Gerrit van Brakel about the Frank!Framework


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About 20 years ago, when I worked at Nationale-Nederlanden, I started with the Frank!Framework. Nationale-Nederlanden needed a solution to link two systems together. Normally, a one-time solution would be built for this individual problem. I decided to come up with a system that would solve not only this problem, but also many subsequent questions and problems.

This resulted in the Frank!Framework, a set of building blocks that allow different systems to communicate with each other. Simply explained; you have a system with which you can make quotations and you have an administration system. These systems must be able to communicate with each other. The Frank!Framework does this by receiving, processing and sending the messages between the different systems through a kind of pipeline.

The Frank!Framework was built for a specific system, but it soon became possible to run a number of different systems with it.

With the Frank!Framework we make much more impact than with a solution for an individual problem. The Frank!Framework can be used in more companies, and for many more applications. A handy tool that takes a lot of work off your hands!

The Frank!Framework is made in such a way that even people who are not so technical can use it. It is both time and cost effective. If errors arise, you have quickly found and solved the problem. That means that there is a lot of time left for other important work.

The Frank!Framework is made in such a way that even people who are not that technical can use it

After the Frank!Framework was conveived and created 20 years ago, many applications quickly started using it. First, it was widely used at Nationale-Nederlanden, then we continued with the Framework ourselves, so that we could also use it at other companies. We thought it was important that the Frank!Framework would become open source.

If someone has a question or problem that is solved with the Frank!Framework, after a while more and more applications of that company will be linked with the Frank!Framework and more and more companies will use it.

Basically, the Frank!Framework has remained the same since the first application, but we are constantly working on making the Frank!Framework even more user-friendly, automated and simpler.

The Frank!Framework distinguishes itself by its transparency. Other systems often require a license and are very expensive. If you want to change systems, that’s a real headache file. The Frank!Framework, on the other hand, is easy to understand and, if necessary, also easy to convert to another system.

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