This white paper discusses the ways for financial services ISV’s to create a strategic partnership with a specialist service provider to provide a more complete product engineering-to-professional services-to-support solution to their customers that not only helps the company in its growth, but increases value by focusing the internal experts on innovation. Due to the increasing complexity of the financial instruments globalization of the customer base and increasing complexity of the regulatory environment, financial services companies are becoming increasingly dependent on cutting-edge highly functional software products to maintain their lead in the markets.