The city of Dubai is the backdrop against which commodity trade and risk management (CTRM) vendor Aspect won four landmark new contracts in 2016 for its market information portal and trade and risk management cloud solution – deals which on their own exceeded the company’s multi-million dollar sales target for the entire Middle East.
Aspect’s wins in Dubai featured two trading houses moving away from existing legacy software suppliers and two newer trading operations adopting CTRM for the first time. All four Aspect solutions are fully operational, the latest of them proposed, awarded, and delivered in just eight weeks to meet a go-live deadline before the start of Ramadan.
“These contracts further prove that AspectCTRM is the best fit with the needs of today’s trading houses, but they also highlight how Dubai is growing in importance as a center of oil trading activity,” said Aspect CEO Steve Hughes. “We are responding by building a dedicated local team of pre and post-sales experts to ensure that we can react even more quickly as Dubai continues its remarkable growth story.”
Aspect’s four new customer wins in Dubai – Ferrocadia, Gulf Petrochem, Qaiwan Group, and MENA Energy – head a pipeline of further deals expected to close in the coming quarters.
Of the recent four, MENA Energy, is a fully integrated business with its own refining, storage, shipping and financing operations. After a competitive evaluation MENA Energy decided that AspectDSC and CTRM provided the superior combination of functionality and cost, better able to support its goal of growth through working smarter and more productively.
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, tablets and mobile devices and through its Aspect Partner Program (APP).