Turning the tables on data.
What if every number could carry its own description around with it -- the way text carries its font and point-size? This would change everything.
A truenumber is an individually managed packet of information that looks like an ordinary number or fact in a spreadsheet cell, program code, web or connected device. It contains secure "DNA" encoding its meaning, origin and context so it remains fully traceable, self-describing and secure. And the same truenumber can be on a web page, in program code, or a measurement on the Internet of Things. It can pick up annotations as it travels, but never lose its original meaning.
Unlike many current innovations in data we read about, the Truenumbers system is easy to set up, low cost and scalable. It's in production today making spreadsheets in Fortune 500 companies more auditable; keeping track of materials and engineering data for aircraft fleet maintenance; and part of the DoD's future tactical systems in the cloud.
For business end-users
If your finance, engineering or marketing teams use spreadsheets with changing assumptions and versions to keep track of, Truenumbers' MS-Office add-in can make you more productive and do things you didn't think possible. Spreadsheet solutions are thought of as risky, and hard to validate. Truenumbers gives business users control of their data and makes spreadsheets more traceable and auditable than anything else.
"Any IT executive whose company uses spreadsheets prolifically should be looking at Truenumbers -- any industry — including education, financial services, government, healthcare, insurance, manufacturing, retail, and so on — can benefit from it."
-Marc Halpern, Gartner