dbcSMARTsoft is a complete trading, risk management, merchandising and accounting solution for companies who buy, sell, warehouse, merchandise or transform commodities – especially to manage exposure to commodity prices and currency fluctuations.

Used by over 280 customers every day, dbcSMARTsoft supports physical commodities – including grains, sugar, cocoa, coffee, cotton, pulses, oilseeds, nuts and livestock – with an array of complex pricing mechanism (e.g. boards of trade) as well as financial contracts. With our real-time reporting tools, you can see your aggregated positions, risk and P&L across commodities and financial instruments.

dbcSMARTsoft: Key Components

Contract Management

Contract management system for the purchase and sale of commodities with both risk and inventory management

Market Trading and Hedging

Trade Blotter to enter trading activity for commodity futures, options, and foreign currency

Inventory and Risk Management

Transactions that affect inventoried product or commodity are instantly and accurately reflected

Production and Manufacturing

Support for formula-based and product-to-product manufacturing including calculation of the manufactured cost

Purchase and Sales Order Processing

Enables multiple products to be shipped to or from multiple locations

Order Logistics

Links contracts and tickets to assist in allocating and scheduling loads

General Ledger and Financial Reporting

Complete financial accounting is built in, as well as interfaces to third party accounting systems

Regulation Compliance

Adheres to EPA and USDA regulations as well as reporting for printing and electronic transmission

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"dbcSMARTsoft's straight through integration from front to back office was compelling for us to see the full picture on a daily basis."

– Steve Burt, Managing Director, PentAG Nidera

Value Delivered

  • Get more timely and accurate information for decision making with an end-to-end solution
  • Mitigate the effect of price volatility with optimal commodities hedging
  • Optimize inventory management with real-time visibility along the supply chain
  • Reduce operational risk and tighten payment controls by automating freight logistics
  • Model the effect of supplier failure and devise more effective strategies to mitigate the impact of default
  • Understand margin contribution from each process in the value chain from origination through to finished good
  • Measure hedge effectiveness (under IFRS9, IAS39 or FAS 133) and minimize earnings volatility