Visionnaire was one of the companies that worked on the development of HSBC's original Internet Banking, a project started in the year 2000 and won several awards as Best Internet Banking in Brazil.
In the early 2000s the Brazilian financial system found itself in a "rush" to migrate its solutions to the Internet creating "Internet Bankings". HSBC Bank had a major challenge of migrating and unifying all of its solutions with the focus of "Electronic Channels," and Visionnaire assisted in the development of secure Application Servers-based systems solutions for the Web.
With the help of Visionnaire professionals, a solution based on Application Servers was designed to handle high financial processing load, with security. IBM WebSphere was used and HSBC's Internet Banking (IB) was one of the first IBs in Brazil, receiving several awards to this day.
With the implementation of Internet Banking designed by Visionnaire together with HSBC professionals, it was possible for the bank to maintain its pioneering position in Brazil, serving its millions of clients in Brazil and abroad, processing every month billions of financial transactions .
Application Server Platform IBM WebSphere. Java language, Eclipse IDE, integration with various financial systems developed from COBOL to mainframe, through minicomputers and UNIX workstations, going to microcomputers running on client / server philosophy. Oracle, Sybase, Informix and SQL Server databases. Deployment of single sign-on and access control and security services (ACSS) based on the standards of the OMG - Object Management Group. Use of CORBA, UML, IIOP and IDL standards. System specifications using UML (Unified Modeling Language) and Rational Unified Process (RUP).
Detailed problem: In the early 2000s the Brazilian financial system found itself in a "rush" to migrate its solutions to the Internet creating "Internet Bankings". HSBC Bank had a major challenge, which was to migrate its solutions that were mainly based on mainframe systems and agency systems, to the Web. In addition there was a great complexity of integration, since there were the most varied architectures running within IT. Bank, going from mainframes, through minicomputers and Unix workstations, to microcomputers in the "client / server" philosophy.
The solution was based on the IBM Application Server (WebSphere) which since that time has been one of Visionnaire's great know-how, which has several highly qualified professionals developing WebSphere platform and Java language for the corporate world. Partner of IBM.
The solution envisaged a view of "electronic channels," or eChannels, where the HSBC client could perform all the typical operations of a bank, via the Web and any electronic channel.
Visionnaire assisted HSBC Bank's technical staff in the creation and development of a new Internet Banking, which took years of development, and in the end, and even for years after the first development, received several awards as the best Internet Banking in Brazil.
Detailed solution: Visionnaire, in conjunction with HSBC's eChannels, designed an Application Servers based solution, due to the priority of having a robust system that would withstand heavy loads and , Above all, be safe. The platform used was IBM WebSphere. At that time few companies had strong knowledge of WebSphere and Corporate Java development, as Visionnaire already had nearly 10 years of Java Enterprise development as well as high experience in WebSphere, it was possible to execute the project.
In addition to the Application Server as the primary basis for the solution, the increased complexity forms the system integrations. An intelligent Web Services-based integration architecture was created, enabling integration with COBOL-developed mainframe account systems, insurance systems running on minicomputers, investment systems that operated on Unix workstations, along with numerous internal systems And financial systems that executed in microcomputers in the philosophy "client / server". The integrated databases were all, ranging from databases to mainframes, through Oracle, Sybase, Informix and SQL Server, across the various systems.
In the end, the HSBC client could operate all of the bank's financial systems through a single platform, which was the Web. HSBC was one of the first banks to do all this unification and integration. The user with a single sign-on was able to perform all financial transactions from his home. That was innovation at the time. And that's what enabled the bank to be further expanding its channels in the mobile world.