Overview

Securities accounting and investment reporting without discrepancy

ePOCA is the leading software for securities’ accounting combined with an investment reporting directly derived from the accounting data.

Securities accounting and investment reporting without discrepancy

Millions of transactions and thousands of closings are successfully performed with ePOCA year after year. Since the ePOCA booking engine is the same for everyone, all ePOCA clients – whether large or small – take advantage of this unusual reliability.

Modular and scalable
ePOCA is modular built and therefore adapted for applications of all sizes. ePOCA is available for an installation in various environments.

ePOCA – for whom ?

Pension planning

Pension Funds, Pension Fund Counselors, Collective Foundations

  • Accounting according to FER 26 standard
  • Congruency accounting - performance
  • Cost transparency report

Insurance Companies

  • Accounting according to Swiss OR and/or IFRS
  • Reporting according to legal requirements

Banks

Nostro Clients

  • Accounting according to RVB and/or IFRS
  • Individual charts of accounts and reporting
  • Perfect and simple integration into existing systems

Corporations

  • Accounting according to FER with all value adjustment methods and/or IFRS
  • Interface with general ledger

Fiduciaries

  • ePOCA as general accounting system or together with a general ledger
  • Complete history of changes and processes

Family Offices

  • All transactions for all types of assets
  • Flexible on screen display with drill down functionality

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Product

ePOCA distinguishes itself with...

  • A total dependability and reliability based on millions of transactions and thousands of closings executed yearly by our clients.
  • A customized and intuitive booking of all transactions for all asset types.
  • A distinctive efficiency for recurrent transactions (for example for account deposits).
  • An optimal support for booking particularly complex transactions (for example time deposits or corporate actions).
  • A state-of-the-art booking of all transactions, including all derivatives. See our article «La comptabilité des titres : le parent pauvre du processus de gestion» (also available in German).
  • A flexible display of results with a drill down functionality for rapid valuations, internal revisions and efficient error search.
  • A user-friendly reconciliation of holdings and balance of accounts, with optional market values and accrued interests.
  • An investment reporting directly derived from the accounting data, without any supplementary effort and without discrepancy with the accounting. See our article «Von der Wertschriftenbuchhaltung zur Performance Messung».
  • A perfect integration in existing systems with our modern interfaces to import data and export results.
  • An automation of recurrent processes like reconciliations, closings and reporting.
  • The strong know-how of our team guarantees high quality training and an optimal support.

Securities Accounting

ePOCA can be used alone as a general accounting or as an auxiliary accounting to a general ledger (for example with Abacus). ePOCA is a multi-client and multi-currency software.

The securities accounting of ePOCA is executed according to the most modern standards for all assets and all possible business cases. Transactions can either be entered manually based on the bank receipt or imported electronically. In both cases the booking of the transaction is performed automatically without manual selection of accounts.

Through a series of strict checks errors are already detected while entering a transaction manually or importing it electronically. Moreover, the optimal drill down function for revision allows a user-friendly search of errors.

Portfolios can be structured and consolidated as desired. The charts of accounts, booking periods and closing methods can all be set individually per portfolio.

Working with preliminary transactions allows an easy correction of already entered or imported transactions. Moreover transactions can be preliminarily booked in the next closing period before the current closing period is completed.

An extensive and clear documentation can be generated automatically for auditing purposes after every closing.

ePOCA books according to all actual accounting standards:

  • Swiss GAAP FER, FER 26
  • RVB-FINMA
  • IFRS
  • US GAAP

And can also do «multiple accounting», which means according to several standards With all value adjustments methods authorized for the corresponding standards, for example lower of cost or market and amortization (linear or with effective interests).

Investment Reporting

ePOCA generates the investment reporting directly from the securities accounting data.

Thanks to the innovative booking of complex transactions, ePOCA can derive the investment report directly from the accounting data. The flexible chart of accounts automatically books the transfers resulting from the change of classification of assets. The securities’ accounting and the investment reporting can therefore be simultaneously adapted to the new situation.

With ePOCA it is possible:

  • To define and check an investment strategy (strategic or tactical allocation).
  • To calculate and compare the performance of the different asset managers and then to compare this performance to one or several standard or composite benchmarks.
  • To monitor the performance of individual funds.
  • To check capital flows.
  • To oversee the risk of your investment (standard deviation, Sharpe ratio, Value at Risk, duration, etc.).
  • To perform a currency analysis, also in the case of a currency overlay.

Here is an example of an investment report.

Advantages

  • The investment reporting is produced without any supplementary work: no double entries of transactions, no reconciliations required between the investment reporting and the accounting.
  • A perfect congruence between the securities accounting and the investment reporting.

Not to forget that the FER 26 norm specifically requires this congruency.

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Feedback

«We can replace the investment reports of the banks by those of ePOCA, with the advantage of consolidated reports that integrate „non-bankable“ assets and liabilities.»

F. Parente, Maygold

Reporting Technology

The same technology is used for the financial reporting and the investment reporting. Several tools are also available which allow modification and individualization of the reports.

Results can be exported in a «data warehouse» database. Personalized reports (content and presentation) can be created with the appropriate reporting tool. The redundant structure of the data warehouse facilitates the creation of template reports.

Results can be shown in MS Office directly from ePOCA, via an XML structure and template reports with MS Office. The main advantages of this technology are on one hand the independence from a complex and expensive reporting tool, on the other hand the possibility to use the knowledge of the MS Office users to create their own template reports and to easily complete the generated reports.

Results can be displayed in user-defined views. These views can be easily exported at any time in MS Excel, where results can be analyzed and processed as desired. Views also have a drill down function for an efficient navigation between holdings of the assets, balances of accounts, transactions and accounting allocations.

Results can also be printed as standard reports (printing lists). These reports cannot be personalized, but are available at all times.

Integration

ePOCA has modern data interfaces allowing its integration in all possible environments.

An association between the ePOCA accounts and the general ledger accounts provide a perfect integration when used as an auxiliary accounting with a general ledger. The securities accounting can be transferred electronically in the general ledger, for example in ABACUS.

The reconciliation between the data from ePOCA and the deposit bank (holdings list and balances of accounts) can also be executed electronically, as well as valuations and accrued interests.

The securities data, prices, corporate actions data and the transactions can all be imported electronically from different sources. When transactions are imported, they will not only be read in the journal, but also booked totally automatically. The transaction interface is only based on the bank receipt, which facilitates the booking since it is independent of the booking standard or the portfolio’s chart of accounts.

Automation

One of ePOCA’s strengths lays in its several automation possibilities.

On top of the electronic import of assets and corporate actions data, assets and currencies prices and transactions, ePOCA can execute automations for repetitive tasks in the processing of the portfolios.

Reconciliation tasks for an arbitrary number of portfolios on an arbitrary date can be defined and executed.

A closing task allows closing several portfolios according to their own definition with only one command. Like this, processes such as the pre-control of the closings, the value adjustments and the delimitation of interests can be completely automated.

Moreover, the reporting (either standard or individual) can be automated, including the archiving into a separate database (data warehouse).

Technology

ePOCA is a standard software with a client / server architecture.

ePOCA works with all clients with a recent version of MS Windows. ePOCA can also be run in a remote desktop environment.

ePOCA operates with the databases engines MS SQL Server and Oracle, independently of the operating system of the server.

Since the security and reliability have the highest priority in the accounting of securities, every change on the database is saved as a data base transaction. If the transaction does not work correctly, then the database will go back to its starting point (rollback). This allows the data to always remain consistent.

ePOCA is written in the languages Microsoft Visual C++ and C#.

References

Modularity and scalability as a service to our clients

All our clients work with the same ePOCA standard software: a guarantee for dependability and reliability.

Look at what our customers do with ePOCA:

Media and publications

Worth reading and worth watching

Publications on „securities’ accounting“

Booking of Options
Booking of Options
Booking of Currency Forwards
Booking of Currency Forwards
Booking of Structued Products
Booking of Structued Products
Booking of Futures
Booking of Futures
Booking of Capital Increase
Booking of Capital Increase
Chart of Accounts
Chart of Accounts
Corporate Actions
Corporate Actions
Securities’ Accounting and Investment  Reporting
Securities’ Accounting and Investment Reporting
Flexible Chart of Accounts
Flexible Chart of Accounts

Publications on „performance“

Practical Performance Calculation
Practical Performance Calculation
Performance Attribution of Money Weighted Return without Rebalancing to Strategy Allocation
Performance Attribution of Money Weighted Return without Rebalancing to Strategy Allocation

Research publications

Contribution of Initial Holdings and Transactions to Performance
Contribution of Initial Holdings and Transactions to Performance
Turnover Performance
Turnover Performance
Efficiency Ratio A New Methodology for Performance Measurement
Efficiency Ratio A New Methodology for Performance Measurement

Contact

How to contact us

Address

Cantaluppi & Hug AG
Freudenbergstrasse 142
8044 Zürich
Switzerland

Phone +41 44 366 66 66

› E-Mail: epoca@chsoft.ch
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