BESPOKE FINANCIAL SERVICES SOLUTIONS

Piccadilly Group's bespoke financial services solutions are built upon our extensive domain expertise and unparalleled testing and technology delivery know-how. Together, they provide us with the means to enable successful delivery of even the most complex technology change.

By combining leading-edge thinking, people and technology, we are able optimise productivity, accountability and efficiency across the entire technology lifecycle. This has enabled us to deliver an outstanding track record of success for our clients.


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Intelligence-Led Delivery

We are finding new ways to use AI to create entirely new sources of business value. AI will exponentially change the way we all gather information, make decisions and connect with stakeholders. Our intelligence-led delivery solutions allow organisations to benefit from timely, comprehensive, and unbiased insights to rationalise and optimise key functions within the technology delivery landscape. Namely

  • Management information
  • Service and defect management
  • PMO
  • Delivery and test management
  • Governance and assurance
  • Vendor and third-party management
  • Financial control

The bottom line is corporate leaders, knowingly or not, are on the cusp of a major disruption in their sources of advice and information moving the role of middle management from analysis to judgement.

 

Strategic Test Consulting

Our Strategic Test Consulting service supports any test programme of work, from initiation through to adoption, including:

  • Assessment and transformation of established test processes
  • Test-strategy development and test-team mobilisation
  • Verification and validation to encourage earlier identification and resolution of defects (prevention versus detection)
  • Test governance and implementation of testing standards
  • Test tool evaluation and optimisation
  • Management of test vendors to optimise test delivery and drive efficiency

Our cradle-to-grave test methodology – TestBank – is derived from industry standards (ISO/IEC 29119) as well as our own specialist expertise and deep domain knowledge. This solution set will enable your firm to meet its strategic test objectives.

 

Test Management

Our test management service covers the full test lifecycle, including:

  • Test planning through to test completion
  • Functional and non-functional testing
  • Management of test execution being conducted by generalist third-party providers

Our experience of operating in complex test landscapes means we are able to work with all necessary parties, from design and build teams to third-party product and test providers.

We are well-versed in taking over failing test programmes to contain slippage and minimise overspend. Our unique place at the heart of the delivery organisation enables us to accelerate test delivery, reduce risk and cost, and improve test accuracy and coverage.

Our test methodology – Test Bank – includes 100+ pre-defined test management templates, 50+ ISO-aligned artefacts and 1000+ pre-defined tests

 

Our Approach

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PREVENT AND PROTECT

Combing decades of experience and purpose built toolkits to concentrate on contracts and requirements, Piccadilly Group focuses on the early stages of the software and delivery development lifecycle to reduce issues and prescribe proven routes to successful technology delivery.

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DETECTION

Advanced data analytics, specialist consultants and unique approaches such as voice-user interface (VUI) and leading AI capability allows Piccadilly Group to deliver the design, build and test elements of the software development lifecycle whilst increasing productivity, reducing overspend and increasing delivery efficiency.

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MAINTAIN & SUPPORT

Ongoing support and maintenance is a fundamental component of our end-to-end delivery offering. We provide unique insights, expertise and a seamless experience all the way from the early conceptual and design stages to go-live and beyond.

Domain Expertise

Examples of some of our on-going and recent projects include:

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Payments

• Managing all functional and non-functional testing for a $1bn refresh of the end-to-end payments platform for a leading global card issuer.

Retail Banking

• Managing all functional and non-functional testing for major core banking platform implementations for several retail and challenger banks.

•Managing and executing the functional and non-functional testing for a bank-wide SOA-transformation initiative.

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Capital Markets

• Optimising a third-party delivered testing service resulting in a 20% reduction in annual testing related spend from £55m to £45m for a global tier-1 investment bank.

• Project management and technical test support for a test automation optimisation programme; automating functional regression testing for 150+ applications including mission-critical trading, payments and finance platforms at a global tier-1 investment bank.

• Managing and executing the technical testing (functional test automation and performance testing) for a leading clearing house.

Insurance

• Driving the enterprise-wide improvement initiative for a leading global insurer to drive more efficient, effective and repeatable testing, improve confidence in IT delivery and reduce the total cost of IT ownership.

Industry Expertise

COMBINING THE BEST OF HUMAN AND ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

By 2020 Piccadilly Group aims to replace mid-management level and some banking IT roles with autonomous agents.  By using autonomous agents for human-to-human mid-level management roles, senior management is then able to focus on the more complex strategic problems.  


A Methodology built for Financial Services

We have spent the past 6 years helping our clients overcome a range of complex delivery challenges specific to financial services.

Our experiences have enabled us to develop the Test-Bank Method, which encompasses the entire life cycle from ‘Contracts’ to ‘Go-Live’.


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