What is that number? Where did it come from?
What if every number could carry its own description locked inside -- the way text carries its font and point-size? Uncertainty about data would vanish everywhere, not just inside the vaults of your back-office databases.
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 stays fully self-described and auditable wherever it goes. The same truenumber can be on a web page, in program code, or on the Internet of Things. It can pick up annotations or provenance as it travels, and never lose its meaning.
Unlike many innovations in data we read about, the Truenumbers system is easy to set up, scalable, and usable by everyone from business users to system developers. Truenumbers is in production today making spreadsheets in Fortune 500 companies more compliant; keeping track of materials and engineering data for our Naval aircraft; and helping build 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