SS&C Deliver 2017 Announcement Roundup

By Jen Molgano and Kendall Reischl

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Back from our annual conference, SS&C Deliver, we’re excited and energized after seeing our clients, engaging in sessions and panels, and enjoying the ‘Windy City’.   We shared several big announcements during our time in Chicago. Read on in case you missed them. Continue reading

A new era of operations and technology for insurers

By Elena Kulakovska

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In today’s low-yield environment, quests for higher returns are making insurers’ portfolios more complex. Firms are investing globally and diversifying their mix of assets, and the accounting of the investments in these non-traditional asset classes is increasingly difficult. Spreadsheets and conventional systems limit the accounting and reporting capabilities, so many insurance companies are turning to outsourcing models.

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Issuer debt service invoices: Make your process risk-free

By Eric Decker

Every day, global banks disburse hundreds of millions of dollars to investors directly or via the Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC). The typical process involves manually matching the obligations of bond issuers with amounts due to their investors. These processes are extremely labor intensive and often result in costly mismatching errors. The overnight cost of paying the incorrect party and expense of retrieving funds after late discovery can result in huge and unnecessary financial exposure. The mismatching risk is compounded when proper procedures are not in place to catch these errors. In addition, an intensive manual intraday matching process has a negative impact on an institution’s DTCC payment scorecard results, which are shared with investors and participants.

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Financial institutions choose private hosting

By Marcus Jones

It’s likely that your firm has already moved operational infrastructure to either a private hosting environment or a public cloud service provider. Maybe discussions are still taking place, weighing the benefits of service migration. Continue reading

Defining a successful CECL implementation at the AICPA Banking Conference

By Lauren Smith

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Financial industry professionals will gather September 11-13 in National Harbor, Maryland, at the AICPA conference to learn about the latest developments in the banking industry. Once again, FASB’s new credit loss accounting standard ASC 326-20, more commonly referred to as “CECL” (Current Expected Credit Loss) will take center stage.

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Skyline continues to lead

By Mark Ziemba

SKYLINE property management software from SS&C provides web-integrated functionality that delivers key decision-making information when and where it’s needed most. For example, SKYLINE’s web-enabled dashboard provides site managers, property managers, and owners with the critical real-time data they need to make smart, on-the-spot business decisions. It also provides a secure way to access property information (including vacancy, occupancy, and accounting statistics) tailored to each user’s job function. Information can be formatted in easy-to-read graphs and charts, as needed.

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Construction lending and servicing: What’s the right technology?

By Bishal Thapa

Effectively managing the complexities of construction loans can be challenging for lenders and servicers. Whether you are tracking all sources and uses of funds, reconciling your budgets, managing inspections, or reporting on the project, a real-time, automated technology solution is critical for success. Continue reading

Reaping the benefits of a cloud-based service model: Insights from SS&C

By Munther Haddad

Many companies are departing from traditional deployed software models in favor of hosted and cloud-based services. According to Adox Research Follow The Money Insights, a survey of trade lifecycle automation priorities of 72 large asset management firms, shows that managers are extending the use of hosted and managed services in targeted areas in the middle and back-office. This shift is being amplified by the fact that cloud and hosting services can provide clients with more scalability and efficiency. To put the icing on the cake, these services can also automate day-to-day activities, support disaster recovery, as well as deliver database administration and monitoring services. Continue reading

Getting the most out of DBC

By Kade Boone

Learning how to streamline a software program is an often overlooked, yet critical, aspect of making the most of time spent and minimizing mistakes. While most focus only on inputting information, there are a few key ways you can streamline DBC Finance to maximize your output.

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The right technology partner makes month-end processing easy and efficient

By Eric Decker

Month-end accounting and reporting is challenging for portfolio managers. Today’s hybrid security types, non-standard day count conventions, complex prepayment assumption models, and amortization/accretion methodologies make pricing bonds more complex. Unpredictable market forces and multiple valuation and rating sources make it harder to apply timely and reliable data to your investment decisions and to mitigate risk exposure.

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