Dec 10, 2020

Sopra Banking: Powering up your people

Sopra Banking
Mortgage software
Banking
digital solutions
Sopra Banking
2 min
Sopra Banking: Powering up your people
Sopra Banking outlines the importance of mortgage software solutions to increasing efficiency and increasing business margins...

Providing ever-evolving mortgage software solutions means your people can increase the speed, volume and accuracy of mortgage applications for the most important people of all – your customers. This means improved efficiency and increased margins for your business, both now and in the future.

Our ability to deliver game-changing agility has powered us since 1968. It’s why some of the biggest financial organisations in over 80 countries trust Sopra’s team of more than 5000 experts to help keep their competitive edge and why over 1500 Financial institutions run Sopra Banking platforms every day.

1. Hit the ground running

Rapid deployment is essential. We provide you with a core system configured to your requirements, allowing you to run current programmes seamlessly and giving you the capability to launch new products without the need for code changes. Our solution extends into all aspects of the mortgage market, mortgage provision and processing. Sopra’s solution means you hit the ground running from day one.

2. Expand your end-to-end digital capability

The end-to-end processing of mortgage applications takes time because of the number of elements involved. Sopra’s ‘Orchestration Layer’ pulls all of those elements into a single place, simplifying processing and reducing the time it takes to implement. In turn, this improves the application experience of your customers, regardless of what channel or device they use.

3. Enhance your customer experience

We give you access to a range of digital assets and work collaboratively to develop new propositions to innovate across the end-to-end digital journey. Together we create unique, customised journeys for your customers and brokers. Our in-house experienced design consultants (CX Partners) will guide you through our process of research, prototyping and consumer testing.

4. Constantly innovate

We are committed to innovation and iteration. We have a legacy of building strong partnerships, especially in Fintech. Yet the Fintech ecosystem is vast and often confusing. That’s why we are part of the ‘Chemistry Programme’. This is a market-leading structured approach identifying the Fintechs that will add real value to our clients’ business in the short, medium and long term. 

5. Provide dynamic digital solutions, today and tomorrow

In response to evolving customer and market requirements, our product environment enables new product offerings and mortgage application journeys to be created and updated in digital timelines. Our unique branding and design system lets you build, test and roll-out new customer experiences faster than ever before. 

SMARTER, FASTER PERFORMANCE STARTS HERE

Our experts are available to discuss how together we can transform your customers’ mortgage experience and also arrange a demo of our latest products and solutions. So, if you want to power up your people, start talking to our people today

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Jun 16, 2021

SAS: Improving the British Army’s decision making with data

SAS
British Army
3 min
Roderick Crawford, VP and Country GM, explains the important role that SAS is playing in the British Army’s digital transformation

SAS’ long-standing relationship with the British Army is built on mutual respect and grounded by a reciprocal understanding of each others’ capabilities, strengths, and weaknesses. Roderick Crawford, VP and Country GM for SAS UKI, states that the company’s thorough grasp of the defence sector makes it an ideal partner for the Army as it undergoes its own digital transformation. 

“Major General Jon Cole told us that he wanted to enable better, faster decision-making in order to improve operational efficiency,” he explains. Therefore, SAS’ task was to help the British Army realise the “significant potential” of data through the use of artificial intelligence (AI) to automate tasks and conduct complex analysis.

In 2020, the Army invested in the SAS ‘Viya platform’ as an overture to embarking on its new digital roadmap. The goal was to deliver a new way of working that enabled agility, flexibility, faster deployment, and reduced risk and cost: “SAS put a commercial framework in place to free the Army of limits in terms of their access to our tech capabilities.”

Doing so was important not just in terms of facilitating faster innovation but also, in Crawford’s words, to “connect the unconnected.” This means structuring data in a simultaneously secure and accessible manner for all skill levels, from analysts to data engineers and military commanders. The result is that analytics and decision-making that drives innovation and increases collaboration.

Crawford also highlights the importance of the SAS platform’s open nature, “General Cole was very clear that the Army wanted a way to work with other data and analytics tools such as Python. We allow them to do that, but with improved governance and faster delivery capabilities.”

SAS realises that collaboration is at the heart of a strong partnership and has been closely developing a long-term roadmap with the Army. “Although we're separate organisations, we come together to work effectively as one,” says Crawford. “Companies usually find it very easy to partner with SAS because we're a very open, honest, and people-based business by nature.”

With digital technology itself changing with great regularity, it’s safe to imagine that SAS’ own relationship with the Army will become even closer and more diverse. As SAS assists it in enhancing its operational readiness and providing its commanders with a secure view of key data points, Crawford is certain that the company will have a continually valuable role to play.

“As warfare moves into what we might call ‘the grey-zone’, the need to understand, decide, and act on complex information streams and diverse sources has never been more important. AI, computer vision and natural language processing are technologies that we hope to exploit over the next three to five years in conjunction with the Army.”

Fundamentally, data analytics is a tool for gaining valuable insights and expediting the delivery of outcomes. The goal of the two parties’ partnership, concludes Crawford, will be to reach the point where both access to data and decision-making can be performed qualitatively and in real-time.

“SAS is absolutely delighted to have this relationship with the British Army, and across the MOD. It’s a great privilege to be part of the armed forces covenant.”

 

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