Volante Designer

Accelerate digital transformation by simplifying complexity in financial messaging and data integration

Digital transformation is driving rapid change. Legacy systems need to be replaced, but also kept running smoothly until newer systems take over. Financial messaging standards and formats are continually expanding, as customers and partners demand real-time API access to business services. And enterprise architectures are quickly moving to the 24x7 cloud.

Traditional approaches can't keep up. Ad-hoc integrations with generic middleware or custom code quickly become tomorrow's legacy technology, raising your maintenance costs and delaying project deliveries. They make it harder for your technology investments to deliver business results, and increase complexity everywhere, from front office to back office.

Volante Designer can help you simplify complexity and manage the pace of change. Spend less time maintaining, and more time designing and building.

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Capabilities

Volante Designer is a modular software platform capable of handling the most complex data integration and management challenges, allowing you to connect disparate systems and build new API and cloud-ready services, accelerating digital transformation across all of financial services.

Message Processing, Transformation and Validation

  • Transform messages from any format or schema to any other
  • Validate hundreds of different message types
  • Handle messages sourced from human input as well as readable data formats (PDF, Excel…)
  • Normalize, enrich, orchestrate and route

Standards Library

  • Address the challenges posed by ever evolving messaging standards
  • Support SWIFT MT, SWIFT MX, ISO 20022, FIX, FPML and more
  • 100+ standards libraries maintained and growing
  • 250+ customizable and bidirectional transformations

API and Microservices

  • Design comprehensive API-driven solutions
  • RESTful APIs and Google RPCs
  • Integrate into hybrid environments using standardized interfaces
  • Smoothly interoperate with standard API management tools - WS02, Apigee, Mulesoft and more
  • Easily incorporate API services from Volante, your institution, or third parties

Cloud Deployment

  • Quickly build highly scalable cloud-based multi-tenant applications
  • Public, private or hybrid clouds
  • Simplify development of native high-availability solutions with OSGi code generation
  • Support container technologies including Docker and Kubernetes

Automated UI Generation

  • Automatically render web-based screens for any defined format using user-friendly names
  • Eliminate errors caused by incompatibility between data entry/repair UIs and underlying schemas and rules
  • End-to-end capability for message entry and repair of complex message structures - including optional fields, repeating sections, fields with default values
  • Support simple and complex rules for data validation and enrichment
  • Built-in exception processing

Self-Documenting

  • Eliminate overhead of creating solution documentation- docs are automatically generated from schemas and rules configured in the design process
  • Eliminate errors caused by mismatches between solution documentation and runtime behavior
  • Share with your clients and development partners to ensure consistency of data structures, rules and interfaces
  • Reduce testing time and go live faster

Database Agnostic

  • Read/write from any database, relational or otherwise
  • Oracle, DB2, SQL, mySQL, MongoDB, Cassandra
  • Use completely different databases and schemas for read and write operations to maximize performance for both transaction processing and reporting / analytics

Interface Agnostic

  • Interface with any source or destination data source or database, or middleware
  • APIs
  • File, (S)FTP, MQ
  • Streaming interfaces - Kafka, Spark
  • Direct connect to applications by accessing internal Java objects

Customer Success - Who Uses Designer?

As financial messaging standards change consistently, it is essential we maintain agility and thought leadership throughout the Industry. It is therefore vital that we are provided with solutions that ensure data quality, improve operational efficiencies and prepare for future developments.

CIO, LCH.ClearNet
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Over 90 organizations worldwide use Volante Designer for mission-critical business information, data integration, and message translation and transformation challenges

Retail Banks | Commercial Banks | Investment Banks | Custodians | Broker-Dealers | Asset Managers | Market Infrastructures | Card Networks | Buy-Side | Sell-Side | Payment Service Providers | Corporations

Use Cases

Volante Designer has been used to solve complex technical problems in many areas of financial services

Middleware Replacement

Eliminate or migrate traditional middleware with modern tools that let you move data seamlessly between applications

Open Source Adoption

Facilitate adoption of open source technologies - middleware, open source stack, databases and more

ISO 20022 Migration

Handle the global migration to ISO 20022 with ease with the largest available set of ISO 20022 variants and versions, continuously maintained and growing

Client Onboarding and Partner Integration

Accelerate client onboarding and simplify integration of partner technologies

Integrating Legacy Platforms

Integrate legacy platforms with each other and with modern applications, with minimal impact to legacy infrastructure

Data Cleansing

Cleanse data from multiple sources to improve straight-through processing and minimize errors in downstream systems

Data Enrichement

Enrich data throughout the processing lifecycle using reference data and context-aware business logic, through configuration

Transaction Reconciliation

Reconcile transaction data and message flows, and identify exceptions quickly

Designer

Volante Designer is a suite of modular software tools capable of handling the most complex data integration and management challenges. From arrival, through process workflows, downstream integrations, persistence into databases, metadata-based governance, and model-based new development, each component offers a new and better way to address the challenges of data management.

Volante ‘Designer’ defines the workflow of data processes. It takes into account how information is routed between parties, what the parties seek to do with it, what type of data it is (eg SWIFT, FIX, FpML etc), the source, validity, structure, exceptions processing and how it needs to be transformed to be consumed by other parties or ‘target’ applications. Volante’s user-interface that generates code enables you to build ‘cartridges’ (logic which ultimately generates code) based upon the models for ‘sources’ or ‘targets’.

Designer provides a comprehensive data management framework, supporting standards and normalisation, data flow and workflow, virtualisation and SOAs, data governance, and model-driven initiatives.

Composer

Integrations can be time consuming and prone to errors. Using automation, organisations can jumpstart message processing application development, and bring applications to market even faster.

Volante Composer captures message definitions and applies any validation rules transforming messages between different formats, adding functions such as filtering and enrichment, and defining message routing. Using a smart spreadsheet-style interface, users can easily map message definitions from source to destination and build mini-applications called models or ‘cartridges’. These transform the data by using code generation to convert the message to code and direct it to its destination.

Inside each cartridge is a metadata reference for each source and destination, the formulae to be applied or other additional functions, such as enrichment or persistence into databases.

  • May be implemented anywhere in the network, both inside or outside applications or process workflows
  • Deployable on a variety of message processing platforms, such as message brokers (e.g. IBM WMQI), application servers (e.g. Oracle WebLogic, IBM WebSphere) or even converted to implementations in Java, C++ or C#
  • By adopting a "model-to-code" approach, customers typically save upwards of 60% in cost and time to implement data and process integrations.

Volante Format Plugins

Volante Format Plug-ins further simplify the design process. They enable users of Volante Composer to design data integrations quickly without needing to learn complex data standards and rules.

The result is not only the faster delivery of integration projects, but the ability to rapidly integrate to any platform or application, even including home-grown systems and message types.

Providing message libraries and related validation rules, Format Plug-ins deliver out-of-the-box support for standard formats including SWIFT, FIX, FpML, EDI, Reuters, etc., as well as more generic formats such as XML, ASCII, CSV and Cobol Copybook.

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WebForms Designer

When transactions are originated by manual data entry – such as by asset managers or brokers – there can be an inherent risk of errors. As these errors are propagated downstream, the result can be costly, manifesting themselves as rejected SWIFT messages or unsettled transactions.

Volante WebForms for Message Entry and Repair addresses two key problems in manual entry of data messages:

  • Dentification of these errors during messages entry through validation checks that enable the user to correct the message before sending it out
  • Incorporation of an exception processing capability, which intercepts and enables users to repair messages before they are sent out to trading partners

Designed to support financial messaging formats in the workflow systems of other vendors, Volante WebForms allows automatic rendering of web-based screens for wire-format messages such as those used in SWIFT or FIX.

Integrated to the orchestration capabilities of systems such as Microsoft BizTalk and Vitria BusinessWare, Volante WebForms provides end-to-end capability for message entry and repair. As a web-based system, it can easily be implemented as a hosted service, exposed to users as a single point of connectivity for various messaging requirements, such as:

  • Trade Initiation and Confirmation
  • Settlement Instructions
  • Allocations
  • Corporate Actions

Key features of WebForms for Message Entry and Repair:

  • Automated generation of the user interface, using Volante Designer for standard and customized message definitions
  • User-friendly field names, rather than arcane names used by message dictionaries
  • Management of complex message structures - including optional fields, repeating sections, fields with default values, etc.
  • Validation rules for input data
  • Ability to specify data enrichment rules for input data
  • Ability to persist messages to a database
  • Mapping of the user input to various formats (e.g. SWIFT, FIX), without requiring coding
  • Deployable on a variety of infrastructure platforms
  • May be integrated with a variety of workflow and exception processing systems

Business domain solutions

Looking for solutions for a specific business domain? We’ve done the hard work for you already.

payments

The VolPay Ecosystem of business services for payments transformation and innovation

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financial messaging

Financial messaging, SWIFT, ISO 20022

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capital markets and regtech

Regulatory Reporting, Data Lakes, Securities, Custody

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