Web Application Design, Development, Hosting & Support
Application Design and Development
We will work with you to design internal or external web applications for areas such as data analytics, decision support and analysis, and customer support. Our applications can be integrated with your existing systems and databases, and can process and display your complex data in intuitive, interactive graphical interfaces that help you and your constituencies reach quicker, better informed decisions.
Hosting and Support
We can host your web-based applications for you, or you are free to host them yourselves. Either way, we will help maintain and update the applications as your needs change and industry trends and technology evolve.
Decision Support Tools, Financial Calculators, Custom Analytics Applications
VisualCalc provides a broad spectrum of web application development options, including turn-key financial calculators, customizable data analysis tools, and fully custom web applications based on our customer’s specifications. All of our applications are built on a time-tested core platform that provides a quicker time-to-market, lower development costs, and state-of-the-art analytics functionality.
Nest Egg Calculator
Platform Features & Benefits
Advanced Calculation Engine & Interactive “What If” Analysis Capabilities
Enables users to perform interactive “what-if” analyses. An advanced embedded calculation engine that supports state-of-the-art computational algorithms and simulation techniques such as Monte Carlo methods drives the results of these analyses. Users can manipulate a set of intuitive input mechanisms, such as buttons and sliders, to change a multitude of organization-defined variables. The impact of these changes is immediately shown in clear, easy-to-understand tables, graphs and charts. This helps users reach the best possible decision for their specific needs.
Intuitive Visual User Interfaces
Supports a variety of user input mechanisms (sliders, input boxes, check boxes, etc.) and display formats (bar charts, line graphs, pie charts, gas gauges, etc.).
Universal Platform Support
Offers universal compatibility across both desktop and mobile devices, including tablets and smartphones. Based on standard HTML, with no requirement for graphic plug-ins like Java or Flash.
Applications automatically reformat their interface to optimize user viewing and interaction for specific target screen sizes and devices, including desktop windows, tablets, and mobile phones.
Customizable for Functional Requirements and Branding Standards
Can be customized to incorporate your requirements, including overall functionality, business rules, user interface standards, etc. Can also be customized to incorporate an organization’s branding and graphical standards, so that the tool seamlessly integrates with the organization’s website, and has a consistent “look and feel” with the organization’s other marketing properties and collateral.
Integration with Internal and External Systems and Databases
Offers complete integration with an organization’s existing systems, enabling you to auto-populate the tools with current data, such as customer account balances. Can also be integrated with third-party systems and data sources, such as current interest rates or customer account balances at other institutions. Provides your users with a complete, accurate, and personalized snapshot of their specific situation. This holistic view also helps your internal associates work with customers to optimize their decisions.
Integrated Data Capture-and-Forward Capabilities
Transforms applications from a point solution to a comprehensive, end-to-end customer service, lead generation and sales conversion platform. Enables organizations to capture user input data, and then forward this information, along with the results of the analysis, to an organization’s internal systems, such as lead management, CRM, and customer support systems. Analysis results can also be used to automatically prepare and send customized follow-up communications (in any organization-defined format, such as a loan application) back to users, helping to move the sales conversion cycle forward.
A Flexible, Extensible Platform for Web Applications
Below is a diagram of the platform we use for the majority of our web-based applications. The example shown is for our Retirement Planning Tool, but our other applications (both turn-key and custom) share this same core functionality optimized for that specific function.
VisualCalc provides a broad spectrum of web application development options, including turn-key financial calculators, customizable decision support tools, and fully custom web applications based on your specifications.
Turn-Key Financial Calculators
We offer a wide variety of pre-configured financial calculators that can quickly and easily be deployed on your website as-is, including Mortgage Calculators, Retirement Calculators, Income & Insurance Calculators, Savings Calculators and Auto Loan Calculators. View our Financial Calculators page for the most current list of our pre-configured calculators.
Configurable Decision Support Tools
For application-specific requirements, we offer a variety of configurable decision support tools. These platforms have a set of core capabilities that have already been “pre-built”, saving you development time and cost, but are designed to be easily customizable to meet your specific requirements, including branding and graphic standards, user interface standards, and business rules
Fully Custom Web Applications
We can develop completely custom calculators and tools to meet your unique business requirements. These custom tools are built on top of our core technology platform, including an embedded calculation engine that supports state-of-the-art computational algorithms and simulation techniques, and a set of advanced visual user interface elements, including a variety of user input mechanisms (sliders, input boxes, check boxes, etc.) and data display formats (bar charts, line graphs, pie charts, gas gauges, etc.).
Newport Group - My Forecast
Newport Group and VisualCalc formed a joint product team to design and develop a new, web-based interactive retirement and personal planning solution designed specifically for retirement services and executive benefit providers. This solution, called My Forecast, is now integrated in Newport Group’s Plandestination.com website, and available to all of Newport’s qualified retirement plan and non-qualified deferred compensation plan clients.