Thomson Reuters is upgrading its flagship market data desktop Eikon this month, with improvement to its user experience, sentiment anaylsis and data visualisation.
The data provider’s goal is to change how users interact with its market data program. Thomson Reuters has made changes to the user interface with a new floating command bar – which allows for Eikon to be visible at all times – customised floating workspaces and additional tools such as a new suite of Microsoft Office add-ins and a plug-in for Google Chrome.
Users will have new search capabilities, with query results automatically displaying in advanced features such as calculators and charts.
Thomson Reuters is also delivering news and social media features, including sentiment analysis of Twitter through visualisation tools for the first time this month. It will give users a clear picture of the volume of positive and negative tweets surrounding any given listed company as well as advanced technical analysis.
Philip Brittan, chief technology officer and global head of platform for financial and risk at Thomson Reuters, said Thomson Reuters is looking to lead the way for financial markets with regards to user experience with Eikon.
“By fully integrating our market data and analysis tools into the financial professional’s wider workflow we are ensuring that the power of Eikon is always to hand, helping them quickly identify trends and signals in a plethora of market data - including through new innovative data sets such as Twitter sentiment,” Brittan said.