Smith Barney uses the ST Software Engine (Cloudblocks Framework) to develop its Equity Research Database Platform. Designed as a single unified global system this database will be deployed to over 1,500 concurrent users in more than 50 different locations around the world.
Our decision to use the ST Engine as the foundation for our system proved to be cost-effective both in terms of development time and resources. ST enabled us to meet our aggressive production schedule and allowed us to rapidly deliver our new product line to market.
Further, the scalability, data processing speed and ability of the engine to handle complex business rules and multiple security levels has given us a major edge over our competitors. The journaling, archive and audit capabilities ensure that we comply with all requirements of regulatory authorities. And the consistent look and feel, across the more than 400 screens of our application, has dramatically reduced the implementation and training time required for each of the system users.
We also found the staff at ASP Converters (parent company of stSoftware) to be extremely intelligent and highly competent. Their ability to understand of our system needs from concept right through to implementation ensured that nothing short of a world class system was delivered.
I would be happy to recommend the ST Software Engine and the staff of ASP Converters to any potential customers.
Global Head of Database
Smith Barney Equity Research