Strategic investments continue to build on Schwab Intelligent Integration™ vision;
New web trading platform to launch in Q3
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SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Schwab Intelligent Technologies™ announced today new participants in Schwab OpenView Gateway™ along with enhancements to the Schwab Advisor Services proprietary web trading platform to increase the depth and breadth of Schwab’s technology offerings for advisors and better facilitate day-to-day business activities with both Schwab and their clients. New additions to Gateway include Envestnet | Tamarac’s Advisor Rebalancing® application, PIEtech’s MoneyGuidePro, and Zywave’s NaviPro Planning Suite introducing both financial planning as well as trading and rebalancing integration to the program.
“Over the past two years, we have built on the foundation of Schwab Intelligent Integration and now have over 700 RIA firms leveraging the integrations through a range of solutions,” said Neesha Hathi, senior vice president, Advisor Technology Solutions. “Today, in addition to working with existing providers to deepen their integration, we are introducing a new round of capabilities and relationships that deliver a richer and more expansive set of integration options for advisors.”
Expansion of Schwab OpenView Gateway
Schwab OpenView Gateway, the flexible, open-architecture technology platform that enables integration between Schwab systems and those of participating technology providers, is extending its reach to include integration with financial planning and trading and rebalancing providers.
The Gateway program will now include Tamarac’s popular Advisor Rebalancing® application. Advisors will be able to access Schwab’s real-time custody data via the application to make more informed rebalancing and trade execution decisions. Tamarac will also be integrating with Schwab’s new web trading platform to provide advisors with streamlined processing of account-level trades as well as block trades and allocations.
In addition, Schwab Intelligent Technologies is announcing the participation of two technology providers who offer financial planning solutions: PIEtech’s MoneyGuidePro and Zywave’s NaviPro Planning Suite. Initial integrations with Zywave and MoneyGuidePro will be focused on facilitating the seamless integration of client profile and client account information including balances and positions, creating more efficiency for advisors and operational staff.
“As RIAs continue to look for efficiencies in managing both investment portfolios and relationships with their clients, we expanded the breadth of Schwab OpenView Gateway integration to help RIAs enhance additional areas of their practice,” said Hathi. “Building integration with Zywave and MoneyGuidePro and deepening our relationship with Tamarac will help advisors gain efficiencies and deliver a better client experience.”
Today, Schwab OpenView Gateway offers integration between Schwab systems and a range of industry leading providers. Schwab Intelligent Technologies has broadened this integration to include multi-custodial views for those advisors who use PortfolioCenter Hosted. Additionally, advisors will soon have the capability within their CRM to initiate move money transactions on Schwab Advisor Center as well as apply changes to the portfolio management data from their CRM.
“Our new ‘bi-directional’ integration capabilities add another dimension to Schwab Intelligent Integration and are especially powerful for firms who leverage CRM as a core platform,” said Brian Shenson, vice president, Advisor Technology Solutions. “Advisors can now reap the benefits of thoughtful, deliberate integration between disparate technologies.”
In addition to the new participants in Schwab OpenView Gateway, portfolio management integration continues with the pilot of Advent’s Black Diamond, extending availability of Schwab's custodial data to include intraday information and operational alerts.
New web trading platform to launch in Q3
Beginning in July, Schwab will begin rolling out a new web trading platform that is deeply integrated with Schwab Advisor Center. The new platform will feature a revamped order entry experience with a new, high-level modular dashboard giving advisors quick and easy access to contextual information (such as research and the impact of trades on balances) at key steps in the trading process.
“Our client base, comprised of nearly 7,000 advisory firms, is incredibly diverse with varying trading and workflow needs,” said Hathi. “We built a more flexible, intuitive web trading experience within Schwab Advisor Center that will provide an enhanced, integrated trading experience for all types of firms.”
Advent Software, Inc., a global firm, has provided trusted solutions to the world’s financial professionals since 1983. Firms in more than 60 countries count on Advent technology to run their mission-critical operations. Advent’s quality software, data, services and tools enable financial professionals to improve service and communication to their clients, allowing them to grow their business while controlling operational risks and costs. Advent is the only financial services software company to be awarded the Service Capability and Performance certification for being a world-class support and services organization. For more information on Advent products visit www.advent.com/about/resources/demos/pr.
Advent, the Advent logo, Advent Software, Advent Portfolio Exchange and Advent OnDemand are registered trademarks of Advent Software, Inc. All other company names or marks mentioned herein are those of their respective owners.
About Envestnet | Tamarac
Envestnet, Inc. (NYSE: ENV) is a leading provider of technology-enabled wealth management solutions to investment advisors. Envestnet's Advisor Suite® software empowers advisors to better manage client outcomes and strengthen their practice. Envestnet offers advanced portfolio solutions through its Portfolio Management Consultants Group, Envestnet | PMC®. Envestnet | Tamarac provides leading rebalancing, reporting and practice management software. Envestnet | Prima provides institutional-quality research and due diligence on investment and fund managers. Envestnet | Vantage™ gives advisors an in-depth view of clients’ investments, empowering them to give holistic, personalized advice.
For more information on Envestnet, please visit www.envestnet.com.
For more information on Envestnet | Tamarac, please visit www.tamaracinc.com
Zywave is the leading provider of software-as-a-service (SaaS) technology solutions for the insurance and financial services industries. The company’s products include Web-enabled marketing communications, business intelligence and analytics, agency automation, and needs-assessment and financial planning tools. More than 350,000 financial and insurance professionals, including 90 of the Top 100 U.S. insurance firms and dozens of the world’s largest financial institutions, use Zywave’s proven solutions to help them differentiate from the competition, enhance client services, improve efficiencies and achieve organic growth. To learn more, visit www.zywave.com.
About PIEtech, Inc.
PIEtech, Inc. is the creator of the leading goal-based financial planning software, MoneyGuidePro™ (MGP). MGP has been selected four years in a row by the Financial Planning Magazine Technology survey, as the most used financial planning software by RIAs. Its popularity is driven by MGP’s unique ability to make sophisticated, goal-based planning fast and easy. PIEtech believes that every investor needs and deserves a high quality financial plan and that every Advisor should have the means to provide it. Because MGP is smart, easy-to-use and adaptable, each Advisor can provide a personalized planning experience for each client. MGP includes retirement and college planning, asset allocation, insurance needs analysis and estate planning. For more information or to register for a free trial, visit www.moneyguidepro.com or call (800) 841-5312.
About Schwab Intelligent Integration
Schwab Intelligent Integration is a multi-year initiative designed to increase integration between disparate systems and workflows in advisors’ offices. Schwab OpenView Integrated Office™ is a product of Schwab Performance Technologies® and includes integration with Salesforce CRM. Schwab OpenView Gateway™ and the Schwab OpenView Workflow Library™ are products of Schwab Intelligent Technologies™. Participating providers in Schwab OpenView Gateway are Junxure, Microsoft, Salentica, salesforce.com, and Tamarac. More information about Schwab Intelligent Integration is available at www.schwabintelligenttechnologies.com.
About Charles Schwab
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