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If you’re a vendor in capital markets, interoperability should be top of mind. The future of your application participating in client workflow depends on you opting in, and can help.

What is interoperability?

Across capital markets, siloed apps and legacy tech have led to costly errors and inefficiencies. Interoperability solves for this by seamlessly connecting the apps your clients use every day — including your own. clients see improved workflow and experience a new, powerful way to navigate between their web, native and legacy apps. partners become part of this new and improved smart desktop.

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There are two roles for vendors in interop: “Hubs” and “Spokes” Hub and spokes vendors

Interoperability Hubs

O/EMS or market data terminal providers are often at the center of clients’ desktops. With, your offering can become even more valuable when you become the interop central axle with which all workflow turns. clients such as FactSet and Charles River benefit from embedding technology into their offering.

Benefits for Interoperability Hubs include:

  • More easily cross-sell from within your own portfolio.
  • Connect to any and all client apps and other vendor apps.
  • Orchestrate workflows across the desktop with minimal effort and zero technical risk.
  • Become “sticky” — your clients can’t (and won’t want to!) live without you.
  • Drive your client’s evolving desktop landscape and help them to innovate with interop.

Interoperability Spokes

Want to integrate your own apps and allow your clients to embed them within their existing workflow? provides two options to help:

  • Use io.Connect Browser to integrate your own web apps and have these deployed to the client without installing any desktop software.
  • Use io.Connect Desktop to integrate your own web or legacy native apps and have these deployed locally on your clients’ desktop.

In both cases, will leverage FDC3 industry standards to ensure maximum compatibility. In addition, allows new levels of user experience management to make your apps the center of attention. Often, our spoke partners lack the IT support necessary to build out interop on their own. With, benefit from “pre-packaged” interop.

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“Using []’s technology we are providing clients with a better and more seamless user experience, creating one interface for traders to access unique functionality from multiple Broadridge solutions. This new single login provides interoperability with access to the best components from multiple solutions making the trading workflow more efficient, allowing traders to focus on execution.”

— Ray Tierney, President of Broadridge Trading and Connectivity Solutions

FactSet Interoperability Demo

In this demo, FactSet SVP of Alliances and Partnerships, Patrick Starling, shows the power of interoperability. With under the hood, FactSet components are able to interoperate with components both inside and outside of the FactSet workstation. Note that this demo is all done in a macOS environment.

A note on double-dipping: Don’t pay twice to license

In some situations, we’ve seen clients looking to build a smart desktop come across an unappealing scenario. They are paying to license a desktop agent from a provider, but when vendor appls want to join, the vendors are forced to pay the provider again. Both our hub and spoke approach to interoperability eliminate such double dipping.

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By becoming an partner, you can turn interoperability into a revenue source rather than a cost center. We’re determined to assist you from your initial questions about interoperability and smart desktops, to your go-live.