French Retail Banking combines the strength of three complementary brands: Sociéte Générale, the national bank; Crédit du Nord, a group of regional banks; and Boursorama Banque, France's leading online bank. It offers a wide range of products and services adapted to the needs of a diverse customer base of individuals, professionals, businesses, non-profits and local authorities. The company has 36,000 employees and a successful multi-channel structure, including roughly 2,740 branches.

The Project

The company selected Astadia to migrate the bank’s legacy Adabas-Natural application with several million lines of code to a DB2 environment.

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Astadia has been on our radar screen since they successfully migrated the entire mainframe of our daughter company Sociéte Générale Bank & Trust in Luxembourg. The team over there was very enthusiastic about the cooperation, and even more so about the level of automation achieved in converting and testing the applications.” - Philippe Raux, Deputy Head of Support Mainframe & Project in the Architecture Department at Société Générale

Before migrating the applications, the team also conducted a successful pilot project using TestMatch and DataMatch tools to reduce testing time.

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“In a context of seeking progress in agility for Société Générale, Astadia brings us the solution to lead our application transformations at a good pace and without compromising quality” - Stephane Ladini, project director in the Mainframe domain Architecture at Société Générale.

The Benefits

Some of the benefits of the methodology and the migration and testing tools we used include:

  • Minimal risks  
  • Minimal change management
  • No business interruption
  • Short duration
  • No user re-training, as the migrated application is functionally equivalent to the original application

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About the client

Société Générale is a French multinational investment bank and financial services company headquartered in Paris, France. The company is a universal bank and has divisions supporting French Networks, Global Transaction Banking, International Retail Banking, Financial Services, Corporate and Investment Banking, Private Banking, Asset Management and Securities Services.

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