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Interactive Data releases FutureSource 4.0

06 August 2014  |  1226 views  |  0 Source: Interactive Data

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
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:
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.

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