Screen INFOmatch’s first APAC User Group Meeting big success
SINGAPORE, February 16, 2017 – On February 16, INFOmatch’s first APAC User Group Meeting took place, which was very well attended with over 20 clients and prospective clients from all over Asia, including Japan, Hong Kong, Malaysia and Singapore. The modern Carlton Hotel Singapore served as venue for this event.
Screen INFOmatch is already organising these type of client events for more than 10 years now. As a result of our growing client base and very lively & inquisitive user community in the APAC region we were very proud to bring it to Singapore now. This fully to the APAC region dedicated UGM was announced as a logical next step following the recent opening of a new office in Singapore to fully support Asian clients in their local time zones and (in some cases) their native language.
The objectives of these user group meetings are to update users about new developments & functionalities, future plans and industry trends regarding professional market data management. In addition it is an excellent platform creating direct interaction and exchange of information between clients and Screen staff. It allows customers a perfect forum in which to express their requirements & needs and give a wish list for new functionality, interfaces and reports.
The first part of the meeting was reserved to present and discuss the new INFOmatch release. Our CEO, Peter Fruitema, and Screen Asia’s branch manager, Jorn van der Bruggen, updated the audience on new functionality, in particular, related to enhanced cost and contract tracking & allocation, Fidessa / Thomson Reuters DACS / Bloomberg EMRS management, commissioning soft dollars, demand management through INFOmatch Enterprise Control and separation of duties (four eyes principle).
After this the meeting was continued with Screen staff moderated roundtable discussion sessions, in which small groups of customers from different institutions discussed several topics. With a total of 3 roundtables clients were able to participate in several sessions. The roundtable topics, which were predefined based on client suggestions, dealt with INFOmatch process improvement & automation, best practices, reporting, vendor management, Bloomberg management and compliance. The roundtables created a lot of lively interaction and exchange of information between peers and Screen staff on how INFOmatch’s role in helping to solve business problems and improve efficiency.
This Asian market data event was closed with informal drinks and dinner. In the end, it was a very fruitful and interactive day. We received lots of valuable feedback and input, which will be used by us to prioritise and detail our future software development path, support and service offering.
The Screen Group offers a range of specialised services and solutions for the professional financial services industry.
At the foundation of the company Screen built a unique consultancy practice that has made Screen the global leader for market and reference data advisory services. Through benchmarking, user profiling and requirements inventory Screen assists user firms in optimising their market data spend, as well as in researching, selecting and implementing software applications and solutions.
To inform the Financial Services Industry of new vendors and industry trends, Screen has been organising one day trade shows, Screen Events, for the last 18 years.
The offering is completed with a range of in-house developed and supported software solutions, the INFOmatch suite, which allows user firms to manage market data spend, create cost transparency and reduce redundant services.
The labels that represent this unique suite of complementary services are Screen Consultants, Screen Markets and Screen INFOmatch.
For further information please contact:
Mr. Roel Mels
Tel: +31 73 6122 940