Financial Services OBA Component Library


imageAt the Office Developers Conference this week I announced the release of the Financial Services OBA Component Library. The Financial Services OBA Component Library is a comprehensive set of OBA components that span across key areas in the Banking, Insurance and Capital Markets industries. The components are built in a composite way. This enables customers to assemble OBA components into existing or new business processes.

There are three things you need to know about the Financial Services OBA Component Library:

  • First, these components are built as composite OBA components. This makes these components composable in a mash-ups fashion. Since the components are driven by industry scenarios they address discrete areas of functionality in financial services business processes.
    • An example of this is a web part that is a 360 portfolio view of a insurance customer(shown in the screenshot above). Since this component is built in a composite manner, this component can be exposed across many different technology implementations (thick or thin client) OR business implementations (can be used in various other scenarios using the component as is but changing the systems it integrates to).  The Silverlight component is exposed as a web part in MOSS, the information is retrieved from the Business Data Catalog and the process is enabled by WF.
  • Second, these components fit into an end to end set of business capabilities and processes. The Loan Origination Reference Architecture is a result of mashing-up a set of components that demonstrates not only the value of OBA but how OBAs can transform the business process.
  • Third, components are all built on industry standards which makes these interoperable not only at the protocol level but at the business process level. These components break down the classic interoperability barriers. OBAs show customers new integration patterns and new uses of LOB information.

What are the scenarios?

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Banking

  • Lending Reference Architecture
  • Online Banking
  • Broker Commissions

Insurance

  • Insurance Claims Processing (Coming in March)
  • Insurance Channel Sales (Coming in March)
  • Life and Annuity Components

Capital Markets (Coming in March)

  • Create Structured Products Scenario
  • Excel OpenXML

 

The library will include approximately 90+ OBA Components for Financial Services. Below is a list of the technology components that comprises the component library.

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What is included?

  1. Site Templates
  2. Master Pages
  3. Silverlight Components
  4. Web Parts
    1. BDC Web Parts
    2. Extending Enterprise Content Management Web Parts
  5. Industry Standards based Infopath Forms
  6. Document Generation Framework
  7. Custom XML based OpenXML Documents (Excel/Word)
  8. State Machine WF Workflows
  9. Series of standards based integration BDC Entities
  10. WS-* enabled ACORD Web Services Messages
  11. Office Communications Server Components

 

Over the coming months you will see more content and additional Financial Services scenarios. Keep an eye out for these additional materials:

  1. MSDN Articles and Architecture Guidance
  2. Source code will be provided for free
  3. How To Articles
  4. Scenario based Hands On Labs
  5. MSDN Virtual Lab
  6. Content can be found on:
    1. Microsoft Connect – http://connect.microsoft.com
    2. Financial Services Architecture Center – http://msdn.microsoft.com/FinServArch
    3. My Blog (of course) – http://blogs.msdn.com/MikeWalker

When will it be released?

We will be rolling out guidance, source code and installable packages over the coming weeks. Keep an eye out on the MSDN Financial Services Architecture Portal.  

Comments (19)

  1. Julio Casal says:

    For some reason it has not been easy to get lots of info on OCD 2008, at least not like Tech-Ed, PDC

  2. At the Office Developers Conference last week we announced the release of the Financial Services OBA

  3. Egy kávézóban ülök, ritka dolog mostanában! Egy elmaradt megbeszélés után, helyett várok a következőre

  4. For ISVs who support financial services, a new Office Business Application (OBA) reference architecture

  5. For ISVs who support financial services, a new Office Business Application (OBA) reference architecture

  6. Erika Ehrli says:

    Thanks to everyone who attended the Office Developer Conference this year! It was great seeing so many

  7. You may of seen my post announcing the Financial Services OBA Component Library . If you did you were

  8. You may of seen my post announcing the Financial Services OBA Component Library . If you did you were

  9. Egy kávézóban ülök, ritka dolog mostanában! Egy elmaradt megbeszélés után, helyett várok a következőre

  10. . says:

    Thanks to everyone who attended the Financial Developers Conference this week we had an amazing turnout. 

  11. Last week we had the V. Hungarian Architecture Conference , and I was so lucky that I was one of the

  12. Végre hazai konferenciáról is beszámolhatok: múlt hét közepén zajlott az V. Architektúra Fórum , melynek

  13. Recently I had two presentations about Office Business Applications (OBAs) and OBA Composition Reference

  14. Julio Casal says:

    For some reason it has not been easy to get lots of info on OCD 2008, at least not like Tech-Ed, PDC or MIX. Maybe speakers are too busy or there is some restriction on the resources that can be published on the web. Either way, here is what I have been

  15. Julio Casal says:

    Por alguna razón no ha sido fácil obtener mucha información acerca del ODC 2008, al menos no como con el Tech-Ed, PDC o el MIX. Tal vez los speakers están muy ocupados o hay algún tipo de restricción acerca de los recursos que pueden ser publicados en

  16. Last week we had the V. Hungarian Architecture Conference , and I was so lucky that I was one of the

  17. Recently I had two presentations about Office Business Applications (OBAs) and OBA Composition Reference

  18. Suzanne Twitchell says:

    This newly released OBA software will have a great role in Financial services and marketing! when it comes to finance everything should be well organized.

    <a href="http://www.linkedin.com/…/4b9">Jamie Dingman</a>