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Delivers tailored user-experiences across 100s of applications and 1,000s of desktops

What is it?

The world’s most advanced platform for the integration of desktop applications. Uniquely, Glue42 Desktop has been built from the ground up to support both modern web-based applications and legacy systems. It is designed to be deployed at massive scale across thousands of desktops and hundreds of applications.

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What can it do?

If you are familiar with basic ‘interop’ platforms then you need to take a closer look. Glue42 Desktop supports workflows across applications regardless of their type, plus composition of user interfaces using advanced window management techniques that support high-density, single-frame workspaces.
The key features of the platform are shown below.

Connect

Connect to pre-packaged applications using Glue42 supplied applications connectors, plug-ins and add-ins. Integrate to bespoke applications using the appropriate language adapters, including JavaScript, Java, .NET, VB/COM, Silverlight etc Reduce development effort and accelerate time to market.

Interoperate

In-house or pre-packaged, SaaS or on-premise, new or legacy, all applications can seamlessly share data. Interop patterns that are supported out of the box include pub/sub, request/response, streaming, shared data contexts and service discovery. Unlike other platforms, you don’t need to write your own frameworks.

Monitor

Unless you turn it off, Glue42 has the ability to monitor user logins, application lifecycle events (e.g. start, stop, move, focus etc) as well as intercepting critical infrastructure data (e.g. CPU utilisation, network load etc). In combination and with support data, operational staff can identify best (or worst) practice, spot compliance issues and alert IT to impending outages.

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Orchestrate

Using advanced UI capabilities such as swimlanes and workspaces, the business (and optionally end-users) have the ability to design workflows that are specific to individual roles or tasks. Optimizing the user journey will reduce operational cost and improve the user experience.

Search

Glue42 Desktop provides a universal search capability that can be used to locate business data and applications (or intents). Search results will be aggregated and optionally displayed to allow workflows to be triggered or actions to be taken. No more copy/paste!

Notify

A single place to receive all desktop notifications. Intercept email alerts, application toasts, operating system notifications (etc) all in one place. This will help reduce the cognitive load and allow users to focus on the tasks in-hand.

App Store

The place to discover and launch all your applications. The App store contains every application that you are authorized to use. Governed as part of configurations services, the Appstore enables you to rapidly push out new applications in a controlled manner. You can trial new versions of apps with selected users supporting a launch-fast/learn-fast approach to software delivery

Run anywhere

Glue42’s platform gateway component connects to any desktop or cloud application, the gateway component can run anywhere, whether local machine, multi-machine, in a container, in your data center, or in the cloud.

Improve DevOps

DevOps combines software development (Dev) and information technology operations (Ops) to shorten the systems development life cycle while delivering features, fixes, and updates frequently in close alignment with business objectives. Glue42, not only works in conjunction with your DevOps tooling of choice but provides extensive tooling throughout the Software Delivery Life Cycle to improve project speed and increase availability of applications. These include testing frameworks, debuggers and process monitors.

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Use-cases

Benefits

Reduce costs

A more efficient workforce will deliver faster results and improve morale. Sweat existing applications and infrastructure through re-use rather than rebuild.

Delight your customers

Happy users make for happy customers. Having all the required information at your finger-tips means improved Net-Promoter Scores and improved business outcomes.

Gain insight fast

Expose the required applications and data at the right time. Avoid clutter and allow users to focus on what really matters.

Work smarter

Monitor user-behaviour in real-time or on historical basis. Optimize experience based upon business outcomes not guess-work!

Language Adapters

Glue42 Desktop supports many different language bindings out of the box. Each adapter supports the full range of platform services (e.g. interop through to advanced window management etc). New language adapters are being added all of the time and can also be developed by end-customers or third-party system integrators.

.NET

.NET

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JavaScript

Java

Java

Delphi

Delphi

Silverlight

Silverlight

Connectors

Glue42 and our partner ecosystem build new application adapters whenever required. These use vendor supplied APIs OR FINOS/FDC3 compatible APIs (where available). For some desktop-installed applications or browser apps, we will provide the appropriate add-in or browser plug-in

MS Excel

MS Excel

Salesforce Lightning

Salesforce Lightning

Relpro

Relpro

MS Word

MS Word

Salesforce Classic

Salesforce Classic

Relpro

FactSet

MS Outlook

MS Outlook

Bloomberg

Bloomberg

MS Powerpoint

MS Powerpoint

NetSuite

NetSuite

MS Dynamics

MS Dynamics

Eikon

Eikon

Platform Services and Standards

Glue42 Desktop is a highly modular platform in which layers of capability can be deployed (and indeed sold) separately. We use open APIs where available to accelerate deployment of desktop solutions and avoid vendor lock-in.
If you have your own ‘interop’ layer, then Glue42 can be deployed alongside. For example, Glue42 Advanced Window management can be used to augment in-house or first-gen interop platforms.

Learn more about the Glue42 implementation of the FINOS/FDC3 open standards

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Security

Security

Glue42 enables you to adopt an API-first approach that is critical for in-depth security. As each microapp is added to the Glue42 platform, it is secured using OAuth standards, enabling you to use control centrally access to every application.
Configuration

Configuration

Centrally govern access to all applications and configurations settings using REST-based API, supporting DevOps best practices enabling a fail-fast learn-fast approach as you rapidly deliver new capabilities.
Monitoring

Monitoring

Understand every interaction with the desktop from both business operation and technology infrastructure standpoints. Visualize how every click builds into a workflow, allowing continual improvement of your processes driving a higher NPS. Monitor the resource impact on the desktop, enabling you to optimize the desktop performance and suspend apps not in use and resume apps when they are needed.
Messaging

Messaging

Focus on business optimization where the technology enables you to use your best practices by supporting both multi-screen and multimachine using a machine mesh approach.
Preferences

Preferences

Enabling users to customize application layouts to their preferred way of working is a vital part of optimization.
App Directory

App Directory

Glue42's desktop can obtain app configurations from either a local config folder or from a remote REST service.
Basic Window Management

Basic Window Management

Arrange multiple applications to behave as a single coherent application by tabbing, tiling, grouping, sticking them together.
Advanced Window Management

Advanced Window Management

Define the order in which applications load, ensuring maximum productivity, the next application you need is only a click away, and instantly available.
Search

Search

You have an id given to you, but is it a customer, trade, or a complaint id? Expose Context in your applications to Glue42’s search capability, then search across all apps from a single location to determine what the data is and where it is located. The search capability then automatically opens the right workspace that contains all the right applications at the right screen.
Notify

Notify

A single source for all your desktop notifications that automatically opens all the right apps on the right screen dependent on your use-case, whether it is Bloomberg, Email, Slack, or any other form of message, it is all managed in a central location on your desktop.
Interop

Interop

Allow multiple applications of any kind to behave as though they are a single application, utilizing Request/Response, Pub/Sub, or the Streaming. Auto-discover new applications that plug-n-play with every other app on your desktop.
Connectivity

Connectivity

Out of the box connectors to Microsoft desktop applications, Bloomberg, Salesforce, Dynamics, CRM, Netsuite. We are continually building new connectors for rapid connectivity. Sweat your legacy assets by utilizing Glue APIs, enabling them to communicate with apps written in any language.

Learn more about the full set of Glue42 Platform Services.

Relevant Resources

Enterprise Interoperability insights by NORMAN & SONS 

9/6/2019

What do you need to get this right? Here are some of the key questions that we feel organisations should consider when embarking on an enterprise interoperability initiative:

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Enterprise Interop Implementation Methodology

05/17/2019 |

To make sure the implementation runs smoothly and successfully, it’s vital such a highly strategic program is underpinned with a considered and methodical approach.

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