By Greg Wilson
UAE bank rolls out CA's AllFusion Process Management Suite as it strives for rapid and cost effective application development.
Mashreqbank has streamlined its application development with the rollout of Computer Associates’ AllFusion Process Management Suite. The suite helps the bank’s in-house development team to maximise cost effective and timely delivery of internal projects.“Because technology and market demands are always evolving, Mashreqbank must constantly update and improve its systems to stay ahead of the competition,” says Mohamed Fouz, CEO of Mindscape, the information technology services provider that was recently formed from Mashreqbank’s internal information technology division. “By optimising resource efficiency and ensuring the consistency of development practices, CA’s AllFusion Process Management Suite enables Mashreqbank to deliver better applications more quickly than ever,” he adds.Designed to ensure continued process improvement, the web-based reporting and control features of AllFusion facilitates team collaboration, resource allocation, and enterprise-wide project management.AllFusion also enables the creation of re-usable templates that ensure the standardisation of the bank’s activities and captures project management expertise so that it can be effectively applied to future e-business initiatives.“Mashreqbank has been impressed with the way AllFusion Process Management Suite systematically captures the process skills of geographically distributed employees, thereby protecting the business against staffing changes, availability and turnover,” comments Amro Bibi, program manager, Mindscape. CA’s Middle East managing director AbdulAziz Al-Salloum, managing director, CA Middle East adds, “Mashreqbank provides a textbook example of how the right project management technologies can enable an organisation to improve its application development practices… AllFusion Process Management Suite offers [IT departments] the controls and tools they need to complete their projects without the delays, cost over-runs and errors that otherwise plague the development of today’s highly complex e-business systems,”