The Big Bang Theory of Success.
For Constellation, it started with an open development platform, but it’s where we’ve gone from there that created a full-blown ecosystem.
Community based financial institutions and fintechs, both hungry for a better way, joined us and prompted the need for specific services and support to realize the full Constellation benefit.
While we’re nowhere near the end of our evolution, we’re building more services, more support, more opportunities, more everything to keep our universe expanding.
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The Developer Portal supports the development, testing, and certification of new content on the Constellation platform.
By signing a Mutual Non-Disclosure Agreement and Developer Portal Access Agreement, developers at community based financial institutions and fintechs gain access to the development environment at no cost. They’ll also receive training materials and developer support from our product team.
As developers complete their service development, the content goes through a rigorous certification process that carefully inspects the uncompiled code. In addition, the code is automatically tested using CheckMarx, the same tool used by SalesForce.com for testing and inspection of their applications.
Once applications pass certification, they’re cleared for production and, at the developer’s choice, made available in the ecosystem.
Certified Developer Program
Let’s just put it out there in bold type for all the world to see: WE LOVE DEVELOPERS. Along with our community based financial institution partners, they’re essential in keeping Constellation in the right orbit.
When they’re successful, we’re successful. And our Certified Developer Program was created to help ensure their career success.
Through the program, developers who create real or sample services for the platform earn certifications by demonstrating their coding and design skills. As developers submit more services and show mastery of more complex topics, they qualify for higher levels of certification.
Fintechs that employ multiple Certified Developers qualify to be listed as Certified Development Partners. These firms provide a source of technical talent we can engage in the development of new services.
Member Services Portal
Community based financial institutions always take care of their members with personal service. It’s one big reason members are so loyal.
But what happens when the consumer has technical questions or need support for a service created on the Constellation platform?
Thanks to the Constellation Member Service Portal, they get help from the same people they already know and trust: their institutions service representatives. The Member Service Portal allows community based financial institutions personnel to log on to an administrative website so they can help consumers with their questions, suggest easy fixes, even provide more in-depth technical support if needed.
Dark Sky Ventures – A Joint Development Partnership
Increasing access to services for credit unions and their members is Constellation’s number one goal, and Dark Sky Ventures was created to speed development of our credit union partners’ most important initiatives.
Select Constellation community based financial institutions partners work with Dark Sky Ventures to jointly develop, purchase, and invest in services most essential to them as a group. Core participants who are in this groundbreaking venture program determine their joint requirements, assess build-or-buy opportunities, develop custom initiatives, and negotiate group buying deals.
And community based financial institutions aren’t the only beneficiaries. Fintech partners gain exposure to, and network with, decision-makers. Their involvement in Dark Sky Ventures allows them to create knowing they already have eager buyers, ensuring that they can bring services to market much faster, and opening the door to collaboration with other fintechs and new business opportunities.
With Dark Sky Ventures, everyone gets the opportunity to work together and benefit from everyone else’s successes.
Due Diligence Process – A Rochdale Paragon Alliance
The Due Diligence Alliance from CUSO partner Rochdale Paragon Group (RPG) streamlines the review process to provide an extra level of confidence for Constellation’s partners. RPG uses a proprietary scoring process to review and interpret answers from fintechs, then creates a report with the details of their analysis.
Fintechs that go through the process can post their report in the ecosystem for credit unions to review. If credit unions choose, they can also purchase a fully detailed report about the fintech.
Constellation’s platform clears the way for new breakthroughs at the speed of innovation, making it simpler for both community based financial institutions and fintechs to access the technology they need to give members the choices they want.