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Finastra named a Leader in IDC MarketScape for end-to-end corporate banking solution providers

The report assesses vendors on their depth and breadth of functionality, level of integration and forward-looking technology strategy around cloud and APIs.

London, UK, March 14, 2019 - Finastra has been named a leader in a new IDC MarketScape: Worldwide End-to-End Corporate Banking Solution Providers 2019 Vendor Assessment report*. The report assesses vendors on their depth and breadth of functionality, level of integration and forward-looking technology strategy around cloud and APIs.

Torsten Pull, General Manager, Corporate Banking at Finastra said, “Banks are re-evaluating their business models in corporate banking but face the dual challenge of driving down costs and innovating to stay relevant. Disconnected user experience, data and processes hold them back. We see banks looking to strategic vendors, like Finastra, to partner with them on connected, service orientated solutions driven by open APIs, to fulfil the promise of digitizing end-to-end customer journeys and transforming bank operations. The IDC MarketScape’s thorough analysis included deep-dives with our customers and we are thrilled to be named as a leader based on our proven capabilities across transaction banking and lending. It is strong validation for our strategy and recognizes our work to deliver connected corporate banking in a market where very few vendors can provide such end-to-end capabilities.”

This IDC MarketScape highlights how vendor participants must be able to help corporate banks transform digitally to meet challenges around profitability and return on equity – as well as the needs of their clients – for a better, more efficient, and data-centric operation.

“Increasingly, an end-to-end (E2E) capability spanning and integrating the disparate services of a corporate bank, from lending to trade finance, is a key selection criterion. This helps efficiency and services, enabling corporate banks to compete more effectively in the future by knitting together the entirety of their offerings,” said Neil Ainger, Worldwide Research Manager, Corporate Banking, IDC. “Finastra is positioned as a leader in E2E corporate banking. Consider them if you want a large vendor, with a strategic plan, proven capabilities and comprehensive, modularized solutions that can meet end-user needs.”

According to the report, “An efficient end-to-end omnichannel solution provides core bank processing capabilities and spans key functions, such as treasury and lending, to ensure a good customer experience and readily accessible data for internal bank clients. […] Only banks that can provide it – with the help of their solution providers – will survive the squeeze in this marketplace.”

Finastra’s comprehensive and connected corporate banking suite spans the breadth and depth of digital banking and back office solutions for corporate and commercial banking.

Download an excerpt of the IDC MarketScape report here.

For further information please contact:

Caroline Duff
Global Head of PR, Finastra
T: +44 (0)20 3320 5892

Harriet Pickering
PR Specialist EMEA, Finastra
T: +44 (0)20 3320 5317

About IDC MarketScape

IDC MarketScape vendor analysis model is designed to provide an overview of the competitive fitness of ICT (information and communications technology) suppliers in a given market. The research methodology utilizes a rigorous scoring methodology based on both qualitative and quantitative criteria that results in a single graphical illustration of each vendor’s position within a given market. IDC MarketScape provides a clear framework in which the product and service offerings, capabilities and strategies, and current and future market success factors of IT and telecommunications vendors can be meaningfully compared. The framework also provides technology buyers with a 360-degree assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of current and prospective vendors.

About Finastra

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. 90 of the world’s top 100 banks use Finastra technology.
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