[15 Jun 2015 | One Comment | ]
Experience Q4 Touch – A Finance App Designed for the Daily IRO Life

Earlier this week, we were pleased to pre-release our new and improved Q4 Touch App. “Finally, a Finance App for the IRO – Not the Investor.” Today, we are excited to announce that the app is available for download from both the Apple App Store and Google Play.
This post walks through some of the great features of the new app.
Over the last few months we’ve been hard at work building features and functionality into Q4 Touch, geared towards the daily needs of all IROs. Our main goal throughout the development process was to …

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Featured, IR Websites, Website of the Week »

by [4 Sep 2015 | No Comment | ]
Provide Insight About Past Events On Your IR Website

For investors and analysts, accessing a company’s past events and presentations is important in understanding their business and financial reporting. In today’s site of the week analysis, we look at SunTrust Banks’ IR website and how they add context to their past events by providing presentation collateral.
As you can see below, users view a list of past events along with the various pieces of investor collateral associated with the event. The collateral material includes a link to an archived audio file of the webcast, a PDF of the presentation and …

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by [1 Sep 2015 | No Comment | ]
We’re Hiring! Front-End/Mobile Developer

We are looking for an experienced Front-End/Mobile Developer to fill a full-time permanent position and work on exciting mobile applications with a fast-paced, creative software agile team.
Q4 has grown quickly into a dominant force in the corporate web and mobile market over the last few years. Hundreds of Fortune 500 companies rely on our products every day. We’ve grown by iterating at a fast pace and delivering marketable value to our clients quickly.
Our weekly company-wide demo showcases the product work being completed and is highly visible to all departments and …

Best Practices, Featured, IR Websites, Website of the Week »

by [28 Aug 2015 | No Comment | ]
Use Tables to Highlight Financial Reports

In our site analytics reviews with our clients – we regularly see a pattern pointing towards financial reports pages as the most popular page on the site. Almost all the top downloads from our client’s sites are financial reports. With all this attention on financial reports, it’s important to pay special attention to how the pages are organized so that users have an easy experience finding what they are looking for and will be encouraged to come back for further research.
Capella Education does an excellent job of organizing and presenting …

Best Practices, Featured, Website of the Week »

by [21 Aug 2015 | No Comment | ]
Provide context around historical stock performance with press releases

Of all the sections of a Investor Relations website – one of the most frequently visited is the stock information section. For investors new to your company – it’s key to see how your stock has performed over time. For returning investors, it’s a chance to review past performance and evaluate their investment.
In many cases though, historical stock data can be misconceiving. Without the proper context, how can anyone derive meaning from your company’s past stock performance. Adding additional information to your historical stock information in an un-intrusive way allows …

Corporate Governance, Featured, Investor Communications, Investor Relations, Private Equity, RethinkIR, Transparency »

by [19 Aug 2015 | No Comment | ]
Addressing the Issue of Transparency

A few weeks ago, we began looking at the challenges facing private equity today and the solutions that can be found in the play book of forward thinking public companies. This time, let’s look at the issue of transparency…
The compliance checklist for private equity firms continues to grow in the wake of rapidly evolving regulatory requirements. From the formation of the Securities & Exchange Commission’s (SEC) Asset Management Unit in 2010 – designed to analyze private equity issues and practices – to the creation of the SEC’s Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (“OCIE”) in 2012 …