Testing & QA

SAP’s new platform is coming — at a price

  From 2025 SAP will no longer support any other enterprise resource management platform than its latest, 2015, release: S/4 HANA. Migration from legacy SAP platforms may be costly and time-consuming, but financial firms that are SAP customers should start planning now, especially because S/4 HANA — while it will be faster — will be »

Company and product news briefs

Micro Focus releases Atlas 3.0 Micro Focus, the London-listed software developer, has released the latest version of Atlas, its lifecycle software development platform. According to Micro Focus vice president Renato Quédas, Atlas 3.0 will be particularly useful for banks trying to keep pace with regulatory change. “Given their heavily regulated and risk averse natures, financial »

Lombard Risk merges regulatory products

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Lombard Risk, a UK-listed company that develops regulatory reporting software for financial firms, has consolidated its European and Asian and US product platforms into AgileReporter, and also announced an update for new credit risk reporting requirements under Basel III rules. AgileReporter is designed to automate the submission of reports to regulatory bodies; typically these reports are »

The QA expert interview: Mike Salsbury, Caplin

Mike Salsbury is head of product development at Caplin, the London-based software vendor which designs trading technology for banks and other financial firms. Caplin specialises in web-based trading platforms for cross-asset trading, though the firm has carved an especially strong position in electronic FX markets. QA Financial met Salsbury at Caplin’s London headquarters. Q: Mike, »

The QA expert interview: Dale Bulmer, Markit

Data is the fuel for financial markets. Since its launch in 2003, Markit has grown to challenge the leading suppliers, Bloomberg and Thomson Reuters in its core markets, such as credit benchmarks. We met up with Dale Bulmer to discuss the key trends in mobile, security and vendor risk management, and how those trends translate »

Feature: Modelling dark pools with maths

Dark pool trading venues and other highly complex markets are worrying regulators. How can the firms that run those venues calculate where things might start to go wrong? What might prompt those markets to mis-behave? A rising star among fintech firms is Aesthetic Integration, a firm based in London, which believes it has the answer to that challenge in the »

Itiviti launches FIX testing tool

Itiviti, the Stockholm-based firm that specialises in financial messaging infrastructure, has launched a FIX testing system designed to run continuously to test traders’ messaging systems. Continuum has been designed to combine two technologies to test the FIX protocol, which is used by asset managers, traders and exchanges to complete orders. The first is model-based testing (testing design... »

CISQ creates definitions for IT quality

The Consortium for IT Software Quality (CISQ) has announced new standards for measuring structural quality of software. The US industry body said these are quantitative criteria that can be used to evaluate the performance of an IT system according to four different measures: reliability, security, performance efficiency, and maintainability. The standards were created by compiling a »

Swift bets on cloud for ISO 20022 testing

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The clear priority for the 8,000 delegates at Sibos 2015 – held in Singapore last October  – was ISO 20022. That’s the standard that describes the metadata repository of descriptions for transactions messages for interbank and corporate treasury payments, securities and derivatives trades and — at some point in the future — retail payments. Although ISO »

SQS partners with TraderServe for MiFID algo testing

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SQS, the London-listed software quality specialists, has partnered with trading software specialist TraderServe, to provide investment firms with a test service for compliance with sweeping new MiFID II rules regulating algorithmic trading. Although the deadline for the implementation of MifID II has been delayed for a year until the start of 2018, SQS and TraderServe »

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