Navigating the Complexities of Open Banking

Below we have broken up our recent open banking webinar into bite-sized videos to get you the most important information faster. 

Open banking is rapidly changing and banks must change with it. 

Currently in the United States, open banking is driven by the market more than regulators. However, changing consumer demand and banking standards are making it impossible for banks to continue business as usual. Many are taking a look at the bigger picture to ensure their next steps are strategic and intentional. 

The implications of these changes will affect your entire enterprise. 

From a line of business to digital innovation leaders, change is coming from all directions. That’s why IT needs a secure and scalable way to support the needs of the organization that can also handle the complexity of the legacy environment in a way that maintains low latency. 

We can’t afford to ignore legacy technology any longer. 

It’s no secret that well-established companies continue to use mainframes to house critical legacy applications and/or as their system of record. What’s unclear is how can these firms join the modern world without sacrificing their mainframe investments and embarking on an extremely risky migration. 

Enabling your mainframe to work with KYC, AML, and open banking standards.

After coming to the logical conclusion that the benefits of keeping your critical data and applications on the mainframe outweigh the risks, it’s time to get creative. With Open Banking SmartBridge managing the complexity of your legacy environment, you’re no longer limited to what you’ve done in the past.

The shortage of legacy skillsets is not a shortage of legacy technology.

While the industry is facing the real possibility of a legacy talent shortage, banks can’t let this or any other future fear dictate their roadmap. All new technology will become legacy technology eventually, but there are lots of no-code tools out there to help.

Global bank executes the first instant payment in France using SmartBridge.

Becoming the first bank in France to complete an instant payment was an ambitious objective. After thoroughly researching several products, the banking giant found that Open Banking SmartBridge is the best tool for handling complexity.

Meet The Speaker

Dr. Alex Heublein

Dr. Alex Heublein

Chief Revenue Officer

Alex is GT Software’s Chief Revenue Officer, leading the Sales, Solution Architecture, and Strategic Alliances teams. Prior to joining GT Software, Alex held a wide variety of executives roles including VP of Cloud Services at Hexagon, VP of Global Technology Services at Oracle, VP of Global Sales Enablement at Red Hat, and is a former HP Distinguished Technologist and Chief Technologist for HP’s Consulting and Integration business unit. Alex holds a BS in Computer Science, an MBA from Georgia Tech, as well as a Doctorate in Business Administration from Georgia State University. 

Effortless Integration

Drag and Drop,

No-Code Platform

Open Banking SmartBridge combines drag and drop capabilities with a no-code platform to provide a truly effortless integration experience. Implementing SmartBridge requires minimal training, ensuring that you are fully operational in significantly less time and at a dramatically reduced cost than other solutions.

Benefits of Open Banking SmartBridge:


  • Easy creation of REST and SOAP APIs
  • Ability to create mainframe APIs directly from an OpenAPI or WSDL
  • Support for all platforms, languages and data
  • Bi-directional web services
  • Robust service orchestration
  • Superior runtime performance
  • Optimal developer productivity
  • Leverages specialty engines
  • High-performance batch and presentation logic integration
  • Optimal developer productivity
  • Flexible top-down service design
  • Unprecedented IMS/TM, providing the industry’s only support for:
    • Multiple segment output message support
    • Variable-length output message support
  • Support for modern data types (i.e., images, video and other binary formats) via Message Transmission Optimization Mechanism (MTOM)
  • Protection of company assets with Microsoft TFS source control integration

My team was able to maintain focus on day-to-day work priorities without having to learn a new language. Open Banking SmartBridge made working with the existing mainframe applications a non-intrusive and simple process. 

Project Manager