The world’s third-largest Fintech company, Finastra provides the broadest portfolio of financial services, spanning retail banking, transaction banking, lending, and treasury and capital markets. Finastra’s solutions allow its global customers to deploy mission-critical technology on premises or in the cloud, and ninety of the world’s top 100 banks use its technology.
Finastra was formed in 2017 through the combination of financial companies Misys and D+H. The group wanted to debut its new identity and branding at an important industry event in Paris, launching all new branding assets along with a beautiful and functional new website. But its deadlines were tight and non-negotiable; the new brand and new site were a must-have for the Paris event, which was happening in three weeks.
With multiple organizations merging into one, there were numerous stakeholders involved in the process. And with less than a month for the entire project and essential elements like the organization name and logo yet to be decided, it was clear that every moment counted. To achieve this, Finastra brought in an outside branding agency and hired FFW to lead its web development efforts. FFW took an agile approach to the project, aiming to deliver a minimum viable product that would serve as the foundation for future functionality as the brand was fleshed out.
Using Acquia Cloud Platform, FFW worked closely with Finastra and the branding agency to incorporate stakeholder feedback, making site improvements and tweaks throughout the project. The team also implemented style and branding standards, ensuring that the site’s look and feel matched the creative team’s designs. Additionally, FFW’s developers constantly looked toward the future when programming, building in maximum flexibility for ease of future development.
The Paris event arrived and the new Finastra brand made its debut on time and looking amazing. From the discovery phase to the site launch, the project took three weeks. Future engagements include assimilating Misys and D+H’s content and tools into a single platform.