Deep Integration of Fund Data: An Always Moving Target
Displaying fund data requires a heavily regulated system of disclaimers, historic records, and always changing numbers.
As a part of a full CMS forklift for a national fund management client, Blend integrated an always changing and heavily regulated set of investment fund data into the content model, allowing for an editor-friendly way to integrate graphs and data into other content.
Fund data is delivered as a set of files, which is then mapped to unique IDs within the CMS. This then allows editors to choose a specific set of data — be it a graph, a set of numbers, or some other representation of data — for a specific fund to insert into a page as a chunk of content.
What this does is separate the content from the page — fund data updates without the need to edit the page itself.
Additionally, tokens were integrated into the content model, allowing for an editor to drop a bit of text that would then be automatically updated with current fund numbers, assisting in editorial workflow and preventing errors that could lead to major disclosure violations.
- Consistent data fueled by a common data source for uniform reporting.
- Ease of editorial process for complex data graphs and other information.
- Content reuse of common graphs and data, ensuring consistency.