Glue42 and Aiera Team Up
Posted by Colin Lambert. Last updated: December 15, 2021
Desktop integration specialists Glue42 and speech technology platform Aiera have announced a partnership to speed up research, investment and trading workflows. The firms say that “several major asset managers are currently considering the joint offering”.
With a growing number of virtualised events, the firms say the investment industry is experiencing new pain points, mostly around the tracking, accessibility, consumption and understanding of these increasing issuer communications. While working from home has mitigated the travel and lost time between meetings, investment teams now attend more meetings in a single day, whether that’s simultaneous corporate access invitations or multiple earnings calls.
“As we lookout, the influx in meetings and events and the need to manage these public events and private invitations efficiently, is here to stay,” says Ken Sena, co-founder and CEO, Aiera. “This is why we are so excited to work with Glue42 and offer its customers the opportunity to interoperate our monitoring and access capabilities with other desktop applications and enrich the user experience. More so, with Glue42 Core, its open-source platform, Aiera will be able to fully participate within end-users’ workspaces.”
As part of the joint offering, Aiera will make deliver information, which Glue42 then embeds into a user’s existing workflows. Functionality includes the ability collate broader views of company news of market events, track such events, and the sharing of content.
In addition to the integration and app support, Aiera will also bring a new set of widgets to the Glue42 desktop interop environment to further improve the user experience. Initially, these widgets will focus on calendar, event access, news and filings search.
With the help of automated speech recognition and voice technology, Aiera will also be able to offer additional services around the transcription of personal meetings and custom events, automating the note taking process and enabling teams to share meeting highlights with those who could not attend.
“While the Aiera user interface is available as a browser-based SaaS offering and mobile app, there is a natural benefit for Aiera to be included in an interop platform due to the nature of typical end user workflows,” says James Wooster, COO, Glue42. “Given the many applications necessary for a portfolio manager, analyst, trader or quant, there is tremendous competition for screen space, and a need for communication between applications.
“This is next-gen technology that fits very cleanly into the workflows and workspaces of a large portion of the Glue42 customer base,” he continues. “Adding Aiera to the Glue42 platform brings an exciting new capability that will provide significant business benefit. It’s a highly complementary offering.”