Hinc overview

Hinc is pre-configured for the financial industry, allowing simultaneous analysis and reporting of data from multiple data sources. The pre-defined and configured data model interfaces to standard systems, providing auditability, security, authorization control and data verification.

With the increasing regulatory burdens and costs of Solvency, MiFID and Basel, the benefits of having a flexible and scalable solution for reporting and analysis are becoming even more apparent. For organizations facing constantly changing internal and external requirements – in addition to changes to clients, portfolios, and business models, Hinc can support all the finance-specific aspects of reporting and analytical operations:

What makes Hinc different?

Pre-configured for the financial industry – allowing simultaneous analysis and reporting of data from multiple data sources. The pre-defined and configured data model interfaces to standard systems, providing auditability, security, authorization control and data verification.

Transforming the data warehouse landscape

In partnership with leading financial institutions, Graz has developed and implemented a comprehensive data warehouse for financial institutions, including more than 120 banks, 12 insurance companies and Scandinavia’s largest fund management company. Today these clients are able to seamlessly control and analyze massive amounts of financial data, along with thousands of investment portfolios, thanks to a data warehouse configured precisely to their needs.

Examples of supported processes

With the increasing regulatory burdens and costs of Solvency, MiFID and Basel, the benefits of having a flexible and scalable solution for reporting and analysis are becoming even more apparent. For organizations facing constantly changing internal and external requirements – in addition to changes to clients, portfolios, and business models, Hinc can support all the finance-specific aspects of reporting and analytical operations:

  • Legal reporting
  • Business intelligence
  • Management reporting
  • Client reporting
  • Performance control
  • Transaction validation
  • Portfolio consolidation
  • Web reporting
  • Fundreporting
  • Portfolio mirroring
  • Internal reporting
  • Conversion of account charts
  • Collateralization control
  • Calculation of commissions
  • Portfolio analysis

More than a blueprint

Early on, Graz recognized that efficient reporting and analytical processes become much more difficult to develop and more expensive to maintain without a well designed data model. That’s why, for nearly a decade, we have invested heavily in developing a comprehensive, general data model for the financial industry.

Hinc was designed specifically to simplify and streamline these industry processes which must integrate data from a wide variety of sources and formats. Our innovative data warehouse has since been put into practice by a number of leading financial institutions.

All data in one place

Hinc provides a complete set of business data in a single source. By collecting and structuring data to fit reporting processes, and by applying a “store-once, use-many-times” principle, Hinc creates value by making reporting and analytical processes more efficient. As a result, it completely eliminates the need for repeated data harmonization.

Hinc’s comprehensive data model covers major sectors of the financial industry, with multiple versions of elements including:

  • Holdings
  • Transactions
  • Portfolios
  • Products
  • Currencies
  • Prices
  • Securities
  • Organization
  • Accounts
  • Full asset class coverage
  • Insurance roles
  • Key figures

Smart integration reduces costs

The Hinc data warehouse structure uses layered integration rather than point-to-point integration. This means customers don’t have to continually re-integrate every time their reporting requirements or business systems change. Using Hinc, they can re-use existing interfaces, which makes it possible to significantly reduce implementation and testing costs.

Data virtualization

At Graz, we believe that the data model is crucial for creating a data warehouse that will add business value for our clients. Hinc is built around a data virtualization technology that greatly reduces the complexity of the underlying data, which in turn greatly increases the flexibility and scope of the data model. Customers can re-use the extracted business data for multiple reports and analyses, reducing costs significantly.

Support & maintenance

Graz provides enterprise-class support for Hinc that takes a longterm perspective, together with proven collaborative processes for ad hoc support, monitoring, quality control and follow-up. The Graz support team provides proactive control of the system and fixes potential problems before they occur.

We offer efficient and safe upgrades for both test and operational environments using well documented processes and built-in system functionality for deployment – complete with roll-back capability. Customers can deploy new functionality with just a few clicks – without assistance from their IT departments.

Internationally recognized certification for quality

We continuously strive for a higher standard of quality, avoiding operational interruptions and maximizing uptime, without compromising information security. Our work developing and implementing our data warehouse for financial institutions has been certified according to the ISO 27001 standard for information security and according to the ISO 9001 quality standard.

SaaS

With Hinc as a Cloud Service, we extend our industry-leading data warehouse to the cloud, enabling our customers to fully focus on their core business and further lower their costs. This service includes monitoring and support of both operating system and application infrastructure layers.

Our Hosted Private Cloud services are ISO 9001 and ISO 27001 certified and can be remotely managed, quickly implemented and metered for usage. As a result, our clients are now witnessing higher profitability by innovating and responding faster to market opportunities, while ensuring business continuity and higher productivity. Our clients are able to adhere to data governance and security policies with multi-tiered security hosted on ISO 27001-certified delivery centers.

Strengthening business intelligence

The largest fund management firm in the Nordic region wanted to maintain its leading position in the Swedish marketplace by deepening its business insight. Find out how they improved the visibility of their business data, got real time KPIs and cut workloads by 80%.