Standard Integration Options
The way Fundriver handles integrations with most other systems (General Ledger, Donor Relations,etc.) used by our clients is by building custom imports and exports.
1.) Imports: Custom imports are created for clients that have a file (general ledger, bank, etc.) that they would like to upload directly into Fundriver. Transaction imports are the most common type, but other types are possible as well, including fund imports, manager investment activity imports, etc. The client will manually upload this file into Fundriver.
2.) Exports: Custom exports are created for clients that have data in Fundriver that they would like extracted to upload directly into another system (general ledger is the most common). The most common exports Fundriver builds are for Distribution activity, Investment Allocations by GLID, Administrative Fees, and Investment Manager activity (if using our Investment Portfolio Module). The client will generate the exports in the Fundriver software, save the file to their own server, and upload the file directly into their software manually.
Automated Integration Options
1.) Single Sign On (SSO): Access to Fundriver can be granted via SSO. Our SSO is SAML 2 compliant and we are a member of the InCommon network. Single Sign On is set up by working with an institution’s IT department so that Fundriver users can log on to Fundriver through other institutional systems.
2.) Northern Trust: Fundriver has a partnership with Northern Trust, a financial services company. Fundriver clients that have a relationship with Northern Trust can use a built-in utility to import investment data (either at the Investment Pool or Asset Manager level) from Northern Trust using a secure FTP site. Please contact Northern Trust for additional information. If the Northern Trust integration has already been set up for your Fundriver database, then please see How do I Import Northern Trust Data for additional guidance.
3.) Blackbaud Financial Edge NXT:Fundriver is a Blackbaud partner, which has allowed us to build out an integration for fund profile data to flow automatically from FE NXT to Fundriver. If you're interested in utilizing this integration, please reach out to our support team so we can evaluate your database and determine if you're able to use the integration.
4.) FTP Automation: Automates the importing of files to Fundriver from another system (General Ledger, Gift Database) and exporting to the General Ledger from Fundriver.
Fundriver encourages product improvement suggestions from our clients! We use this feedback to continuously develop the software. We are developing additional integration tools and will update this article when they are available.