Bringing It All Together: Application Interoperability for Traders

Bringing It All Together: Application Interoperability for Traders

FlexTrade's Ivy Schmerken examines desktop application interoperability and the push to make the desktop emulate the user experience on mobile phones where Android and iOS apps are aware of one another and share data.

The proliferation of software applications on financial desktops is a sign of innovation in capital markets. It’s quite common for traders and portfolio managers to rely upon multiple applications as part of their complex workflows.

Financial users are often accessing multiple applications on the desktop, toggling between different windows, clicking on buttons to analyze earnings on a security, graph the yield curve or search for inventory.

But moving data from one third-party application to another is not always seamless and user interfaces (UIs) are typically different.

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FlexTrade is a global leader in broker-neutral, execution and order management trading systems for equities, FX, options, futures and fixed income. A pioneer in the field, FlexTrade introduced the first trading system that allowed clients to control and customize their proprietary algorithms while maintaining the confidentiality of their trading strategies. Change is the only constant in electronic trading. That's why FlexTrade is continuously upgrading its products and services. All can be tailored to meet the demanding requirements of a global client base of more than a 225 buy- and sell-side firms.
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