business applications are not designed to connect to SWIFTNet • Discrepancy between internal message formats and SWIFT formats • Applications are updated annually because of new standards releases • Specialised SWIFT skills are hard to find • Complications are multiplied: multiple systems, multiple internal and external teams involved 4BNL forum March 2014 - Alliance Converter ? Customer world Lite2 world Lite2 AutoClient Lite2Alliance Converter
  5. 5. SWIFT’s complete solution 5 Messaging solution BNL forum March 2014 - Alliance Converter Integration solution Alliance Lite2 to customer’s specific integration problem Consulting Services Converter Messaging solution Services Platform + Services Solution
  6. 6. WP6: Project management Knowledge transfer WP1 Functional Analysis WP2 Technical Design WP3 Development WP4 UAT testing WP5 Go Live Custom Code Maintenance 6 Includes selection of appropriate integration (and messaging) product A flexible offering from SWIFT Consulting Step 1 Step2 BNL forum March 2014 - Alliance Converter
  7. 7. BNL forum March 2014 - Alliance Converter 7 Alliance Converter Makes linking your systems to Lite2 easy
  8. 8. Benefits of the Converter No extra machine No need to update your own systems Less risk in implementing SWIFT End-to-end SWIFT products and services offering for end-to-end SWIFT communication Footprint and TCO reduction Exchange proprietary messages with SWIFT One stop shop solution model Smooth integration with Lite2 8 Perfect match with the AutoClient, Lite2’s local footprint Enables SWIFT in the cloud ! BNL forum March 2014 - Alliance Converter
  9. 9. Alliance Converter – The details 9BNL forum March 2014 - Alliance Converter SWIFT Alliance Converter Lite2 AutoClient File Websphere MQ Web services Lite2 Business Application 1 Business Application 3 Business Application 2 Customer premises SWIFT premises Transformation More connectivity options for business applications Support business application proprietary data format
  10. 10. Key Features of the Alliance Converter 10BNL forum March 2014 - Alliance Converter • Runs on the same machine as the Lite2 AutoClient, so no hardware upgrade • Lightweight tool – no GUI, no internal database • Connect with external systems – File, Websphere MQ, Web Services • Powerful message transformation capabilities – The translations run on-premises, not in the cloud. • Seamless connectivity with the SWIFT network via Lite2 AutoClient – Handles SWIFT protocol complexities out of the box – Creates RJE and XMLv2 • SWIFT experts available to deliver the solution
  11. 11. An example: File Connectivity – FIN 11 Auto Client Converter File Alliance Lite2 Customer application • Customer application prepares a batch of proprietary CSV records in a file • Converter: – Regularly scans directory for new files – Reads CSV file, splits into records and transforms each record to MT103 message – Aggregates MT103 messages in RJE file saved in the emission directory of AutoClient • AutoClient sends RJE file to Lite2 BNL forum March 2014 - Alliance Converter
  12. 12. Case studies 12BNL forum March 2014 - Alliance Converter
  13. 13. Internet or SWIFT Lite2 Lite2 Autoclient (Live) Back Office Application MQSeries Customer SWIFT CONVERTOR Data Entry Case study 1 - Alliance Lite2 and Converter with Websphere MQ 13BNL forum March 2014 - Alliance Converter
  14. 14. Case study 2 - SAP integration with FileAct Access Back-Office Applications Gateway SNL Alliance Converter 14BNL forum March 2014 - Alliance Converter
  15. 15. Converter/Autoclient workflow BNL forum March 2014 - Alliance Converter 15 Workflow for Lite2 AutoClient and Converter Start/EndConverterLite2AutoClient Start Payload file placed in <lite2ac.emission> SAP .par file placed in <file.input> Transformation of SAP .par file End Moved to <lite2ac.emission> folder Matching file names Lite2 AutoClient to process Yes Transformed .par file Payload file • SAP sends payments instructions to converter to have XMLv2 conversion for transmission over FileAct • Payload file dropped into emission folder • Converter transforms SAP xmlv2 parameters to SWIFT specific XMLv2 • New parameter file delivered file to autoclient and matched with payload file • Autoclient processes file for transmission over FileAct
  16. 16. Other case studies • Change header of MT940 & MT942 in order to make the message compatible with PeopleSoft • Transformation of csv into MTxxx • MT to MX conversion for Funds • Multi-country/multi-bank Salesforce to Lite2 integration 16BNL forum March 2014 - Alliance Converter
  17. 17. Summary • Connecting to SWIFT in the cloud is now possible for all who need it • The Integration of business applications through Alliance Converter makes this possible • Only SWIFT can offer a true end-to-end solution - from the network to your business application • Alliance Converter offers key benefits Uses the SWIFT know-how Leverages Alliance Lite2 to do the messaging Offers powerful translation capabilities Handles SWIFT syntax and protocols 17BNL forum March 2014 - Alliance Converter
  18. 18. Questions

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