Varrlyn qualifies as Murex consulting and integration partner

12 January 2017

Varrlyn, a Netherlands based consulting firm, has qualified as a Murex partner. With the endorsement, the company is seeking to further expand its Murex consultancy footprint in the Benelux financial services industry.

With more than 40,000 users around the globe, Murex is one of the larger providers of software solutions for the financial services industry. The firm’s software is used across capital markets functions for running, among others, trading, hedging, funding, risk management or processing operations. Murex’s latest platform, its third generation solution MX.3, has in recent months received a number of accolades and recognitions on the back of its technology, functional richness, flexibility and customer-friendly interface.

Similar to other large software providers such as SAP, Oracle or Celonis, to name a few, Murex hosts a partner programme with key external players active in the capital markets landscape. With the network, the Paris-headquartered solutions firm aims at supporting its clients with a complete life-cycle of expert services, from Murex design and implementation to delivery and maintenance capabilities. “With a robust network of trusted partners Murex is able to serve clients across the globe, offering a high level of service, while reducing the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) of its platform on the long run”, states the firm on its corporate website.

Varrlyn qualifies as Murex consulting and integration partner

In the area of consulting and systems integration, several well-known consultancies such as Accenture, Capco, Capgemini, Sapient Global Markets and Iridium Consulting have in recent years qualified as a partner. The latest consultancy to be earmarked for its credentials is Varrlyn, an Amsterdam based consulting firm that specialises in IT technology within the financial services industry. 

Since the firm’s founding in 2010, the consultancy has completed multiple Murex projects, including for (retail) banks and a large asset manager. The firm in addition provides a number of clients in the Netherlands with managed services for their Murex platform, ranging from central clearing and binary upgrades (Agile/DevOps) to greenfield and collateral management. 

“We are delighted with the recognition from Murex,” says Martin Defauwes, one of the three co-founders of Varrlyn. “The acknowledgment of our Murex credentials demonstrates our Murex expertise, our company’s edge when it comes to Murex implementations and the good working relationship between both companies,” he adds.

Looking ahead, Defauwes says that demand for Murex is on the rise – in line for the growing shift towards more agile solutions in the financial services industry. “The industry is facing a major shake up with technology at its forefront. In the capital markets space, being able to operate quickly and efficiently is dominating agenda’s. Murex’s MX.3 platform is leading the way, and we look forward to continue to serve clients across Europe with our capacities.”


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Grey Consulting and Makerversity announce strategic partnership

05 April 2019

Grey Consulting has forged a new alliance with Makerversity, a 500-strong community of the brightest creative innovators, headquartered at Somerset House, London. The partnership hopes to tap into the experimental community to develop pioneering solutions for Grey Consulting’s clients.

In August 2018, one of the world’s largest design agencies surprised the business world by launching a dedicated consulting outfit. The news came as the two industries continued on their trajectory towards a historic synthesis. The consulting industry has been engaged in a pitched battle with the advertising and design space for the past few years, as the former increasingly encroaches on the territory of the latter via a protracted campaign of mergers and acquisitions; but there had been little traffic moving in the other direction.

At its launch, Grey Consulting was not billed as a direct competitor to established consultancies. However, the firm behind the new entity hopes that its creative experience will give it a competitive edge in winning consulting business from its existing clients. The Grey Group is a global advertising and marketing agency with headquarters in New York City, and 432 offices in 96 countries, operating in 154 cities. Grey Consulting opened its doors with a view to aiding clients within the areas of business and brand design, innovation and digital transformations.Grey Consulting and Makerversity announce strategic partnership

Now, as the firm looks to further expand its footprint in the market, Grey Consulting has unveiled details of a ground-breaking new alliance with Makerversity, a 500-strong community of creative innovators headquartered at Somerset House, London. The alignment with Makerversity is hoped to unlock the potential of collaborating with one of the world’s most experimental communities.

Makerversity curates and convenes the best talent across product design, fashion, art and experimental architecture, sustainable materials, IoT, digital manufacturing, and coding. It provides spaces and workshops for professional makers to develop and create their work, supported by Somerset House Trust. The alliance is expected to enable Grey Consulting to develop pioneering solutions for its clients, together with innovators who make something amazing for a living, every day. 

Leo Rayman, Grey Consulting CEO, commented, “This gives our clients the potential to access a network of some of the most diverse and innovative individuals in the world today. Being so tightly connected to a community of makers means we don’t just develop transformational strategies but can quickly realise them in three dimensions. This sets Grey Consulting apart from the pure play strategy houses who are sometimes criticised for not making their thinking real at the pace modern businesses require.” 

Fiona Dent, CEO of Makerversity, added, “Makerversity acts as a catalyst for unexpected encounters, fostering collaborations between an incredible range of the brightest leading creators and innovators. Our experimental approach and engaged members, whose own practice is defining our world, create highly original new outcomes. We are delighted to bring this philosophy to a wider audience and generate interesting projects for Makerversity members through our partnership with Grey Consulting.”