I would like to get some idea whether there exist some applications for decision support in finance an banking (interest rate determination and prediction and smth like this) - maybe - some standartized solutions (appart from simple excel, or specialized modules and reporting facilities in accounting or ERP).

OK - I would be glad to hear any idea or though, thanks in advance.

Actually - I have to have some idea for some course project - and from experience of some of my collegues - some of their course projects have grown into real production systems wuth time - so I hope to similar scenario..