The performance decoy
In the summer of 2014, we were already using AngularJS internally for one of our products, the Sentinel front-end which, incidentally, has just recently been merged with the new version of ActivePivot Live. It was therefore very tempting to select AngularJS as our preferred technology so that we could draw upon the knowledge acquired.
Analyzing supply chain data is at the heart of any growth-oriented company. By scrutinizing raw operational data and transforming it into usable business insight, best performing companies save thousands of euros, improve operational efficiency, and achieve overall business growth.
After our presentation last year about running a 16TB JVM, we’re very happy to announce that Oracle has invited us again to present at the upcoming JavaOne and Oracle OpenWorld 2016 events, which will take place on September 18th to 22nd in San Francisco, not for one but for two sessions.
A burdensome choice
Building a project from scratch and choosing its technologies is a rare opportunity but brings with it a great responsibility. The choice will affect the company and its customers for many years to come. It can either allow you to evolve quickly with your environment, or shackle you to constraints, workarounds and outdated technology. Without careful consideration, a choice that appears to be good today might emerge as being a bad choice tomorrow and years of investment can be thrown away.
In the aftermath of the 2011 Eurozone crisis, the Basel committee introduced stricter rules for the management of liquidity ratios.
- BCBS 238 on Liquidity Coverage Ratio (LCR) ensures that banks have enough liquidity buffer to survive market stress.
- BCBS 248 on Intraday liquidity tightens the control and management of cash flow and liquidity throughout the day.
- BCBS 324 on Net Stable Funding Ratio (NSFR) controls how banks fund their long-term activities with short-term sources of cash.
Our very own Director of R&D Antoine Chambille is heading to East Asia in July and will be at the Singapore Spring User Group on July 20th at 7pm, hosted in the Paypal office in Suntec. Read more
The beginning of ActivePivot Live
Seven years ago, Quartet FS made a decision to build a front-end for ActivePivot Server, its in-memory analytical platform. Prior to this, it was only possible to connect to, and interact with, ActivePivot using Excel and employing the MDX query language. We needed a lightweight client, a user interface with which we could connect to ActivePivot from any workstation without prior installation. Read more
With changes as complex and as far-reaching as those introduced by the FRTB, it helps to classify the challenges they pose and deconstruct them into concrete, feasible tasks leading up to December 2019 and consists of either new IT developments, changes in work methods or, more commonly, a combination of both.
A few weeks ago, Quartet FS co-hosted a FRTB round-table event with PwC in London as we reported in a previous post. A large number of decision-makers from international banks were present to take part in a discussion that started with the simple opening gambit: “How ready are you to implement FRTB?”
One element that is often neglected by brick & mortar retailers, for lack of sufficient analytical capabilities to take it into account, is that the competitive environment varies greatly from one store location to another. While any pricing strategy typically integrates the positioning of competitors at the national level to set prices, for a store the truly relevant level to define and implement the most efficient pricing strategy is the catchment area where neighbouring stores actually compete for the same customers. It is only by drilling down to this level of granularity that you can truly optimize your pricing to maintain your positioning and maximize your margins at the same time.