Every quarter, alternative investors around the world struggle to collect and transform data on their investments. Aggregating high-quality and consistent data from a wide range of general partners often proves difficult and time-consuming. To help limited partners overcome this challenge, eFront Insight Data Services (IDS) manages the whole quarterly reporting process on their behalf—including data collection, transformation, and validation—delivering the reports within the eFront Insight portal. This process is powered by patent-pending machine learning technology. eFront IDS clients receive in-depth insights faster than other investors receive a high-level overview, and gain more confidence in their data by being able to track the origin of any piece of information in just a few clicks.
Organized Data Collection
Quarterly reports are uploaded directly to the eFront platform in either standardized templates or AltExchange/ILPA/INREV formatted documents, ensuring data granularity. This process is powered by our machine-learning automation tool, which unlocks documents in various formats to extract key metrics and automatically converts them into high-quality reports.
Intuitive Delivery Platform
Our comprehensive database can be easily accessed directly through the eFront IDS portal, with the ability to further integrate with other eFront solutions. The portal also features export functions to both Excel and corporate systems.
Standardized Data Transformation
Quarterly reports and financial statements provided by managers are sourced directly from the portal or email attachments and are converted from PDF, Word, and other formats into a standard IDS template. The datasets are cleansed and normalized using machine learning technology.
Rigorous Data Validation
An automated validation process incorporates multi-level data quality controls. The system combines confidence levels and intelligent validation with a human-in-the-loop workflow for data verification. The tool learns from past use cases to get smarter over time. Today, IDS processes over 25,000 documents every quarter, rapidly expanding its knowledge bank and accelerating its learning process.
Historical Data Digitization
Further application of the new machine learning technology enables IDS' clients to search through their entire digitized data repository. Investors using IDS can select any quarterly report data point and see its complete audit trail in just a few clicks, starting from where it originated and how it may have been manipulated along the way.
24/7 Customer Support
Leverage our dedicated team of IDS analysts in addition to eFront's worldwide professional services and support teams anytime from anywhere.
Fund managers contributing data
Portfolio companies and properties tracked
Documents processed every quarter
Days after quarter end, the latest datasets are available
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