Technology Providers (Client Portals, Compliance)

Advicent is the leading provider of SaaS technology solutions for the financial services industry, servicing the world ’s largest financial institutions including five of the top seven custodians, 12 of the top 25 broker-dealers, five of the top 10 American banks, and seven of the top 10 insurance firms. The Advicent product offering includes the NaviPlan®, Figlo®, and Profiles ™ financial planning applications which power our Narrator® Advisor and Narrator® Clients portals; the Advisor Briefcase® marketing communications tool; and the Narrator® Connect application builder which unlocks the power of Advicent APIs. Through our innovative product capabilities and dedicated services, we are able to help thousands of financial professionals and their clients understand and impact their financial future.


Narrator Clients powered by NaviPlan

In April, Advicent, the leading financial technology provider to advisors around the world, enhanced their premier software product, Narrator Clients, to provide users with superior account aggregation and collaborative data entry tools. The interactive client portal gives advisors and their clients insight into their personal financial plan a nytime, anywhere with transparency and security. The Narrator Clients portal seamlessly and proactively connects advisors to their clients with 24/7 accessibility and analytics to inspire action and communication as well as aid in DOL compliance.

The account aggregation updates provided through Quovo save advisors time by avoiding extensive manual data input. This opens the door for advisors to consistently engage with clients and scale their business. Advisors can gain access and greater visibility of client’s held-away accounts, streamline future updates to client plans within Figlo or NaviPlan, and grant clients access to view their entire financial picture in one centralized location.

On the data entry side, Advicent updated Narrator Clients wi th the Financial Profile fact finder, which reduces the annual data collection and data entry pr ocess and provides clients with a simple, interactive data-capturing experience. By facilitating a rapid onboarding experience through fact finder tools, advisors spend less time on administrative tasks and more time increasing revenue for the firm while clients enter their information quickly and securely.

The account aggregation and data entry enhancements provide client-users with a strategic, comprehensive and mutually beneficial portal, which c an aid in client retention and allow advisors to remain compliant with today’s ever-shifting fiduciary standards.

The Compliance Blueprint

Regardless of the DOL rule outcome, fiduciary standards are now something consumers will expect—if not demand—when making decisions about their financial future. Additionally, key expectations of the rule such as holistic financial planning, compliance workflows, improved record keeping, and transparency are all best practices — with or without regulatory expectations. With all of this in mind, Advicent has structured the necessary tools for financial services firms and professionals into The Compliance Blueprint. After releasing The Compliance Blueprint to the market, Advicent garnered reactions similar to that of Will Trout, senior analyst at Celent: “[Advicent] seems to have the most DOL-focused financial planning software and messaging in the market. I really like the more strategic and logic-driven approach.”

Fiduciary standards such as those set forth by the DOL are not new to Advicent. In fact, our organization has developed the most comprehensive financial planning software since 1969. We have dealt with similar regulatory changes around the globe meaning our unparalleled team of experts are always prepared for industry changes — further validating that our best-in-class tools meet ever-changing industry regulations while still exceeding our clients’ needs.

The Compliance Blueprint from Advicent provides industry-leading comprehensive financial planning technology that empowers firms and advisors to withstand changing regulation. Within this framework, we identified and validated twelve unique features that assist in compliance efforts; partnered with other industry leaders to provide consultation services; and continued our commitment to the future by accelerating development of new tools to ensure our clients are poised for success.

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Technology Providers: Client Portals

Technology Providers: Compliance

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Angela Pecoraro

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