High-traffic financial charting solution for OptionsXpress.com
optionsXpress Holdings, Inc., is a pioneer in equity options
and futures trading, offers an innovative suite of online brokerage services
for investor education, strategy evaluation and trade execution.
Barron’s named optionsXpress the number one online broker for four years in a row (2003 to
2006) and Kiplinger's Personal Finance named it the top discount broker in
- mimic rich functionality of Google and Yahoo charts without using Flash.
- provide high-traffic solution that scales up to 6+ million users.
In December 2006 Diagramics had won a project announced by the famous online broker, OptionsXpress.com.
A number of companies were
competing for the project, including well-know in financial industry names such as Dundas, EasyChart, ChartFx, Xceed.
OptionsXpress wanted to
re-design its financial charting solution (developed by Prophet.net) and make new charts
somewhat similar to interactive financial charts introduced by Google and
The challenge was to mimic
rich functionality of Google and Yahoo charts without using Flash, but only with
Moreover, OptionsXpress was not only interested in the advanced charting solution but also in an ongoing support and custom software development.
The later, ongoing software customization, was a critical issue for OptionsXpress, and many competing
companies could only propose monolithic products with no or little customization.
Being a small group of
top-developers (majority of the team are ex-Microsoft employees), who's ready
to perform custom work of any complexity, Diagramics had a strong competitive
advantage and won the competition.
In May 2007, after 2 months of
development and 3 month of Beta testing, Diagramics charting
solution for OptionsXpress went live for more than 6 million OptionsXpress
Transition from old charting solution, developed by Prophet.net, to Diagramics charts went smoothly and painless, OptionsXpress did not report
any issues related to this process.
Diagramics high-traffic financial charts on the optionsXpress.com web site.