I see Verdant Analysis as an engaging learning tool for financial statement analysis.
Hamilton, Canada (PRWEB) February 27, 2012
Verdant Analysis, developer of investment analysis software, is bringing its application to Universities and Colleges. The company wants professors to adopt its software and to develop curriculum around it.
“Financial statements are one of the biggest windows available into the inner functioning of a company. They can provide tremendous insight, but it has been difficult until now to demonstrate this because of the sheer volume of data that must be massaged into meaning,” says Jennifer Cameron, CEO. “With our software, students can easily develop financial ratios and quickly perform horizontal analyses across companies and vertical analyses across time.”
The application can save the student hours of tedious data collection and increase experiential learning. More time can be spent on creative activities such as testing existing financial theories and developing new ones.
Cameron maintains that solution to the perceived inequities in the financial markets won’t be solved by access to more data. It is more important to make the data contextual- to turn it into information. But more important still, is knowledge – how do you use the information that you’ve developed or obtained?
“I see Verdant Analysis as an engaging learning tool for financial statement analysis. Curriculum designers are always looking for ways to provide students with hands-on experiential learning opportunities and this tool will get students thinking creatively about challenging problems. The business climate in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis demands it,” says Dr. Nick Bontis, Associate Professor/Director for Undergraduate Programs at McMaster University.
The company believes that its web-based format and free forever model will lead to rapid adoption in universities and colleges.
Verdant Analysis, Inc. (http://www.verdasis.com) improves the speed and quality of financial decision making by developing intuitive and powerful applications on top of a comprehensive, trust-worthy and flexible information infrastructure. The company's vision is to increase the transparency financial markets by lowering the cost of analysis. This is achieved by developing innovative business models and embracing cutting edge technology.
Dr. Nick Bontis is a world leader on the subject of intellectual capital. A multiple award winning educator, he teaches business strategy to undergraduate students, knowledge management to MBAs and advanced statistics to doctoral students. He is the author of Information Bombardment: Rising Above the Digital Onslaught.