Enterprise S.p.A. wanted to have direct control of development and testing of its flagship IBM mainframe software solution to help it shorten the time-to-market for new releases and to make the installation process more reliable and predictable.
Enterprise S.p.A. runs a core business application on the IBM mainframe environment Pr.E.M.I.A., which manages every kind of interbank relationship, specifically in payments, trade finance, precious metals, and currency treasury. Enterprise S.p.A. maintained this software directly on the client’s mainframe environment. This has caused version control issues, with clients operating on different versions of the software, leading to different support requirements and the potential for human error. As client business requirements are becoming more sophisticated, Enterprise S.p.A. recognized the need to respond to enhancements requests and maintenance requirements more efficiently. It wanted to have direct control of the development and testing of this flagship software to help shorten the time-to-market for new releases and to make the installation process more reliable and predictable.
Marco Spuntarelli, Client Manager at Enterprise S.p.A., explains: “We looked into purchasing our own mainframe partition to run Pr.E.M.I.A., but we didn’t feel this was a cost-effective option for us and so we looked for alternatives.”