CheckFree Software has launched a certified STP partner (CSTP) programme, to encourage complementary third party vendors to integrate applications with its TradeFlow TPM and MessageBroker middleware products. Linedata Services has become the first firm to participate in the initiative.
The programme is available to vendors offering software and services to the securities industry.
The certification process includes connectivity testing and verification of messaging protocols by CheckFree. Partner vendors will also be able to access CheckFree's technical support as well as receive ongoing maintenance and the assistance of its professional services team. Co-marketing incentives include trade show visibility as a CFACS partner and a CSTP programme emblem for marketing purposes.
Linedata Services has been working with CheckFree to interface its back office software, Icon, with the Messagebroker system.
Peter Hudson, head of product marketing at Linedata Services UK, says: "This joint solution now gives our Icon customers global reach through MessageBroker, opening up new markets and providing a seamless, de-risked STP production environment."