Reactive Worksheets - Solution Brief

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Reactive Worksheets - is a sophisticated Enterprise Data Management, Analysis and Reporting solution built to meet the specific challenges of capital market participants. The solution is designed to help decision makers (Traders, Sales, and Risk Officers etc.) - to access, analyse and manage data from multiple heterogeneous data sources in a very flexible but powerful way.

Reactive Worksheets - offers a single point of access to all data sources within enterprise in real time. That is helping to eliminate data silos that often cause risk, misuse of resources and unnecessary costs for organizations.

Built-in IronPython scripting language provides enormous capacity to do quantitative analysis, letting users do anything from statistical analysis of connected data sources to complex modelling scenarios with user-friendly front ends. The tool provides an intuitive interface that lets users see what happens to the data as you manipulate them locally.

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Reactive Worksheets - Solution Brief

  1. 1. Solution Brief 1 FalconSoft Ltd Technology Consulting & Nearshore Outsourcing Services T REACTIVE WORKSHEETS A Sophisticated Enterprise Data Management, Analysis & Reporting Solution A key challenge for most financial institutions nowadays is to knit together various distributed data sources into one framework in order to provide a coherent, consistent and holistic view on Enterprise Data. This paper outlines how the above-mentioned issue can be addressed through FalconSoft’s Data Management and Analysis Solution, Reactive Worksheets. THE CHALLENGE Financial Services institutions own, maintain and consume large terabytes of data coming from many different places in many different shapes. That could be proprietary or legacy systems, internal or external data sources, real-time or static feeds, transactional or warehouse databases, flat text files or structured excel spreadsheets. MS Excel / SharePoint Power View MS Excel /Sharepoint Power Pivot Custom Functions Monitoring & Control Risk Analytics Complience Portfolio Management CRM Reactive Worksheets (Middleware) In order to make a true insight and ensure your decision is based on complete and up to date External Sources Reactive Worksheets (Single UI) Microsoft BI / Reporting Daily Feeds data, analysts or decision Analytics makers have to access, Real Time Feeds extract, join and aggregate all these sources. That obviously takes time, Internal SOAs money and you can’t really Analytics be sure that meantime Calculation Engines somebody else hasn’t Workflow Services Reactive Worksheets changed it. Reactive (Data Repository) AdHoc Files Configurations Worksheets is a Legacy Systems Meta Data sophisticated enterprise data management and analysis Figure 1- Classical diagram with Reactive Worksheets solution that enables a coherent, consistent and holistic view through enterprise data sets, business processes and business flow. It doesn’t matter where data were stored - in a database, proprietary or legacy system or even real-time external feed as shown in Figure 1. FalconSoft Ltd provides a robust platform that allows advanced data analysis, modification and sharing capability on enterprise data, which has a seamless integration model with Microsoft BI solutions. Effectively it allows analysts and decision makers to stay away from tons of uncontrolled adhoc flat files and/or excel spreadsheets. FalconSoft Ltd 88-90 Hatton Garden, London, EC1N 8PG, UK phone: +44 20 8859 6906 e-mail: info@falconsoft-ltd.com www.falconsoft-ltd.com 15 Smal'-Stots'koho Street, Lviv, 79015, Ukraine, phone: +38 067 288 91 42 e-mail: info@falconsoft-ltd.com www.falconsoft-ltd.com
  2. 2. Solution Brief 2 FalconSoft Ltd Technology Consulting & Nearshore Outsourcing Services T REACTIVE WORKSHEETS Reactive Worksheets - is a sophisticated Enterprise Data Management, Analysis & Reporting solution built to meet the specific challenges of capital market participants. The solution is designed to help decision makers (Traders, Sales, and Risk Officers etc.) - to access, analyse and manage data from multiple heterogeneous data sources in a very flexible but powerful way. ReactiveWorksheets (Single UI) ReactiveWorksheets (Data Repository) Microsoft Business Intelligence & Reporting Solution Reactive Worksheets (Middleware) Database(s) External Feeds, Sources or Analytics Proprietary & Legacy Systems Flat Files, MS Excel Spreadsheets A typical scenario for how all data can be accessed from a single point within enterprise in Figure 2 – Reactive Worksheets (Single UI) real time is shown in Figure 2. This is helping to eliminate data silos that often cause risk, misuse of resources and unnecessary costs for organizations. Built-in IronPython scripting language provides enormous capacity to do quantitative analysis, letting users do anything from statistical analysis of connected data sources to complex modelling scenarios with user-friendly front ends. The tool provides an intuitive interface that lets users see what happens to the data as you manipulate them locally. Main features include:  Clear separation between data and presentation;  Structured & standardised data sources  Comprehensive validation rules  Advanced filtering, grouping and sorting  Multiple Data Sources consolidation (joining from different systems)  Real time data updates  Fine grained Access Control and Security  Full audit trail  IronPython scripting support through a convenient IDE  Powerful search engine throughout all your data sources  Flexible sharing facility  Customization  Real-time Multi User support And last but not least - all data are kept and audited in a secured Data Repository. FalconSoft Ltd 88-90 Hatton Garden, London, EC1N 8PG, UK phone: +44 20 8859 6906 e-mail: info@falconsoft-ltd.com www.falconsoft-ltd.com 15 Smal'-Stots'koho Street, Lviv, 79015, Ukraine, phone: +38 067 288 91 42 e-mail: info@falconsoft-ltd.com www.falconsoft-ltd.com
  3. 3. Solution Brief 3 FalconSoft Ltd Technology Consulting & Nearshore Outsourcing Services T DATA REPOSITORY Secured, controlled & harmonized data storage Security Audit Trail Meta Data Control Data Repository BI Temporal Queries Versioning Data Repository - is a harmonised data storage with a number of control, audit, indexing, archiving features deployed to the local server or to the cloud and can be seamlessly integrated with Microsoft Business Intelligence solutions e.g. PowerView and PowerPivot. Our state on art architecture allows us not to delete any of your records, what means that everything can be traced, found and restored in Data Repository. Snapshots Reactive Worksheets are built on o top of Data Repository and provide a data management, data analysis & data Figure 3 – Data Repository visualization functionality. Also, data visualization can be provided with Microsoft Business Intelligence Solutions - Power View or Power Pivot. Data repository exhibits the following characteristics:        Security (Authentication & Authorization) Full Audit Trail (who, what and where) Data Snapshots (tags) - ability to rollback to as it was during any point in the past Hierarchical Data Snapshots Powerful metadata infrastructure allows you a quick and easy access to your data. Can be deployed either on cloud, locally or server Seamless integration with Microsoft Business Intelligence Solutions - Power View and Power Pivot FalconSoft Ltd 88-90 Hatton Garden, London, EC1N 8PG, UK phone: +44 20 8859 6906 e-mail: info@falconsoft-ltd.com www.falconsoft-ltd.com 15 Smal'-Stots'koho Street, Lviv, 79015, Ukraine, phone: +38 067 288 91 42 e-mail: info@falconsoft-ltd.com www.falconsoft-ltd.com
  4. 4. Solution Brief 4 FalconSoft Ltd Technology Consulting & Nearshore Outsourcing Services T BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE & REPORTING With PowerPivot & PowerView Reactive Worksheets & Data Repository are designed to be very well integrated with Microsoft Business Intelligence solutions – Power View and Power Pivot Power View provides an ad-hoc, customized and specifically tailored visualization experience based on data stored in our secured and controlled Data Repository. It enables quick and easy visualization of data while allowing sharing and collaboration of business insights in a familiar MS Excel 2013 and SharePoint environments. Figure 4 – Business Intelligence & Reporting. Microsoft BI & Reporting offers a powerful solution that provides users of all levels with new insights through familiar Microsoft Office tools. We can create compelling reports and analytical applications to easily share insights, and collaborate with colleagues. The following characteristics can be attributed:  Access real time data through Reactive Worksheet’s middleware and/or Data Repository from virtually any source  Easily collaborate and share insight using Power Pivot  Discover new insights and visualize data with Power View  Inspire innovation in end users with data mashup capabilities  All of the above capabilities available out of the box in Excel 2013  Mash-up and Analyse Data with Power Pivot  Process billions of rows of data at the speed of thought  Perform Rapid Data Exploration With Power View with Excel 2013  Perform rapid data exploration visually and interactively using SharePoint  Effortlessly create, present, and share reports with Power View with Excel 2013 FalconSoft Ltd 88-90 Hatton Garden, London, EC1N 8PG, UK phone: +44 20 8859 6906 e-mail: info@falconsoft-ltd.com www.falconsoft-ltd.com 15 Smal'-Stots'koho Street, Lviv, 79015, Ukraine, phone: +38 067 288 91 42 e-mail: info@falconsoft-ltd.com www.falconsoft-ltd.com
  5. 5. Solution Brief 5 FalconSoft Ltd Technology Consulting & Nearshore Outsourcing Services T SUMMARY FalconSoft Ltd consultants came across data management, analysis and reporting issues while working for investment banks and hedge funds. Consequently, the understanding of financial companies’ challenges has led us to build our own robust and scalable enterprise data management, analysis and reporting platform. FalconSoft Ltd is London based Technology Consulting and Nearshore Outsourcing Services Company, focused on providing software technology solutions to financial services firms. Our focus is dedicated to the development, integration and support of information technology solutions for investment banks, exchanges, brokerage houses, asset/wealth managers, and hedge funds.  We are the only technology consultancy in the city, what offers number of out of the box solutions to the customers to try, adopt and leverage.  We adopted an industry proven outsourcing agile methodology, what works very well for dynamic financial services organisation and our Ukrainian development center  We offer flexible, effective and collaborative partnership models to our clients with effectively balanced onshore and nearshore resources in our development center in Lviv, Ukraine  We combine onshore and offshore development teams to maximise return on investment while keeping close to our customers in the UK and Europe FalconSoft Ltd 88-90 Hatton Garden, London, EC1N 8PG, UK phone: +44 20 8859 6906 e-mail: info@falconsoft-ltd.com www.falconsoft-ltd.com 15 Smal'-Stots'koho Street, Lviv, 79015, Ukraine, phone: +38 067 288 91 42 e-mail: info@falconsoft-ltd.com www.falconsoft-ltd.com

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