Tag: Family

13
Oct
2020
Posted in software

The 2020 Family Office Software Roundup

Selecting the right software is one of the most critical and daunting tasks businesses face. As the digital revolution unfolds, an increasing number of processes are digitized, consolidated and automated using software solutions. Today most industries have easily identifiable software frontrunners, yet the private wealth- and family office segment still suffers from fragmentation, a lack of clarity and transparency.

For many family offices, the process can be time and resource-intensive — with limitations discovered after purchase, having serious consequences for productivity and costs. According to Bijan Farsijani, who heads research & insights at Simple, “Choosing software solutions for family offices is a pain – not least because providers and family offices speak different languages. Where providers talk about features, family offices talk about use cases. Culture, geography and regulation further complicate things.”

In order to identify these needs and explore how different software providers tackle this product-market fit, the Simple team conducted The Family Office Software Review. One outcome of the research is standardised categories that help family offices to get a better understanding of what providers offer and what their limitations are.

Outlined below is a roundup of the software providers, alongside the unique value propositions that family offices should be looking out for.

Addepar

Based in the USA, Addepar is a wealth management platform that infuses complex financial information with transparency. By connecting data, technology and people, it facilitates informed decisions through actionable insights and tailored reporting allows multi-generational family offices to achieve their objectives.

Allvue Systems

USA-based Allvue Systems is a software solution providing flexible and customizable accounting, monitoring and reporting.

08
Oct
2020
Posted in programming

Brockton community center goes virtual, provides free, family friendly programming amid COVID – News – The Enterprise, Brockton, MA

The Brockton Family and Community Center first opened in North Middle School in January to offer free, family friendly programming to members of the community.

BROCKTON — With the coronavirus pandemic forcing the Brockton Family and Community Center to close its physical doors to the public just a couple months after its opening, providers at the center have gone virtual to continue serving the community.

The Brockton Family and Community Center first opened in North Middle School in January to offer free, family friendly programming to members of the community in the evenings and on weekends using CORI-approved providers. With the school anticipated to sit empty for over a year before renovations on the building begin, school officials and members of the community teamed up to use the space in the meantime for the community center.

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But the closure of nonessential businesses and organizations in March forced them to close and try moving operations online. Virtual offerings have included parenting classes and family engagement activities, support groups, assistance in applying for scholarships and financial aid, tutoring, robotics and resume help. When the building was open, other services included theater classes, English classes, pick-up basketball games and Zumba classes.

One virtual activity includes free yoga classes and one-on-one sessions by Johanne Barthold, an Ashtanga and hatha yoga provider. While she’s had a couple participants so far, Barthold said she’s trying to get the word out about her class, especially with the benefits yoga has with mindfulness and relaxation, providing non-strenuous physical activity and helping with conditions, such as

06
Oct
2020
Posted in technology

Apple confirms Oct 13th event to announce new ‘iPhone 12’ family

Apple has revealed it will be holding its second fall special event on October 13, one that is anticipated to feature the launch of the “iPhone 12” generation, as well as other products like “AirTags.”

Following the same pattern as the earlier “Time Flies” announcement, Apple said on Tuesday that it will be holding a second special event on October 13 at 10 A.M. Pacific time. As with the first event and WWDC, it will be a virtual affair that takes place over a video stream.

After the success of Apple’s WWDC keynote and the “Time Flies” presentation, it is highly likely the upcoming event will follow a similar heavily-produced style, a video made in advance by Apple. Normally iPhone events occur on stage with a large live audience, but the issues of COVID-19 social distancing makes such an event difficult to adequately produce.

AppleInsider will be covering the event live, providing full analysis during and after the event, and will include details of all of Apple’s product launches.

What to expect at the event

The “iPhone 12” generation is rumored to be made up of the 5.4-inch “iPhone 12,” the 6.1-inch “iPhone 12 Max,” the 6.1-inch “iPhone 12 Pro,” and the 6.7-inch “iPhone 12 Pro Max.” Aside from the name, the Pro models are expected to have better displays, supporting 120Hz ProMotion and 10-bit color.

Physical mock-ups of three 'iPhone 12' models

Physical mock-ups of three ‘iPhone 12’ models

On the back, the standard models will probably use 12-megapixel ultra-wide and wide-angle cameras, while the Pro adds on a telephoto lens. There have also been rumors of the inclusion of a LiDAR sensor on the back of the Pro models, giving it similar depth mapping capabilities as the iPad Pro.

Video capabilities across the board are expected to be

06
Oct
2020
Posted in technology

Everything To Know About Family Setup Feature

KEY POINTS

  • Apple introduced a new feature called Family Setup in watchOS 7
  • The new feature lets users setup several Apple Watches using just one iPhone
  • The feature will help parents provide added security for their loved ones

Aside from introducing new features and improvements to the Apple Watch experience via watchOS 7, Apple also introduced a new feature called Family Setup, which allows users to set up several Apple Watches using only one iPhone.

The new Family Setup feature is designed to let family members who don’t have iPhones enjoy the health benefits of the Apple Watch.

Parents, for example, will be able to give their kids or aging seniors the Apple wearable without having to buy them an Apple smartphone. They’ll also be able to enjoy other features they previously weren’t able to enjoy, such as managing their kids’ Screen Time or who gets to message them.

Apple_watch-experience-for-entire-family-hero_09152020 Apple’s new Family Setup feature in watchOS 7 lets all family members enjoy the health benefits of the Apple Watch. Photo: Apple

Here’s what consumers should know about the new feature.

Family Setup requirements

The new feature works with Apple Watch Series 4 models and newer, as well as the new Apple Watch SE, as long as models are Cellular-enabled. The Apple Watch doesn’t need to have a cellular plan to be activated via Family Setup. The feature also requires an iPhone 6s or newer, provided that it runs on iOS 14 or newer versions.

Family Setup will require all users, such as the iPhone owner and the owner of the Apple Watch being set up, to have an Apple ID that has two-factor authentication (2FA) turned on. The iPhone owner will need to take the role of “parent/guardian” or “organizer” in the Family Sharing setup.

Setting up

It’s easy to