Glue42 Core V2 Open-source platform
  • Newly released Glue42 Core version 2.0 highlights continuing demand for open-source software in capital markets and further closes the gap between open-source and full enterprise-class software;
  • Demonstrates that web-based desktop interop has come of age and can be used for both simple and complex use-cases with no additional license cost or need to install software;
  • Levels the playing field for remote traders across all size firms with access to a customizable, single launch point, reducing manual tasks by as much as 50 percent.

NEW YORK, Feb. 16, 2021 /PRNewswire/ – Glue42, the company that delivers integrated desktop experiences to financial institutions globally, today released a new version of its open-source platform, Glue42 Core. The new release, version 2.0, enables different lines of business within buy and sell side institutions to collaborate more effectively and enjoy a better user experience across their entire fintech ecosystem.

Glue42 Core version 2.0 is based on Glue42’s widely-used interoperability platform Glue42 Enterprise, which enables financial institutions to integrate any type of application. Glue42 Core is designed to support the seamless integration of web applications and is itself web deployed, requiring zero installation.

The update follows users’ requests for simplified development and deployment processes. With the new version, development teams will now be able to deploy this technology across multiple domains and deliver optimized workflows regardless of whether the apps reside in or outside their firm’s network.

The release comes at a time of great market volatility. By combining disparate applications into unified workspaces, manual tasks including search, copy/paste, and inter-app navigation can be eliminated – so traders can respond to market events faster.

For IT teams, it’s an easy way to familiarize themselves with the concept of desktop interop. The open license along with a familiar browser environment helps them evaluate and adopt the software at a pace that is comfortable to each individual team. It is also fully compatible with existing desktop interop solutions for a deeper desktop integration when necessary.

“Glue42 Core is already an integral part of our digital transformation journey,” said Andy Robertson, CIO, Chelmer, a pioneer in wealth technology. “The software enables us to deliver innovation quickly and adapt applications dynamically – reassembling capabilities from inside and outside the enterprise,” a philosophy that Chelmer has embraced and delivers through their Myriad platform.

He continued, “Version 2.0 will enable us to integrate and embed our apps directly into our clients’ workflows. This considerably improves ease of use and helps traders and advisors focus on their business rather than swiveling between applications.”

In releasing this version, Glue42 is joining a growing list of banks such as Goldman Sachs and fintechs investing in open-source technology. Forty-three percent of technologists in finance surveyed last year by the New Stack and Linux Foundation said their organizations had an open-source program or initiative, up from 23% in 2019.

As Glue42 Core version 2.0 further lowers the barrier to feature-rich, application interoperability, it also marks a major industry milestone towards overall commoditization. While the new version can be used in conjunction with enterprise solutions, its growing list of functionality presents a compelling use case for instances where integration of web apps is required. More so, the ability to customize workspaces and handle application notifications further closes the gap between open source and full enterprise-class software in capital markets.

“We need to accept that desktop integration has come of age. It can be used for both simple and complex use-cases with no additional license cost AND no need to install software on users’ machines,” said Leslie Spiro, CEO, Glue42.

“With version 2.0, we continue our journey of making web application integration more accessible to firms of all sizes and continue the development of common open-source standards for capital markets,” he continued.

For a full list of Glue42 Core version 2.0 functionality, read our latest blog. See the open-source project here and a demo of an environment built with Glue42 Core here.

About Glue42  

Glue42 enables organizations to build intelligent desktops that support configurable workflows between web and desktop applications. Its integration platform seamlessly and securely orchestrates UI and data and leverages open-source initiatives such as FINOS FDC3 to reduce application delivery times and accelerate time to value. The company is based in London, New York, and Bulgaria. With over 24,000 licenses, its software is deployed at tier-one financial institutions across the world.

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Loreta Bahtchevanova

Marketing Manager, Glue42

Loreta is Marketing Manager at Glue42 — an award-winning desktop integration platform that simplifies user journeys across native and web applications. She has started her career at the European Parliament Information Office in Sofia and soon discovered that her passion is the IT industry. During the last 6 years, she has been helping B2B software solutions achieve more with digital marketing.

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