UltraQuest for Financial Institutions

New regulations and changes in the financial industry together with limited time and resources are forcing financial organizations to make rapid business decisions. UltraQuest puts the power of the data into the hands of the end users, aiding them in making informed decisions and quickly responding to market and regulatory changes. UltraQuest provides the ability to access application data, join data from different applications, and includes built in calculations and functions. All of this makes UltraQuest the complete analysis and reporting solution for all areas of the organization.

Problems facing today’s financial institutions:

  • Federal regulatory agencies are constantly changing and adding reporting requirements
  • Management, employee, customer, and business partner demand for information places an increasing workload on IT departments
  • The need to maintain and expand current client base by finding new cross-selling opportunities
  • Lack of understanding of customer’s needs, behaviors and preferences
  • Competition for new customers is greater now than ever before, adjustments need to be made quickly to market changes
  • Executives need to have a better understanding of what is occurring within the organization
  • Mergers and acquisitions require data to be combined from several different source

UltraQuest can help by:

  • assisting the IT department in keeping up with demand, while lowering costs.
  • providing a complete and Flexible Scheduling of requests.
  • allowing end users to become self sufficient.
  • offering a lower cost solution compared to other products on the market today.
  • removing the need to move data.
  • providing efficient up to the minute access to information.
  • giving end users easy access to information utilizing a simple web browser.
  • securing and protecting data from unauthorized access with multiple layers of security.
  • using extensive logging to keep track of who did what and when.
  • including numerous built-in financial functions.
  • providing extensive reporting capabilities in support of Operational, Tactical and Strategic analysis.
  • giving end users the ability to have the output delivered in a variety of ways including:

§ chart/HTML/text to a Web browser, PDF, email, stored for later viewing, or S/390 printer
§ data in the form of delimited file, database, XML file, or Web service

Ease of Use for a Spectrum of Users

Beginning UltraQuest users rapidly become self sufficient, even for the most complex of tasks, and all users quickly gather, process, and analyze data in less time and with less effort, freeing up valuable IT resources for other critical projects.

UltraQuest Reporter users, from beginners to experts, enjoy a Windows Explorer™ like look and feel, and intuitive usage. Key features include a full range of tools to match individual skill levels and tasks -- a guided tour, expandable capabilities, hyper-jumping between dialogs, drop down menus and tool bars, and a "universal interface" that helps new and advanced end users to quickly and instinctively become productive.

Novice Users: can confidently use the "guided tour", which was created for non-technical users. It steps them through a series of dialogs used in the process of building, modifying and executing report requests. As they gain experience, they can jump within the tour and expand dialogs to show more options, as needed.

Advanced Users: enjoy the capability of "hyper-jumping" directly to any of the dialogs from the Explorer-like tree view, typically using a right-click to add or modify the contents of a request. They will delight in a product that empowers and challenges them by providing built-in escapes that let them get beyond the "hit the wall" syndrome found in many of today's reporting products, including the ability to view generated code or even add their own code if desired.

Maximize ROI with UltraQuest

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Solution Breakdown

Our products are already working for financial institutions worldwide, helping them to “do more with less”— achieving significant savings with greatly enhanced functionality and interoperability. Let the investment that was made in mainframe technology continue to pay dividends in security, accessibility, reliability, processing power and reduced operating costs. You have the solid foundation. Now build on that stable platform with the latest technology. Put the power and simplicity of UltraQuest to work for you and your users.

Are you a Fidelity Information Services Customer?

Fidelity National Information Services and Select Business Solutions have joined forces to provide a powerful full-featured, web based, ad hoc data extraction and reporting tool to complement the mainframe applications.

Fidelity representatives carefully analyzed several reporting tools prior to determining that Select Business Solutions’ UltraQuest Reporter would provide the most robust and flexible reporting tool to be used across the entire mainframe product suite.

UltraQuest can be configured to analyze balance relationships and build “next cycle input” transactions. Through schemas, virtual fields can be built, which allow calculations and/or data from other applications to be “joined” for inclusion in general ledger-type reports. UltraQuest supports domestic and international markets by providing currency conversion, and floating decimals.

Learn More

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