“Clearstream is the leading central securities depository (CSD) in Europe, so it is critical that our technology performs optimally on the T2S platform once it launches,” said Volker Riebesell, senior vice president, Clearstream, and project manager of the Clearstream T2S implementation. “The simulator that Tricentis developed will be instrumental in helping us verify and test our solution independently of the real T2S platform, adds flexibility to our testing approach, and will ensure that our applications function and perform they way they are designed to.”
Clearstream chose Tricentis Tosca Virtualize — the service virtualization component of Tosca Testsuite — for its ability to develop a simulator that can test the complete chain of Clearstream processing independently of the T2S platform. This approach has allowed Clearstream to:
- Gain access to a comprehensive, thorough T2S testing environment in addition to what is directly available via the current T2S project
- Support early, incremental implementation, with a focus on the T2S interface
- Use the simulator test tool for more flexible regression testing during the T2S testing phases
- Increase the effectiveness of internal testing and thus further mitigate project risk
Clearstream is the post-trade services provider within Deutsche Börse Group. As an international central securities depository (ICSD) headquartered in Luxembourg, Clearstream provides the post-trade infrastructure for the Eurobond market and services for securities from 53 domestic markets worldwide. Clearstream’s customers comprise approximately 2,500 financial institutions in more than 110 countries. Its services include the issuance, settlement and custody of securities, as well as investment fund services and global securities financing. With around EUR 12.0 trillion in assets under custody, Clearstream is one of the world’s largest settlement and custody firms for domestic and international securities. As a central securities depository (CSD) based in Frankfurt, Clearstream also provides the post-trade infrastructure for the German securities industry.