DECIDE – The complete solution for the
investment process in capital markets

Implement innovative business models, design agile standardized processes, benefit from rich functionality to expand your product and service offerings

DECIDE is a modular product line that supports your capital market processes end-to-end with state-of-the-art technology through all trading and post-trading phases as well as for all asset classes and instrument types. DECIDE provides all core modules, like trading front ends for ETD and OTC deals, order/execution management including brokerage, position and risk management (market and credit risks), preparation/handover for clearing/settlement, and subledger accounting. The platform’s comprehensive range of functions thus covers all areas of institutional and retail processes.

Use DECIDE to implement flexible business models in standardized open application architecture. Modular add-ons allow you to expand your product and service offerings (e.g. ETDs, financial instruments for sustainability, etc.). There is no need to integrate new systems, infrastructures, or solution elements into your existing solutions and processes. DECIDE becomes the foundation of your digital strategies. The system is the ideal platform to support step-by-step demandfocused implementation of digital transformation

DECIDE Web Services make it easy to integrate fintech solutions with the DECIDE Services Backbone or introduce own or third-party frontend solutions for entering selected niche markets, e.g. new digital assets or cryptos. DECIDE enables you to adjust your solution and process landscape at any time as required (to market or client needs, etc.) to achieve the optimized operating models you need.

Substantial Benefits for Your Company

  • Streamlined, optimized architecture for your capital market applications – replacing legacy systems
    The modern design and technology of the DECIDE platform support your business model with customized, highly automated, and multiple secured processes.
  • E2E trade life cycle support
    Comprehensive functionality across all segments, from trading to position/risk management and subledger accounting for all common asset classes and financial instruments.
  • Open architecture for integration of fintech solutions and cloud services
    Fintech applications and mobile channels are integrated into the platform using web services and connectors. DECIDE becomes the anchor of your digital strategy for the capital market.
  • Multi-client enabled and flexible scalability
    DECIDE provides centralized solution and services for all legal entities within your company and beyond, catering to their individual solutions and processes.
  • Select the most suitable operating model – enterprise, SaaS or cloud sourcing
    Choose the operating model that best fits your security, efficiency, and organizational criteria.
  • Regulatory conformity
    DECIDE and pdv provide services in conformity with existing and new regulations including MaRisk, MiFID, ISO 27001, and ISAE 3402.

DECIDE – Platform for capital market processes
with comprehensive and rich fuctionality

Design lean and standardized processes, ensure agile response to market demands,
expand long-term solution and service offerings

The DECIDE product family supports the full process chain for financial instrument trading. You can use the platform as a complete end-to-end solution, or select specific modules or functions to complement or replace parts of your system and process landscape.

DECIDE’s modular structure enables you to configure bespoke solutions tailored to the needs of your institution, its process world, and its range of products and services while also taking clients’ needs into consideration.

Define your concrete application scenario for characteristics including:

  • DECIDE’s role in your future process landscape – subprocesses with support of various modules
  • Asset classes and associated instrument types – cash, ETC derivates, OTC derivates, certificates, structures
  • Financial markets reached directly or via intermediaries
  • User groups of your institution – trade (institutional and retail), treasury, portfolio management, risk management, accounting, analysts, fund managers
  • Integration depth of your solution/system environment with DECIDE modules and interface libraries
  • DECIDE’s integration of fintech solutions into your solution landscape

Front Office

Order entry via the trading desktop (thin client), HTML 5 Trader Cockpit and also via API directly from existing customer trading systems and/or web brokerage solutions

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Decision Support

Tools for trading/asset management to optimize positions, taking into account market developments and risk limits

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OMS/EMS (Best X, SOR)

MiFID II-compliant Order and Execution Management for retail and professional trading across all asset classes and connects customer systems with all stock exchange platforms and established order routing network ECNs.

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Position Management

A flexible alignment on a trading room's trading books and business processes, including real-time simulation and analysis of traders positions.

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Risk Management

Accurate tracking of credit and market price limits as well as clear identification of risks and risk drivers throughout the various business areas and company.

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Clearing & Settlement/Accounting

DECIDE has an efficient and powerful real-time settlement processing chain for structured products and is Target2S-compliant.

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DECIDE – Scope of the product universe

Powerful connected worldwide

DECIDE provides access to international markets for your trading and order management systems. The most important European exchanges are connected via direct interfaces (FIX, FIX/Fast, SWIFT, etc.). A powerful link to leading order routing networks (ECNs such as Instinet, SGN, LSE Group / Refinitif, Bloomberg) gets you connected to other major trading platforms and venues.

With DECIDE, you have the entire range of listed financial instruments covered. The product universe ranges from traditional equities, funds, various types of interest rate products and interest rate derivatives to innovative, structured securities (interest rate cash instruments, interest rate derivatives such as swaps, swaptions, caps, floors, collars, swap notes) and structured products.

Additional Modules and Tools

How to get more out of DECIDE

With this module, you and your customers can easily define, trade, and value complex structured financial products based on building blocks in a simple, generic way. Structures can be arbitrarily defined from standardized individual cash flow indices or from cash flow baskets of various indices across all types of securities. In addition, you can add options and knock-in/knock-out conditions in various forms. With the generic pricing engine, you can evaluate the instruments using a variety of proven and novel mathematical models.

DECIDE's modules and functionality can also be accessed via the HTML 5-browser based solution of pdv Financial Software (Trading Cockpit) or via proprietary solutions, that already exist or are planned/in the process of development. The connection can be established via WebSockets and/or a REST API.

DECIDE has been in use in all its forms for many years at renowned financial institutions. Its modern, scalable and flexible architecture enables you to optimize system and process environments and the associated more-efficient cost structures according to your requirements.

Peter Heister
Business Development Manager, PDV Financial Software GmbH

How to contact us

What special requirements do you have for your future-oriented capital market solutions and processes?
Talk to us – we'll show you how DECIDE can help.

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