Frequently asked questions

What is the status of the project and when will FIB-DM be generally available?

The FIBO transformation and import into PowerDesigner are complete. I am now working on diagrams, documentation and tutorials. There will be an evaluation phase of the extended version with some Financial Institutions in May-June. Launch date for general release is 1st June, 2019.

Will there be a download page?

Yes, in July the core model can be downloaded from this site in PowerDesigner CDM/LDM and XMI format.

Do I need PowerDesigner to use the model?

No. All major modeling tools (ERWin, ER-Studio, IDA, Sparx etc..) import native PowerDesigner files.

How can I examine the full details of the data model?

You can browse or download full conceptual data model report here. The report has all 1875 entities, their attributes, relationships, associations and inheritances.

What is the difference between core and extended version?

FIB-DM Core is free and Open Source. The core version will likely have FIBO Foundation (FND), Business Entities (BE) and Financial Business & Commerce (FBC) modules.
The extended is for sale with has all FIBO production modules. As of 2018/Q4 that is core + Securities (SEC), Derivatives (DER) and Indicators (IND). Licensees get updates, when the EDMC releases new modules for production. 

Will I get a model updates, when FIBO has new content (Loans, Funds, Market Data,…)

Yes, as a licensee with maintenance you will receive updates 4 times a year following the FIBO quarterly release schedule.