TRAC celebrates its 10th anniversary unveiling major enhancements

It was already 10 years ago that MIT successfully launched a new system to monitor Trade Commodity Finance Credit Facilities granted by Banks to International Trading Companies, and initially designed in partnership with BANQUE CANTONALE DE GENEVE (BCGE).
 
Ever since, MIT activities and operations have entirely been taken over by MITECH as part of a family transition. Nevertheless, the TRAC success story continues.
 
Today, prestigious financial institutions operate the system in various locations including Geneva, Zürich, Lugano, Paris, London, Singapore, Shanghai, Hong Kong, and New York.
 
“We have significantly enhanced the system over the years leveraging the expertise of our Customer base” says Paul Cohen Dumani, President at MITECH, announcing the launch of a brand new Borrowing Base module, as the company continues to invest in the development of this strategic product.
 
Paul Cohen Dumani adds that “prior to the launch of this module, we used to treat Borrowing Base in a transactional finance framework. This worked perfectly for Banks dealing with large volumes of Transactional Commodity Finance and lower volumes in Borrowing Base Financing”. Thanks to the new module designed with Consultants specialized in Trade Commodity Finance, TRAC can support most efficiently complex bilateral to multilateral Borrowing base structures.
 
“Of course, we are continually looking at new ways to improve the system”, says Michael Cohen-Dumani, MITECH’s CEO, as the Company is working closely on different areas of enhancement.
 
One of them being Digitization where the integration to various platforms (including DLTs) is thoroughly examined; Proof of Concepts have already begun. “With the recent scandals in Trade Finance, it is paramount we give more confidence to our Customers by integrating Digitization capabilities to our systems”, says Michael Cohen-Dumani.
 
About MITECH (www.mitsa.ch), the natural successor of MIT.
 
As of January 2020, MIT Make Intuitive Tech SA (MITECH) has taken over the operations of MIT Micro Informatique & Technologies SA (MIT) capitalizing on more than 35 years of experience in Trade Finance automation. MITECH is a swiss based Fintech specialized in the development of Trade Finance software solutions for Bankers, such as the famous CREDOC installed in Prestigious Banks in Switzerland, the European market, and the Middle East. MITECH is headquartered in the Lausanne area in Switzerland with a regional offices in Singapore and Belgrade.
In 2010 TRAC, (Trade Risk Active Control), a Middle-Office Trade Commodity Finance Collateral Management system was launched. The purpose of the software is to replace the Excel spreadsheet widely used in the Trade Commodity Finance sector to monitor Credit Facilities. The product has already been adopted by prestigious Banks including NATIXIS, UBS, OCBC, and MUFG among others.
Beginning of this year, MITECH also released a brand-new version of its well-known back-end Trade Finance product. CREDOC 5G is a Rich Web Client, multi-entity (Branch/bank), multi-time zone, and multi-language/alphabet system. It was designed using a modern “Service oriented” architecture embedding best of breed “Workflow Engine”, “Rules Engine”, and “Business Activity monitoring” components. CREDOC 5G is truly “agnostic” in terms of underlying Operating System, Application Server, and Database. CREDOC 5G has already been licensed by three financial institutions including Bankmed (Suisse) SA.

KOMGO and MITECH increase collaboration providing end-to-end workflows to mitigate fraud risks

KOMGO and MITECH formally announce extended collaboration to provide end-to-end workflows in two main areas.
 
The first being an integration of KOMGO’s system TRAKK with MITECH’s TRAC middle-office Collateral Management system. TRAKK is a unique blockchain system that allows users to create an immutable document to guard against fraud and falsification. Thanks to this integration, MITECH’s TRAC system will automatically verify the integrity of the Credit Facilities documents stamped in KOMGO’s system and display the result in TRAC.
 
The second being a seamless two-way communication between MITECH’s latest back-end Trade Finance solution CREDOC 5G and KOMGO’s multi-bank portal named KONSOLE. Corporate clients will be able to prepare and send their requests to issue Letters of Credit and Guarantees in KOMGO’s KONSOLE, which will channel these requests directly into CREDOC 5G, ensuring end-to-end Straight Through Processing.
 
Souleïma Baddi, CEO at KOMGO argues that “the increased interoperability and connectivity of the KOMGO and MITECH product lines will provide a win/win combination to the Trade Finance industry, especially in Geneva and Singapore where both Companies are very active”.
 
“Ensuring fast, secure and reliable data transmission between different actors of the Trade Finance Supply Chain is becoming ever essential due to the recent pandemic and fraud scandals in Trade” comments Paul Cohen Dumani, MITECH’s President, adding that “the new end-to end workflows will bring more reassurance to Trade Finance providers”.
 
About KOMGO (www.komgo.io)
 
KOMGO is a Geneva, Switzerland, headquartered software development and IT services company, offering digital network and workflow solutions that overcome the shortcomings of today’s trade finance ecosystem.
 
KOMGO powers a secure network of verified actors generating instantaneous trust between parties, accelerating efficiency gains, providing a benchmark data reference for the industry and delivering the best-in-class value to end-users through fours product lines:
 
Konsole connects corporates and banks through authenticated and structured exchanges (LC, SBLC, Doc collection, loans etc) easy to integrate.
 
Market facilitates price discovery for cover products (bank confirmation, receivable discounting, deposit etc)
 
Check provides a digital branded portal to facilitate exchanges of documents with external parties (KYC, Credit renewal, Contract negotiation, etc)
 
Trakk is a tool to enhance the security associated to trade documents exchanged between multiple parties via email (invoices, contracts, HC, BL etc)
 
 
About MITECH (www.mitsa.ch), the natural successor of MIT.
 
As of January 2020, MIT Make Intuitive Tech SA (MITECH) has taken over the operations of MIT Micro Informatique & Technologies SA (MIT) capitalizing on more than 35 years of experience in Trade Finance automation. MITECH is a swiss based Fintech specialized in the development of Trade Finance software solutions for Bankers, such as the famous CREDOC installed in Prestigious Banks in Switzerland, the European market, and the Middle East. MITECH is headquartered in the Lausanne area in Switzerland with regional offices in Singapore and Belgrade.
In 2010 TRAC, (Trade Risk Active Control), a Middle-Office Trade Commodity Finance Collateral Management system was launched. The purpose of the software is to replace the Excel spreadsheet widely used in the Trade Commodity Finance sector to monitor Credit Facilities. The product has already been adopted by prestigious Banks including NATIXIS, UBS, OCBC, and MUFG among others.
Beginning of this year, MITECH also released a brand-new version of its well-known back-end Trade Finance product. CREDOC 5G is a Rich Web Client, multi-entity (Branch/bank), multi-time zone, and multi-language/alphabet system. It was designed using a modern “Service oriented” architecture embedding best of breed “Workflow Engine”, “Rules Engine”, and “Business Activity monitoring” components. CREDOC 5G is truly “agnostic” in terms of underlying Operating System, Application Server, and Database. CREDOC 5G has already been licensed by three financial institutions including Bankmed (Suisse) SA.

MITECH formally announces MITECH Lab coordinating next generation product releases, new product, and alliance fulfillment delivery

MITECH since early January has been reorganizing all new product initiatives under MITECH Lab resources to coordinate upgrades of legacy MIT platforms, new products already in development pipeline, and the expanding alliance delivery and fulfillment.
 
MITECH Lab will oversee the empowerment of all MITECH solutions to address the Open Banking, FinTech, and broader market initiatives of openness and connectivity to multiple risk and compliance assets, multiple transaction platforms, and multiple payments rails. Therefore, the front office to back-office and settlement solutions, and processes from remote clients, such as SMEs, of financial institutions, will have expanded functionality and flexible technology stacks to extend connectivity while managing the full business footprint.
 
MITECH Lab is already well underway with rolling out new product upgrades early this year, re-engineering as well as exploration with clients of various third-party applications to integrate seamlessly into MITECH trade finance enterprise solution deployed by MITECH clients.
 
Beginning of last year, MITECH released a brand-new version of its well-known back-end Trade Finance product. CREDOC 5G is a Rich Web Client, multi-entity (Branch/bank), multi-time zone, and multi-language/alphabet system. It was designed using a modern “Service oriented” architecture embedding best of breed “Workflow Engine”, “Rules Engine”, and “Business Activity monitoring” components. CREDOC 5G is truly “agnostic” in terms of underlying Operating System, Application Server, and Database. CREDOC 5G has already been licensed by three financial institutions including Bankmed (Suisse) SA.
 
The MITECH Lab will be overseen by the MITECH President, Mr. Paul Cohen Dumani. MITECH Lab is already operating across three geographic locations such as Lausanne head office, off-site development in Belgrade, and Asian office in Singapore.
  
“We have been responding to the demand of the marketplace and accelerating our development and expanding our capabilities through the MITECH Lab” comments Paul Cohen Dumani, MITECH’s President, adding that “the continual provision of new end-to end platform extensibilities will extend the value and risk management of current and future MITECH clients”.

 
About MITECH (www.mitsa.ch).
 
As of January 2020, MIT Make Intuitive Tech SA (MITECH) has taken over the operations of MIT Micro Informatique & Technologies SA (MIT) capitalizing on more than 35 years of experience in Trade Finance automation. MITECH is a Swiss based Fintech specialized in the development of Trade Finance software solutions for Bankers, such as the famous CREDOC installed in Prestigious Banks in Switzerland, the European market, and the Middle East.
 
MITECH is headquartered in the Lausanne area in Switzerland with regional offices in Singapore and Belgrade.