Finastra Leads Digital Banking Processing Platform List on Forrester’s Report

Finastra Leads Digital Banking Processing Platform List on Forrester’s Report

by September 4, 2020

Finastra has topped the list on Digital Banking Processing Platforms (DBPP) for retail banking in a report released by independent research firm, Forrester.

The report entitled “The Forrester Wave™: Digital Banking Processing Platforms (Retail Banking)” for the Q3 of 2020 included 10 vendors in its evaluation, and rated them according to criteria grouped into three categories; current offering, strategy and market presence.

Finastra’s end-to-end core banking solution, Fusion Essence, obtained the highest score in the strategy category among all the providers evaluated.

Jost Hoppermann, VP and Principal Analyst at Forrester, who authored the report, wrote in it,

Jost Hoppermann

Jost Hoppermann

“Both business and technology leaders are aware that their often severely overaged banking platforms do not provide a great foundation: Close to 80% of retail banks state that their firm does not have the right technology infrastructure and banking applications in place to deliver great, differentiating experiences that meet the needs of their customers.”

The report finds that Finastra’s Fusion Essence offers both broad retail and business banking capabilities and a strong strategy, for which it achieved high scores in the planned enhancements, market approach and partner ecosystem criteria.

Over the last couple of years, the company has invested heavily in making its core solutions available on its platform for open innovation, and developing a strong partner and fintech ecosystem.

This made it a strong differentiator, providing a cloud- and API- based layer between apps of a bank or third parties and Finastra applications that is said to enable banks to build ecosystems faster.

Anand Subbaraman, General Manager, Retail Banking at Finastra said,

Anand Subbaraman

Anand Subbaraman

“We’re delighted to be ranked as a leader, which cements our position in the retail banking space. We’ve worked tirelessly to build Fusion Essence into a functionally complete cloud ready core and digital banking solution that enables banks to provide their customers with the best possible experience.

By focusing on three key vectors of core processing, rich data insights and a strong digital experience, as well as connecting Fusion Essence to the fintech ecosystem via, we’re also ensuring our solution is future-proof and remains a leader for many years to come.”

Fusion Essence customers include Myanmar’s Yoma Bank, Portugal’s Banco CTT, the UK’s Gravity Bank, and TONIK.

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