Appterra Energy Trading and Risk Management (ETRM)
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Appterra Energy Trading and Risk Management (ETRM)



Appterra is a leading provider of B2B eCommerce solutions that simplify integration, automate business processes and enhance collaboration and visibility among your global trading partners. Our ...

Appterra is a leading provider of B2B eCommerce solutions that simplify integration, automate business processes and enhance collaboration and visibility among your global trading partners. Our solutions allow companies with disparate enterprise systems to conduct business within their cloud based communities. Solutions are deployed as software-as-a-service (“SaaS”) model and provide a faster and more predictable ROI than traditional enterprise offerings.
Appterra allows automation of key business processes across supply chains, resulting in increased efficiency, improved visibility and risk mitigation of your increasingly complex trading partner network.
Our solutions and services allow your entire supply chain to Integrate, Connect, Collaborate and Coordinate.
Appterra is the business ecommerce division of Summa Technology Group, Inc – an international technology services and solutions organization.



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Appterra Energy Trading and Risk Management (ETRM) Document Transcript

  • 1. ConnectCommunicateCollaborateMitigateCoordinate
  • 2. The Problem:The Last Mile Energy companies have invested heavily in ETRM solutions and custom ERP deployments in an attempt to drive efficiency in to a highly margin driven industry. These solutions generally provide excellent functionality within the enterprise but break down as the system is extended beyond the firewall. The volume of transactions can be staggering and the lack of full integration within the trading community and markets leads to inefficiencies, poor visibility and increased risk profile. Each of these issues can erode thin margins and jeopardize the realization of ROI on the entire systems deployment. In short, ETRM systems lack The Last Mile that extends their robust capabilities. 1
  • 3. The Solution Energy companies need a central integration hub that connects the ETRM system (or other system of record) to the entire trading network. Robust solutions mustMust include:Process MultiFormatted Data • Ability to receive, process and submit data in anyBe Automated format (AS2, EDI, XML, Database, CSV, IDOC) • The capability to transform Natural Gas transactionsIs Integrated to NAESB format by pipeline and by versionMust Be Robust • The functionality to automate the submission of transactions • Integration to various marketplaces such as ERCOT to request and submit data (e.g. historical usage information) • Robust, configurable and traceable enforcement of business rules • Full integration of the entire procurement process to drive operational efficiencies. (Particularly critical for exploration companies who have an endless stream of repair parts orders from a complex set of vendors) 2
  • 4. The best solutions provide all of the above functionalityon a scalable, configurable and extensible platform thatcan grow over time. The platform becomes a portalfor communication with marketplaces, pipelines orother carriers and the trading partner base. It is trulymulti-enterprise and helps ensure the realization ofthe benefits that the ETRM system promised in thefirst place. The integration ensures accuracy andtransparency of the full range of transaction types,improves reporting capability, improves servicelevels and provides standardization within the tradingcommunity.Ideally, energy companies can outsource theimplementation and maintenance of the portal.The primary benefit of outsourcing is shedding theresponsibility for trading partner integrations. Thetrading partner network is dynamic – ever changing– and the need to maintain specific integrations canbe burdensome. The best-in-class solution providershave the alternative for a fully outsourced model that, inessence, provides a virtual portal and platform and thusreduces the impact on internal IT departments. 3
  • 5. Why Appterra? Appterra is a technology solution provider that specializes in Integration-as-a-Service in the energy sector and also for mid-market manufacturers. Appterra’s services are enabled by a proprietary Fully trading community management platform that can be Automated integrated with any ETRM or ERP system. In short,& Integrated Appterra provides the last mile. Appterra’s technologies and services include: Archivable • Integrations to any system of record Transaction Reporting • Full automation of the entire range of transaction types • Traceability and historical reporting End to End • A single system for both procure-to-pay and bid-to-bill Community • End-to-end trading partner community managementManagement • A vendor portal module that allow for full trading community adoption 4
  • 6. Appterra’s technology is battle tested. Currentdeployments process millions of transaction annuallyand integrate a vast trading community of over 4,000participants. Appterra understands the trust associatedwith implementing and managing a trading community.We recognize that the last mile is your conduit to yourcustomers and therefore the lifeline of your business.Appterra executives have deep energy industryexperience. Appterra’s CEO, COO and VP ofDevelopment are seasoned veterans of the energysoftware space and therefore understand ETRMfunctionality, deployment and integration. The abilityto draw on this experience provides a unique ability tosolve the last mile problem for energy companies.To learn more about how Appterra can create your LastMile, please visit us at 5
  • 7. www.appterra.comHouston Office Appterra (Philippines), Inc.Appterra Technology Group, Inc. Unit 309 SEDCCO 1 Building Rada2401 Fountain View Suite 215 Street cor. Legaspi Street, LegaspiHouston, Texas 77057 (USA) Village Makati City Contact Appterra at Copyright 2012, Appterra. All rights reserved. Copyright 2011, Appterra. All rights reserved.