IT Services Vendor Landscape for Banking: Latin American Version, 2014

by Jean-Marie Ubigau,  Stephen Greer, January 26, 2015
Vendor Reviews
Latin America

Abstract

This is Celent’s second report profiling IT service vendors for the banking industry. It covers eight vendors around the globe with a focus on those with a Latin American presence.

IT service vendors have become an integral part of the banking landscape. Even the most self-reliant banks with expert IT organizations have some experience with an IT partner. The many IT service vendors of varying sizes, skills, and focus means it is difficult to create a comprehensive guide for the banking industry. 

In the report, IT Services Vendor Landscape for Banking: Latin American Version, 2014, Celent offers an in-depth analysis of various IT Service vendors so this may serve as a guide. Although it is not an exhaustive list of IT service vendors, it captures a wide cross-section of the available vendors and functions.

The report profiles the following vendors:

  • Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation
  • Computer Sciences Corporations
  • Dell
  • Fiserv
  • Infosys
  • L&T Infotech
  • Oracle Corporation
  • Polaris Consulting & Services Limited

“In the past 10 to 20 years, offerings by IT service vendors have increased dramatically,” says Stephen Greer, an analyst with Celent’s Banking practice and coauthor of the report. “A mantra for many banks has been to focus on core competencies, meaning they look to third parties for opportunities to increase IT capability.”

“In Celent’s view, the most successful partnerships banks have with IT service vendors are the ones that are not just about replacing staff or lowering costs,” says Jean-Marie Ubigau, an analyst with Celent’s Banking practice and coauthor of the report. “Instead, the best partnerships are those that are long-term, strategic engagements, where a vendor is leveraged to bring in new expertise, adds both technology and domain knowledge to the business, and is relied on as a true partner.”

Celent categorizes the IT services space into 13 distinct functions provided by vendors. These categories are referred to in each profile, as well as the comparative tables, providing a look into how different vendors focus their operations.

Celent is a research and advisory firm dedicated to helping financial institutions formulate comprehensive business and technology strategies. Celent publishes reports identifying trends and best practices in financial services technology and conducts consulting engagements for financial institutions looking to use technology to enhance existing business processes or launch new business strategies. With a team of internationally based analysts, Celent is uniquely positioned to offer strategic advice and market insights on a global basis. Celent is a member of the Oliver Wyman Group, which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan Companies [NYSE: MMC].

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Table of Contents

Executive Summary

1

Introduction

3

IT Service Categories

4

Methodology

7

IT Services Vendors

8

Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation

10

Computer Sciences Corporation

17

Dell, Inc.

21

Fiserv, Inc.

28

Infosys, Ltd.

33

L&T Infotech

41

Oracle Corporation

48

Polaris Consulting & Services Limited

56

Conclusion

64

Leveraging Celent’s Expertise

65

 

Support for Financial Institutions

65

 

Support for Vendors

65

Related Celent Research

66

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