Bain recommended the following solutions in a complex realignment of the IT architecture:
- Front-end customer interfaces to be fully replaced with a new architecture that is in line with business needs and capabilities.
- Back-end systems to be consolidated utilizing the best components of SecuritiesCo and its acquisition.
- Matching engines to be integrated into a single system to support a single quote and to optimize speed and functionality.
Bain recommended an aggressive transformation plan to support organizational alignment along businesses, while maintaining trading synergies: Two businesses, Agency Brokerage and Exchange, to maintain separate business organizations while sharing certain technology platforms.