What A Retail Bank Learned About The Value Of Persistent Teams In Digital Transformation

In digital transformation, it’s an undeniable fact that many companies end up getting nowhere close to hitting their goal. But a major US retail bank undertook a highly strategic project to build the back-end support system for a digital payments transaction platform, and it achieved outstanding results. A compelling high level of productivity. A superb product that delivers competitive differentiation. Plus, the system was delivered in agile, fast way, and the overall total cost outcome was very low. How did the bank achieve this outcome when many companies fail to get traction in digital transformation? I want to share with you how the project played out because I believe the bank’s experience illustrates the future of IT services.

Typically, companies hire a third-party service provider or system integrator (SI) to build a new system and then hire that provider to take over the running of the system. Historically, companies repeat this pattern over and over again. But the business world is changing as far as how organizations achieve value and competitive differentiation, and embracing a new talent model is critical to success.

As I previously blogged, a large retail bank wanted to implement a digital payments platform. After several attempts internally and with SIs to build the back-end system to support a digital wallet, the bank shifted its strategy to use Quisitive, a small, boutique service provider to build the system. Quisitive built and delivered a superb product after just nine months and then transitioned ownership of the overall architecture to the bank. But the success didn’t stop there.

Learn more at my Forbes blog.