Barclays Global Investors Digital Signage
Began in 1964 as part of San Francisco-based bank Wells Fargo, Barclays Global Investors quickly gained a reputation by developing the investment industry's first index strategy and the first quantitative active strategy. With a dedicated team of client relationship officers, portfolio managers, equity traders, and quantitative equity research analysts, the company is adept at securing the financial futures of both its individual and institutional clients.
Shortly before BlackRock acquired Barclays Global Investors, the money management company opened a new office in Tokyo and asked Four Winds Interactive (FWi) to deliver a tailored signage software solution and create Barclays Global Investors digital signage.
The Barclays Global Investors Digital Signage System
Utilizing ten large-format displays to showcase internal messaging, corporate branding, and financial data for their new office, Barclays digital signage is taking advantage of several of FWi's popular features including data integration, internet content, and dynamic messaging. With a broad feature set, Barclays is able to use the FWi software to pull in their internal data, connect with live RSS feeds, display financial data, and implement fresh, internal messaging. The dynamic signage projects a consistent, cohesive message to your internal resources and helps establish a strong corporate culture, consistent branding, and employee recognition. And it's all but mandatory for coaxing the trust of major financial clients.
Barclays Digital Signage as Business Asset
In June 2009, the sale of Barclays Global Investors to BlackRock was announced and was finalized at the beginning of 2010. Combined, the new BlackRock Global Investors manages nearly $3 trillion in assets, making it one of the largest asset managers in the world. Needless to say, the Barclays digital signage system at the Tokyo office was likely not on the radar of the players who made this acquisition happen. But the performance of BGI's regional branches surely was, and every lit bit helps, as they say. Digital signage may work as an invaluable business asset for both new and established companies. Indeed, other FWi customers have seen their companies merge shortly after installing their signage systems. Still other customers take on a digital sign system shortly after a merger or as part of a major overhaul of the company. And while digital signs are rarely a calculable component of such deals, they do consistently add to a company's overall value.
FWi and Financial Services Signage
A huge, surprisingly diverse industry, there are no shortage of signage applications in the financial services sector. More and more, interactive signage is enabling customers to view financial products and options, read about the latest developments at your financial institution, convey basic money management tips, even help navigate downtown buildings and other banking locations. Huge asset management companies, conventional commercial banks, savings and loan companies, and credit unions are all implementing these types of systems. Meanwhile, new-generation kiosk technology is enabling envelope-less financial transactions, including money and check scanning. Similar kiosk technology is also giving a shot in the arm to the expanding bill payment kiosk industry.
No matter what your financial services and signage needs are, FWi will sit down and help you determine what, if any, signage infrastructure is right for your company and its future in the financial services industry. Between our industry-leading software and experienced team of project managers, signage architects, content developers, installation service, and technical support, we have the resources to spearhead any digital sign project. Don't hesitate to Contact Us to learn more about our software and services, to set up a time to demo our products, or to develop a custom price quote based on the details of your project and the future of your company.