Partners

We work with industry leading business partners and maintain memberships with major industry associations. In doing so, we ensure we have the tools and knowledge we need to deliver the best possible offering to our clients.

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Answer

Answer

The art of designing and building great software

Answer exists to do what its name implies. To find answers. Maybe that sounds a tad simple, a little bit obvious. But ultimately the right answer is what everyone needs. Even if it is one they might not think they want. And because it’s not a case of one answer fits all; each new client brings us a whole new set of challenges. There is an art to solving them; one Answer have been thriving on for 14 years.

Answer design and build software:

  • Concept realisation through to global business service
  • Web, tablet and mobile solutions
  • Enterprise systems integration
  • Leading Agile practitioners
  • Award winning knowledge transfer
Association of Superannuation Funds Australia (ASFA)

ASFA is the peak policy, research and advocacy body for Australia’s superannuation industry. It is a not-for-profit, sector-neutral, and non-party political national organisation whose aim is to advance effective retirement outcomes for members of funds through research, advocacy and the development of policy and industry best practice. ASFA’s focus is on whole of system issues and its core strategies are aimed at encouraging industry best practice, advocating for a system that plays a productive role in the Australian economy, and ensuring the industry delivers on its primary purpose of delivering decent retirement incomes.

ASISA

The Association for Savings and Investment South Africa (ASISA) represents the majority of the country’s asset managers, collective investment scheme management companies, linked investment service providers, multi-managers and life insurance companies.

 Association of the Luxembourg Fund Industry (ALFI)

The Association of the Luxembourg Fund Industry is the official representative body for the Luxembourg investment fund industry and was set up in November 1988 to promote its development.

Luxembourg is the largest fund domicile in Europe and its investment fund industry is a world leader in cross-border fund distribution. Luxembourg-domiciled investment structures are distributed in over 50 countries around the globe, with a particular focus on Europe, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East.

Calastone

Calastone

The global fund transaction network

Calastone enables fund providers, transfer agents and distributors to trade and settle mutual funds electronically on both a domestic and international basis regardless of size, location, technical capability or message protocol preference.

Calastone’s ‘universal translation’ engine allows fund providers, distributors and transfer agents to communicate order instructions in a variety of formats or protocols. Calastone translates these trade instructions into a common ISO 20022 standard to enable fund messaging standardisation.

Developed using the latest Microsoft© technologies, Calastone provides clients with the ability to view their transactions online, in real-time, through an execution management system.

Our collaboration with Calastone enables our Babel (STP financial messaging solution) clients to achieve the full benefits of STP with Calastone’s distribution clients, supporting order messages and allowing our clients to process trades electronically from the Calastone network.

Experian QAS

Experian QAS

A world of insight

Experian QAS is an international provider of data accuracy and identity management solutions. Their QAS range of software helps organisations worldwide capture accurate address data, cleanse database records and offer deduplication and business intelligence solutions. Any organisation that holds data on prospects, customers, suppliers, employees or distribution networks will benefit from the efficiency gains and cost savings achieved with QAS solutions.

Some of our solutions have been integrated with QAS, resulting in reductions in returned mail, increases in call centre efficiency and more successful first time delivery for QAS customers.

 

FINCAD

FINCAD

The Future of Financial Analytics

FINCAD was founded in 1990 and provides software and services supporting the valuation and risk management of cross-asset class derivatives and fixed income securities to banks, corporate treasuries, asset management firms, auditors, and governments. FINCAD is the industry standard for financial analytics used by more than 35,000 financial professionals in over 80 countries.

Over 70 FINCAD Alliance Partners embed FINCAD analytics within their solutions. FINCAD provides sales and client services from Dublin, Ireland and Vancouver, Canada.

We have entered into an agreement with FINCAD for the use of its derivatives analytics solutions and services, which allows it to embed FINCAD’s analytics library into our portfolio administration solution.

This will provide additional pricing and risk analysis capability, and will address the need among our buy-side clients for solutions that offer independent and transparent valuations of their securities, particularly for OTC derivatives.

 

International Financial Systems Australia (i-Financial)

International Financial Systems Australia (i-Financial) is a company that specialises in providing software solutions, services and equipment to a variety of banks, credit unions and financial institutions worldwide. They provide anti-money laundering software, MLTrac, to our clients.

i-Financial’s MLTrac Anti-Money Laundering product delivers web-based compliance tools that together help identify, track and regulate potentially suspicious or illegal activities in respect to money laundering and the proceeds of crime.

In partnering with i-Financial, we have gained the ability to assist our clients to improve their internal disciplines, supplement their policies and procedures, and make a clear statement to authorities about their commitment to effective anti-money laundering controls.

Investment Management Association (IMA)

The Investment Management Association represents the UK investment management industry. Its members manage over £4.2 trillion of assets on behalf of UK and overseas clients.

Microsoft Gold Certified Partners

Microsoft Gold Certified Partners earn this elite status by taking their businesses to a level few technology training organisations in the world can match.

We are a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner. This represents the highest level of competence and expertise with Microsoft technologies, and the closest possible working relationship with Microsoft.

As a Gold Certified Partner, we benefit from direct lines of communication with Microsoft pre and post sale technical support, access to training in Microsoft technologies, as well as to all Microsoft business software for development and testing. Our customers benefit through the pre-sales technical support, resources and guidance that Bravura Solutions receives.

Oracle

Oracle

Hardware and Software, Engineered to Work Together

For nearly four decades, Oracle, the world’s largest enterprise software company, has provided the software and services that let organisations get the most up-to-date and accurate information from their business systems.

As an Oracle partner, we participate in the Oracle Partner Network; a community of over 25,000 partners worldwide, a management portal, an interaction centre for partner support, and a global business program. This partnership gives us access to Oracle’s 12c Enterprise Edition database and other Oracle products and solutions for additional growth opportunities, education, technical services, highly specialised go-to-market engagement, with support from all lines of business within Oracle.

The Sonata suite since v4.3 is supported across a range of Oracle solutions including Oracle Database 12c , Oracle Solaris 11, Oracle Linux and Oracle Virtual Machines (OVM). Sonata has been tested on the Oracle Exadata Database Machine achieving excellent performance.

Progress Software

Progress Software provides application infrastructure software for the development, deployment, integration and management of business applications. Our goal is to maximise the benefits of information technology while minimising its complexity and total cost of ownership. All Progress products are standards-based, and interface with a wide variety of business applications.

Our portfolio administration solution is developed using Progress and it is this technology that allows us to more efficiently develop, manage and deploy enhancements to this solution.

Revera

Revera

We're always on so you're always there.

Revera is New Zealand’s cloud IT infrastructure leader.

Clients depend on our Homeland® Cloud IaaS platform and data centre network to perform.

Our work is everywhere: workplace productivity tools on tablets, development environments where new software takes shape, platforms that run enterprise systems, virtual capacity that comes to life on command.

When performance is everything, Revera keeps clients at their best.

Self Managed Super Fund Association

The Self Managed Super Fund Association of Australia is the authoritative voice for the self-managed superannuation fund (SMSF) sector. The SMSF Association represents professionals providing a range of services across various disciplines in the complex area of SMSFs, is an advocate for the highest professional standards and competence to ensure SMSF trustees always receive the best possible advice.

SoftCo

SoftCo

Streamlining Business Processes

SoftCo develops document capture, storage and business process automation solutions that reduce cost, streamline and improve business processes and protect content over its entire lifecycle. Delivered on premise or on-demand, SoftCo’s infrastructure technology helps companies remove inefficiencies in the way they capture, store, retrieve, route and share paper and information.

SoftCo WebCapture is the next generation of distributed capture with zero client installation and seamless updates. WebCapture removes administration and support costs and delivers a powerful scan to process platform. StorLife is a completely hardware-independent CAS solution that delivers compliant storage and full protection of information over its entire lifecycle. SoftCo on-demand is a fully hosted service that automates everyday paper-based business processes such as Accounts Payable, Document Management and Human Resources. There are no capital costs, no IT costs, and no upgrade costs.

SoftCo’s solutions are installed globally across multiple industry sectors with clients including Sunny Delight, the Finnish Government, Argos, DHL and Logitech.

SWIFT

SWIFT

The global provider of secure financial messaging services

SWIFT is the industry-owned co-operative supplying secure, standardised messaging services and interface software to nearly 8,100 financial institutions in 207 countries and territories.

Our financial messaging solution is accredited to the highest standard by SWIFT. This allows our clients’ to manage all necessary processing for specific infrastructure products.

Sybase

Sybase is the largest global enterprise software company exclusively focused on managing and mobilising information from the data centre to the point of action.

We entered into a Gold Partnership with Sybase to deliver our next generation investment, life insurance and superannuation/pensions products on the Sybase Adaptive Server Enterprise (ASE) database platform where a client’s preference is Sybase technology.

We recently added an OWM agreement to embed the Sybase ETL technology in our business intelligence solution. This partnership benefits our customers through pre-sales technical support, resources and guidance.

 

Tax Incentivised Savings Association (TISA)

Tax Incentivised Savings Association (TISA)

Leading on investments and savings

The Tax Incentivised Savings Association (TISA) is the premier industry funded body working with the retail financial services industry, political parties, HM Treasury (HMT), HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) and the Financial Services Authority (FSA) to enhance and improve the range, features, benefits, promotion and quality of savings and investment schemes available to all UK citizens.

The Financial Services Council (FSC)

FSC represents Australia’s retail and wholesale funds management businesses, superannuation funds, life insurers, financial advisory networks, trustee companies and Public Trustees. The Council has over 130 members who are responsible for investing more than $1.9 trillion on behalf of 11 million Australians. The Financial Services Council promotes best practice for the financial services industry by setting mandatory Standards for its members and providing Guidance Notes to assist in operational efficiency.

The Financial Services Council of New Zealand (FSCNZ)

The Financial Services Council has 22 member companies and 17 associate members. Members are managing more than $80 billion in savings and provide financial services to more than 2 million New Zealand investors and policyholders.

The Fund Platform Group (FPG)

The Fund Platform Group is an association that aims to ensure the coordination between all the fund distribution platforms worldwide and work at the protection and development of the professional interests of its members in the broadest sense.

The Investment Network

The Investment Network

Weaving the strands of the investment industry together

The Investment Network is chaired by Clive Waller, and backed by a management board made up of some of the most respected and experienced figures in the industry, whose contacts and influence help to ensure that leading experts are engaged to speak on issues of the greatest importance and concern to members.

The-Pensions-Net-Work

The UK pensions and employee benefits industry is undergoing significant change on an almost ongoing basis. In these circumstances, there is a need for a space where participants in the market can hear new thinking.

The-Pensions-Net-Work provides this, in a relaxed location away from the demands of the office and the attention of the press. A place, and the time, to listen to leading experts and opinion formers and, perhaps more importantly, debate possible ways forward.

The Platforum

The Platforum is an advisory, research and events business which specialises in investment platforms. There work covers the IFA, direct to consumer and corporate platform markets.
They work with both the platform providers and the platform users. They help providers with strategy, market intelligence and proposition development. They also work with the intermediary community to help with platform selection and due diligence.

Smart Communications

Smart Communications helps the world’s largest enterprises simplify their customer and business communications – while making those communications do even more.

In 2004, we pioneered the new generation of CCM solutions, and today we’re still leading this industry as the only cloud/hybrid-cloud solution in the Gartner leaders’ quadrant. Smart Communications customers rely on our team for the undivided attention of the only independent company 100% focused on enterprise CCM. No one does more to simplify template management and put so much control in the hands of the user. That’s why more than 300 global brands – many in the world’s most highly regulated industries – rely on us to scale the conversation.

Smart Communications is headquartered in London and services its customers from offices located in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. The company offers a range of solutions including SmartCOMMTM, SmartDXTM, SmartCORRTM for Salesforce, and SMARTCaaSTM for Partners.

Vodafone

Vodafone’s Cloud & Hosting provides enterprise grade secure and flexible hosting services for large organisations. With access to dedicated, virtualised multi-tenant cloud platforms Vodafone enables companies to move to more flexible and cost efficient IT infrastructures whilst managing the opportunities and complexities offered by cloud computing.

With access to 100 data centres globally, and as one of the world’s largest next-generation fixed and mobile operators, Vodafone delivers comprehensive solutions to help customers, like Bravura Solutions, solve their business challenges.