Financial Insights Announces FinTech DNA – Data n’ Analytics

FRAMINGHAM, MA – NOVEMBER 14, 2006 – Financial Insights, an IDC Company and a global independent advisory firm, today announced a new research offering that enables customers to visually analyze over 400 major financial technology providers' data for quicker and more intuitive real time decision-making. The FinTech DNA – Data n' Analytics offering combines a comprehensive informational database with the power of Spotfire enterprise analytics, bringing this rich data to life. Similar to Adobe's Acrobat Reader, the Spotfire DXP Player is available for download to the desktop at no charge.

Spotfire DXP Player is a visual and interactive analytics experience that brings data to life and helps users to find new and actionable insights in information. Once a Financial Insights customer downloads the Player one may initiate a query of the FinTech data and identify new insights – in real time. The interactive report comes pre-configured to get one started, and provides the flexibility to satisfy "what if" scenarios that are of interest to the viewer. Key capabilities include:

— Examine FinTech companies by geography, financial performance, market segments, etc.

— Rapid benchmark comparisons and historical trend analysis

— Analyze key measures such as rankings, revenue source and company classification

"Our new FinTech DNA product with the Spotfire DXP Player interface provides business professionals the unprecedented ability to ask and answer their own questions on demand, leading to new insights and better decisions," stated Jeanne Capachin, research vice president, Banking, at Financial Insights. "Fast growing FinTech providers such as Virtusa, an up-and-coming global provider of software development and IT services for the financial services industry, are included in this exciting new tool allowing one to analyze financials, growth rates, and segment data."

"We're excited to be working with Financial Insights to create new value for its customers," said Christopher Ahlberg, CEO of Spotfire, Inc. "Incorporating Spotfire's stunning information experience delivers more insight into Financial Insights' extensive research data."

Leveraging Spotfire DXP, FinTech DNA allows end users to build their own scenarios from data rather than simply receiving static reports. Users are able to interact with the data, asking their own questions of the information to drive decisive action and gain new insights. Additionally, users may upgrade from Spotfire DXP Player to the enterprise version, providing the ability to author and broadcast their own analyses across the enterprise. To download a sample of the FinTech DNA (Data n' Analytics) product visit:

Financial Insights will be demonstrating the FinTech DNA product at the annual BAI Retail Delivery conference this week at the Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas. Visit booth #1244 or contact for more information.

About Financial Insights, an IDC Company

Financial Insights provides independent research, custom consulting, and detailed multiclient studies on the technology issues and challenges facing the financial services industry. Their global research covers topics of strategic importance to corporate and retail banks, insurance carriers, asset management firms, securities and brokerage firms. Local practices in Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America and Canada add an in-depth regional viewpoint. Financial Insights, an IDC company, is headquartered in Framingham, Massachusetts, USA. IDC is a subsidiary of IDG, the world's leading IT media, research, and exposition company. Visit for more information.