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Panopticon Software

Panopticon's data visualization software helps traders, portfolio managers, CIOs, and other managers in financial institutions make timely, insightful and informed business decisions. Panopticon combines innovations in three areas:

> World class, academically validated information visualizations, including Treemaps, Heat Maps, Stack Graphs, Horizon Graphs, Bullet Graphs and other useful data visualisations.
> Business Intelligence monitoring & analysis functions.
> Ability to connect to virtually any data source, including streaming feeds, relational databases, and proprietary data formats.

The Panopticon Data Visualization platform is available as an SDK that enables firms to embed these capabilities into their own proprietary applications. The company also offers enterprise and desktop versions of its data visualization tools that companies can deploy quickly. Panopticon offers a free trial period for all of its data visualization software, including its popular Treemap and Heatmap enterprise-deployed and desktop software products.

Our Website: http://www.panopticon.com


Latest Content From Panopticon Software

Webcast: Effective Trader Activity & Performance Monitoring with a CEP-Enabled Data Visualization System

by Panopticon SoftwareOct 14, 2010

The combination of Panopticon, Sybase RAP and the Aleri CEP engine provides a platform for real-time monitoring of flow trading effectiveness. The system supports performance monitoring across traders, ECNs/Venues, desks, products, maturity baskets, client/counterparties and industry groups. This platform provides immediate feedback to trading and sales desks, allowing them to maximize client profitability and service. Additionally, the data produced by the system is retained in the Sybase RAP store, enabling managers to compare the latest real-time performance information with daily, weekly and longer term historic trends. In this webinar, Panopticon's Peter Simpson, and Jeff Wootton from Sybase explain: - How to configure the platform to monitor trading activity. - How to quantify performance on every RFQ and completed transaction. - How to aggregate performance across multiple hierarchies, including business, product, maturity and client, in order to maximize client service. - How sales and trading groups can view the trading effectiveness from different standpoints. The demonstration portion of the webinar covers how to: - Run CEP models for quantifying transaction effectiveness. - Aggregate effectiveness data across flow trading businesses. - Highlight good and bad performance across the products traded, the trading desks and the client structures. - Investigate problem performance patterns, by slicing and dicing across real-time streaming OLAP cubes, powered by the Aleri CEP engine. - Use visual analysis to identify trends, outliers and clustering within the streaming OLAP cube data sets. - Demonstrate examples of usage patterns by different desks and teams.


Webcast: Real-Time Visual Analysis of Financial Risk Data

by Panopticon SoftwareSep 16, 2010

Securities and investment management firms are combining the analytical power of the Sybase Aleri CEP engine with Panopticon's OLAP-enabled data visualization tools to monitor real-time profit & loss (P&L) and risk-limit usage and analyze many other types of risk data. Common applications for this platform include: - Real-Time P&L Monitoring - Market Risk - Credit / Counterparty Risk - Liquidity Risk Whether you are looking at risk in real time, intraday, end of day, or on a historic basis, this combined platform supports the key functions that make risk analysis much more effective and efficient.


Webcast: Statistical Beauty - Visual Analysis of Economic Data Sets

by Panopticon SoftwareFeb 23, 2010

This webinar uses a variety of macroeconomic data from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and the United Nations (UN) Statistics Division to demonstrate how to create truly useful and easy-to-understand analytical dashboards. Statistics by themselves are often hard to understand and difficult to analyze objectively. The right software makes it possible to develop interactive information graphics that do more than dazzle: They help people truly understand and analyze the underlying data in large statistical databases. Even the most accurate and complete data set is useless if people cannot easily analyze and interpret its contents. The proper selection of data visualizations combined with best practices and use of color, size, layout and organization can make even the most dense material comprehensible. Beyond that, such information visualization tools can reveal hidden truths that may be obscured by the weight of controversial statistics. Learn: How to create visual analytics dashboards that support fast discovery through clustering, outliers, correlations and contributions. How to enhance analytical dashboards using calculations across time, through time and between set time windows. How to use the special time series tools available in Panopticon's software to focus on a particular time slice or the performance across a defined time window and how to play back through all the data in a time series.


Webcast: Visualize Portfolio Attribution, Performance & Risk

by Panopticon SoftwareJan 26, 2010

This webinar presents an advanced visual analysis dashboard that allows managers to view aggregated risk, tracking error, performance and associated attribution from all funds under management right down to the constituent level of a single portfolio, and then allows them to see the impact of changing underlying constituents. WEBINAR: Visualize Portfolio Risk, Performance and Attribution Peter Simpson is our VP Research & Development. He is responsible for all development, pre-sales, support and consulting activities. Peter holds a Master of Science degree in Information Systems Engineering and a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics with Space Science & Technology. Hugh Heinsohn is Panopticon's VP Marketing. He has over 20 years experience working with software companies and telecoms equipment manufacturers. Watch this Webinar It's critical for portfolio managers to have a clear and up-to-the-minute understanding of how their investment choices are performing. The information in traditional reports can take hours or even days to absorb and interpret. Yet managers must make decisions quickly, especially in volatile market conditions. The solution supports collaboration within organizations as well as presentation of complex performance and risk data in intuitive ways. The software's ability to handle large amounts of data from multiple databases makes it a great fit for managing complex funds. Learn: How to use data visualization software to quickly design and implement a dashboard for visualizing risk, performance and attribution data How to use Treemap, Heat Matrix and Scatter Plot information visualizations to monitor and analyze portfolio data.


Webcast: Use Panopticon's Developer SDK 5.4 to Embed Interactive, Real-Time Data Visualizations in Microsoft WPF Environments

by Panopticon SoftwareDec 10, 2009

Panopticon Developer is our comprehensive SDK that allows you to tightly embed both our in-memory OLAP data engine and visual data analysis tools into your own enterprise applications. The SDK works with .NET (WinForm & WebForm), Java and Microsoft Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) environments. WPF provides a unified framework for building applications and high-fidelity experiences in Windows 7 and other operating system environments. It blends application UI, documents, and media content. WPF offers developers graphics support, hardware-accelerated effects, scalability to different form factors, interactive data visualization, and superior content readability. Developer is also available for Java and older .NET environments. All three versions � WPF, .NET and Java � offer identical functionality. Panopticon Developer may be embedded in HTML-only, thin client, or thick client applications. It includes our robust yet flexible StreamCube� in-memory OLAP data model designed to accept real-time data streams, an application programming interface (API), and a set of controls -� along with comprehensive documentation that explains every aspect of how to use the software. This webinar covers these topics: Overview of new features in the Developer SDK; How to add Panopticon's real-time technology to existing WPF applications; Build in-memory OLAP analytics visualizations and screening tools using Microsoft Visual Studio; How the capabilities of our multi-platform SDK can be added to existing applications.


Webcast: Visualize Real-Time Streaming Data Feeds in Visual Data Analytics Dashboards

by Panopticon SoftwareNov 14, 2009

Users in many industries must make decisions based on data that is changing constantly. The ability to visualize time-critical data from multiple sources is key to making the best possible decisions. This is particularly true in the fast-moving world of financial services. This webinar explains how to use Panopticon EX data visualization software to monitor and analyze many different types of data sets, including real-time streaming stock market quote feeds. In addition to the support of real-time streaming data, Panopticon EX allows on-the- fly in-memory visual data analysis through its unique Streaming OLAP Cube StreamCube and range of interactive visualizations. These visualizations can display static, streaming and historic time series in flat and hierarchical data structures. Provided data can be enhanced through the addition of calculation fields which can additionally be time period, and time window sensitive, and screened accordingly. In the webinar we will look at stock market monitoring as an example. Other use cases would include any solution which is time sensitive, such as risk, revenues, sales, and performance monitoring. Viewers will learn: How to retrieve real-time streaming data from Excel; How to build calculated fields across both static and streaming data fields; How to define screening criteria; How to build interactive multi-visualization dashboards; How to play and pause the streaming service; How to be alerted on defined criteria.


Webcast: How Opturo Created a Visual Analytics Dashboard for Its Performance & Attribution Application

by Panopticon SoftwareOct 15, 2009

Opturo Investment Process Automation has created a visual front end for its new ODIN Attribution Manager application. They used the Panopticon Developer SDK to tightly integrate Treemap, Heat Map and Scatter Plot data visualizations into the program. The dashboards allow fund managers to analyze the performance of their funds much more effectively than is possible with alternative systems. Opturo�s ODIN Attribution Manager is a comprehensive, low-latency and web-based in-house performance and attribution solution. The application is specifically geared towards improving the quality of information available to fund managers while reducing the portfolio performance analysis costs. The software is capable of decomposing and properly analyzing each portfolio�s unique investment process and provides reliable information to fund managers and investors that can enhance investment decisions. ODIN Attribution Manager supports the following mission-critical functions: Daily, component-level, multi-currency returns for both longs and shorts; Handles intra-day transactions, corporate actions, over-night cash flows and tax reclaim to provide accurate weights and returns for performance reporting and attribution; Daily, trade-inclusive return and risk attribution; Handles equity, fixed income and balanced-funds; Custom decision trees support on-the-fly, user-defined, attribute structures; Industry first implementation of true temporal data visualization for in-depth analysis of historical attribution data. Opturo utilizes the Java edition of the Panopticon Developer SDK as a critical tool in the creation of the ODIN Attribution Manager product. Learn how Opturo used the SDK to embed data visualizations into their application.


Webcast: Maximize Your Sales Pipeline with New BI Dashboard Solution

by Panopticon SoftwareSep 15, 2009

Every organization must manage its sales pipeline for maximum effectiveness. In addition, managers need visibility into anticipated revenues as well as problem areas that require their immediate attention. This webinar presents Sales Intelligence, a unique BI solution for sales managers that allows them to gain a comprehensive understanding of their sales pipelines and anticipated revenue at a glance. This new solution is true business intelligence providing essential information for action. This solution was built using Panopticon EX data visualization software. It utilizes Treemap, Heatmap, Scatter Plot, and other visualizations to help managers fully understand their sales forecast. It uses our unique StreamCube� OLAP data model for on-the-fly data aggregations and slicing and dicing. Sales managers can make comparisons between salespeople, sales territories and/or prospective deals. Regardless of your industry, Sales Intelligence is an essential tool for improving sales forecasting and results. This new solution can be implemented quickly utilizing Panopticon EX which can be connected to virtually any data source. The solution brings data together from the CRM system, website statistics, spreadsheets and other sources. Our clients love this exclusive solution because of the quick ROI and increase in sales. Learn: How to improve the accuracy of your sales forecasts using a BI Dashboard system that federates data from multiple sources; How to optimize your sales force and improve efficiency; How to collect and utilize data detailing the traces clients and prospects make on your website.


Webcast: Using a Credit Risk Analysis & Monitoring Dashboard to Support Basel II Compliance

by Panopticon SoftwareAug 25, 2009

Panopticon�s Credit Risk Analysis & Monitoring Solution is an advanced set of data visualizations delivered in an easy-to-use, interactive Executive Dashboard. The system allows bank managers to understand their true level of risk exposures at all times and share that information in a timely manner with auditors, regulators, clients, or even the public. Kaveh Mossavati will explain how to build, deploy and use a Credit Risk Analysis & Monitoring Executive Dashboard. He has developed this tool using Panopticon EX, the latest generation of our data visualization technology. Using EX means that banks can implement this solution very quickly � within days � and customize the system easily to support their own unique rules and procedures. The Basel II Accords are intended to safeguard the solvency of individual banks and help maintain overall economic stability by setting standards that require banks to hold increased capital reserves for higher risk exposure. The standards seek to ensure that capital allocation is more risk sensitive, that banks are able to separate operational risk from credit risk, and to align economic and regulatory capital more closely in order to reduce the scope for regulatory arbitrage. The Panopticon Credit Risk Analysis & Monitoring solution allows bank managers to understand precisely the drivers of risk � much faster than is possible with traditional methods � and enables decision-makers to take immediate action on important findings. See how easy it is to build a Credit Risk Analysis & Monitoring Dashboard based on your own bank's unique infrastructure.


Webcast: Embed Multi-Platform Visual Data Analysis into Existing .NET and Java Applications

by Panopticon SoftwareAug 20, 2009

Most organizations have made significant investments in their current enterprise systems. Additional BI infrastructure spending must improve the availability and usefulness of enterprise data for managers making operational decisions. The new release of Panopticon's Developer SDK allows you to add advanced visual data analysis functionality into your existing application. Panopticon Developer is available for .NET and Java and may be embedded in HTML-only, thin client, or thick client applications. Programmers can use the language of their choice to integrate real-time visual data analysis into their own applications. The SDK includes our robust yet flexible StreamCube� OLAP data model designed to accept real-time data streams, an application programming interface (API), and a set of controls �- along with comprehensive documentation that explains every aspect of how to use the software. Stefan Odelfalk was intimately involved in the development of the newest version of our multi platform Developer SDK for Java or .NET environments. Stefan will explain the features available in Version 5.3 and how to OLAP enable your data, add advanced visualizations, and add interactivity, including on-the-fly filtering and aggregation. In this webinar, you will learn: How to add Panopticon's real-time technology to an existing data grid-based application Build in-memory OLAP analytics visualizations and filtering tools using Microsoft Visual Studio for .NET and Eclipse for Java; How the capabilities of our multi-platform SDK can be added to desktop, applet and web-based applications.