In the past trading houses had only two options: spreadsheets or big-budget custom software development programs. Now SaaS-delivered solutions combined with Cloud Computing offer a real, cost-effective alternative. With the global economy, regulatory environment and credit shrinkage increasingly mandating formalized systems for even small trading companies, SaaS offers fast-start, turnkey solutions without up-front investment or resource demands.
Steve Hughes
President & CEO
Aspect Enterprise Solutions
Cloud-based applications — aka Software as a Service (SaaS) — have seen steady growth over the past few years and will continue to grow.
Gartner, Inc., Cloud Computing: The Next Generation of Outsourcing, Ben Pring, November 1, 2010

According to Technology Research Analyst Firm Gartner…

We are in the midst of a fundamental shift, as more enterprises start to use services enabled by cloud technologies. This will heavily impact IT services providers, who must now consider strategies for coping with profound changes in the marketplace or risk being left behind.
Cloud Computing:
The Next Generation Of Outsourcing
Ben Pring, November 1, 2010
According to Technology Research Analyst Firm Gartner…
Increasingly, hosted or SaaS-based solutions are gaining favor among end users as a means of reducing capital costs, deployment times and support overheads. While traditionally these solutions were preferred options for smaller end users or end users with limited functional requirements, as the functional capabilities of SaaS - or application service provider (ASP)-based deployments grow, the appeal to larger organizations will widen.
Magic Quadrant For Energy Trading And Risk Management Platforms
Keith Harrison and
David Furlonger
March 18, 2011
AspectCTRM was installed and working for us so fast – quickly enabling us to get a real-time understanding of profit and loss, exposures, price movements in the markets and how we can better manage risk.
Peter Malcom King
Business Development & Strategy Manager
Linetrale Oil Supply & Trading Company, Nigeria
This opportunity to work with Aspect is one we firmly believe will bring new value to our customers in our core energy businesses. We have a strong customer base throughout North America, and proven sales and account teams that can deliver tremendous value by working with Aspect and leveraging their ability to quickly deploy and deliver accessible, affordable Cloud solutions to the mid-market, like no other company in the world today.
Michael Browne
Vice President
Analytics and Trading
Schneider Electric
We like to do things differently at Aspect. We showed that with our open pricing policy back in 2011. Now we’re challenging another industry norm by developing a revolutionary set of embedded tools that will empower customers, or their choice of third party consultant, to do that essential final part of the deployment and make whatever changes they want thereafter.
Steve Hughes
President & CEO
Aspect Enterprise Solutions
This is just the beginning. We've hired a new team in our newly formed partnership division whose job is to identify key companies that meet our strategic partner goals for selling, deploying and supporting AspectCTRM solutions. This group will leverage the lengthy development work we've done over the past several years for our AESthetics project, which will allow our deployment partners the ability to learn, configure and deploy our solutions as quickly as we can, in just a few weeks. There's huge cost efficiency savings in this.
Steve Hughes
President & CEO
Aspect Enterprise Solutions

News

Aspect Enterprise Solutions Wins Energy Risk Asia Award For Technology House Of The Year

See article by Incisive Media here.

Aspect Sales Director for the Pacific Region, Toshi Aoki, accepted the Energy Risk Asia Award For Technology House Of The Year award on behalf of Aspect

London, September 27, 2012

Aspect Enterprise Solutions, a leading provider of multi-commodity trading and risk management Software-as-a-Service (Saas) applications delivered in the Cloud, today announced that it has won the Energy Risk Asia Award for Technology House Of The Year held by Incisive Media.

A special dinner was held last night at the Hilton Hotel in Singapore, announcing this year’s winners in several categories including excellence in: CTRM/ETRM software, commodity deals, brokerage, trading, exchanges, energy consultancy, and more. Aspect was nominated for its leading Cloud technology, real-time profit and loss (P&L) reporting, and growth in Asia, which parallels its success in every region of the world.

Aspect Sales Director for the Pacific Region, Toshi Aoki, accepted the award on behalf of Aspect and said, “This is a terrific achievement. To be recognized as a leader for providing innovative solutions supported by leading technology amongst our peers and customers is an absolute honor. We attribute this recognition by Incisive Media to our customers, who have helped us grow by relying on our team of experts and solutions every day to trade and protect their business from risk.”

Aspect has been delivering fully Web-based market data, trading, risk and operations management solutions, all on the same platform for more than 12 years. This model, along with Cloud Computing across industries, is dramatically reducing the price of business planning software, and leveling the playing field for smaller and mid-size companies who could not previously afford professional software deployments due to the high cost of hardware, software and maintenance. These costs no longer exist for Web-based applications.

About Aspect Enterprise Solutions

Aspect 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 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