Societe Generale

Discover how the leading banking company uses Strapi
to power their new e-training application.

Societe Generale

Meet Jerome, DevOps Team Lead,
in Societe Generale's French Retail Banking IT department.

Jerome Chauveau is leading a team of passionate people that decided to try out Strapi. We had the opportunity to ask him a few questions about his experience with our solution. He tells us all about the project he’s working on within the IT department and how Strapi fits in. Find out more about his feedbacks and advice below!
Societe Generale
  • 67countries
  • 149Kstaff members
  • 31m customers

Could you tell us more about the project: what were your needs and the challenges you faced before meeting Strapi?

We had to develop a fully functional training site in a 3 months-time (including alpha and beta-testing phases), dedicated to the IT department staff members, with a lot of content to produce and expose. Therefore, we wanted to spend as little time as possible to build the site backbone and the use of a headless CMS was quickly viewed as a necessity.

Why did you choose Strapi?

Our strategy was to let the people who have the technical knowledge decide, that is to say our developer teams. After testing the main headless CMS in the market and drafting POCs, the developers fancied Strapi’s ease of use, customization abilities and interface, so we decided to keep going with this solution for our new training site. The Node.js codebase was also a plus, for our backend is 100% Node.js. We knew it would be a real accelerator and we had to take that into account. The simple and uncluttered interface was in favor for Strapi as well, since we needed to have all site content contributors use it easily.

Are you happy with your choice?

Strapi has turned out to be a great choice so far: technical setup was really quick, and in a few days we were able to have a drafted site up & running, leveraging Strapi main functionalities. Strapi simple stack (Node.js, MongoDB) made it easy to build CI/CD automation and infrastructure setup in AWS.

What would you advise to someone who has never tried Strapi?

Just give it a try! It is simple to install and integrate with your site, so you can quickly see if it feeds your functional needs.

Jérôme Chauveau

Jérôme Chauveau

DevOps Team Lead - Societe Generale

Strapi has turned out to be a great choice so far: technical setup was really quick, and in a few days we were able to have a drafted site up & running, leveraging Strapi main functionalities.

Societe Generale is one of the leading European financial services groups. Based on a diversified and integrated banking model, the Group combines financial strength and proven expertise in innovation with a strategy of sustainable growth, aiming to be the trusted partner for its clients, committed to the positive transformation of society and the economy. Active in the real economy for over 150 years, with a solid position in Europe and connected to the rest of the world, Societe Generale has over 147,000 members of staff in 67 countries and supports on a daily basis 31 million individual clients, businesses and institutional investors around the world by offering a wide range of advisory services and tailored financial solutions.
The Group is built on three complementary core businesses:
  • French Retail Banking which encompasses the Societe Generale, Crédit du Nord and Boursorama brands. Each offers a full range of financial services with omnichannel products at the cutting edge of digital innovation;
  • International Retail Banking, Insurance and Financial Services to Corporates, with networks in Africa, Russia, Central and Eastern Europe and specialised businesses that are leaders in their markets;
  • Global Banking and Investor Solutions, which offers recognised expertise, key international locations and integrated solutions.

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