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Glue42 Extends Desktop User Experience via Open APIs

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Firm contributes proposal to FINOS FDC3 App Directory Working Group
to further enterprise desktop app standardization.

Glue42,
the company bringing an entirely new desktop experience to capital
markets, retail banks, and insurance firms, announced today that
developers can now acquire and deploy individual Glue42 services to
augment their existing interop frameworks or containers. This new
capability was largely made possible because of the emergence of
platform agnostic standards, especially the Financial Desktop
Connectivity and Collaboration Consortium (FDC3),
a program of the Fintech Open Source Foundation (FINOS).

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Glue42 Services Model (Photo: Business Wire)

Glue42 Services Model (Photo: Business Wire)

As a result, all Glue42 services will now be made available through
Glue42 and through open APIs. These include app directory, advanced
window management, notifications and multi-stack interop. The
availability of these services will further streamline the user
experience of fintech developers and their app consumers while
delivering vital insight into users' behavior, operational KPIs and
compliance.

James
Wooster
, COO of Glue42, said, "Traders, wealth managers and
knowledge workers in general have a large number of apps and not enough
desktop real estate. It's an all too common scenario in which users lose
track of data and miss critical process steps."

Wooster continued, "Currently, we are undertaking a global rollout of
our next generation of fluid desktop with one of our clients. Users who
were previously grappling with 25 plus applications are now presented
with a fully integrated environment in which they appear to be using a
single application. This will cut training effort, enable faster
responses and improve business outcomes."

The decision to extend these services was a result of industry open
source and standardization efforts. Chief among these was the standards
work of the FINOS FDC3 collaboration which enables financial
institutions to accelerate application development and deliver scalable
applications across a wide range of technology stacks.

Glue42 CEO and member of the FINOS FDC3 App Directory Working Group, Leslie
Spiro
, recognized this opportunity to make a contribution,
based on Glue42's experience in supporting enterprise deployments that
include hundreds of inhouse applications. His recommendation, which is
under active discussion, has extended the Group's discussions to ensure
that large-scale, enterprise deployments using a variety of technologies
can be supported on the FDC3 app directory servers.

Spiro said, "FDC3 is an excellent initiative and we look forward to
continuing our work with them under the FINOS umbrella to ensure that
the Group standards meet the needs of enterprises around the world. From
our perspective, we are excited about the way in which FDC3 and FINOS
give financial institutions more options regardless of their existing
infrastructure or applications sets."

Frank
Tarsillo
, co-chair of the FINOS FDC3 App Directory Working Group and
a technologist heading architecture at IHS Markit, said, "As part of our
effort to produce industry standards for app directories, we welcome the
contribution of proposals that share the experience of companies and
individuals in the community. FINOS provides a collaborative environment
and neutral platform where constructive evaluation of these proposals
can be discussed by all participants equally. As an active contributor,
Glue42 recognizes both the importance of open collaboration and efforts
to standardize interfaces that drive true value in our industry."

In the next few months, Glue42 will make more services available via
open APIs and plans to make further contributions to FINOS and its
working groups.

For a brief overview of the Glue42 platform see
here
. To understand how its Advanced Window Management simplifies a
user's desktop watch
this video
.

Ends

About Glue42

Glue42 represents an entirely new desktop. Starting with the needs of
the end user, its solutions enable unprecedented speed, efficiency and
control in a desktop environment that is completely unique. Supremely
adaptive and customizable, this fluid user experience melds apps old and
new into a unified experience that provides constant information
awareness, streamlining the user's relationship with both process and
information while providing vital insight into users' behavior and
outcomes. True interoperability and real-time data sharing join forces
with data analytics to generate an optimized user journey. Backed by
strong multi-tier security and versatile permissions, the result is the
future of desktop, now. Glue42 is based in Sofia with offices in London
and New York. Its solutions are deployed at tier one financial
institutions across the world. For more information: glue42.com/

About FINOS

The Fintech Open Source Foundation (FINOS) is an independent nonprofit
organization focused on promoting open innovation during a period of
unprecedented technological transformation within financial services.
FINOS believes that organizations that embrace open source software
development and common standards will be best positioned to capture the
growth opportunities presented by this transformation. The Foundation
offers an Open Developer Platform (ODP), a compliant Open Source
Readiness Program and The Open Source Strategy Forum (OSSF), the leading
global event for financial executives and technologists dedicated to
open innovation. Foundation OSS Projects are Apache 2.0 licensed and
available on GitHub. For more information, visit www.finos.org.

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