Sell-Side Technology Awards 2019: Best Sell-Side Web-Based Development Environment—3Forge

3Forge wins this year’s best sell-side web-based development environment category in the SST Awards, taking over the title from last year’s winner, Pershing. The New York-based firm’s win is down to its AMI dashboard builder, a platform designed to maintain data and graphics in a single location so that users have all the information they need for trading or analytics purposes. AMI combines data to support real-time analytics for greater visibility and control by consolidating firms’ front-end information. Clients typically use the platform to build out analytics dashboards or to keep track of various kinds of data. One reference use-case entails a global bank using AMI to support its equities trading functions and detect anomalies through automated alerts. It needed a single location where its users could identify anomalies and any slowdown in execution or order fills. 

The AMI dashboard builder allows users to arrange tables, charts and forms in order to create workflows and customized desktop environments. It uses drag-and-drop functionality, allowing clients to build their own workflows with minimal fuss, even for more complex forms, while its in-browser desktop supports various layouts, including nested windows, dialogs and tabs. It also offers hierarchical configurations for style elements so that users can establish a standard look if needed. 

AMI provides custom drag-and-drop form-building functionality so that users can add tailored components, allowing forms to closely mimic their own corporate style. It has a SQL engine, while the scripting language is accessible from the browser for code auto-completion, highlighting and visual feedback so that charts, forms, and data can easily be debugged. Dashboards can be published to either internal or public clouds for easy access. 

According to 3Forge, the visualizations on the AMI platform have tables that can handle over 100 million cells of real-time data and charts with more 25 million points so that users can access highly granular information. The visualization components are context-aware so that when users scroll or zoom into a graphic, only data within that part is rendered. It also enables fast auto-completion for text searches. AMI’s data modeler can connect to third-party databases, web services and application programming interfaces, and graphs clearly show how the data flows from various data sources. 

3Forge says the AMI technology is compatible with a variety of browsers, and data on the platform can be downloaded and exported to multiple formats including Microsoft Excel. As users might want to work in different windows at the same time, AMI also offers multi-window interaction.

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