The Evolution of FDC3 and Finsemble

FDC3 is designed to be a lightweight, baseline standard  for desktop interoperability—it doesn’t specify everything. It is a jumping off point for you to build a cohesive desktop environment with interconnected applications.

What is FDC3?  An Overview

The goal of FDC3 (Financial Desktop Connectivity and Collaboration Consortium) is to provide universal connectivity and standards for all desktop applications for the finance industry. Think of the standards (referred to as FDC3 standards or simply FDC3) as a common language for financial applications to be able to communicate with each other. By use of this common language, FDC3 enables faster decision-making, improves productivity, and streamlines workflows through interoperability of desktop applications.

The landscape of application interconnectivity is evolving right before our eyes.  In the background, is FDC3.

FDC3 1.1: Plug and Play for Desktop Interoperability

Exciting news for application interoperability was just announced with the new FDC3 1.1 standards. For the first time, application vendors can write to a single API and distribute their applications to users of any smart desktop platform.

Context Data and Intents: The Core Standards of FDC3.

In any multi-step workflow, there are actions and responses to actions. These actions are composed of data context and intents—the core of FDC3. An easy way to think about context is “nouns” such as ticker symbol. Intents can be thought of as an action, such as open a chart. In this post, we’ll break down two key specifications of FDC3 to give them a closer look.

As smart desktop providers embrace new FDC3 standards, application interoperability is entering a watershed moment.