Who Are FinoComp and Why A Blog…
So, who is FinoComp?
We are a software development company focused on building, maintaining and supporting excellent software for the UK Wealth Management industry.
Our development centre (we call it our Finovation centre) is in Australia and our clients and servicing staff are based in the UK.
We have been around for 2 years now and we employ 20 full time staff, primarily focused around the development of our software components.
We started this company on a few very defining principles:
We genuinely understand that the quality of our product is absolutely dictated by the exceptional quality of our people. We judge the quality of our people not just on their ability but also on their character and integrity. Every person we employ has been known, referred and hand picked. This philosophy flows through every part of the company from development, front line support, project management and even our admin team.
We don’t want to be big in the number of our people, we want to be big in the quality of our people.
Focus on Automation
Automation is a fundamental part of our strategy and is a key to our ongoing success.
We automate our software build, deployment and testing. This philosophy is ingrained in our culture and every development task taken is backed with another to develop automatic tests to back it. We automatically test all of our products every time we check a new code change in.
This fundamental infrastructure allows us to be highly confident in the quality of our products, allows our clients to have less regression testing effort and expense, and allows me to sleep at night.
More importantly it allows us to offer a truly agile (perhaps the world’s most misused adjective) development approach that is capable of supporting a DevOps relationship.
Microservice architecture is fundamental to us.
We have core beliefs of the benefits of small, independent software components that perform dedicated tasks, have clearly defined integration layers and are independently deployable. Clearly such architecture must be backed by industrial strength monitoring.
Benefits over monolithic software applications are immense and include reduced regression impacts, reduced maintenance costs, faster development process, flexibility to swap in or out new components and performance benefits from distributed processing.
Absolutely core to a microservice philosophy is a willingness to collaborate with other technology providers. This willingness is core to us and we believe the days are gone where technology providers attempt to be all things to all people.
Why a Blog?
This blog is intended to represent our views and our vision for the Wealth Management technology space in the UK market and further afield.
It may not always be serious and it may not always be directly relevant.
It will, however, be an honest reflection of our attitudes and views on Wealth Management and Technology related topics, strategies and new innovations.
We hope you enjoy it and get some different perspectives from it.
Ray Tubman – CEO FinoComp Pty Ltd