Alacra Book is our industry-leading application that electronically builds Public Information Books (PIBs) for investment banks and professional service firms. A PIB contains publicly available information on company including but not limited to SEC filings, news stories, shareholding data, earnings estimates, M&A histories, investment & credit research, etc. To build an Alacra Book a user enters a company name or a ticker symbol. Then multiple databases are searched in parallel, the user selects from the search results the content they want included in their book and minutes later they have a PDF that has a customized cover sheet and table of contents. In addition to PDF, we offer Word and PowerPoint versions too.
In the July issue of VIP, Alexia Miller contributed Case Study: Developing a customised Alacra Book which described her experience rolling out Alacra Book in her firm. Some highlights:
The key strength of the Alacra Book platform is just how customisable it can be, ranging from an almost 'off-the-shelf' product to highly tailored, client-specific Books.
Because we also tied the Alacra Book into the firm's intranet and customer relationship management systems, it had the added benefit of increasing traffic to these knowledge-sharing sites.
Over the next few months we plan on upgrading all our Alacra Book customers to newer, significantly more flexible version. If you have a need to publish or present company-specific or industry-specific information from disparate, premium content providers, give us a call.