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OpenFin: Scaling Interoperability: Why Your Desktop Is Stuck In The Dark Ages And How OpenFin Can Help


Sam Belden

Sam Belden

OpenFin is the operating system of finance. In a world where desktop operating systems haven’t kept up with the times, our technology helps the world’s biggest financial institutions via instant distribution, strong security and application interoperability.

From the best-known vendors to the largest banks and asset managers, the response from the industry has been tremendous. OpenFin OS software runs over 1,000 applications at more than 1,500 banks and buy-side firms across 200,000 desktops in 60+ countries.

Why all the interest? Because we’re solving a major pain point in this industry: applications that take too long to deploy and are too clunky to neatly fit into a workflow once they are. These factors have combined to keep the financial services industry behind the times in this particular arena, but as more firms learn of our solution, these inefficiencies are beginning to fall away.

It happens all too often: a firm becomes aware of a powerful new application and wants to leverage it right away, but with their current setup, the deployment process will take months. The app provider must go through painful software packaging process and security reviews that must be done on a client-byclient basis. Our operating system eliminates these problems and streamlines deployment to both internal and customer desktops

OpenFin OS also provides a better solution for those who usually deploy in web browsers. That’s huge for developers, because it’s often the case that up to 40% of development and testing is spent on cross-browser compatibility, and up to a whopping 70% of production problems are related to browser issues.

In addition, OpenFin enables robust iterative development capabilities, allowing firms to create bite-sized pieces of functionality perfect for quick deployments and A/B testing, all without threatening the larger ecosystem. This eliminates the need for long development schedules – instead, updates can be made as needed within a timeframe that works for everyone.

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