As I’ve written about several times, I’m a huge fan web applications at the intersection of open data, information visualization, and accounting/econ/finance. I just found an article via the NYT, titled, A Harvest of Company Details All in One Basket. This article highlights several tools and companies that I have been tracking for a while. These are tools that I think will be heavily used by data journalists, investors, & regulators in the years to come. Here are some of my favorite finds by category.
Filings – Research & Analysis:
1. Rank&Filed – By Maris Jensen – A tool which is the Sec’s edgar database for humans. Maris has jumped through a lot of hoops to get this working. She reminds me a lot of Michelle Leder of Footnoted. The website is outstanding as it combines data viz using d3 along with sec filings.
2. Open Corporates – By Chris Taggart and Rob McKinnon - It has the aims of creating a URL with such data for every corporate entity in the world, importing government data relating to companies and matching it to specific companies
3. Enigma – Connecting data across various platforms to make sense of the world.
4. Kensho – Intelligent Market Research Assistant that can answer complex financial questions. Think of it as Siri for Finance.
5. BamSec – Helping people track & organize sec filings
SECLive: Think of it as Evernote for sec filings. You can read filings while also taking notes and exporting data directly to excel.
MackeyRMS: Super high end Evernote for investors.
Investment Research & Data Visualization:
ValueOutlook: A tool for helping value investors identify investment opportunities.