CASCADE-PC: Delivery of version 9.7 and modifications in the download and installation process

11.10.2019

Clearstream Banking AG, Frankfurt1 informs customers that the CASCADE-PC Version 9.7 will be available for download from

Monday, 4 November 2019

Scope

The new CASCADE-PC version will contain functional enhancements for T2S Release 3.2 in November 2019 as well as modifications to the screens for the CASCADE extension to 6 decimal places for OneClearstream-eligible securities. In addition, initial enhancements for the use of the Future German Model on Corporate Action Cash Payments in T2S can be recognised.

For the introduction of the T2S Release 3.2 and CBF Release November 2019, rollout activities for the CASCADE-PC version 9.7 must be taken into account. A mandatory software update has been scheduled, that is, all earlier versions of CASCADE-PC cannot be used after the successful deployment of the CBF Release in November 2019. From 18 November 2019, customers who will log on with CASCADE-PC version 9.6 will receive the following error message:

  • E00060: your currently installed program version is 9.6, but you need version: 9.7. Terminate this application.

According to the latest CBF customer readiness plan, the CASCADE-PC version will be available for download on the Clearstream website from 4 November 2019.

Modifications of the CASCADE-PC download and installation process

CBF will harmonise the procedures for downloading and installing CASCADE-PC for all installation variants. The current distinction between standard and client/server will be replaced by a single, uniform process. The current selection of the installation variant using a pop-up window is no longer relevant. In future, the required variant will be set up by the customer during the installation process. In preparation for the installation of the new software, it may become necessary that customers need to update their internal processes for the rollout of the software.

As today, CASCADE-PC can be installed as standard installation (standalone) or as client/server version. The parallel installation of different CASCADE-PC versions is the default for the standard installation. The client/server installation is still possible independent of any version (by merely exchanging the server). However, the paths for a parallel client/server installation must be adjusted accordingly.

The Installation Manual for the CASCADE-PC Version 9.7 with the relevant details is attached to this Announcement.

Contact

Please contact our Client Services teams for questions regarding the functionality. Questions related to the technical connection can be addressed to our Connectivity Support teams. Particular questions related to the CASCADE-PC download procedure will be routed to the experts of the T2S Settlement Functionality team.

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1. This Announcement is published by Clearstream Banking AG (CBF), registered office at Mergenthalerallee 61, 65760 Eschborn, Germany, registered with the Commercial Register of the District Court in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, under number HRB 7500.