Acuris Mobile: Intelligence on the move Delivering immediate insights wherever you are

Acuris Mobile: Intelligence on the move Acuris Mobile: Intelligence on the move
The Client

Acuris is a leading financial intelligence provider. Their worldwide team of specialist reporters and analysts are in constant touch with the markets, bringing unique insights to subscribers and building an unrivalled body of data and research.

The
Challenge

Adapting to a changing landscape

The Acuris product development team were witnessing a growing trend in customer behaviour. Subscribers were no longer being constrained by a physical office or standard working hours; instead, they increasingly needed to access their financial news and intelligence from anywhere and at any time.

As a result of this feedback, Acuris launched a competitive process to identify an experienced and trusted partner to develop a mobile application that would help them adapt to the changing customer landscape.

"I’m very pleased to announce that the Acuris Global mobile app is now live. I want to thank all of the team behind this, including our friends at Scott Logic. Well done and thank you!”

Ross Heritage, CTO, Acuris

The
Solution

Deep sector knowledge

Scott Logic had worked on a wide range of mobile application development projects for other financial services clients and had a deep understanding of users within the sector. These factors, combined with a strong user-focussed approach, made Scott Logic a natural fit to deliver this project.

The project kicked-off with our multidisciplinary Product Manager, UX, Test and Development team getting together with Acuris at their London offices to discuss collaborative ways of working. The teams settled on Trello, Slack and regular conference calls to quickly discuss ideas, raise issues and share knowledge.

The app was developed in short iterations, with regular releases to stakeholders through Test Flight, and incorporating the feedback into the next iteration of development. A lightweight agile approach which centred on Trello allowed our team and the client to clearly see progress and the current project status.

Deep sector knowledge

A mobile mindset

The Acuris app makes use of various device features, delivering tangible value beyond the standard email-based delivery of intelligence.

The app provides a single, cross-product view of intelligence from Mergermarket, Debtwire, Dealreporter, Wealthmonitor and Activistmonitor. This information is pushed to the device as soon as it is available.

Native push notifications are used to deliver intelligence when the app is offline, with background refresh fetching the data, allowing the user to read the information at a later date.

The team at Acuris were very keen to find out how and when their users were engaging with the app. The Scott Logic team therefore added detailed telemetry, allowing the facility to build a clear picture of the app’s usage.

Delivery

Delivered by Scott Logic

  • Development of iOS and Android apps, from design, through to App Store deployment
  • Detailed usage telemetry reporting
  • Iterative design based on agile principles
Delivered by Scott Logic

"A great collaboration that has helped bring the wealth of Acuris' data and insights straight to their users' fingertips through a modern and highly intuitive mobile application."

Colin Eberhardt, Technology Director