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Energy and commodities trading software
  • A consolidated physical-to-financial view across the entire enterprise

    Simplify and streamline your business with Openlink Endur, our award-winning energy trading and risk management (ETRM) solution. Voted Best Overall ETRM Platform by the industry in the annual Energy Risk Software Rankings, this front-to-back office solution covers the full range of commodities and derivatives across your entire business. Physical commodity logistics and scheduling tools are built-in, putting all of your actionable data into a single resource for your entire operation.

    With this trading platform, you’ll have automated processing of both physical transactions and financial derivatives; you get a consolidated physical-to-financial view of positions, risk, and P&L on one system - making opportunities easier to uncover, and risk easier to reduce.

    Openlink Endur helps organizations:

    • Reduce time spent on back-office processing.
    • Automate from front-to-back office with straight-through processing.
    • Reduce time spent on reconciliations.
    • Provides a single source of truth.
    • Improve visibility into market positions and P&L.
    • Power decision making through real time position and performance data.
    • Tap new markets quickly – users quickly scale to trade new asset classes and types quickly and cost effectively.
    • Measure hedge effectiveness and minimize earnings volatility

      Challenge
      Regulatory changes impact hedge accounting

      In order to avoid earnings volatility, hedges that qualify as highly effective can be afforded hedge accounting treatment. However implementing hedge accounting requires a large amount of work documenting the hedge relationship and proving both prospectively and retrospectively that the hedge relationship is effective. Evolving regulations and accounting standards (e.g. IFRS 9) make it more difficult to keep systems current with the latest rules and methodologies.

      Solution
      Measure hedge effectiveness and minimize earnings volatility

      The Openlink solution analyzes the effectiveness of hedges (under IFRS9, IAS39 or FAS 133) and invoke the appropriate hedge accounting treatment.  It features our best-of-breed Hedge Analyzer module for robust hedge effectiveness testing, and provides complete transparency that enables users to drill into postings to verify all payment, accrual or valuation calculations on the trade. This solution also supports the statutory reporting required for hedge accounting.


      Value Delivered

      You can automate the application of hedge accounting rules and methodologies to ensure hedges are being correctly treated; giving you the reassurance that earnings statements are being correctly reported and subject to minimal volatility.

    • Rely on Openlink to provide a cost effective solution for regulatory compliance

      Challenge
      Regulation – preparing for the inevitable

      A wave of high-profile regulation is steadily being codified into rules by government agencies around the world. With the stakes so high and the cost of regulation escalating, firms are looking to understand the implications of the regulatory onslaught and build the necessary solutions.


      Solution
      Rely on Openlink to provide a cost effective solution for regulatory compliance

      Openlink is committed to staying at the forefront of regulatory reform, working closely with clients, regulatory agencies, clearing houses, clearing members, service providers and trade data repositories to keep pace with the rapidly evolving derivatives landscape. OpenLink continues to provide leading technology solutions for the energy and financial services markets with its suite of regulatory compliance software.

    • High performance technology for real-time positions and better decision making

      Challenge
      Transaction volumes impacting the timely calculation of positions

      For a company whose business is growing, the number of counterparties, asset classes, users and transaction volumes may mean their existing systems based on older technology or spreadsheets struggle to keep up.


      Solution
      High performance technology for real-time positions and better decision making

      Our solution uses an in-memory database for fast storage and retrieval of massive amounts of data. This ensures the Openlink solution scales as you add more users, counterparties, asset classes and as transaction volumes grow, and is able to deliver aggregated real-time position reporting for the largest trading operations.

      Value Delivered

      With an enterprise-wide view of P&L available in real-time you can take swift action as market conditions change.

    • Get a better understanding of future risk exposure

      Challenge
      Imperative for more rigorous stress testing

      Firms are paying much more attention to stress testing – modeling hypothetical scenarios to evaluate the impact of possible future events. And they are looking to model increasingly complex scenarios to better understand their liquidity, credit and market risks under a much wider range of circumstances.


      Solution
      Get a better understanding of future risk exposure

      The Openlink solution provides extensive stress testing functionality enabling you to model complex scenarios with a wide range of input factors. Our simulation engine provides a powerful and consistent application of risk factor shocks regardless of market. Risk can be attributed to hypothetical movements of any magnitude including FX rates, commodities and interest rates.

      Value Delivered

      Using Openlink you get a better understanding of seen and unforeseen liquidity, credit, operational, market and other risks impacting your business.

    • One solution from front to middle to back office

      Challenge
      Costs and risks associated with front to back office reconciliation

      Because many firms use different systems that are not well integrated, people performing different functions aren’t using a single, consistent set of information. Errors that arise in transferring data between systems need to be corrected introducing delays for users; for a trader or risk manager who wants to see trading positions in real-time this can be critical.


      Solution
      One solution from front to middle to back office

      With Openlink you get one integrated solution and one set of data that covers end-to-end processes from equity production, gas processing, forecasting, sourcing and storage/transport optimization to marketing, trading, contract management and position management through to risk, accounting, reporting and compliance in the back office.
      This removes errors that arise in transferring data between systems and ensures that traders and risk managers can see correct up-to-date positions at all times.


      Value Delivered

      This also eliminates a lot of the reconciliation work that typically goes on between the front to back office.

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