The Next Generation of ETRM

By deploying a single, integrated system of record, LNG operators gain real transparency and consequent control of trading, settlement, risk management, processing, scheduling, logistics and accounting. In a constantly shifting market, where even the smallest change can have dramatic effects on price, ETRM is a key component in the software arsenal.

Drone-aided quarrying efficiency

Early adopters of UAV technology for surveys have really benefited. Drones have cost advantages over manned flights and offer superior robustness over human alternatives.

How commodity trading and risk management relates to the cloud: A guide

Commodity markets are volatile, and commodities businesses have to respond to market shifts in a shorter timeframe because the consequences of delays are severe. The simplified scalability and elasticity of cloud-based CTRM solutions is critical. 

Mexico Grows as World Leader on Energy Reform and Renewables

Mexico’s recent history represents the global industry in microcosm. Liberalized markets mean risks as well as opportunities. They require informed choices, on which everything from the weather to geopolitics and trade tariffs have an impact. 

India’s coffee board gets technology boost with agriculture platform

The Coffee Board of India recently adopted a digital transformationprogramme using Eka Analytics’ Digital Platform for Agriculture to increase yields and improve efficiency, productivity, and sustainability.

Simulating the future

Simulations provided in solutions like Eka Analytics give firms the flexibly to continually re-evaluate their initial positions and those of their partners, adapt quickly as the market changes around them, and drive change with a degree of confidence in the outcome. 

Building Blocks: What Can Commodities Learn From Current Blockchain POCs?

Early reports suggest that energy companies could decrease structural costs 30 to 60 percent if blockchain solutions are developed and adapted to meet their needs. 

IT/OT Convergence and the Digital Supply Chain

Only advanced analytics capable of integrating data from disparate systems quickly and effectively can turn the volumes of data from the IIOT into meaningful and actionable information about the supply chain. 

Accelerated disruption – how electric vehicles are changing the energy markets

A new way of thinking about data is needed to keep up with the new world of autos. Advanced analytics like Eka’s enable companies to evaluate changing markets in real time and respond to new market dynamics. 

Peaks and troughs

Just a few decades ago, experts predicted the world would start running out of oil by 2020. Oil production keeps growing, and predicting what will happen next continues to be challenging. - Publshed in World Expro magazine

Don't Sweat the Sweet Stuff: How to Manage in the New Sugar Order

CTRM and analytics solutions can greatly benefit sugar producers adopting to the end of the EU’s 50-year old sugar quota production system. 

Industry 4.0: New Technologies and Old Friends

Advanced analytics and data handling capabilities are the cornerstone of Industry 4.0, and the differentiating factor among the best commodity management solutions.

Finding the Right Mix

For large purchasers of energy products, staying on top of shifting energy markets is essential to ensure they secure what they need at the best possible price – a price that must increasingly take environmental levies, taxes, quotas, and subsidies into account. 

Why Commodity Management Companies Are Shifting Towards the Cloud

Moving to cloud-based solutions provides tremendous advantages to companies, including increased security, lower hardware and software costs, and the ability to access data from any device at any time. 

The Economic Times Interviews Manav Garg

Eka's CEO discusses the importance of mentors and the best advice he received from his mentor, to never shift focus away from customer satisfaction, cashflow management, and profitability. 

Data, Analytics, and Downstream

Big data and simulation techniques have come together with delivery mechanisms like cloud and mobile to give downstream operators more choice, more accuracy, and more evidence for decision-making than ever before. 

Blockchain and the New Trading Uncertainty

In effect, blockchain creates a distributed ledger. Once a transaction is entered and time-stamped in the ledger, it cannot be altered. The result is an immutable, unassailable, and mutually agreed record.

Chain Reaction

Blockchain technology could revolutionize transaction management, especially when combined with artificial intelligence and machine learning, improving efficiency, decreasing costs, and eliminating fraud. 

Smart decisions. Smart commodities.

The speed in which mining companies can achieve real profitable benefits with analytics is unlike anything these companies have seen before. 

African LNG Industry Represents Viable Opportunities

The African LNG industry represents huge opportunities provided operators of all stripes have the right tools at every stage of the value chain.

Keep It Simple

ETRM software and advanced analytics help users understand and navigate the complexities of the LNG industry. 

Why opt for quarry drone & cloud-based solutions?

The use of drones is more cost-effective, delivers more accurate information to stockyard managers and commodity traders across bulk industries, and can be much faster and safer than previous surveying methods. 

International Energy Software Company to Establish Houston Office

Eka Software Solutions is opening an office in Houston to meet increased demand for its ETRM software and analytics solution as the oil downturn recovers.

Blockchains for Efficient Commodity Management

Blockchain technology has the potential to transform commodities value chains, providing seamless, automated tracking, planning, and execution of commodity trades regardless of how many different participants are in the chain

Proactive Approach to Problem Solving

Eka's Commodity Analytics Cloud was named Business Intelligence Solution of the Year becasue its advanced analytics delivers the insight business users require to make better, fact-based decisions. 

ERP for Commodity Supply Chains? The Arguments Don't Add Up

ERP solutions are not designed for the complexity of commodity trading. Only systems like Eka's, designed specifically to meet the unique needs of commodity trading, can do so efficiently and effectively. 

View from India: Mobile communication and cyber security impact tech landscape

Tech experts, including Eka's CEO Manav Garg, discuss disruptive technology, including the internet of things (IoT), advanced analytics and cloud-based solutions. 

Top 10 IoT Trends In India To Watch Out For In 2017

Connecting devices allows valuable enhancements such as remote service and predictive maintenance, but the greatest value from IoT comes from analyzing the data.

Can Analytics Change the Cost of Christmas?

Advanced analytics can impact costs throughout the value chain, including sourcing raw materials, transporting them, and manufacturing them. 

The Commodities Industry: More SMAC Stack than Smokestack?

The rise of the SMAC stack - leveraging social, mobile, analytics and cloud technology - enables tremendous improvements in efficiency and productivity. 

Commodity trading: ERP versus CTRM

ERP is ineffective for managing commodity trading and risk. Unpriced and partially priced positions cause core differences in the way a commodity is bought, sold, shipped, stored, invoiced, accounted for, and valued throughout the supply chain.

Can Drone Technology Truly Replace Piloted & Ground Surveys?

The combination of drone use and photogrammetry is changing the face of commodity surveying techniques, drastically reducing overhead costs and increasing data accuracy within 2cm. The integration of these images with Eka’s 3D Stockpile Manager delivers the necessary volumetric information that allows companies to better maintain and stock their yards.

Commodities - Flying High or Feet of Clay

Above all, the changing nature of commodities markets and emerging economies show that this already information-intensive business is at risk of becoming overwhelmed with data – with no concomitant gain in insight.

Smart Commodity Management Is the Key to Effective Coffee Trading in Volatile Markets

The coffee and cocoa industry is highly volatile and complex, impacted by drought, flooding, plant disease, politics, and supply chain interruptions. Coffee companies require advanced commodity trading and risk management software to effectively manage these challenges.

Analytics Is Set to Transform Commodity Trading in India, Albeit Gradually

Predictive analytics presents a huge opportunity for commodity tradiing companies to tap actionable insights and make profits in volatile environments. 

Energy in a World of Uncertainty

Political, environmental, international, and economic: the fast-moving macro factors that affect the oil and gas industry have created more volatility - and more data points that must be analyzed to make sense of it all.

Why Supply Chain Management Is Like a Competitive Sport

Moving things, human beings, ball, boats, or commodities is extremely hard work. Using the right tools makes all the difference. 

6 Things Your Company Needs to be Big Data Ready

Taking advantage of new technology, bringing advanced analytics into the organization, and being ready for whatever big data brings next has never been easier. Read this article to learn the key components of any big-data ready solution.

The Game Changers

In this interview with Manav Garg, CEO and Founder of Eka Software, he talks about his career path, triumphs, and Eka's major accomplishments in developing Smart Commodity Management.

The Challenge and Opportunity of LNG

Growing faster than any other source of gas, liquefield natural gas is set to play an increasingly important role in global energy supply. Read this article to learn the seven requirements of any software platform used to manage LNG.

The Analytics Revolution

Learn how commodities companies can rely on advanced data analytics to stay competitive in today's environment of severe commodity price volatility, changing global economies, and extreme weather events.

ERP and CTRM Systems: A Comparison

It's tempting to think that ERP can be adapted to manage commodities. Read this article to learn why the fundamental differences of commodity pricing make ERP an unacceptable solution for managing commodities.

The Four Reasons Miners Need Advanced Analytics

For more and more commodities businesses, advanced analytics turn the massive amounts of data now available into valuable insights. Learn the four important ways modern analytics enables mining organizations to succeed.

Using Agricultural Commodity Analytics Software to Address Complexity

Transaction based CTRM software solutions are no longer sufficient for agricultural companies to stay profitable. Instead, these companies need advanced analytics solutions.

The Case for Cloud Based Analytics Solutions at Commodities Companies

Today's businesses require web based solutions that enable users to access analytics from their desktop, laptop, or mobile device; cloud based solutions readily provide this.

How to Solve the Stockyard Optimisation Trilemma

Operations at a stockyard are unique, complex, and dynamic. Efficiencies, or the lack thereof, at this critical stage can make an enormous difference to a company's bottom line. Learn how the correct system can optimise stockyard operations.

Supporting the Supply Chain

Many changes are occuring in the LNG market. In this environment of constantly changing market conditions, software that provides the best decision support will enable companies to thrive.

Winter is Coming

Learn how data analytics supports Big Data and how agricultural companies can thrive in an environment of extreme weather events.

Will the Polar Vortex Make an Unwelcome Comeback?

Extreme weather events that were previously regarded as once-in-a-lifetime events are increasingly becoming more common.

Real-Time Stockyard Optimisation

Learn some of the recent technological breakthroughs to solve the decades-long and costly 'short term scheduling problem' of the mine-to-ship supply chain.

The Age of Extremes

Learn how the use of predictive analytics enables utilities to better manage in an environement of extreme weather events such as the polar vortex in 2014.

Analytics for Every Level of Business

Learn how Eka's advanced analytics solution, Commodity Analytics Cloud, enables managers, specialists, and executives to gain answers to their most critical questions quickly.

Feel the Power of Big Data

Businesses that deal in physical commodities, such as oil and gas, have a big opportunity to harness their data using advanced commodity analytics solutions.

The Driving Need for Analytics in a Big Data World

Gain insights into the need for analytics in commodity management software and why the commodities industry has always been a big data business.

Smart Commodity Management from Eka

Learn some of the industry trends that have led to the development of Smart Commodity Management and how Eka is working to meet the future needs of commodity market participants.

Avoid the Grind: Managing Coffee Price Differentials

Learn why coffee market participants need agricultural commodity trading software that includes advanced analytics and real-time decision support tools to track positions and price differentials.

Precision for Profit

Learn how advanced 3D deposition modelling is transforming stockpile management and removing uncertainty in the supply chain.

Eka: The Global Leader in Smart Commodity Management

Learn how Eka's commodity management software platform, InSight CM®, provides the analytics and decision support tools needed by companies that manage commodities.

Metals: A Vital Balancing Act

Mining, smelting and refining all have their own idiosyncrasies but one crucial common component is the importance of an accurate metal balance across these business areas.

Better Decisions from Big Data

Explore how big data can help the oil and natural gas sector with the help of next-generation ETRM software.

Time to Adopt New Technology

Coffee and cocoa markets require next-generation CTRM software to gain real-time information for enhanced decision-making.

A Bright Future for Bulk Product Commodity Management Solutions

Learn how next-generation CTRM software are reshaping the future of the bulk handling industry, turning challenges into opportunities.

Eka Hires Mr. Wah Chu for Key Customer Facing Executive Role

Hot on the heels of news that Peter Armstrong had joined the board, Eka adds the new role of Vice President, Global Services and Support.

The Intricacies of Handling Grain

In the future, it is likely the receival process at bulk handling sites that handle grain will become almost completely automated. Read this article to learn what the grain bulk handling site of the future will look like.

The Information Olympics

Break the spreadsheet habit and replace your obsolete tools. Learn eight ways that Commodity Trading and Risk Management (CTRM) will make your business fit to compete.

The Future is Automation

Automation will be central to bulk handling sites in coping with increasing volumes. Learn how this trend will affect grain handling sites of the future.

Peter Armstrong Joins Eka's Board of Directors

Learn why Peter Armstrong, Triple Point Technology's Founder and former CEO, has joined Eka's board of directors in this Commodity Technology Advisory interview of Manav Garg, CEO and Founder of Eka, and Peter Armstrong.

8 Ways Commodity Management Will Make Your Business Fit to Compete

Swap your spreadsheets for a Commodity Trading and Risk Management (CTRM) solution that will make your business a competitive force.

Will Eka Succeed Triple Point at the Top of the CM Market?

With the hiring of some of Triple Point Technology's "chief pilots," Eka could quickly take off.

Is Your Commodity Value Chain Smart?

Everyone is talking about Big Data these days, but commodity trading and risk management (CTRM) has always been a big data business – long before the term became fashionable.

Stirring the Pot:
the North American Energy Revolution

North America's energy revolution requires next-generation ETRM software to manage technological advancements, particularly in horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing.

Are You Making the Most of Your Supply Chain Data?

Commodity trading creates thousands of individual data points requiring next-generation ETRM and CTRM software to help make better decisions.

New Trends in Commodity Management

Guy Isherwood from Commodities-Now speaks with Manav Garg, CEO and Founder of Eka Software Solutions, a leader in Commodity Trading and Risk Management (CTRM) software, for his takeouts on this evolving marketplace.

Commodity Management:
the Vital Investment for Modern Manufacturing

Why are manufacturers, with a large exposure to commodity volatility, still sending their people out into the markets without next-generation CTRM software?

Maximising the Oil and Gas Supply Chain with Big Data

Everyone is talking about Big Data these days: how to capture it; how to manage it; how to store it; how to use it. How can next-generation ETRM software benefit businesses?

Big Data. Big Opportunity.

The world has changed. KPIs and static graphs are great - but they are not enough. Next-generation ETRM software allows businesses to embrace Big Data when managing commodities.

Bringing the "Smarts" to Commodity Management

CIOReview profiles Eka as "Company of the Year" for Enterprise Software, and describes how Eka sees the Commodity Management industry changing, and how Eka is meeting these challenges.

Getting a Good Night's Sleep

Risk is something any business, particularly those involved with biofuels, contends with every day. How can next-generation CTRM and ETRM software minimize the impact?

Why Software Products are the Next Big Thing

Fortune India highlights several software companies and their founders, including next-generation CTRM software leader Eka Software Solutions and Eka's CEO, Manav Garg.

Supply Chain Knowledge = Commercial Power

The past decade has seen a soaring global demand for physical commodities, such as food and fuel. As the world’s population grows, next-generation CTRM software will help fulfill these needs.

Energy Trading Software

Commodities-Now describes how Eka is shaking up the ETRM software market.

Matrix Loads Up to Take on the World

MatrixGroup (acquired by Eka in 2013) is described as a "Silent Achiever" in this article describing the beginnings of this bulk handling software success story.

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