Financial Services and Banking
B2B Integration Solutions

Automate Processes, Reduce Complexity, and
Increase Visibility

Our B2B integration services and solutions help financial services and banking organizations overcome their complex integration challenges, enabling them to connect their systems to customers and business partners and the maze of financial networks.

We also help them automate and streamline business processes, reduce complexity, mitigate risk, and gain visibility into the actionable information that’s needed to better collaborate with partners and meet customer expectations.

We offer a proven, enterprise-grade suite of services and solutions that enables financial services and banking organizations to:

  • Securely connect with all of their B2B clients and partners, building and simplifying communications—regardless of size, geography or technical sophistication
  • Integrate client and partner information with internal systems
  • Streamline and automate transactions, files, and business processes
  • Process high volumes of diverse data
  • Simplify trading partner onboarding and management processes
  • Reduce complexity of systems required to support B2B processes
  • Improve security, governance, and compliance
  • Gain end-to-end, real-time operational and business visibility
  • Gain actionable insights for improving collaboration and decision-making
  • Offer new and differentiated services while increasing agility for new acquisitions
  • Leverage new transformative technologies such as Blockchain, 7/24 global payments processing and partner ecosystems

As a result, financial services and banking organizations can:

  • Increase customer satisfaction
  • Optimize operations and control
    operating costs
  • Improve time to revenue
  • Support consolidation and reuse to help control operating costs
  • Reduce the risk of security breaches and fines due to non-compliance
  • Enable “always-on” networks
  • Improve decision-making

B2B Solutions

IBM File Gateway: Secure exchange of internet-based files transfers

  • A centralized, secure and scalable file gateway
  • Supports most secure communication protocols
  • Multiple encryption standards (PGP, SSL/TLS, S/MIME)
  • Encrypt both in-flight and at-rest files
  • A single sign-on, LDAP and user authentication
  • Certification to industry standards

IBM Secure Proxy: Demilitarized zone (DMZ) security of your B2B networks

  • DMZ based security to help ensure perimeter security
  • Multi-factor authentication
  • Secure socket layer (SSL) session breaks
  • Certification to industry standards
  • No data stored in the DMZ
  • Dynamic routing to help migrate between different internal systems and insulate them from internal system changes

IBM Control Center: Governance, visibility and audit controls over the exchange of data with your B2B community

  • Centralized visibility and monitoring
  • Tracking—audit logs of a file journey
    • who sent it
    • where it went
    • who received it, when
    • and more
  • Proactive alerts and governance
  • Role-based access

IBM Connect:Direct: Secure and reliable point-to-point exchange of files

  • Enables secure point-to-point file transfers
  • A protocol that has never been breached
  • Automated scheduling, checkpoint restart and automatic recovery
  • Supports regulatory compliance measures to keep customer information private
  • Handles the most demanding workloads, from high volumes of small files to multi-gigabyte files
  • Offers a “high-speed” add-on to increase the speed of larger file transfers

IBM Partner Engagement Manager: Simplifies Corporate Customer onboarding

  • Partner Engagement Manager offers an open, extensible solution to help banks manage their B2B relationships with corporate customers.
  • Captures profile and technical requirements data; The data management is independent from the applications that consume it
  • Open REST API design supports integration with IBM, third-party or customer applications
  • The self-service feature allows customers to take ownership of their contact and certificate data to reduce process failures
  • A local cloud option puts sensitive customer data behind the client’s firewall
  • Software-as-a-system (SaaS)-based deployment model scales with your business

Learn More

Learn more in our B2B integration for financial services and banking guide, or contact Lightwell for assistance.