SOURCE: Interactive Data

Interactive Data

August 06, 2014 08:30 ET

Interactive Data Releases FutureSource® 4.0

Next Generation Web-Based Hosted Platform Includes New Functionality and Expanded Datasets, Supported by a Display Environment That Enhances Usability

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Aug 6, 2014) - Interactive Data Corporation, a leading provider of market data solutions to the global Commodity & Energy industry, today announced the release of the next generation of FutureSource®, its market data management and analytics platform. The web-based desktop platform includes new functionality, expanded data sources, and a flexible and customizable display environment that enhances its usability and analytical capabilities.

The redesigned and fully-hosted web-based FutureSource platform offers vendor of record (VOR) capabilities designed to provide traders, brokers and analysts in the commodities and energy sectors with operational cost savings, and an enhanced user interface that complements the platform's upgraded workflow capabilities. The dynamic new display environment makes the navigation and creation of user-defined content displays more intuitive and straightforward. The ability to personalize the look and feel of the display screens enables commodity and energy market participants to view what they need, when they need it and in a manner that is best suited to their specific work practices.

"We have used FutureSource since early 2000," said Charles Fisher, a senior crude oil broker with PVM Futures. "The next generation of FutureSource provides the advanced functionality and work flow customization that enables me to conduct business at the highest level. Having FutureSource at my disposal 24/7 and being able to log in from anywhere in the world helps me to better service my clients."

"The release of the next generation of FutureSource is a major platform milestone for our organization," said Kyle Ford, General Manager, Desktops, Interactive Data. "Interactive Data continues to make significant investments designed to enhance our customers' user experience, and provide tools and information that support better informed trading decisions. As the need for global, anywhere, anytime access continues to grow, Interactive Data will expand the global channels through which traders, brokers and analysts can access FutureSource."

The next generation of FutureSource provides:

  • New flexible and customizable presentation of relevant information
  • Improved and simplified workflow
  • Expanded technical analysis
  • Integrated Excel-like analytics grid
  • Trade integration with FutureSource Trader (additional application required)
  • Enhanced multi-monitor experience
  • Automatic print capability
  • Enhanced, user definable chart expressions with presentation overlays
  • Flash quotes
  • Content sets including:
    • Platts
    • OPIS Rack Prices
    • Argus Media
    • Informa Agra global cash market grain data
    • Broker data from key sources including: ICAP and GFI
    • CBOE and OneChicago futures spreads
    • Inter-exchange futures spreads available from Chicago Board of Trade and Minneapolis Grain Exchange

FutureSource 4.0 desktop application requires no software download and minimal bandwidth to operate. All symbol lists, settings and workspaces are saved in the Interactive Data secure private cloud, so users always have access to the latest version of the service. The FutureSource Mobile App version is also available via download on the iPad, most smartphones and wireless PDAs (including BlackBerry and iPhone), to complement the desktop application, and requires no additional exchange fees.

For more information, please visit: www.futuresource.com or email sales@interactivedata.com.

About Interactive Data Corporation

Interactive Data Corporation is a trusted leader in financial information. Thousands of financial institutions and active traders, as well as hundreds of software and service providers, subscribe to our fixed income evaluations, reference data, real-time market data, trading infrastructure services, fixed income analytics, desktop solutions and web-based solutions. Interactive Data's offerings support clients around the world with mission-critical functions, including portfolio valuation, regulatory compliance, risk management, electronic trading and wealth management. Interactive Data has over 2,500 employees in offices worldwide.

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