Banca del Ceresio has gone live on AMT LION

April 9, 2019

October 2017, during the Asysco Technology Conference in Alkmaar, Banca del Ceresio SA decided to move forward with a migration of their Unisys Libra system to Asysco’s AMT LION solution.

The engagement started early 2016 with a Site Survey. After that, Asysco supported them on a long “due diligence journey”, which included: reference calls with customers, code review POC, participation on the Atlanta Asysco Technology Conference 2016, and multiple technical workshops (one of them in Coevorden).

After their deep analysis of the Asysco’s AMT LION solution and workshops with Asysco to build a solid project plan, they realised how much more value they would get and trusted our ability to deliver. They were looking forward to modernising their system landscape and get to the next level.


The cutover processes started at 03:50am on Friday 16th November 2018.

The Production Mainframe data was pumped into Production AMT and by 06:00am the technical health checks were executed.  After running an hour of series of health checks, at 08.45am, both the business and IT signed off on the first GO decision. Both the mainframe and AMT environments were running in parallel allowing the business users to execute dual entry for the entire day.  At the end of the day the first batch processes could be monitored and was it possible to run some basic verification. Since the core batch processing was due to start at 02:00am, the complete results would be visible on Saturday.

Saturday at 06:00am all batch processes had completed successfully with zero errors.  IT and a number of business users began validation and verification of the overnight updates  A final GO decision was given at 10:30am supported with applause and cheers. What a great result!

Incorporated in 1958, Banca del Ceresio SA (BDC) is a privately owned bank based in Lugano with subsidiaries in London and Milan offering wealth management and asset management services. BDC ‘s investment approach combines in-house expertise with pioneering hedge fund investing using talented external money managers.