SAFE FINANCIALSWELCOME TO THE HOME OF THE CREST SIMULATOR
COST EFFECTIVE, ON DEMAND TESTING SERVICE FOR YOUR BACK OFFICE SYSTEMS
The CREST Simulator reduces the costs associated with testing and developing new systems by providing you with an on demand service to test your back office systems as if you are connected to CREST. Once connected to the Simulator, no booking of trialling slots is required; the Simulator provides consistent daily access. It provides 100% DEX compatibility for all supported message versions. It offers full transaction, reconciliation and file change processing. Transactions can be auto matched by the simulator or matched by conventional dual party input.
100% DEX COMPATABILITY
For all supported message versions
CONNECT VIA THE INTERNET
Secure transmissions via FTP or SSH SFTP and new for 2020 IBM MQ Support!
Online web portal to manage your test data, giving you more control and greater visibility of results
DEDICATED SUPPORT TEAM
Provide excellent CREST knowledge and promptly respond to all email and phone queries, saving time for your testing team
HOW DOES IT WORKS
The service is operated and maintained by Safe Financials Limited and deployed over the internet, using the secure SFTP file transfer protocol. Connectivity information can be found here
You can manage your own test data using our internet enquiry tool, the SimGUI.
New versions of DEX messages are implemented ahead of CREST which allows you to test your upgraded systems prior to CREST trialling. When training environments are linked to the CREST Simulator, the realism is instantly improved.
Simulator environments can be reset to allow trainers to use the same example pack numerous times.
The system is operational, on business days, from 05:30 to 20:30.
CLIENT SUPPORT SERVICES
Discover how the simulator can reduce development risk and add realism to your user training
Development and testing services without Euroclear connectivity and a huge resource of technical know how
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WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS SAY
”The Crest Simulator has provided an excellent testing platform which has greatly improved our testing and enabled us to provide a much better service to our users”
“I believe our testing has improved since we began using the simulator. I can think of several occasions where we’ve picked up potentially major flaws prior to putting changes live.”
“We have found the responses both from the simulator and from the helpdesk/support team more than acceptable which has helped reduce project timescales and also improve our testing and other activities.”