SmartStream Strengths, Domain Expertise, and Key Differentiators
SmartStream Technologies provides software and managed services for banks, asset managers, custodians, and broker-dealers worldwide. The company offers delivery models and utilities that include shared service utilities, a mutualized internal and external service where various parties receive the same data or service; an operational platform for managed services; on-premise TLM solutions that integrate with systems for upstream and downstream processing; and TLM OnDemand, a Software as a Service solution for automating cash, stock and securities reconciliations, and corporate actions processing.
SmartStream Recent Developments
In July 2020 SmartStream launched its Intraday Liquidity Stress Testing module, part of the TLM Cash and Liquidity Management suite of products. There is a clear need for banks to carry out stress testing to improve profitability and reduce the operational effort to meet the regulatory requirements. With these considerations in mind, SmartStream developed the new module to provide stress test results immediately. The product is available as standalone or via the cloud.
In October 2019, SmartStream introduced a new artificial intelligence module to capture missed payments and receipts. The new TLM Cash and Liquidity Management, AI, and machine learning module is an important development for any financial institution with a treasury department, with its ability to predict when credit is going to arrive; giving the treasurer more control over cash-flows.
In October 2018, SmartStream Technologies launched TLM Aurora, the next generation of Corona, the industry’s leading reconciliation platform – the first new module is designed to support the new industry standards in the digital payments world, by providing connectors to SWIFT GPI, RTGS, as well as Blockchain-based networks, allowing for real-time operational control, proactive exception management, and low TCO.
Earlier, in June 2018 SmartStream Technologies launched the next phase of its innovations team – who are working with financial institutions to optimize workflows, using Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML) and blockchain technologies, in the areas of reconciliations, cash management, and fees and expense management.
SmartStream Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) Activities
SmartStream Acquired IBM’s Algorithmics collateral solution in 2015.
SmartStream Customers in ARTW Customer Database
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Number of Employees: 840
Key Verticals: Banking and Financial Services,
SmartStream Key Enterprise and Cloud Applications
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SmartStream Customers - Breakdown by Geo, Size, Vertical and Product
No. of SmartStream Customers: 2000
No. of SmartStream Enterprise Applications Customers: 2000
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SmartStream has more than 2,000 clients including more than 70 of the world’s top 100 banks alongside the world’s leading asset managers, custodians, and broker-dealers. Among SmartStream customers are Nikko Asset Management, Societe Generale, Sydbank, AMP, Aviva, Bank of Scotland, Caixa Geral de Depósitos, Challenger, CLSA, Finance House PJSC, ING Investment Management Australia, Northern Trust, RBI, Raiffeisen Zentralbank Österreich, Santander, Syntel, The United Bank, Vanguard Investments, VUB Banka and others.
SmartStream Market Opportunities, M&A and Geo Expansions
SmartStream extended its Public API (Application Programming Interface) for collateral management, to enable its clients with faster access technology to better serve their individual business needs. SmartStream’s Public API provides a flexible approach to enhance the deployment and integration of the TLM Collateral Management platform to rapidly build nuanced functional extensions and integration with other applications as well as its clients’ own internal systems.
SmartStream launched its SmartLabs innovation center and released its first solution TLM SmartRecs OnDemand. The SmartLabs mission is to proactively investigate and evaluate emerging and disruptive technologies - then deliver them in a fast and effective manner while using SmartStream’s time-tested expertise, skills, and methodology.
The first SmartLabs offering, SmartRecs OnDemand exemplifies this new paradigm. Built on new technology, the hosted service is easy to use for smaller firms with non-technical staff, offering an alternative for performing simple reconciliations. With the introduction of TLM SmartRecs OnDemand, there is now a cloud-based, straightforward, and cost-effective answer for companies looking to remove manual intervention from their reconciliations processing.
SmartStream Risks and Challenges
SmartStream acquired IBM’s Algorithmics collateral solution. The product, rebranded TLM Collateral Management, could mean additional cross-selling and upselling opportunities for its financial clients. The question is whether SmartStream is capable of fending off threats from ION Trading, Misys, and now FIS, which acquired SunGard in 2015, all of which have more extensive offerings in treasury and risk management as well as trading systems.
SmartStream Ecosystem, Partners, Resellers and SI
In March 2019, SmartStream partnered with Cassini Systems, a provider of pre and post-trade margin analytics for buy-side derivatives trading, to help financial institutions comply with BCBS-IOSCO margin requirements for uncleared OTC derivatives.
Its resellers are: in Europe Alliance Factors, D+H Switzerland GmbH, Fineksus, Intrasoft, Management Data Praha, Omikron, ProFIX; in America Alliance Enterprise, BRQ IT Services; in Asia AMFCO, Brilliance Technology, International Turnkey Systems, Kris FinSoft, P.T.Abhimata Persada, Syscom; and in Africa Trustlink, ActivEdge, Intercom. Its technology & development partners are HP, Huawei, Enterprise Business Group, IBM, Informatica, Oracle, Sun, and Sybase.
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