Over 1,000 users have now registered on the Origo Standards website (www.origostandards.com) since its launch in November 2002.
The 1,000th user to register was Des Matthewman, a senior programme developer from Orbit Benefits, a UK consultancy specialising in the provision of online corporate benefits.
The aim of Origo's Standards is to deliver common capabilities that enable the financial services industry to further exploit e-business and develop cost-effective ways of dealing with their customers.
Matthewman signed up on the website following the Origo General Education Session in London on 24 September.
He says: “Standards are vital in the financial services industry as companies simply cannot operate in isolation. As well as introducing commonality in the industry, Origo Standards enhance productivity and effectiveness for users, which is a major boon.
“We place great importance on embracing new technologies and we've been using Origo Standards in the development of the Orbit online benefits management system and TIMA pensions modelling tool.”
Origo Standards comprise a common language and set of rules. The Standards fully conform to W3C standards and cover numerous business transactions and processes, from quotations through to contract enquiries.
Paul Pettitt, managing director of Origo, adds: “One year on since the launch of the site, we've noticed a change in the profile of our Standards user base: many more staff within our sponsor organisations are now registering for access, as well as increased numbers of software companies.
“We now have registrations from across the financial services spectrum, from providers and IFAs to software companies and portals. We expect this number to continue to rise as new Standards are introduced.”