CAIXA Econômica Federal slashes infrastructure costs and boosts customer convenience with a new lottery system leveraging IBM hardware and software.

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Published on 31-Aug-2007

"The new lottery system allows us to extend our banking services through our lottery offices. In fact, more than 60 percent of bills paid in Brazil are now paid at our lottery offices." - —CAIXA Econômica Federal

Customer:
Caixa Economica Federal

Industry:
Banking, Financial Markets, Government

Deployment country:
Brazil

Solution:
Business Process Management (BPM), Business Resiliency, Systems & Network Management, Information On Demand

IBM Business Partner:
RSL Informatica

Overview

CAIXA had been outsourcing Brazil’s national lottery operations to a third-party provider. However, the outsourcing solution was expensive to maintain and offered little control and expandability.

Business need:
CAIXA decided to bring the lottery system in-house to gain technological independence, scalability and cost control

Solution:
Teaming with IBM Global Business Services and IBM Global Technology Services, CAIXA implemented a scalable and efficient new lottery system. The solution supports lottery games, financial services and social services for the Brazilian population.

Benefits:
• Slashed its infrastructure acquisition costs by over 50 percent, or US$330 million
• Increased lottery participation nationwide by seven percent
• Helped it deliver enhanced convenience and efficiency to its customers

Case Study

Based in Brazil’s capital city of Brasilia, CAIXA Econômica Federal (CAIXA) is the largest public bank in Latin America. In addition to its banking services, CAIXA manages the country’s lottery system—a major source of revenue for the federal government.

Challenge
CAIXA had been outsourcing Brazil’s national lottery operations to a third-party provider. However, the outsourcing solution was expensive to maintain and offered little control and expandability. CAIXA decided to bring the lottery system in-house to gain technological independence, scalability and cost control, and it engaged IBM to submit a proof of concept for a solution.

Solution
Teaming with IBM Global Business Services and IBM Global Technology Services, CAIXA implemented a scalable and efficient new lottery system. The solution supports lottery games, financial services and social services for the Brazilian population.

Two IBM System z9 Enterprise Class servers provide the backbone of the solution. To support lottery system data, CAIXA adopted an IBM DB2® for z/OS® data server and implemented a suite of IBM DB2, IBM Rational®, IBM Tivoli® and IBM WebSphere® applications to run the new lottery system efficiently. The system also allows all of the lottery stores in Brazil to operate as extended banking branches. CAIXA relied on a number of IBM service groups to train its personnel on the new software and to configure the new lottery system.

Benefits
• Slashed its infrastructure acquisition costs by over 50 percent, or US$330 million
• Increased lottery participation nationwide by seven percent
• Helped it deliver enhanced convenience and efficiency to its customers
Overview
CAIXA Econômica Federal
Brasilia, Brazil
www.caixa.gov.br

Industry
• Banking, Financial Markets, Government

Products

Software
• IBM CICS Transaction Server for z/OS
• IBM DB2 Administration Tool for z/OS
• IBM DB2 Buffer Pool Analyzer for z/OS
• IBM DB2 SQL Performance Analyzer for z/OS
• IBM Rational Application Developer for WebSphere Software
• IBM Rational Software Architect
• IBM Software Services for WebSphere – Lab Services
• IBM Tivoli Directory Server
• IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON DE on z/OS
• IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON XE for DB2 Performance Expert on z/OS
• IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON XE for DB2 Performance Monitor on z/OS
• IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON XE for Mainframe Networks
• IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON XE for Messaging for

Distributed Systems
• IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON XE for WebSphere Application

Server on z/OS
• IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON XE for WebSphere Integration

Brokers on z/OS
• IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON XE for WebSphere MQ on z/OS
• IBM Tivoli Systems Automation for z/OS
• IBM Tivoli Usage and Accounting Manager
• IBM WebSphere Application Server for z/OS
• IBM WebSphere Business Modeler
• IBM WebSphere Enterprise Service Bus
• IBM WebSphere Process Server
• IBM WebSphere Message Broker for Multiplatforms
• IBM WebSphere MQ for z/OS
• IBM WebSphere on z/OS

Hardware
• IBM System z9 Enterprise Class

IBM Business Partner
• RSL Informatica

Products and services used

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