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Factbook launch Studio 10™ delivery platform

October 22, 2010

Factbook, a specialist provider of fund reporting, marketing and data management solutions to the investment community today announces the release of their latest solution delivery platform, Factbook Studio 10™.

Studio 10™ provides clients with – for the first time – a single, unified, extensible platform from which to oversee and manage the entirety of Factbook’s Solution Suite. Studio 10™ boasts enhanced workflow management and monitoring, allowing process managers a completely customisable dashboard view of their reporting process across multiple channels – including Client Reports, Factsheets, Feeds and Pitchbooks.

This component unification seamlessly streamlines output production, from initial content retrieval through to output dissemination. Further, it facilitates the extension and enhancement of the platform’s proprietary workflow functionality – thus allowing process managers a complete overview of their marketing and communications collateral production process from a single point.

In addition to the extension of workflow functionality, Studio 10™ also features the automatic generation of custom process KPI reports, enabling the performance of all process contributors to be monitored, logged and reported upon. This allows process managers to easily identify any common points of failure and thereby meaningfully achieve continual process improvement within their production cycle.

Studio 10™ also includes, as standard, a comprehensive suite of exception reporting and validation tools, that allow users to identify any errors in report content as early as possible in the production cycle. This ability is further enhanced by the inclusion of a spot editing tool which allows real-time, permission-controlled, direct access to any data item used to generate the report content, including raw underlying data such as price histories and holdings as well as Factbook derived data.

Marc Dukes, Client Services Director at Factbook commented, “Factbook Studio 10™ represents a tremendously exciting evolution for both Factbook and our clients. Centralising all resources and extension of our workflow wraparound will deliver considerable benefits to users. Combining this with the enhanced validation routines and extensive spot editing capability will greatly streamline the production process and deliver even greater time-savings than the previous generation of the product, whilst further enhancing the accuracy and outstanding quality of output for which our solutions and services have become known.

“The generation leap which this release represents really cannot be overstated. We are currently in the process of migrating our current ‘outsourced service’ clients onto the new platform and anticipate that we will deliver a minimum of a 30% increase in process efficiencies over those which were available through the use of the previous generation of our industry leading offering.”

Factbook CEO, Abbey Shasore, added: “Factbook remains committed to its strategy of continual innovation and leadership in product excellence within investment management reporting. Recent previews of Factbook Studio 10™ generated excited reactions in the market. This strategy will continue to deliver clear benefits, including productivity gains to our clients as well as to our own delivery teams”.