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Best Systematic Trading Software: Adaptrade Builder & Most Innovative Financial Software Company - California

Best Cloud-Based Billing Provider - USA

Company: Adaptrade Software Name: Michael R. Bryant, Ph.D. Email: Web Address: Address: 33175 Temecula Pkwy #A336, Temecula, CA 92592 Telephone: 951-302-1624

Company: Aria Systems, Inc. Name: Tom Dibble, President and CEO Email: Web Address: Address: 575 Market St. 30th Floor, San Francisco, CA

Adaptrade Software Adaptrade Software develops leading-edge trading software based on sophisticated technology. We invited Michael Bryant to provide us an overview of the firm.

Adaptrade software offers two innovative products, Adaptrade Builder and Market System Analyzer (MSA). Builder is a software tool that uses a form of machine learning called genetic programming to auto-generate trading strategy code for trading the financial markets systematically. It helps the user find profitable trading strategies and writes the code for the strategies automatically. MSA is a money management tool that helps the user maximize the performance of their existing trading strategy or method by allowing them to overlay different position sizing methods and other money management rules onto their trading results. Michael explains why he believes these products are ideal for his clients and how they help the firm to achieve its mission. “The uniqueness of the features and the level of technology in my software combined with an affordable price point differentiates Adaptrade Software from my competitors. “This helps us to achieve our mission: to develop and provide innovative software tools that make sophisticated trading and analysis techniques easily accessible to both individual and professional traders. Achieving this requires constant development and innovation. Software is never complete. There’s always a next new version or release, which is both a challenge and an opportunity. The opportunity is to keep pushing the limits of what’s possible in the field.” He adds that one of the key challenges he finds is staying ahead of current changes in the industry, but this is a challenge he enjoys overcoming. “The trading technology industry is affected generally by trends in computer and information technology, including increases in transaction speed, advances in machine learning, and new software delivery devices, such as mobile phones and tablets. “Therefore, staying current in my field is certainly challenging and made more so because it cuts across a number of different disciplines, including machine learning, financial products, market trading technology, and software development. It is necessary to actively follow trends and keep up with the latest developments in each of these areas.” As a final comment, Michael describes his future plans for the firm. “Going forward, I intend to keep developing my current offerings, adding new, innovative features and making the products accessible to even more traders.”

Aria Systems, Inc. Aria Systems provides a cloud-based monetization platform that removes billing bottlenecks and allows companies to rapidly introduce and evolve their customer-centric products and services. Aria provides speed and agility at scale in the cloud, delivers actionable customer insights, and empowers business users with direct control to better monetize their offerings. We spoke to Aria President and CEO Tom Dibble about how the company has become the secret weapon for enterprise companies that want to provide rapid responses to customer demands in an always-on, IoT- filled world. Aria was founded on the simple but powerful notion that cloud billing holds the key to long-term business growth and lasting customer satisfaction. In fact, we were the first cloud-based billing offering, created to provide monetization tools for companies moving beyond traditional transactional pricing to recurring revenue. Aria has recently expanded with headquarters in San Francisco and regional offices in Philadelphia and the U.K. In 2015, Aria had a breakout year with 145% year-over-year growth in bookings and 97% account retention. We also secured new funding of $50M (USD) from world-class investors, which brings the total amount raised to $133M. What sets Aria apart is our active monetization platform purpose-built for the global enterprise market. We serve enterprise companies that need sophisticated tools to bring agility to their innovative, yet often complex, business models. We currently serve dozens of enterprise customers in many industries—high tech and electronics, telecom, medical devices and technology, automotive, financial and business services and media. We also assist leading-edge companies that are involved in Internet of Things (IoT) projects, which, once they are running and generating real recurring revenue, we refer to as “Monetization of Things.” Examples of Aria’s customers include successful, established enterprises like Pitney Bowes that want to continue to re-invent themselves to defend their prominent positions from new, disruptive entrants. These companies understand that time-to-market and the ability to monetize their assets and offerings in an ever-changing world are key differentiators. We are pleased to count enterprise customers including Audi, Experian, Roku, Philips, Pitney Bowes, Red Hat, and Zipcar among those that have chosen Aria for its scalability, security, and ease of use. Key to maximizing recurring revenue is understanding that it is about more than just billing. It’s about managing the end-to-end monetization process to maximize customer lifetime value. Aria manages the breadth of this lifecycle—from creating a dynamic product catalogue, to handling sophisticated subscription and usage-based pricing, to customer relationship management, and efficient financial reporting and accurate billing. Aria is uniquely positioned to lead enterprise companies to compete against nimble start-ups. We can give them the agility to release products and services quickly, monetize new services, and connect better than ever with customers, all through an innovative active monetization platform.

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