Financial Applications in Servicing and Training


FAST - 6691

Keywords multimedia applications development tools, multimedia interfaces, banking


Start Date: 01-SEP-92 / Duration: 36 months

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Objectives and Approach

The objective of FAST is to develop, on a workstation, an open architecture in which new multimedia facilities are integrated with a set of existing financial and banking applications currently installed on traditional data-processing systems. The aim is to integrate existing software components as much as possible and to limit the development of new ones to interfaces and "glue" modules.

The planned FAST architecture basically consists of:

The appropriate set of applications will be identified by considering the services most in demand, according to the requirements of the major banking institutions within the FAST consortium. Specific multimedia features will be integrated for training, support and promotion of the services delivered at front-office and self-service points.

Other related objectives of the project are to:

The integration addressed by the FAST project will go beyond simply mapping transaction-oriented and multimedia applications into the same windowing interface: the platform will allow the integration of elementary transactions and services provided by different applications in a homogeneous environment that is easily configurable to match the user's needs. In this way, services supplied by different applications running on different DP systems will eventually be accessible from the same workstation. This integration will be achieved through an object-oriented approach that follows current and emerging industrial standards.

Exploitation

The industrial partners intend to progress the development of this project with market demand and the eventual marketing of new software products very much in mind. A preliminary market survey confirmed that the prospects for such products in the European financial market sector are very promising.


CONTACT POINT

Dr Antonio Cantatore
Syntax Sistemi Software SpA
Via G. Fanelli 206/16
I - 70125 Bari
tel: + 39 / 80-273-401
fax: + 39 / 80-273-400

Participants

SYNTAX SISTEMI SOFTWARE - I - C
BULL SA - F - P
SEMA GROUP SAE. - E - P
CAP GEMINI INTERNATIONAL
SUPPORT BV - NL - P
INESC - P - P
BANCO BILBAO VIZCAYA - E - A
ETNOTEAM SPA - I - A
NOMOS SISTEMA - I - A
OIS RICERCA - I - A
CARIDATA SPA - I - A


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FAST - 6691, December 1993


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