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is there a famous program that all banks use? do banks build their own systems?

I'm talking about those that one can see in movies, with charts over multiple screens.

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i think if you phrase your question more like: I need a program that does specifically 'x', If you dont know exactly what you need you will have a hard time finding it. Maybe edit your question and you will get a better response. –  fightermagethief Jun 5 '11 at 22:55
    
I think Bloomberg or something. And a subscription is very very expensive. –  barlop Jun 5 '11 at 23:02
    
Yes, Bloomberg is one anyway... You can look it up. . Indeed, it even has its own keyboard with special buttons! And these hotshots do use multiple screens. –  barlop Jun 5 '11 at 23:04
    
The Thomson ONE platform (former ILX.) Also the competing "Bloomberg stations". Many big banks' websites and TV's News Network displays just re-sell us data leased from the first two, the same as REUTERS, AP and EFE reporters funnel all the same news to all your local media and newspapers. Try "Interactive Brokers", as well. –  Vlueboy Jun 5 '11 at 23:58

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The majority of things involving computers in movies are fabricated just for use in the movie. Its known as CGI.

You may find the "Hollywood Operating System" amusing.

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I understand movies don't necessarily use real software, but finance-related real-time charting software does exist. I was wondering if there's a company that manages this kind of software specifically or perhaps some microsoft package I'm not aware of. google isn't helping. –  el_dolpho Jun 5 '11 at 22:12
    
@el_dolpho As said in another answer, most companies likely use their own software in order to fine tune to their wants/needs. –  Simon Sheehan Jun 5 '11 at 22:44

As Simon mentioned, most of what you see in movies is either CGI or one-off display ony software. A lot of banks have their own home-grown systems in reality, however.

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Yes, I have a friend whose dad works as a lead programmer for a company that does specialized programming for different banks. –  a sandwhich Jun 6 '11 at 0:01

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