Financial services information technology (IT) has transformed from order taker to strategic business partner. As part of this transformation, IT organizations are finding they must address key challenges with legacy modernizationdata management and digital transformation.

MuleSoft has launched a three-part white paper series discussing these challenges and how financial institutions are overcoming them. In the first installment in our Connected Financial Institution whitepaper series, we discussed how aging back office systems, operational effectiveness and open source adoption are driving legacy modernization initiatives across the financial services industry. But the story doesn’t stop there. Modernizing legacy systems is only the first step in addressing the business imperatives faced by financial institutions.

The second white paper in the series discusses how firms can unlock, aggregate and share data across the enterprise to address  shortcomings. Data management initiatives are being driven by three key challenges: the ever-evolving  landscape, deepening customer relationships with a 360 degree view, and improving data driven decision making a/k/a big data.

An Ever Evolving Regulatory Compliance Landscape

It’s difficult for technology teams to keep up with an ever evolving and more stringent regulatory compliance landscape placing increased reporting and risk oversight demands on financial services firms around the globe. However, the data required to support regulatory reporting is often siloed in legacy back office systems and line of business-centric databases, using disparate data definitions and technologies. The process of extracting, aggregating, standardizing and reconciling data for compliance purposes increases the risk of poor data quality and inaccurate reporting, which can spell trouble for financial institutions.

Deepening Customer Relationships with a 360 Degree View

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