Can you have FIX automation without self-service?https://fixspec.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/automation-post-graphicArtboardfirstname.lastname@example.orgFixSpecFixSpec//fixspec.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/fixspec_gantt_altblue_greystrokeAsset-17.png
You may have recently seen myself and Chris (founder of FixSpec) starring…
Do FIX Documents HAVE to be bad?https://fixspec.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/do-fix-doc-bad-1.jpg1440944FixSpecFixSpec//fixspec.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/fixspec_gantt_altblue_greystrokeAsset-17.png
I spend far more time thinking and talking about FIX documentation than… well pretty much anybody I’ve ever met. Despite being an outwardly-boring subject that is just too easy to swat away with objections like…
Five Principles For Better FIX Connectivityhttps://fixspec.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/principles_thumbnail-web.jpg1440944FixSpecFixSpec//fixspec.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/fixspec_gantt_altblue_greystrokeAsset-17.png
Many firms that we speak to secretly struggle with FIX connectivity. Much like a duck moving across water, the internal reality of FIX connectivity is often quite different, which is why I suggest that firms secretly struggle with connectivity. For almost a decade, we’ve been talking to firms about what works and what doesn’t, and we’ve distilled these down into five principles for successful FIX connectivity.
Why you should invest in machine-readable API documentationhttps://fixspec.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/innovation-tile.jpg700459FixSpecFixSpec//fixspec.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/fixspec_gantt_altblue_greystrokeAsset-17.png
Machine-readable API documentation is the future. We discuss why firms should invest time to innovate specifications to a point where they are genuinely useful, and why innovation doesn’t mean starting from scratch.
Building efficient conformance: How to get your house in orderhttps://fixspec.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/fixspec-backgroundArtboard-8-e1585822272800.jpg1224801FixSpecFixSpec//fixspec.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/fixspec_gantt_altblue_greystrokeAsset-17.png
Efficiency is something that all firms aspire to. A universal goal to establish processes, minimise fragmented documentation and make communication clear and consistent. “Getting your house in order” is a simple statement, but often a daunting task.
Software Vs People: What is automation, and how can we leverage software to reduce key man risk, and make conformance processes more efficient?https://fixspec.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/fix_protocol_onboarding_automation.jpg1440960FixSpecFixSpec//fixspec.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/fixspec_gantt_altblue_greystrokeAsset-17.png
A good process can work hand-in-hand with software. A poor process creates friction between person and tooling and hinders effective automation. But how do we reach a point of confident automation?
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