FLC Resources

FLC Software

This page lists the specialized software available through the Li Koon Chun Finance Learning Centre (FLC).

These software packages can be accessed in-person by students, staff and faculty with a valid UTORid during the FLC’s opening hours and remotely while the FLC is closed. Remote access to FLC workstations will be enabled once the FLC closes and remain available until the FLC opens for in-person use the following day. We offer three ways to access our software remotely:

  • Download: Some FLC software can be downloaded for free to your personal computer.
  • Citrix Cloud’s Virtualized Applications: Some FLC software can be accessed using UTM’s I&ITS cloud-hosted platform, Citrix Cloud. The Virtualized Applications option offers unrestricted access to the software.
  • Citrix Cloud’s Secure Remote Desktop: All FLC software with the exception of Bloomberg can be accessed remotely on FLC workstations through the Citrix Cloud platform. The Secure Remote Desktop option will only be available while the FLC is closed.

Please consult the Remote Access to FLC Software User Guide for details and instructions about each of these options. To learn about how to access Bloomberg, please consult the Remote Access to Bloomberg page.

IMPORTANT: I&ITS is recommending that, where possible, faculty and students download software required for teaching and learning onto their own personal device to mitigate the load on campus servers and to increase performance and stability.

The ‘Download’ option should be your first choice whenever possible. For help accessing or using FLC software, please contact us by email at utm.lkclfc@utoronto.ca

Description

@RISK

Part of the DecisionTools Suite, @RISK is an add-in to Microsoft Excel that allows users to analyze risk using Monte Carlo Simulation.

Installed on all FLC workstations.

Note for instructors: accounts are available for student use in courses. Please contact utm.lkcflc@utoronto.ca if interested.

Adobe Acrobat DC

Adobe’s PDF viewer and editor. Enables users to view, mark-up and edit PDFs, as well as convert other types of files to PDF and vice versa.

Adobe Acrobat Reader (NOT the DC version) for Windows and Mac users is available as a free download.

Alteryx Designer

A data analysis and processing application with a user-friendly interface that does not require SQL code or custom scripts.

Installed on all FLC workstations.
Also available as a free download for Windows users after registration.

Student registration
Instructor registration

Note: Search for 'Toronto' in the College/University field to select 'University of Toronto' as your option.

Anaconda Navigator

A desktop graphical user interface that launches and manages Anaconda packages, environments, and channels without the need for command-line commands.

Installed on all FLC workstations.
Also available as a free download for Windows and Mac users.

Bloomberg

Provides close-to-real-time and historical financial market, economic, company and industry data, news, and in-depth research, with coverage of all sectors.  Integrated with Excel.

Bloomberg Quick Start Guide

Certifications Quick Start Guide

Installed on FLC workstations: 9, 10, 11.

Available for remote access until June 2022. See our Remote Access to Bloomberg page for more information.


Note: Bloomberg Market Concepts (Bloomberg's certification program) is now available online for free to all students using their University of Toronto email address

Dev C ++

An integrated development environment (IDE) which allows users to write, compile, and run a C or C++ program.

Installed on all FLC workstations.
Also available as a free download for Windows users.

Evolver

Part of the DecisionTools Suite, Evolver is an optimization add-in for Excel.

Installed on all FLC workstations. 

Note for Instructors: accounts are available for student use in courses. Please contact utm.lkcflc@utoronto.ca if interested.

FactSet

Provides close-to-real-time and historical financial market, economic, company and industry data. Offers an easy-to-use interface and Excel integration.

FactSet Quick Start Guide

Certifications Quick Start Guide

Installed on all FLC workstations .

Also available via free personal accounts for Windows and Mac users. Contact utm.lkcflc@utoronto.ca to request one.

Google Earth Pro

Google’s GIS software, which creates 3D representations of Earth based on satellite imagery. Users can explore any location across the globe using addresses and coordinates.

Installed on all FLC workstations.

Also available as a free download for Windows and Mac users.

IDLE

Python’s integrated development and learning environment, which can be used to create, modify, and execute Python scripts

Installed on all FLC workstations.

Also available as a free download for Windows and Mac users.

Jupyter Notebook

Open-source web application for creating and sharing documents containing live code, equations, visualizations, and narrative code. Can be used for working with data, including statistical modeling and data visualization.

Installed on all FLC workstations.

Also available for free download for Windows and Mac users.

Note: Python 3.3 or higher is required for installation.

Maple

Math software for analyzing, exploring, visualizing, and solving mathematical problems.

Installed on all FLC workstations and available remotely through Virtualized Apps via UTM I&ITS Citrix Cloud.

MySQL

A relational database management system based on the SQL programming language.

Installed on all FLC workstations. 

Also available as a free download for Windows users.

NetBeans IDE

An integrated development environment for application development using Java and HTML5 platforms.

Installed on all FLC workstations.

Also available for free download for Windows and Mac users.

NeuralTools

Part of the DecisionTools Suite, NeuralTools is an Excel add-in that uses data mining to create neural networks for predictions based on known data.

Installed on all FLC workstations. 

Note for Instructors: accounts are available for student use in courses. Please contact utm.lkcflc@utoronto.ca if interested.

NVivo 12

A qualitative data analysis application that collects, organizes, analyzes and visualizes test, audio, video and image data.

Installed on all FLC workstations and available remotely through Virtualized Apps via UTM I&ITS Citrix Cloud.

Also available as a free download for Windows and Mac users with a valid UTORid. Request the license key.

PowerBI Desktop

A Microsoft business analytics and data visualization application used for modelling, visualizing and reporting data.

Installed on all FLC workstations.

Also available as a free download for Windows users.

PrecisionTree

Part of the DecisionTools Suite, PrecisionTree is an Excel add-in used for visually mapping out, organizing, and analyzing decisions using decision trees.

Installed on all FLC workstations. Note for instructors: accounts are available for student use in courses. Please contact utm.lkcflc@utoronto.ca if interested.

ProFile

Professional tax preparation software.

Installed on all FLC workstations.

Also available as a free download for Windows users only with free registration using your University of Toronto email address.

Student registration
Instructor registration

Python IDE

A general-purpose programming language known for its easy-to-learn syntax. 

Installed on all FLC workstations.

Python versions 3x and 2x for Windows available as a free download.
Python versions 3x and 2x for Mac available as a free download.

QuickBooks Online Accountant

Web-based accounting software which provides a central location for managing client files, sharing documents, bookkeeping, and file corporate returns.

Available online with free registration.

Student registration
Instructor registration

R

A programming language and environment for statistical computing and graphics.

Installed on all FLC workstations and available remotely through Virtualized Apps via UTM I&ITS Citrix Cloud.

Also available as a free download for Windows and Mac users.

R Studio

A free, open-source integrated development environment for R language that includes tools for plotting, viewing history, debugging, and managing your workspace.

Installed on all FLC workstations and available remotely through Virtualized Apps via UTM I&ITS Citrix Cloud.

Also available as a free download for Windows and Mac users.

Rotman Interactive Trader

An order-driven market simulation software, which includes a variety of cases to help understand the risks and opportunities associated with securities and trading strategies.

Installed on all FLC workstations and available remotely through Virtualized Apps via UTM I&ITS Citrix Cloud for Mac users.

Available as a free download for Window users only.

Note for Instructors: UTM's new VPN software is now required for remote, off-campus access to RIT on the FLC server. Please contact utm.lkcflc@utoronto.ca for assistance with access to the FLC's server and case files.

Rotman Portfolio Manager

A portfolio simulation software that allows users to transact a wide selection of securities including stocks, options, futures, and bonds.

Installed on all FLC workstations.

Rotman Webtrader is available online for all users.

Available as a free download for Windows users:

Student download
Instructor download
 
Note: A paid practice or class (standard) account is required to log-in.

SPSS 28

A widely used statistical software platform for analyzing data with advanced statistical procedures, and which supports Python and R code.

Installed on all FLC workstations and available remotely through Virtualized Apps via UTM I&ITS Citrix Cloud.

Spyder IDE

Free, open source integrated development environment written in Python for use with Python. Designed specifically for scientists, engineers, and data analysts.

Installed on all FLC workstations.

Also available as a free download for Windows and Mac users with Anaconda.

Stata IC 15

Statistical software for data science including data manipulation, visualization, statistics, and automated reporting.

Installed on all FLC workstations and available remotely through Virtualized Apps via UTM I&ITS Citrix Cloud.

StatTools

Part of the DecisionTools Suite, StatTools is an Excel add-in that covers commonly used statistical procedures and offers additional custom analyses.

Installed on all FLC workstations.


Note for instructors: accounts are available for student use in courses. Please contact utm.lkcflc@utoronto.ca. if interested.

Tableau Desktop

A platform for creating interactive dashboards and data visualizations.

Installed on all FLC workstations.

Also available as a free download for Windows and Mac users (registration required).

Student download
Instructor download

Tableau Prep

A platform for exploring, cleaning, integrating, and reshaping data that can be used independently from Tableau Desktop.

Installed on all FLC workstations.


Also available as a free download for Windows users (registration required).

Student download
Instructor download

TaxPrep (Corporate and Personal)

Professional tax preparation software.

Installed on all FLC workstations.

Also available as a free download for Windows users. Please contact utm.lkcflc@utoronto.ca for instructions.

TopRank

Part of the DecisionTools Suite, TopRank is an Excel add-in that performs automated “what if” sensitivity analysis on spreadsheet data.

Installed on all FLC workstations. 

Note for instructors: accounts are available for student use in courses. Please contact utm.lkcflc@utoronto.ca. if interested.