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Regnology acquires Metadata Technology

Source: Regnology

Regnology, a leading software provider with a focus on regulatory reporting solutions, announces today the acquisition of Metadata Technology (Metadata), a UK-based provider of Statistical Data and Metadata eXchange (SDMX) solutions for central banks and national statistics authorities.

SDMX is an ISO standard designed to describe statistical data and metadata and improve efficient sharing across statistical organizations and institutions. SDMX is sponsored by seven international organizations; see sdmx.org for more information. It is the most widely adopted standard from international organisations and national statistical offices.

Founded in 2005 by consultants who developed SDMX standards, Metadata is a specialist provider of SDMX solutions, software tools, and related consultancy. The offer complements Regnology’s 2021 acquisition of Vizor SupTech, an integrated data collection software used by regulators around the world.

Metadata’s software solutions are built on open-source technology, in particular, the Fusion Metadata Registry (FMR) - see sdmx.io for more information - which currently empowers over 450 statistical agencies in 150+ countries with structural SDMX metadata registries. The latest generation of its cloud-enabled commercial software, Fusion Registry, provides international organizations with the additional capabilities needed to support the complete data lifecycle from collection, integration, storage, and processing through to the dissemination of aggregated data.

"Looking back into 2005, the ambition behind the introduction of SDMX was to reduce the cost and time-to-market of statistical data and metadata. Fast-forward to today, we help empower a vibrant and ever-growing global SDMX community with better-quality statistics. We are confident this acquisition will pave the way for more benefits in the future.”

- Chris Nelson, CEO of Metadata and founder of the SDMX protocol

“The team at Metadata has built a stand-out technology trusted by central banks and statistical agencies across the globe. We are committed to pursuing the effort to foster widespread SDMX adoption to alleviate the strain of reporting and further increase statistical processing efficiency. Through the deal, we are also pleased to be able to bring an enhanced offering to our existing community of regulators and authority bodies.”

- Maciej Piechocki, Chief Revenue Officer at Regnology

Regnology’s regulatory technology makes it easier for central banks, regulators, and supervisory authorities to collect the right data, identify risks and gain insight to make decisions faster in continually changing markets.

This new acquisition marks another step forward in Regnology’s ambition to serve the community of regulators and regulated financial institutions with best-in-class solutions designed to address the data conundrum and regulatory complexity with streamlined workflows and increased efficiency.

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