INFOmatch International User Group Meeting 2018 in Amsterdam
AMSTERDAM, January 31, 2018 – On January 31, INFOmatch’s International User Group Meeting again took place, which was very well attended with over 40 clients from all over the globe, including The Netherlands, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Norway, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and United States. The luxurious 5-star hotel NH Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky in Amsterdam served as venue for this event. The hotel dates back to 1855 and is located in the heart of Amsterdam’s characteristic historical centre on the main square with a view of the Royal Palace.
Last event’s evaluation and feedback provided by our user group community allowed us to again implement client-driven improvements to this edition’s get-together. By doing so, we want to ensure that we continue to organise client events that meet the requirements of our customers. In short, this means that this User Group meeting was even more focused on sharing client experiences and discussing client requirements & needs, practical situations and industry trends.
The meeting kicked off with an interactive workshop, which is primarily targeted at people using INFOmatch in supporting their daily market data tasks. The workshop was fully booked, which again shows that Screen INFOmatch serves a very lively and inquisitive user community. The workshop’s theme was defined as “Schedule reports to be sent out by email using INFOmatch’s Scheduled Task module”. During this workshop clients were offered the opportunity to (better) understand how to set up advanced scheduled tasks in INFOmatch which automatically send out reports to department heads.
The second part of the meeting was reserved for company & product presentations. Managing director, Peter Fruitema, kicked off welcoming the audience and gave an update on the company, including the recent announcement of the take-over of Screen Group by TRG, and its enhanced product portfolio, including Research Monitor and DART. Next CTO, Peter Schout, talked through INFOmatch’s latest developments and upcoming new release. INFOmatch’s Service Manager, Mark van Uden, gave a presentation on reporting & data visualisation in INFOmatch through a business intelligence (BI) tool.
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 6 roundtables clients were able to participate in several sessions. The roundtable topics, which were predefined based on client suggestions, were about INFOmatch process improvement & automation, ideas for INFOmatch’s product roadmap, interfacing, best practices, reporting & business intelligence and market data industry trends & vendor management. 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.
The event was closed with informal drinks and dinner in the evening. 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 next day, February 1, all INFOmatch clients were kindly invited to attend DIPUG’s (Dutch IPUG) quarterly get-together. Currently more than 20 Dutch financial institutions are member of DIPUG. The main focus area of the group is market data in a broad sense and IT solutions. This DIPUG meeting was followed by FISD’s Amsterdam event, which was hosted by the Financial Information Services Division (FISD) of SIIA. Screen Group is proud partner of this event. Both events had a very good turnout, and proved to be a perfect platform to learn more about the latest trends in the professional Financial Information Services industry. In addition to this it again provided excellent networking and B2B opportunities.
The Screen Group offers a range of specialised services and solutions for the professional financial information services industry since 1990. The labels that represent this unique suite of complementary services are Screen INFOmatch, Screen Consultants and Screen Markets.
Screen INFOmatch offers INFOmatch, a suite of market data management solutions that is used by market data business professionals around the globe. It assists our clients manage their market data costs, processes and workflows more efficiently.
Screen Consultants is the leading boutique consulting firm with a special focus on market & reference data and investment management solutions. Screen Consultants is an independent specialist with a track record of assisting financial institutions globally with managing business processes, market & reference data management challenges, selection & implementation of specialised information systems, technology and risk & regulatory compliance issues.
Screen Markets is responsible for Screen Consultants’ established events business and the name for Europe’s premier Financial Information Services events. Recognised for bringing together the user and vendor communities in major financial centers, the Screen Markets events offer a unique opportunity to be briefed on the latest developments.
For further information please contact:
Mr. Roel Mels
Tel: +31 73 6122 940