GLU.Ware is based on the principle of configuration over code – it is a No Code Enterprise Integration Platform. Bespoke code is expensive to build and even more so to maintain. GLU.Ware eliminates the need for developers to be involved in integration projects. Rather, through a powerful, feature-rich, cloud hosted GLU.ConsoleTM, FIF Shared Services and in-country Analysts are able to configure the required integrations directly from the Detailed Design. The GLU.Console also allows FIF Analysts to ensure compliance with global standards and solutions. The output from the configuration work on the GLU.Console is a downloadable GLU.EngineTM component. This component is downloaded into the FINCA network where it is deployed behind their firewall and within their Security and DevOps controls. This architecture facilitates an explicit segregation of functional duties between the GLU.Console configuration domain and the FIF Subsidiary execution domain. This has resonated well with the FINCA Security and Risk Management teams.
GLU.Ware has been architected from the onset to be a fundamental enabler of the Business Agility requirements that FINCA was seeking. FINCA required a solution that would:
a) radically cut the implementation time of new digital products, automated operational process and of implementing changes to existing integrations, and
b) enable FINCA to become rapidly self-sufficient with low overhead or impact on existing teams and structures.
GLU.Ware, its commercial structure, and the Integration Specialist team from GLU proved to be the perfect fit for FIF requirements.