IDC Energy Insights Worldwide Assessment Of Energy Trading And Risk Software Highlights Aspect Enterprise Solutions Strengths

April 25, 2013

Aspect Enterprise Solutions, a provider of multi-commodity trading and risk management ETRM/CTRM Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) applications in the Cloud, announced today that it has been named as a “Major Player” by IDC Energy Insights in its report “IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Energy Trading and Risk Management 2013 Vendor Assessment.” IDC is a premier technology research and advisory firm.

The extensive assessment evaluates ETRM platform providers through surveys and interviews with market leaders, end users, and participants. It’s intended to help buyers of energy trading and risk management software applications in their selection of ETRM applications.

Here are some experts from the report’s findings:

  • SaaS offerings have met with success in smaller companies that do not have the resources to deploy and support software applications in-house and Aspect Enterprise Solutions is no exception. Aspect’s customers are not limited to small companies, as it also delivers solutions to large global trading houses.
  • The European-based company has extended its reach with customers in the Middle East and Africa, Asia Pacific and Eastern Europe.
  • Over the last two years, Aspect Enterprise Solutions upped its presence in North America.
  • Aspect Enterprise Solutions also has a business in delivery of market data that is offered on the same platform as its ETRM application.
  • Aspect Enterprise Solutions continues to build out features and functionality related to logistics.
  • Aspects strengths are in the small to mid-tier market which they serve well with AspectCTRM. Customers report that they are happy with quick deployments and an intuitive user interface. Most of all they are happy with the price and total cost of ownership.
  • Aspect Enterprise Solutions scored high in several categories, including cost management, delivery model, scalability and customer satisfaction.

“We are pleased to be singled out once again as one of only nine vendors globally that have met IDC’s strict criteria for current capabilities and future strategy for an energy trading and risk system. We’re among a select few companies who are recognized as a choice for today’s trading companies. And we’re especially proud that our customers agree, and rated us so high in customer satisfaction,” said Steve Hughes, Aspect Enterprise Solutions President and CEO.

About IDC MarketScape

IDC MarketScape vendor analysis model is designed to provide an overview of the competitive fitness of ICT (information and communications technology) suppliers in a given market. The research methodology utilizes a rigorous scoring methodology based on both qualitative and quantitative criteria that results in a single graphical illustration of each vendor’s position within a given market. IDC MarketScape provides a clear framework in which the product and service offerings, capabilities and strategies, and current and future market success factors of IT and telecommunications vendors can be meaningfully compared. The framework also provides technology buyers with a 360-degree assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of current and prospective vendors.

About Aspect Enterprise Solutions 

Aspect Enterprise Solutions Enterprise Solutions www.aspectenterprise.com is a leading global provider of Web-based, multi-commodity trading, risk management and data analysis applications with almost 500 customers and thousands of users in 90 countries. The Aspect Enterprise Solutions family is the only integrated, all-in-one platform delivered as Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) in the Cloud, which enables rapid deployment, controlled costs and immediate ROI. Applications include AspectCTRM®, a full-featured commodity trading and risk management enterprise suite for front, middle and back office. It’s available in three editions: Lite, Standard and Enterprise, seamlessly expanding in functionality according to the needs and budgets of clients. AspectDSC is the decision support center for traders offering oil, metals and agricultural market news, prices, futures and analytical tools on desktops and mobile devices including Apple® iPhone® and iPad®, and BlackBerry. AspectPM is the Price Manager solution which provides consolidation and support for the global oil price forecasting process and forward curve management.

Media Contact
Brigette Gebhard
Aspect Enterprise Solutions
+1 347-328-0396
bgebhard@aspectenterprise.com

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