SunGard will unveil its new messaging platform, Ambit Messaging Hub, at Sibos 2008 in Vienna on 15 September. The company says that the solution comprises a single platform on which customers can consolidate all financial messaging activity, regardless of format. Designed for performance, flexibility and connectivity, it offers a single operation Web interface for both business and IT users that can be customised to individual or group requirements. Ambit Messaging Hub also supports all SWIFTNet services including FileAct (files) and InterAct (messages), and will serve as a FIN connector, as well as a SIC and Secom interface for the SWISS market. SunGard claims that the platform supports any message standard, XML and non-XML, and allows simple and codeless transformation definition, within the context of the customer’s business logic. It protects the back-office application from any need to change due to standard updates. The Ambit Messaging Hub is scalable and is based on full Java and J2EE technology.
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