Third parties starting to build financial apps on top of trusted Finastra platform
“This is an incredibly positive step for the future of financial software development,” said Hugh Cumming, CTO, at Finastra. “To see third parties from all different parts of the industry collaborating in a vibrant ecosystem, on top of our trusted technology, demonstrates a new wave of innovation. We’re enabling this shift with our rock solid FusionFabric.cloud architecture, which uses open technology to speed innovation and is based on over 35 years’ experience in the industry. It will ultimately drive down prices, provide new capabilities and accelerate time to market for exciting new app ideas.”
The Fintech view
RaisePartner is a Fintech providing specialist expertise in portfolio optimization for insurance firms. It is developing an app to support the Solvency II capital requirements and will integrate with FusionInvest, the flagship investment management solution from Finastra.
Sophie Echenim, CEO at RaisePartner said, “Being able to build on the FusionFabric.cloud architecture affords us several benefits and that’s why we jumped at the opportunity to be an early adopter. As well as being able to reach the extended Finastra customer base with our innovative offering, we can save costs and create efficiencies when it comes to development. Finastra customers will be able to enjoy the solution without any integration efforts as the app is integrated upfront with the Finastra core system data.”
The consulting firm and system integrator view
In addition, consulting firm and system integrator, GMS, is using FusionFabric.cloud to develop pricing model apps for FusionCapital and FusionInvest.
Dominique Vignaux, Managing Director at GMS said, “Working in an open innovation architecture like this provides us with a great opportunity to be an early member of this new quant community. With a GPU-enabled platform, we can leverage our expertise developing pricing models for our customers, to scale with the app model easily and quickly. We build the pricing models once on the platform and can then make them available to all Finastra customers – it’s a compelling reason to embrace the PaaS strategy.”
The academic view
Meanwhile, University College London (UCL) students are also building out apps focused on pricing models for capital markets as well as trade finance and banking.
Professor Donald Lawrence, Computational Finance Director at UCL said, “The chance to build on the FusionFabric.cloud architecture is a real advantage for our students. As well as giving them the opportunity to develop with open APIs to collaborate and drive innovative ideas, it offers access to the commercial world which isn’t always that easy or freely available. Students who develop useful and exciting new apps can feasibly sell those on to banks and financial institutions, via the store.”
Other firms on board include a tier one Australian bank which is already looking to use some of the apps in development, as well as building pricing apps of its own.
The Finastra PaaS strategy and award-winning FusionFabric.cloud platform champion innovation, with open interfaces, standards and architecture. Firms developing within this ecosystem benefit from the agile development environment, parallel processing capabilities as well as a graphics processing unit (GPU) – meaning they can easily create and deploy applications quickly and at a low cost.
For more information please contact:
+44 (0)20 3320 5892
Finastra unlocks the potential of people and businesses in finance, creating a platform for open innovation. Formed in 2017 by the combination of Misys and D+H, we provide the broadest portfolio of financial services software in the world today—spanning retail banking, transaction banking, lending, and treasury and capital markets. Our solutions enable customers to deploy mission critical technology on premises or in the cloud. Our scale and geographical reach means that we can serve customers effectively, regardless of their size or geographic location—from global financial institutions, to community banks and credit unions. Through our open, secure and reliable solutions, customers are empowered to accelerate growth, optimize cost, mitigate risk and continually evolve to meet the changing needs of their customers. 48 of the world’s top 50 banks use Finastra technology.
Please visit www.finastra.com
One Kingdom Street
London W2 6BL
T +44 20 3320 5000