The Time Has Come For SaaS Solutions

Commodities trading and risk management (CTRM) is in a state of rapid change. First, there is a global tightening of the regulatory and corporate governance environment surrounding the buying and selling of energy and commodity products. Alongside of this are shrinking lines of credit coupled with a growing consensus that legacy client-server architecture, the established delivery mechanism for CTRM solutions, must make way for web-delivered next-generation software as a service (SaaS).

This short paper aims to give an overview of SaaS CTRM, and its positive implications for speed of implementation, cost of ownership, operational flexibility, trading safety, and efficiencies. As a C-level decision maker you will be better equipped to make a judgement on when to plan a move to SaaS CTRM, and what kinds of questions to ask solution vendors.