10 Things You Should Know
Before Buying an E/CTRM
AspectCTRM can be as simple or sophisticated as your business requires. It features three editions that scale with the needs of users: Lite, Standard and Enterprise.
The Lite Edition features front office functionality that deploys within hours out-of-the-box. Functionality includes trade capture, position keeping, profit and loss tracking and market risk reporting.
The expanded Standard and Enterprise Editions are robust in features covering the full spectrum of functionality for trade and risk management, and physical and financial operations with advanced reporting, integration and more.request your free trial
“I travel 50% of the time, so the mobile service is important to me and my clients. I’m able to see where the market is to make decisions all the time.”
— Trader West Africa, Addax & Oryx Group
AspectCTRM is deployed with a series of pre-built reports. For more customized reports, Aspect can build them for you, or train your staff.
Manipulate and analyze large amounts of data, quickly and from multiple perspectives.
Securely define and set user and roles based parameters, and protect your business from fraud. Allow users see and update only the data approved by management.
Set alerts to notify trading and operations teams of important thresholds and events that require attention and activities.
Bookmark reports for single click access later.
Upload & download data (trades, costs, nodes, prices) in XML format via the user interface (UI) or via web services interface. See more on integration.
The scripting tool allows easy and quick implementation of custom fields, validations and workbenches allowing you to easily configure custom workflows based on specific business processes. Scripting allows users to complex, detailed reports.
Aspect stores large volumes of data in memory during runtime allowing data to process quicker with no lag time.
Most systems provide 2 levels of reporting infrastructure compared to Aspect’s 4, which allows our solution to meet the most complex requirements. Level 1 is standard, Level 2 incorporates OLAP, a reporting framework which allows users to slice and dice data vertically and horizontally to create hundreds of views of the data. Level 3 is more advanced OLAP, and Level 4 incorporates Aspect’s scripting language for complex, bespoke reports by the users, which is not possible in other systems.
Customize screens, set security limits, and configure workflows and notifications to align with business processes.
While other systems can take years to develop and implement, we’re able to deliver in record time. You’re able to start working in your account in a matter of weeks, as opposed to months and even years from traditional software vendors.
Open Web Service APIs allow companies to maintain existing investments in legacy third-party and proprietary systems.
AspectCTRM delivers a view of company market exposure and P&L in real time, enabling immediate, informed decisions. AspectCTRM empowers users to perform intra-day and real-time analysis. Most vendors perform inter-day risk calculations over many hours. Aspect customers gain enormous confidence in the decision making process.
The AspectDSC market data and analytics portal sits on the same platform as AspectCTRM, allowing users to instantly upload market prices and evaluate trade portfolios.
AspectCTRM has a unique ability to be customized and tailored to different business types, as no business – even in the same industry segment – works the same. Aspect has developed common workflows and processes in the system to address a large percentage of requirements in trading and risk – with add-on components and workflow configurations available for specific company needs. Users are able to configure their own solution or use third party partners, as opposed to paying significant amounts of money in professional services and consultancy fees.
Cloud software has higher reliability and security. Since costs are shared by multiple customers, cloud vendors can afford to purchase more powerful and expensive network security systems. This is critical as security of a position keeping system can cost millions.
No other vendor focuses on the mid-market, due the expense of deploying and maintaining traditional software and hardware. Aspect is able to provide affordable subscription-based pricing due to its cloud approach to all size companies. We are the only company to publish our prices on our website.
Users of cloud computing have a much lower carbon footprint than their colleagues stuck with older client-server software.
Aspect is the only CTRM/ETRM vendor that provides true Software-as-a-Service. Our customers do not need hardware, software or expensive IT teams to run their system.