What is CTRM Software?

CTRM (Commodity Trading & Risk Management) Software refers to software applications used by commodity trading companies to manage their business processes. CTRM software encompasses a range of functions depending on the types of commodities being traded and the individual functional requirements of a particular trading business. Modern CTRM Software typically includes the following standard functionality; trade capture and management, physical operations (logistics), financial settlement, risk management, decision support and reporting tools. On top of this vendors may also provide industry specific functionality such as terminal inventory management for oil traders or commodity specific quality management tools. Typical CTRM Software users include commodity traders, manufacturing businesses or trade finance providers.

What is Multi-Commodity CTRM Software?

Multi-commodity CTRM software is designed to support companies trading numerous types of commodities such as softs, oil, metals, etc. Whilst several vendors claim to offer multi-commodity solutions they are often just traditional oil trading systems adapted to handle different commodity types which means they can often be lacking in functionality. A true multi-commodity CTRM solution, such as Fendahl’s Fusion CTRM is built from the ground up to handle multiple commodity types and to support the different trade types and business processes required. Most Modern ETRM/CTRM systems cover the following main commodity groups: – 

Agricultural Commodities (Softs)

  • Cocoa
  • Coffee
  • Cotton
  • Dairy
  • Cereals (Wheat, Barley, etc.)
  • Palm Oil
  • Rubber
  • Soy Beans
  • Sugar
  • Metals/Raw Materials

  • Base Metals
  • - Aluminium
    - Copper
    - Lead
    - Nickel
    - Steel
    - Tin
    - Zinc
  • Metal Products
  • Precious Metals
  • - Gold
    - Palladium
    - Platinum
    - Silver
  • Raw Materials​
  • Energy

  • Coal
  • Crude Oil
  • Bunker
  • Electricity
  • Gas
  • LNG
  • Emissions
  • Fuel
  • Does CTRM Software Manage Financial Accounting?

    CTRM Software is not an accounting tool but should be designed to integrate with most modern accounting platforms. Modern CTRM Systems such as Fusion CTRM Software are designed to be integrated quickly and cost effectively to all major accounting platforms enabling data to be pulled or pushed from either the accounting system or the CTRM system. Some older CTRM systems will require data to be entered manually or uploaded in spreadsheet which can be costly and inefficient.

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