Practices & Analytics

Financial Technology

Cedar is at the forefront of thought leadership and execution expertise in core banking systems. With a team experience of over 43 global core banking clients, Cedar's core banking center of excellence has a distinct track record of selecting and implementing the world's leading core banking solutions including Infosys Finacle, Oracle Flexcube, Path Solutions, Polaris Intellect, Sungard Ambit, TCS BaNCS, Temenos T24, and many other leading conventional and Islamic core systems. Cedar helps its clients to design the enterprise and core banking architecture, define business requirements and determine the best fit system, negotiate and finalize implementation terms, and effectively program manage the implementation.

Cedar also assists its clients to develop business aligned IT strategy, fast-track vendor-evaluations of key systems, and program management of system rollouts using its proprietary C-Score methodology. Cedar has the distinct experience of successfully evaluating / program managing implementations of over 64 leading global vendors and solutions - including Core Banking systems, Enterprise GL / ERP applications, Insurance systems, Data Warehousing & Business Intelligence solutions, CRM and specialized banking applications for Card management, Loan Origination, Cash Management, Treasury & Risk Management, Trade Finance, Loyalty solutions, Internet banking and channel applications among others. Cedar's proprietary methodology helps clients conduct a fast-track evaluation process to determine the best-fit solution based on functional, technical, and vendor qualitative parameters.Cedar can also assist in a structured contractual & commercial negotiation process. Cedar's program management model is well tested, and is aligned to execute the project with clear governance structure defined for managing project integration, scope, timelines, quality, resources, communication, risk, and budgets. Cedar also helps its clients execute project health-checks and diagnostic exercises, as well as create system-aligned process flow documentation.

Financial Technology Research

Cedar’s knowledge in the financial technology sector has unmatchable depth due to its research and publications division – IBS Intelligence. For over 20 years, IBS Intelligence has provided a global independent perspective on financial technology products, trends and markets. Besides its iconic monthly IBS Journal, it has a range of in-depth industry reports covering a range of financial technologies. For more information visit

Thomas Cook
GoldMan Sachs

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