Latest IDC Report Reaffirms Aspect As Major ETRM Player

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Leading cloud E/CTRM vendor Aspect has once again been named a ‘major player’ in its industry in the latest IDC sector report ‘IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Energy Trading and Risk Management (ETRM) Software 2015 Vendor Assessment.”

“It is an honor to be recognized in this way by a prominent organization like IDC," says Aspect CEO Steve Hughes.

Leading cloud E/CTRM vendor Aspect has once again been named a ‘major player’ in its industry in the latest IDC sector report ‘IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Energy Trading and Risk Management (ETRM) Software 2015 Vendor Assessment.”

Aspect was one of eight vendors included in the report. Key factors in its ranking noted in the report were the company’s regional diversity and presence in North America, Middle East, Africa, Eastern Europe and Asia Pacific, its latest technology offering improved intelligence, and its single platform with energy trade, risk and physical operations combined with market data built on an in-memory database.

It was further recognised for the way it offers a rapid entry into ETRM without investment in infrastructure, its inherent scalability, and its expansion from oil and bio-fuels into metals, coal and freight, and more recently softs and agriculturals. Notable customers named in the report were Trafigura, Concord, Mitsubishi, Unipec, Aegean and Oando.

Welcoming the IDC Energy Insights report, Aspect president and CEO Steve Hughes said it came at a time when the company was celebrating its 15th and most successful year in business, having been largely unaffected by a continuing tough economy.

“It is an honor to be recognized in this way by a prominent organization like IDC. This good performance underscores the importance of finding a niche in the market and satisfying it with well engineered solutions based around a budget friendly subscription model. I think we have proved once again that success belongs to those companies that can constantly adapt to a changing market.”

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
Aspect is a leading global provider of multi-commodity trade, risk and operations management applications delivered Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) in the cloud. With almost 500 customers in 90 countries, it's one of the fastest growing providers with rapid deployment, affordable subscriptions, and immediate ROI for all size companies. Solutions 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, expanding in functionality according to the needs and budgets of clients. Aspect is the only ETRM/CTRM solutions provider with market data and analytics tools delivered with its trade and risk functions on the same platform. This provides users with a seamless packaged solution beginning with pre-trade pricing analysis and market assessments via AspectDSC. Aspect's solutions are available on desktop, tablet and mobile devices and through its new Aspect Partner Program (APP).

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