ETRM Vendor Selection vs. ETRM Vendor Origins – Does It Matter?
Why is Energy Trading and Risk Management (ETRM) vendor selection so important? In our latest blog by OATI Account Executive Alex Battistessa, uncover the benefits of an ETRM solution system that meets all of your business needs.
Still Think OATI Only Provides e-Tagging?
Contrary to what you may think, OATI is much more than an e-Tagging service provider. In our latest blog by OATI expert Alex Battistessa, discover the multitude of Energy and Commodity Trading and Risk Management (ETRM/CTRM) solutions OATI can provide to customers.
How SaaS Overcomes the Hurdles Presented by FERC Order 825
FERC Order No. 825 directed all RTOs to settle real-time energy and intertie transactions in the same time interval it dispatches, prices, and schedules them. In this blog, OATI Associate Vice President of Sales and ETRM expert Salah Khuhro guides you to overcome the hurdles presented by this order using OATI’s SaaS solutions.
When Two Worlds Collide: Synchronizing the Power and Gas Markets
With more power plants utilizing natural gas, concerns over gas shortages and high price vitality have also increased. In our latest blog, OATI Associate Vice President of Sales, Salah Khuhro, discusses how coordination between the power and gas markets, with the use of powerful ETRM solutions, can combat these issues.
Is Blockchain the End of the Road for Commodity Brokers?
The numerous benefits of blockchain for trading has somewhat diminished the need for commodity brokers. But has blockchain completely replaced commodity brokers, or do they still have a significant role to play?
Responsibilities of Credit Risk Management Pt. 2
In the second installment of his Credit Risk Management blog series, OATI Account Executive Jacob Cain delves into identifying, quantifying, monitoring, and mitigating credit risk, as well as how our CTRM solution benefits your business operations.
The Value of Automation in Power Trading
How much is time and effort worth in the energy trading industry? OATI shares the value of automation in a power trading software solution.
Learn About all the Elements Your Trading System Needs
Every trading operation is unique in its own way and requires its own respective set of elements. OATI’s Periodic Table of ETRM Functionality showcases all the essential elements pivotal for your trading system that will enable you to maximize business operations.
How to Compete in the Commodity Trading Market
Some trading entities must rely on several vendor systems to compete in the commodity trading market, effectively complicating matters. In this blog post, learn how OATI’s commodity trading and risk management (CTRM) solutions tailor to entities’ needs and streamline operations.
The Challenges of Managing Brokerage Accounts
Competing in the commodity trading market is not easy, but an effective Commodity Trading & Risk Management (CTRM) solution can help. In this blog, OATI Vice President of Sales Ron Larson explains the problems that arise in managing brokerage accounts and how traders can overcome them.
Ensuring Security with OATI’s Natural Gas Pipeline Solution
At the LDC Gas Forums – NE event, OATI’s Kristi Schnee and Sheldan Perry met several customers and companies looking to replace their pipeline solution with something more secure. In this blog, delve into what sets OATI’s pipeline transportation and management software apart from others.
Revolutionizing Settlements: How an Integrated Physical Trading and Scheduling Solution Can Change Everything
Physical trading and scheduling in the energy field can be complicated. Simplify it! Account Executive Kim Fogt weighs in on webTrader Power, an OATI solution that efficiently integrates physical trading and scheduling for powerful results.
Traditional vs New: Commodity Trading & Risk Management Solutions
The business world and the technologies a business uses changes and adapts quickly, and it only makes sense that their Commodity Trading & Risk Management (CTRM) solution should do the same. In today’s blog, we compare traditional legacy Commodity Trading Risk Management (CTRM) solutions and new solution platforms.
Uncovering Gas Industry Issues and Innovations at LDC Gas Forums – Northeast
Missed this year’s LDC Gas Forums – Northeast? Find out why New Technologies Impacting the Natural Gas Value Chain and Cybersecurity topped event discussions with insight from OATI experts.
The Savvy Procurement Team’s Guide to ETRM/CTRM Systems
As OATI’s customers continue to work together to transform the business of energy, we are excited for the future of our industry and look forward to introducing our best-in-class ETRM/CTRM solutions and guide entitled, “The Savvy Procurement Team’s Guide to ETRM/CTRM Systems.”
The Importance of Credit Risk Management
As the energy business landscape grows increasingly complex, industry leaders continually seek robust Commodity Trading & Risk Management (CTRM) systems. Read our newest blog from OATI Account Executive Jacob Cain to see what a proper CTRM system can do for your business.
Enhance Internal Controls through Technology
What are the key elements to success in an organization? Ron Larson, OATI Vice President, discusses the importance of internal controls and how they can be enhanced through the use of technology.
OATI Showcases Cybersecurity and Natural Gas Solutions at LDC Forum
OATI is pleased to announce their sponsorship and participation at the LDC Gas Forum (NE) on June 11-13, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts. Get an opportunity to meet and connect with OATI experts and get special insight to the OATI’s cybersecurity and natural gas solutions.
Overcoming Complexity in Measuring an Energy Utility Enterprise’s Financial Risk Pt. 2
In his second installment of this blog series, Geoff Anato-Mensah from OATI discusses a commercially viable and operationally meaningful way to measure enterprise-wide financial risk for an energy utility.
Identifying and Understanding Complexity in Measuring an Energy Utility Enterprise’s Financial Risk Pt. 1
Quantifying financial risks for utility enterprises can be a difficult prospect, especially in the midst of constant change with routine operational activities. What type of financial risk assessment is appropriate and gives energy utilities a fighting chance to effectively measure and manage their corporate financial objectives?
Hosted vs Delivered Solutions
In the natural gas transportation and storage management business sector, making a choice between a hosted and delivered software solution can be a tough call with huge business implications. OATI can help you decide which option would be best for your business using our unique approach.
What is the Value of Using Software-as-a-Service?
Many companies are turning to cloud-based systems for their Commodity Trading and Risk Management needs, while others are reluctant about Software-as-a-Service (SaaS). It’s time to end this debate. Cloud SaaS is a secure, efficient and effective way to do business, with benefits ranging from added support to lower costs.
How Could the Clean Power Plan Affect Utilities?
With the proposed repeal of the Clean Power Plan, how will this affect utility companies? An OATI expert says it would likely have minimal impact on utility’s plans to meet carbon emission goals.
Our Top 5 Pieces of Content for Energy Trading Teams
Whether you're considering transitioning from multiple vendor solutions to a single vendor solution or just want to see what’s new in the commodity trading software world, today we’re sharing our top five pieces of content for energy trading teams.
Minimizing Regulatory Compliance Costs Can Increase Pipeline Profitability
The increasing reliance on natural gas to produce electric power has created headaches for both industries and promoted major regulatory reforms from NAESB and FERC. Staying compliant with these new regulations will challenge pipeline operators and the systems they use to manage their operations in the coming years.
Seven Types of Risk Analysis Every Energy Trader Should Know
For most energy traders, thinking about risk is the very opposite of fun. We’re sharing seven types of risk analysis every trader needs to know to protect their portfolio from the downside of energy trading.
Energy Trading in 2017 – Are You Prepared?
An investment in advanced commodity and energy trading software that has built-in forecasting functionalities, a full suite of risk management features, and is responsive to regulatory changes will help ensure that utilities can not only survive, but thrive in 2017.
Energy Market Participants Need to Stress Test Their Market Exposures
Current technology trends make it possible for next generation energy trading software systems to be powered by user-friendly solutions for effective stress testing programs. Learn more in today’s blog post:
Commodity Technology Advisory Survey Summary
CTRM systems represent a significant investment for any organization, which is why Commodity Technology Advisory recently conducted a survey of a number of their clients to gather end-users perceptions of CTRM vendors and products. Read our thoughts on OATI’s rankings:
Single Vendor Value Overview
Entities using software solutions from multiple vendors to manage Energy and Commodity Trading and Risk Management (ETRM/CTRM) face several challenges. Learn how to easily mitigate or eliminate these challenges by streamlining business operations with a single vendor system.
The Ins and Outs of Managing Financial Risks for Electric Utility Market Participants
The ultimate goal of any utility is to reliably offer its customers the lowest, or most competitive, electricity rates, but achieving this goal can be a challenge. Future management and/or mitigation of financial risk will require creative use of available hedging tools to achieve low rates for utility customers.