To maintain its competitive edge, BBVA Bancomer wanted a standards-based internet solution that provided fast user access without client downloads.
When BBVA Bancomer of Mexico launched its internet banking portal, Bancomer.com, there was a strategic need to extend banking transactions to the web as part of the new online financial services. A previous online transaction services project used a proprietary solution that took a long time to develop, was expensive to implement, and couldn’t keep pace with user demand. For BBVA Bancomer, competition in the financial services marketplace demanded a solution that was fast, reliable and scalable to several hundred thousand users and which could be rolled out quickly.
To provide the right level of customer service, BBVA Bancomer needed to integrate front and back-office systems and deliver reliable, scalable service over the internet. Any online application would need to achieve full synchronization with the mainframe host system and existing databases. To ensure fast user access, BBVA Bancomer wanted a standards based internet solution that required no client downloads, in effect, a zero-footprint client, web browser solution. After researching the market BBVA Bancomer recognized that only Micro Focus could convert existing applications and core databases to the Internet without reengineering host systems and business processes and with much lower development time and investment.