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SMU Teaching Bank

Financial Services T.O.P.S Initiative at SMU SIS

SMU Teaching Bank

 

A Model System for Banking Operations & Technology Education and Service Innovations

Financial Services T.O.P.S Initiative at SMU SIS

ABOUT SMU Teaching Bank

 

Banks today rely on modern core banking systems that are more flexible and less costly to maintain than obsolete legacy banking systems.

They have been spending to replace their legacy systems, integrate their applications across different areas of their business and increase the systems agility of their system infrastructure.

Starting from a clean sheet, Singapore Management University (SMU) has put together a model system for banking operations & technology education and service innovations.

This “teaching bank” is

  • Based on today's architecture best practices
  • Aligned to SMU's Unified Banking Process Framework (UBPF)
  • Leveraged on industry's leading banking software and enterprise platforms

SMU Teaching Bank is created for academic purposes only to support banking operations and technology related coursework, labs and student projects

It has been assembled using a mixture of vendor products in order to demonstrate real world change scenarios such as

  • A core banking system replacement
  • A bank merger, whereby multiple vendor products need to coexist

It is a real-life platform for

  • Reinforcing key lessons through practice
  • Learning through discovery
  • Generating an on-going supply of “hands-on” assignments and projects for undergraduate and postgraduate students
  • Collaboration with banks and product vendors for experimentation and innovations

Financial Services T.O.P.S Initiative at SMU SIS

SMU TEACHING BANK ON THE CLOUD

 
 
SMU tBank is now deployed onto the cloud, and is opened for use by other universities.
 
 
 
tBank Cloud Structure Diagram
 
 

Financial Services T.O.P.S Initiative at SMU SIS

SMU TEACHING BANK CONCEPTUAL MODEL & REFERENCE ARCHITECTURE

 
 
 
Banking apps to be developed through student projects
Internet Banking
Mobile Banking
Teller
ATM
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TIBCO

 
Existing platforms available at SMU can be integrated into a teaching bank
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Core Banking System A

Oracle Flexcube

Core Banking System B

Nucleus Software

Algorithmic Trading System

Progress Apama

Content Management System

Microsoft Sharepoint

 
 
 
 

LEGEND

Module Deployed
 

CHANNELS

Retail Internet Banking
Corporate Internet Banking
Retail Mobile Banking
Branch Teller
ATM
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ENTERPRISE PLATFORMS

BUSINESS PROCESS ENGINE
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PAYMENT SERVICES HUB
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ENTERPRISE SERVICE BUS

 
MDM  
BRMS  
CMS  
ODS  
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CORE BANKING SYSTEMS

Retail Core Banking
Corporate Core Banking
Treasury
Trade
General Ledger

SMU tBank in Education

 

Banking & Financial Services

Enterprise Integration

Architectural Analysis

SMU tBank in Research

 

Enterprise Architecture
in Banking

In-Memory Data Grid
Use Cases in Banking

Core Banking System
Replacement

Bank
Mergers: Technology
Migration or Coexistence

Financial Services T.O.P.S Initiative at SMU SIS

SMU TEACHING BANK ENGAGEMENT MODEL

 

United Banking Process Framework

UBPF guides all FS programs

Banking Use Cases

UBPF banking use cases inform the post-graduate coursework

Master of IT in Business

Financial Technology Track

Banking Solution Architecture

Post-graduate capstone projects specify
the solution architecture for banking channels

Undergrad projects deliver banking channel prototypes, based on the solution architecture specified by post-grade capstone projects

IS480 : IS Application Projects
Banking Channel Prototypes

Banking channel prototypes developed by undergrad projects are integrated into the SMU Teaching Bank architecture, and are in turn used to support hands-on labs for both undergrad and post-grade courses

Hands-On Labs
SMU tBank
 

Financial Services T.O.P.S Initiative at SMU SIS

SMU TEACHING BANK PEOPLE INVOLVED

 

Financial Services T.O.P.S Initiative at SMU SIS

SMU TEACHING BANK IS480: IS APPLICATION UPPER YEAR CAPSTONE PROJECTS

 

Financial Services T.O.P.S Initiative at SMU SIS

SMU TEACHING BANK Master of IT in Business CAPSTONE PROJECTS

 
 

Trade Finance Solution Architecture

Channels Integration Architecture

General Ledger Solution Architecture

Payment Services Hub

Real-time Gross Settlement Simulator

Service Management System

 
 

Last updated on 10 Nov 2017 .