In today’s world, keeping up is not enough. Competition, cost pressures, demands for greater efficiency and higher performance, and evolving regulations trigger new projects that require analysis, design and implementation. To stay on top of your game, you need expert advice from trusted partners who understand your needs and can design and implement the best solution for your business.
At times like these, it’s comforting to know that SWIFT Consulting Services can help. Our consultants have delivered over 500 technical and business projects for nearly 400 clients in more than 75 countries. Every day they help companies like yours reduce costs and risk and enable business growth and regulatory compliance.
Our Consulting Services portfolio has an answer to a wide range of business challenges.
If you want the flexibility and control of an on-premises SWIFT interface without the need to manage it on a day-to-day basis, SWIFT can help. Our consultants analyse your existing Alliance Access systems and implement a tailored solution in line with your business and infrastructure requirements. Our customer support experts manage your SWIFT interfaces remotely, using the latest tools and best practices – so you can enjoy SWIFT operational excellence at your premises.
Understanding the total costs related to operating SWIFT and related financial messaging systems is an important step toward reducing your overall costs and increasing efficiency and revenue. We provide comprehensive, structured analysis of all costs associated with your financial messaging channels. Depending on your needs, our total cost of ownership (TCO) analysis can be offered in conjunction with other consulting services.
Integration projects require in-depth technical knowledge of many subjects. By outsourcing all or part of your SWIFT integration projects you can free up those resources to perform value-added tasks to help grow your business. And, depending on your requirements you might be able to benefit from a powerful new integration tool: the Alliance Access Integration Platform.
SEPA ‘end date’ regulation is on the agenda for banks and corporations alike. By 1 February 2014, everyone will have to switch from legacy standards to international requirements for sending and clearing retail payment instructions. Consulting Services can help you ensure that the technical aspects of SEPA migration are managed properly, while also highlighting business impacts that might otherwise be overlooked.
"SWIFT Consulting Services performed a review of – and created documentation for – our new product process, which helped us to identify operational issues and to improve our process. We very much appreciated the professionalism and experience of the SWIFT team to address those issues."
Hans Jörg Schüttler, CEO, IKB Deutsche Industriebank AG
Of course, to truly understand the benefits of Consulting Services, you should talk to people who know them best: our customers.
“The SWIFT approach was very professional, well-structured and transparent. As a neutral third party, the SWIFT team have been agents for positive change and have facilitated better communication and cooperation between our Payments and IT teams. They pushed us to meet our deadline for completing the project – which we did.”
Niklas Lemberg, Head of Payments, Aktia Bank
“I was very pleased with the results from the assignment conducted by SWIFT Consulting Services. In a very short timeframe, they went great lengths to provide value to our company.”
Fabrice Denelle, Head of Payments, BPCE
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To understand more about the potential for your operations, contact your local SWIFT office. And, we welcome you join us at Sibos 2012 in Osaka for the session “Consulting Services – End-to-end consulting solutions from SWIFT”.