• "Using Transformer has simplified the process of working with multiple industry messaging standards" Integration Architect, U.K Investment Manager
  • "I am indeed impressed and have not experienced this level of support from a corporate vendor to date. Excellent choice!" Major South African FI
  • "Transformer’s ability to elegantly handle complex financial messaging scenarios is proof both of its power and of Trace's depth of understanding of the standards" SWIFT
  • "The in-built testing capabilities of Transformer have allowed us to validate the integrity of new message formats … much more quickly, and with greater confidence" Capital Markets Service Provider and Reporting Authority
  • "With such a powerful tool in place we’re now thinking of extending our message conversion services to other business areas" Sergei Putyatinsky, CIO, NSD Moscow
  • "With Transformer handling the complexity behind the integrations, our teams can concentrate on our payment product - instead of worrying about technical message transformations" Vivek Awashti, Chief Technology Officer, Currencies Direct
  • "We were able to create, test and deploy mappings that took three months in XSLT within three business days" Latin American software company
  • "Transformer has … allowed us to use analysts rather than developers to build our mappings, improving our time-to-market, reducing cost and increasing the quality of our solutions" Integration Architect, U.K Investment Manager
  • "We implemented a SWIFT message in half a day; the programmer said it would normally take him five days " Tier One Global FI
  • "Transformer has brought a great deal of agility to the development of our next generation of payment frameworks, and also made it much more efficient" Vivek Awashti, Chief Technology Officer, Currencies Direct
  • "From watching the demo I am able to use the product straight away and create and test complex messages and mappings quickly and easily" Regulatory Reporting Authority
  • "Transformer is the only messaging technology that we have found that really can be used by a business analyst" Major European Investment Manager
  • "Independent tests scored Transformer at 100% for message transformation" SWIFT
  • "We think Transformer is a fantastic product and it is an integral part of our Enterprise Messaging strategy going forward" Major American FI
  • "Transformer gives us more flexibility to support the diversity of our rapidly-growing client base, and to ease the integration process for new clients " Head of Product Management, Earthport
  • "Transformer … has enabled our business analysts and Quality Assurance team to create and comprehensively test financial message transformations" Capital Markets Service Provider and Reporting Authority
  • "Transformer is an integral tool within our technology infrastructure, helping to further accelerate the speed to market as we on-board clearing banking partners in new countries" Head of Product Management, Earthport
  • "We are very happy to be working with Trace Financial" Vivek Awashti, Chief Technology Officer, Currencies Direct

Trace Financial enhance Transformer with support for JSON and APIs

19 February 2018

Trace Financial has announced the release of version 3.6.7 of Transformer, which includes powerful new features to further accelerate the creation of message validations, mappings, business rules and enrichments. 

The increase in use of APIs for initiatives such as Open Banking and PSD2 means more organisations face the challenge of encapsulating the richness of message formats, such as ISO 20022, within a JSON structure.  Transformer 3.6.7 addresses this with a host of new features that accelerate the creation, deployment and ongoing maintenance of JSON and API-based projects.

Transformer users can now easily import and export JSON Schemas and use them as Transformer message definitions. Transformer users can also work with OpenAPI (Swagger) specifications.

The use of JSON is evolving rapidly and the format is used in diverse ways by different project teams. Transformer offers a correspondingly wide variety of ways of managing JSON messages. These include importing schemas, importing example messages, authoring structures through Transformer’s own design tool, automatically supporting JSON representations of other messaging standards, layering XSD-style validation constructs over JSON message definitions, and allowing a mapping designer to manipulate and interrogate JSON structures that are only loosely defined.

Users can create outputs in JSON format from any starting point. For example, Transformer’s ISO 20022 library allows the user to create ISO 20022 compliant messages in either XML or JSON. What’s more, this capability – known as JSON interoperability - is available for any message standard (published or proprietary) supported by Transformer:  thus enabling global use of the JSON format.

Transformer is already famous for its unique no-coding, no scripting approach and usability by business analysts. The new release adds JSON interoperability alongside its existing high quality ready-built set of message definition and mapping libraries, including SWIFT MT, ISO 20022 / MX, MT-MX mappings, ISO 8583/Faster Payments, FpML, FIX, NACHA and many more industry standard formats.

Keith Donovan, Managing Director of Trace Financial, said:

“Because the new features in Transformer are fully integrated with the core Transformer functionality, our users are able to leverage all of Transformer’s power whether they are working on a traditional messaging project or in the newer world of open APIs”.