Glue42 Unveils New Desktop Solution
Posted by Colin Lambert. Last updated: June 30, 2022
Integrated desktop solution provider Glue42 has launched Core+, a new addition to its offering that the firm says allows financial institutions to deploy workflow-orientated desktops without having to install software onto users’ workstations.
The firm says it already has two Core+ clients, a top-tier investment management firm, and an institutional, agency broker, who are putting the platform at the centre of their product roadmaps. It adds that the new offering closes the functionality gap between its open-source toolkit, Core, and Enterprise, an enterprise-grade desktop application integration platform. The firm says both platforms are “well adopted” with Core deployed on thousands of desktops in just two years and Enterprise being live across desktops at firms such as AllianceBernstein, JP Morgan and North Rock Capital.
Glue42 claims the launch marks “an important turning point in the desktop integration market”. It explains that whereas previously firms would have to install and upgrade software onto the desktops of its end users, partners, clients, and vendors, this is no longer the case, because the new solution enables end users to have access to a complete desktop interop platform with familiar functionality that they can deploy via the web.
The firm adds the new product was developed following client and partner demand for a fully supported version of Core but with the added ability to quickly integrate pre-packaged applications that can be deployed into mission-critical situations across millions of desktops, both to business users and eventually to consumers.
“Glue42 Core+ lowers the barrier to entry for organisations who are looking to quickly integrate web or SaaS offerings without embarking on hugely expensive integration programs,” says Leslie Spiro, CEO of Glue42. “If these web applications support FDC3 then Core+ can also achieve data synchronisation and workspace usage without writing any code.
“Moreover, Core+ can also integrate locally installed applications if these desktop applications offer a web-accessible interface. This includes applications from Fidessa and Bloomberg amongst many others.” he continues. “With an increasing number of vendors re-writing their application suites in web-based languages, our timing couldn’t be better.”
Glue42 says new features on the solution include browser extensions and web application connectors for Bloomberg, Fidessa, Microsoft Teams and Salesforce among others to follow. It also comes with no-code FDC3-based integration to applications such as FactSet, Singletrack and Symphony.
“Firms continue to advance their timelines on digital business initiatives and move rapidly to the cloud to modernize environments and support hybrid work models,” says James Wooster, COO, Glue42. “This means that business process optimisation is high on every firm’s agenda. Today, our clients are increasingly thinking in terms of workflows rather than applications.
“Just like our other products, Glue42 Core+ dissolves the boundaries between different applications, and across multiple monitors and machines to achieve straight-through workflows,” he adds. “This creates far more effective user journeys that increase productivity and reduce risk and better achieves business outcomes.”