Heywood connects to PDP’s digital architecture

Heywood Pension Technologies has announced it has successfully connected its ISP solution to the Pensions Dashboards Programme’s (PDP) digital architecture and is starting to expand its testing of end-to-end transactions.

The company’s first involvement with the programme began in 2016, when it participated in building a dashboard prototype as part of the industry working group.

Heywood was subsequently announced as an alpha programme participant in April 2021 and has been directly involved in designing the dashboard’s ‘find and view’ application programming interfaces (APIs).

As advocates of the programme, Heywood said its ISP solution has been designed to work for anyone, regardless of the underlying admin platforms in use.

Heywood said it “champions support” for what happens after the staging deadlines have been met and believes that the need for bandwidth across a controlled number of ISP connections will contribute to the overall sustainability of the industry architecture.

Heywood head of propositions, Chris Connelly, commented: “The success of the PDP ecosystem depends on ISP providers delivering compliant, secure and scalable solutions.
“Most administration platforms aren’t set up to cope with the demands dashboards will place on them.

“A good ISP will deliver compliance in a cost-effective way and protect production systems from large, unpredictable traffic flows, whether that traffic is the initial IT load from the Pension Finder Service, or the subsequent flow of follow up activity from members.”

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