Sopra Banking Software underpins the development of Groupe BDK
Paris, 15 th November 2017 - Sopra Banking Software supports Groupe BDK in the implementation of its core information system across Western Africa. Initially, Banque De Dakar, the new corporate & private bank in Senegal, opened its doors with Sopra Banking Amplitude as its ‘Core Banking System’ solution, and then, BDK confirmed its confidence in its partner for its expansion in the region.
To meet the objectives of its ambitious development plan, one of the main challenges of the group was to implement a standardized and powerful information system. As Vasco Duarte-Silva, the General Manager of Group BDK, explains, “To this end, the bank has invested in Sopra Banking Amplitude, a Core Banking solution with an international reputation.”
The choice of an established and proven solution allowing a positive response to the issues involved in the creation of a new bank, combined with the experience of Sopra Banking Software in this type of project, ensured the success of the project for Groupe BDK while also respecting the requirement of the time period given for the creation of Banque De Dakar. A « model bank » approach was adopted to make possible the launch of the activities in only 5 months. Sopra Banking Software experience and expertise in the greenfield projects, acquired through 30 years of practice, was also a key factor of this project’s success.
Groupe BDK also relies on Sopra Banking Software for the creation of “Banque d’Abidjan” (BDA) in Ivory Coast, and for the deployment of a new microfinance institution named “Credit Kash” in Guinea Conakry and soon in other countries. “This is a major step in our partnership with Groupe BDK” enlightens Patrick Navarro, Managing Director, Middle East & Africa at Sopra Banking Software.
With more than 70 references in Western Africa, Sopra Banking Software is strengthening its local presence in Abidjan, to serve its clients in the region and to allow them to optimize their efficiency, flexibility and capacity to react to the current challenges of the banking sector.