Gissing Software, solution specialists in the routing and transformation of real-time market and trade data, has announced the immediate availability of Gissing RealtimeXL 3.0, its Microsoft Excel add-in. The latest release incorporates a number of improved usability features including an enhanced toolbar, data viewer, administration interface and a number of wizard formula builders, making it easier for traders to handle and manipulate real-time market data within Microsoft Excel, the firm says.
Gissing RealtimeXL 3.0 delivers three new wizard formula builders, allowing users to discover and access live or historical data in formats such as tables and chains. The Chain Wizard enables users to process chained data, such as FTSE 100 stock prices, with a single click and to unsnap data chains as required. The Table Wizard makes it possible for users to identify and filter multiple real-time data records from providers such as Reuters and Bloomberg and incorporate this data within the appropriate table. The History Wizard allows users to select historical data for inclusion in their spreadsheets by specifying any two of a start date, end date and duration. All wizards support record and field discovery where provided by the data platform, according to Gissing.
A new data viewer has been introduced with enhanced filtering of data, allowing users to track subscription data and monitor and debug their spreadsheets. In addition, the Admin GUI has been updated to provide more intuitive administration, configuration and management capabilities. “Since releasing Gissing RealtimeXL version 2.2 in October 2006 we have seen significant uptake of the product,” says Nick Braybrooke, product manager for Gissing RealtimeXL. “Version 3.0 adds significant usability enhancements, together with improvement in performance, allowing buy-side and sell-side users to benefit from both greater flexibility and maximum performance,” he adds.