Best of IMP’s Blog for 2016

Best of IMP’s Blog for 2016

If you made it to midnight on New Year’s Eve, you may have kicked off 2017 by asking (or singing) the traditional first question of the year, “Should auld acquaintance be forgot, and never brought to mind?”

That answer may be a resounding “yes” for most of 2016’s news, events, politics and even celebrity deaths (from David Bowie to Carrie Fisher) – but for IMP’s blog, we think that there are ten top posts worth remembering in the coming year.

In the countdown to the most popular, the top 10 posts of 2016 are as follows:

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If You’re Sticking with PORT – Don’t Just Sit There!

If You’re Sticking with PORT – Don’t Just Sit There!

It’s the first day after the cut-off for the POINT transition, and you are just settling down at your desk with the Wall Street Journal and a cup of hot coffee. You log in to your beloved performance system, expecting everything to look the same as the day before, and…surprise! You dropped the ball on the POINT to PORT transition.

Rewind back to January 2017. What could you have done differently?

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This Old Performance System – Visualizing the Gaps in Your POINT Transition Roadmap

This Old Performance System – Visualizing the Gaps in Your POINT Transition Roadmap

This Old House magazine closes every edition with a featured house in dire need of renovation. Typically, the homes are of historical relevance and have existed firmly in place for 100+ years. For those who can visualize how to transform the house beyond its former glory, the opportunity may seem like a dream come true. However, for those who have experienced the less glamorous side of restoration - such as upgrading the systems that drive the house including electrical, mechanical, heating and plumbing- the opportunity to transition can be overwhelming.   

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Bloomberg Announces the Completed Acquisition of POINT – Why The Sky Still Isn’t Falling

Bloomberg Announces the Completed Acquisition of POINT – Why The Sky Still Isn’t Falling

Now that Bloomberg has announced that it has completed the acquisition of Barclays’ Risk Analytics and Index Solutions (BRAIS), which includes the intellectual property of POINT portfolio analytics – it’s time to revisit why the sky still isn’t falling for POINT users. Take a deep breath, and let’s evaluate where we stand today.

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Proof-of-Concept for Performance System Implementation: The Road Best Traveled

Proof-of-Concept for Performance System Implementation: The Road Best Traveled

If you were standing before “two roads diverged” and 50% of returning travelers warned you that one road took longer and drained more resources than the other, which road would you take? Short of any Robert Frost fans, most may decide based on the advice of their peers, that perhaps it is not about selecting the road less traveled, but rather, selecting the road best traveled.  

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Preparing for Barclays POINT® to Bloomberg PORT – The Top 3 Tasks That You Can Do Today

Preparing for Barclays POINT® to Bloomberg PORT – The Top 3 Tasks That You Can Do Today

As we learned in the initial announcement, Barclays will continue to operate POINT for 18 months after the deal completes to help clients transition to other providers. This leaves a bit of lead-time prior to the deal completion plus 18 months to take the proper steps to ensure the right planning, budget and resources are in place. Focusing on the known entities can help you to prepare and persevere.

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Barclays POINT® to Bloomberg PORT – Why The Sky Isn’t Falling

Since the announcement in December that Barclays has agreed to sell its risk analytics and index solutions business to Bloomberg LP, there has been an underlying tone of skepticism in many of the articles, reports and commentaries that have popped up. Of course, a healthy dose of caution isn’t necessarily a bad approach; but the POINT to PORT conversion doesn’t have to mean that the sky is falling in portfolio analytics.

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