Today’s energy markets are becoming increasingly complex and to ensure that we are providing our customers with the best possible service, we need to be using the best possible systems. enTrader’s modular structure and extremely user-friendly interface allows us to adapt it to our specific requirements and get to grips with it extremely quickly.
When we started trading we were using spreadsheets so moving to enTrader has greatly simplified creating and booking our trades, and the handling of our confirmations and monthly invoicing is now very straightforward – counterparty invoices are to within one penny of accuracy!
enTrader is a sophisticated "next generation", enterprise class, multi commodity energy trading platform. enTrader has been designed with a different philosophy to existing products; the system is easy to use, it is easy to implement and actually delivers real benefit quickly without the months of effort in implementation and configuration.
enTrader is scalable and is currently being used by new market entrants through to some of the largest European utilities. It is equally suitable for small trading houses, brokers and market makers with no physical assets and a tight commodity coverage through to the largest financial and physical trading asset heavy organisations. This includes companies operating in multiple markets with multiple currencies and with international fuel logistics chains.
enTrader works “out of the box” but also provides enough flexibility to meet your unique business requirements. With rich automation and powerful wizards, enTrader ensures you do your job rather than spending your time entering and manipulating data. enTrader may be the only CTRM that is actually enjoyable to use.
enTrader is equally flexible in implementation as the suite offers 3 Deployment models. These include Full SAAS, ASP Hosted and Onsite Implementation. The most suitable being dependent on your organisations operational I.T. needs and capabilities.
enTrader is truly unique, below are a few of the reasons why.
“Out of the Box” Trading and Risk Management
With enTrader, you can begin entering trades and managing positions with a few simple configuration steps. Implementation is in weeks, not years, as the powerful trading and risk management capabilities are available with minimal configuration. Contigo also provides a “fast-start” implementation process to get the system configured to your needs and your users trained faster than any other CTRM supplier.
Use a Single System to Trade all Commodities in Multiple Markets
enTrader provides a sophisticated engine for the definition of new commodities, markets, currencies, trading rules and settlement processes. You can trade multiple commodities in multiple markets in a consistent manner that fits your current business practises. enTrader supports trading Power, Gas, Carbon, Coal, Oil and Biomass and manages all the logistics requirements for physical commodities.
Delivering the Information You Need in Real Time
enTrader allows the definition of multiple trading portfolios which are calculated, priced and can be monitored in real-time. For example Power can be managed down to half-hourly or hourly resolutions. Positions can also be easily aggregated, compared, valued and analysed, allowing risks and exposures to be quickly determined. Arbitrage opportunities between your physical and financially traded commodities can be identified allowing profit opportunities to be realised. Another benefit in enTrader is the ability to snapshot your portfolio at any time for historic analysis and comparison.
Flexible Pricing and Automated Settlement
Powerful pricing, curve management and automated settlement capabilities are built into enTrader. This ensures up to date valuation information is readily available to traders and a sophisticated invoicing and settlement process can be used by the Back Office.
enTrader utilises SQL Server Reporting services and Analysis Services for reporting. This includes a base set of reports but thanks to the flexibility of enTrader, client specific reports can be easily developed and embedded within the application.
Easily Integrate With Existing Systems
enTrader provides a core system that is extensible in allowing interfaces to be easily created to integrate with other systems. A plug-in architecture easily allows client specific functionality to also be incorporated. Within enTrader the majority of views can be customised with additional custom fields. All enTrader functionality can be accessed via a web services based API and client developed reports can also be embedded within the system.
Don’t Get Stuck on a Legacy Platform
enTrader is a web based application based on the latest Microsoft .Net technology. It can be delivered as a SaaS application, be ASP hosted or implemented on-premise. Implementation is carried out using standard industry tools to ensure you are not stuck with outdated and difficult to support technology. The system has been built using Contigo’s extensive application framework, and provides a consistent, intuitive interface to make the system quick to learn and simple to use.
Comprehensive Security and Audit
enTrader provides a comprehensive role and permission based security system allowing fine-grained roles to be defined to meet many security policies. All actions in the system are also audited so changes within the system are easily tracked and reported on.
Get Up and Running Quickly
enTrader can be implemented to work as standard but can also be easily configured to work alongside existing business practises as required by particular clients. The majority of configuration can also be carried out from within the application without the need for expensive consultants. Interfaces, plug-ins, reports and alerts can be built and easily integrated by either Contigo or the client’s in-house IT team.
Very Latest Technology
enTrader is a web based application based on the latest Microsoft .Net technology. It can be delivered as a hosted, SaaS application or implemented on-premise. We use standard, industry tools to ensure you are not stuck with outdated and difficult to support technology. The system has been built using Contigo’s extensive application framework, and provides a consistent, intuitive interface to make the system quick to learn and simple to use.
Additional enTrader Modules
enTrader is a modular system that allows you to select only the modules you need for your business. Additional modules can also be added at any time as your business grows. For more details on the modules currently available within enTrader, click on the images below;
An optional additional module for managing the cost and movement of physical fuels.
A Financial Stock Accounting module for managing quantities and qualities of physical fuel sources.