We supported a top 3 Austrian bank to shape, kick-start and accelerate the Open API transformation of the global transaction banking - cash management tribe​


  • The client was seeking to reinforce its position as best cash management bank in the CEE region ​
  • To realise this ambition, the client was looking to devise a winning API strategy,  roadmap and transformation plan to become a leader in API Banking in its target markets in the CEE region ​


  • Developed view on API market dynamics & established/emerging API propositions​
  • Developed global/CEE view of competitive dynamics to understand window of opportunity for APIs in 15 target markets across the CEE region​
  • Executed design thinking workshops with corporate and financial institution clients to understand pains & demands in treasury and cash management operations​
  • Developed value adding API propositions & roadmap to address client needs/demands and launch initial proof of concept​
  • Identified technology partners (ERP/TMS, fintech) that can function as accelerators for API adoption in corporate system landscape​
  • Conducted capability gap assessment to develop execution plan to close gaps​
  • Developed API business case to justify investment in initiation of strategic API initiatives​

Key results

  • Future-proof API strategy enabling creating of a “real-time treasury proposition” for corporate & financial institution clients​
  • API roadmap with 30+ API product propositions and pipeline of interested clients​
  • Partnership strategy to accelerate adoption and seamless integration of APIs and pipeline of interested partners​
  • Capability development plan to realise successful Proof of Concept for prioritised API product propositions with actual clients and partners​
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