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By Neil Hampton
5 November 2014

Fundamental launches cloud based Asset Management Software

CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA – (5 November 2014). Fundamental Software today announced the launch of Fundamental Hosted, a cloud based asset management software.  An online version of the market leading Fundamental Portfolio Manager (FPM) application.

The cloud is changing the way companies think about hosting applications. Fundamental Hosted utilises state of the art cloud technology to provide a highly available, scalable solution with automatic failover allowing the Investment Manager or Administrator to focus on the business of investment management without needing to worry about the hardware and software complexities of Investment Administration software.  Fundamental Hosted allows the user to run FPM remotely and utilizes the latest technology from Microsoft to provide a seamless user experience whether running FPM on a desktop at the office or a mobile device when travelling or at home.

Fundamental are partnering with RSAWEB, a leading provider of Enterprise Cloud, Web Hosting and Enterprise Class Data Centre Solutions, whose state of the art Data Centres are equipped with market leading safety, security and monitoring equipment to protect client data.

Fundamental Software is at the forefront in utilizing modern technology to provide innovative Investment Administration solutions and Fundamental Hosted is the latest example of this.  Neil Hampton, CEO of Fundamental Software says “we are receiving a lot of interest in Fundamental Hosted as companies look to take advantage of cloud technology.  Fundamental Hosted is a secure, highly available, scalable solution with automatic failover that is device and location independent.  In addition, Fundamental provide value add services such as database maintenance, backups and FPM upgrades allowing our clients to focus on what they do best and leaving the application support and maintenance to be managed by Fundamental’s team of experts”.

Mark Slingsby, Technical Director at RSAWEB agrees that cloud technology is bringing many new benefits to how software companies deliver applications to clients, “the cloud is bringing benefits such as increased control, security, uptime, scalability and more response support while at the same time reducing the total cost of ownership of enterprise applications”.

About Fundamental Software

Fundamental Software (Pty) Ltd is Southern Africa’s leading provider of Investment Administration Software. Our clients include some of Africa’s most successful Investment, Life, Unit Trust, Pension Fund and Wealth Management Companies with assets approaching R1 trillion managed on our software.

Using leading edge technology we provide our clients with an innovative, robust and comprehensive product. Fundamental Portfolio Manager (FPM) is easy to use, implement and integrate.

Our team of experts in investment administration software are passionate about providing world class solutions. We are committed to providing consistently exceptional client service.

Fundamental is actively expanding into Africa and now has 3 clients in Namibia and 1 in Botswana in addition to an established client base in South Africa including many leading Investment Companies and service providers such as Allan Gray, Taquanta, Personal Trust, PSG Asset Management and Global Independent Administrators (GIA).

You can follow Fundamental on Twitter @TeamFundamental.

About RSA Web

Established in 2001, RSAWEB have extensive industry experience and take pride in offering clients the best in service and support, with SLA’s ensuring clients’ peace-of-mind, with a 24-hour help-desk fully supporting and monitoring all services.

RSAWEB have invested heavily in network and hosting infrastructure and have a strong presence in South Africa and Internationally with data centres in Johannesburg and Cape Town, and POPs (points of presence) in London, Europe and the USA.

As implied by their motto ‘technology meets life’, RSAWEB believe that great technology doesn’t have to be complex and expensive to be effective.