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Manage Coal Trading Risk and Optimize Supply Chain Operations

This article in Dry Cargo International authored by Peter Cooperman of Triple Point Technology discusses how commodity management and supply chain software is needed to navigate the complexity of today's coal industry and to promote profitable decision making in growing spot markets.

Making Purity Profits from Y-grade

This article featured in Scandinavian Oil and Gas Magazine, bylined by Peter Cooperman of Triple Point Technology, shares the challenges that midstream players in the NGLs market will encounter and how to use technology solutions to mitigate risk and manage the complete life cycle of y-grade, from gathering through purity product selling as NGLs.

Understanding & Managing Oil Market Volatility in an Era of Increasing Uncertainty

This article in Drilling & Exploration World magazine authored by Triple Point Marketing Director Lauren LaFronz discusses the factors that cause extreme volatility in crude oil prices and the urgent need for technology solutions that manage and mitigate risk.

Managing Commodity & Material Cost Volatility with CTRM

Guy Isherwood, Publisher and Editor of Commodities Now magazine, interviews Triple Point’s Chief Marketing Officer Michael Schwartz about the WAM acquisition, why Triple Point has been named the ETRM “Leader” by multiple industry analysts, how the company is helping food and beverage companies combat raw material price risk, and more.

Management Software Supports Supply Chain Requirements

This article in Coffee & Cocoa International featuring Brian Seidman, Triple Point’s VP, Solutions Director, Agriculture, explains how Commodity XL enables agribusinesses meet complex supply chain requirements, maximize profitability, and mitigate risk.

ETRM Software House of the Year

This article explains why Triple Point was chosen as the 2013 "ETRM Software House of the Year" by Energy Risk magazine.

Achieving Dodd-Frank Compliance with Triple Point

This piece for the Oil & Gas Financial Journal by Triple Point's Mike Zadoroznyj, VP, Solutions Director, Treasury & Regulatory Compliance, explains how Triple Point's Commodity XL solution helps companies achieve compliance with Dodd-Frank regulations.

Energy Industry Challenges & Trends

This Q&A with Triple Point Chief Marketing Officer Michael Schwartz, published in the Oil & Gas Financial Journal, comments on price volatility, mobile ETRM, Dodd-Frank compliance, and more.

ETRM Goes Mobile

Competitive advantage in the energy sector is increasingly being secured by the quality of the technology deployed. In this article, Triple Point's Lauren LaFronz makes the case that ongoing tightening in the markets combined with technological developments will push the next battle for differentiation into the mobile arena.

Mobile for the Maritime Industry

This article authored by Triple Point's Lauren LaFronz explores how mobile applications can be used to obtain competitive advantage in the shipping industry.

Mark to Market Valuation Challenges

Are you 100% certain that the methods and tools you’re using to calculate your fleet’s mark-to-market value are providing accurate results? In this article, Triple Point Freight Risk Solutions Manager Javier Navarro explains the challenges associated with calculating accurate MTM valuations and how to address them.

Is Your Business Safe from Metal Accounting Risks?

This article in Energy Digital, bylined by Triple Point's Kate Lothian,discusses the ten best practices of metallurgical accounting and how to minimize metal accounting risk.

The Hidden Threat: Spreadsheets in the Supply Chain

This article in Coal International, bylined by Triple Point's Steve Maxwell, discusses the dangers of using spreadsheets to manage the mining supply chain and explains why it's important to make the switch to advanced technology solutions.

Is Your Business Safe from Credit Risk Failure?

Recent history has shown us that counterparty management is an enterprise risk. Getting it wrong can result in reputational damage and ultimately financial ruin. With the global economic crisis showing no signs of abating, companies must realign their credit strategies and ensure they have the necessary safeguards in place.

Complex Commodity Management

Guy Isherwood, editor of Commodities Now, speaks to Triple Point's Chief Marketing Officer Michael Schwartz about the opportunities that lie ahead for Triple Point and the challenges facing today's Commodity Management companies.

Be Prepared: Facing the Future of Trading in Europe

Mike Zadoroznyj, Triple Point's VP, Treasury and Regulatory Compliance Division, discusses what companies should be doing to prepare for the impending avalanche of regulatory changes related to REMIT, MAD, MiFID II, EMIR, and CRD IV.

Refining and Trading: Getting Integrated

This article from Global Technology (GT) Forum featuring commentary from Greg Leck, Triple Point's VP, Global Business Development, takes a look at the trend towards greater integration between the refining and trading operations of oil companies.

The Hidden Threat

In this article from Mining Magazine, Triple Point's mining expert Steve Maxwell discusses the dangers of using spreadsheets to manage the mining supply chain.

Staying Afloat in Rough Waters: Conquering Mark to Market Valuation Challenges

Are you 100% certain that the methods and tools you’re using to calculate your fleet’s mark-to-market value are providing accurate results? In this article, Triple Point Freight Risk Solutions Manager Javier Navarro explains the challenges associated with calculating accurate MTM valuations and how to address them.

Software Revolution

In this article from The Baltic, Michael Lolk Larsen, Triple Point’s Managing Director, Chartering and Vessel Operations, comments on how software solutions can help shipping companies cut costs and mitigate risks.

Be Prepared for the Avalanche!

With the European Union facing an anticipated avalanche of regulatory changes, Mike Zadoroznyj, Vice President, Treasury and Regulatory Compliance, Triple Point Technology, takes a look at what companies need to be doing right now in order to prepare.

Purchasing: The Impact of Rising and Volatile Raw Material Prices

In this article, AutomotiveWorld.com discovers surprising outcomes from their investigation on the impact of rising material prices on the automotive industry and Q&A with a range of players across the supply chain including Triple Point’s Chief Marketing Officer, Michael Schwartz.

Managing Dodd-Frank's End-user Exemption

Mike Zadoroznyj discusses the implications of the Dodd-Frank Act with The Journal of Compliance, Risk & Opportunity . Although much of the Act is still open to interpretation, there is one thing we can be sure of: regulation is on the political agenda and it's only going to become more onerous over time.

CTRM Systems Development

In this Q&A article by Commodities Now, Triple Point’s Chief Marketing Officer, Michael Schwartz, shares his views on the current CTRM marketplace and provides recommendations on how energy and commodities companies can successfully handle the challenges ahead.

The Race to Manage Risk in the Automotive Supply Chain

Triple Point’s Chief Marketing Officer, Michael Schwartz, discusses with Manufacturing Digital how using the same sophisticated commodity management systems already deployed by energy and commodity trading companies, automotive manufacturers and suppliers can follow a time-tested, market-proven path to more profitably and manage the commodity acquisition process – regardless of the volatile market environment around them.

Commodity Price Volatility

Michael Schwartz, Triple Point’s Chief Marketing Officer, discusses with Commodities Now how the dramatic volatility in commodity and energy markets has made both the earning and forecasting of profits ever more complex, and provides recommendations on how Consumer Products companies can turn commodity volatility into a competitive advantage.

Keeping the Wolves Away

Triple Point’s VP, Credit Risk Division, Dan Reid, discusses with Financial Risks Today why failure to implement a complete solution that covers all 5Cs of credit risk can put organizations on a collision course with a market that has shown little forgiveness for both real and perceived missteps and regulators demanding greater transparency.

What Are Companies Doing to Stay on Top of Commodity Risk?

Jason Busch, Editor of the sourcing, trade and supply chain blog Spend Matters, examines a research study by PWC that reports on how treasury is playing an active role in staying on-top of commodity risk.

Preparing for Dodd-Frank

Triple Point’s VP, Treasury and Regulatory Compliance Division, Michel Zadoroznyj discusses with The Journal of Compliance, Risk & Opportunity the key processes companies should put in place in order to navigate the new derivatives trading rules described by Dodd-Frank.

Pilots, Ports and Pirates

Triple Point’s Managing Director, Chartering and Vessel Operations, Michael Lolk Larsen, discusses with Shipping & Marine why sophisticated real-time solutions are a critical element to successfully managing the profitability of any voyage in today’s high-risk shipping business.

Soaring Costs to be Passed on by Manufacturers ‘Within Months’

The Times discusses how the upward pressure in the cost of raw materials – oil and other commodities – for industrial manufacturers remains “intense”.

Keeping the Fleet Afloat

In this cover story by Shipping & Marine, Triple Point's Managing Director, Chartering and Vessel Operations, Michael Lolk Larsen, discusses why the dynamic, fluctuating world of shipping requires real-time, sophisticated solutions to turn complexity into clarity and volatility into profit.

The New Risk Management Imperative

Triple Point’s CMO, Michael Schwartz, discusses with The Journal of Compliance, Risk & Opportunity how energy and commodities firms are entering a period where enterprise risk management will determine who survives and the systems required to transform operations.

Sailing the Five Cs

Triple Point’s VP, Credit Risk Division, Dan Reid, discusses with Shipping & Marine why failure to implement a complete solution that covers all 5Cs of credit risk can put organizations on a collision course with a market that has shown little forgiveness for both real and perceived missteps and regulators demanding greater transparency.

Sustainable Profits, Manageable Risk

Michael Schwartz, Triple Point’s Chief Marketing Officer, discusses with EnergyPulse why, in today’s environment of global resource constraints and rising price volatility, companies wishing to achieve sustainability require systems like Commodity XL to help make market-based decisions when managing commodity sourcing and supply.

Freight Rate Volatility Churns Like a Raging Sea: Those caught off guard get a proper burial at sea

Triple Point discusses with The Baltic why supply chain solutions must be market based to successfully manage sharp commodity price and freight rate volatility.

Who Will Survive and Who Will Perish

Michael Schwartz, Triple Point's Chief Marketing Officer, discusses with Energy Metro Desk how the financial impact of getting risk management wrong can be huge.

Where to Next?

Energy Risk discusses how current market conditions are putting new demands on energy trading and risk management software, including the number one requirement to proactively manage price risk, operational risk, credit risk and regulatory risk on an integrated platform.

The New Risk Management Imperative

Triple Point's CMO, Michael Schwartz, discusses with The Energy Industry Times how energy and commodities firms are entering a period where enterprise risk management will determine who survives and the systems required to transform operations.

Sailing the Five Cs

Triple Point's VP, Credit Risk Division, Dan Reid, discusses with Commodities Now why failure to implement a complete solution that covers all 5Cs of credit risk can put organizations on a collision course with a market that has shown little forgiveness for both real and perceived missteps and regulators demanding greater transparency.

Managing the Hedging Risk

Elie Zabal, Triple Point's SVP of Treasury and Regulatory Compliance, discusses with Commodities Now why firms that abandon spreadsheets and deploy hedge accounting tools are better positioned to balance economic benefits, risk management and stable financial statements.

Triple Point's European Success Story

Gary Vasey, CommodityPoint, General Manager, Europe, discusses why Triple Point's unique relationship with SAP, key acquisitions and success in adding new clients has catapulted its status as leader in Europe's trading and risk management (TRM) market.

Triple Point Upgrades Its Commodity XL Solution

Triple Point's CMO, Michael Schwartz, discusses with The Journal of Compliance, Risk & Opportunity the differentiating factors of Triple Point's Commodity XL solution including a multi-market platform, advanced business intelligence tools and the ability to tightly integrate all key areas of enterprise risk on a single platform.

Credit Risk Systems: We Got Ourselves a Horserace

The Risk Desk discusses how Triple Point's traditional focus in the energy and commodities markets makes it the industry's only credit risk system favored to win.

Technology for a Changing Market

Triple Point's CMO, Michael Schwartz, discusses with biofuels international how the rapid expansion of the biofuels industry, coupled with its complex, interrelated and volatile nature, has accelerated the need for an end-to-end commodity trading and risk management system to calculate exposure and show aggregated risk on a real-time basis.

Will Triple Point Benefit from its Acquisition of ROME?

In the face of the credit meltdown, Gary Vasey, General Manager, Europe for UtiliPoint International, discusses Triple Point's timely acquisition of ROME Corporation and how credit risk management – along with an enterprise counterparty credit risk software solution – are increasingly viewed as mission critical.

What Do Today's Headlines Tell Us About the State of the Markets?

Triple Point's Director of Credit Solutions, Michael Carter, discusses with The Risk Desk how the financial meltdown has cast a spotlight on the need for commodity trading to be more tightly connected with counterparty credit, collateral and liquidity management.

Harnessing The Power of CO2

In this cover story by ENERGYexec, Triple Point's CMO, Michael Schwartz, discusses a carbon cap-and-trade solution versus a carbon tax and the potential impact of emissions allowances.

Hedging Becomes Food and Drink to the Makers of Consumer Goods

The Financial Times discusses how long-term volatile markets and increased prices for raw materials have caused consumer goods companies to change traditional hedging strategies in order to protect tight margins.

The Credit Risk Management Market Just Skipped a Beat

The Desk discusses how Triple Point's acquisition of ROME Corporation uniquely positions Triple Point to cover the four key areas of corporate financial exposure on a single platform: market risk, governance and regulatory compliance (GRC) risk, operational risk and counterparty credit risk.

The Risks of Spreadsheets

This article from Digital Energy Journal discusses the risks associated with relying on spreadsheets as an enterprise system and the benefits of implementing an integrated, real-time, straight-through processing solution.

Triple Point Technology Debuts Hedge Accounting Solution; Acquires INSSINC

The Desk reviews Triple Point's acquisition of INSSINC and subsequent launch of Commodity XL for Hedge Accounting which reduces earnings volatility and eliminates audit risks by automatically designating hedges for treatment under FAS 133 and IAS 39.

Change Your Buying Policies or Risk a Failed Business!

In this article from Buying and Using Utilities, Triple Point Technology's vice president of business development, Dilip Daswani, discusses how rising prices and increased market volatility demand that companies move away from a traditional procurement mindset and toward a commodity management function in order to optimize acquisition and protect earnings.

Triple Point gets INSSINC with Hedge Accounting

This article from Corporate Financial Systems Journal discusses Triple Point's acquisition of INSSINC and subsequent launch of the Triple Point Treasury Management and Regulatory Compliance solution suite.

The Lessons of Risk Management

In this article from Advanced Trading, Triple Point Technology's chief operating officer, Paul D'Amico, examines recent, major trading losses that signal the need for better risk management systems.

Swimming With Sharks: The Risk of Relying on Spreadsheets

In this article from FinanceWeek, Triple Point Technology's chief marketing officer, Michael Schwartz, examines risk and process management by pointing out the pitfalls of being too reliant on spreadsheets.

Commodity Management

In this article from Industrial Focus, Triple Point Technology's vice president of business development, Dilip Daswani, discusses how consumer goods and other manufacturing organizations need to change the method they use to procure commodities or risk large earnings fluctuations.

The Future Is Carbon Futures

In this Securities Industry News article, Michael Schwartz, Triple Point's chief marketing officer, discusses the emerging carbon market's potential and scenarios for managing and capitalizing on this commodity.

Software Evolves to Handle Shifting Energy Market

The Advocate discusses how Triple Point has expanded their flagship product, Commodity XL, to include the today's hot commodities – ethanol and biodiesel.

The Promise of Carbon Markets

In this article from The Desk, Triple Point Technology's chief marketing officer Michael Schwartz discusses the carbon emissions market and its impact on other commodity markets and supporting trading and risk management technology.

The Small, Silent Army

DATAQUEST discusses the rise of enterprise software companies in India and speaks with Triple Point about their partnership with SAP.

Triple Point's Triple Push for Market Leadership

Gary Vasey, Vice President, Europe for UtiliPoint, discusses the powerful benefits of Triple Point's partnership with SAP.

UtiliPoint Interviews Triple Point Regarding Key Trends in the European Market

Gary Vasey, Vice President, Europe for UtiliPoint asks Triple Point executive for his view of the European market.

All I Want For Christmas is a Management Dashboard

The Desk carols the praises of Triple Point's Commodity XL Management Dashboard. "If you're an energy executive, we recommend you request a demo."

Commodities Now – Maximising Agri-Energy Sector Returns

Michael Schwartz, chief marketing officer, examines the biofuels market and the technology requirements to support it.

Triple Point Has Been Busy This Month

The Risk Desk reviews two new innovative offerings from Triple Point – Commodity XL for Biofuels and Commodity XL Management Dashboard.

Straight-through Processing is the Brass Ring in the Risk Management Business

The Risk Desk reviews Commodity XL 6.0 and its market leading functionality and performance.

The Gauntlet Has Been Thrown Down

The Risk Desk discusses how Triple Point’s recently announced Commodity XL 6.0 out performs all competing solutions.

Triple Point Featured in The Desk Annual Issue Devoted to Industry Thought Leaders

Michael Schwartz, chief marketing officer, examines future key requirements of an ETRM system.

Commodities Now - Triple Point's 'Visual Cockpit' Optimizes Natural Gas Scheduling

Premiere solution for physical natural gas seamlessly integrates trading and scheduling for real-time, accurate decision making.

Oil & Gas Financial Journal Highlights Triple Point's Flagship Product – Commodity XL

The only real-time, straight-through processing, multi-commodity trading and risk management system.

The Risk Desk – Reports Key Findings in Triple Point Research Survey

90% of energy marketers and traders current ETRM systems don’t meet needs.

The Desk – Transaction Systems Needs and Trends

Triple Point’s Doug Daugherty discusses the latest ETRM trends including the influence of Sarbanes, the importance of real-time systems and the growing focus on gas storage solutions.

SAP Ecosystem Shows Strong Global Momentum

Triple Point is one of four key partners discussed in SAP release.

The Desk – Triple Point Hooks Up With SAP

Scudder Publishing's The Desk discusses Triple Point's joint-venture with SAP which will bring to market Commodity SL, a solution that improves commodity management while offering a competitive advantage and increased profitability.

Trading & Risk Management Systems for Hedge Funds

Traditionally, hedge funds entered the market trading strictly financial instruments, now increasingly, hedge funds may opt to invest in both financial and physical instruments to hedge their exposure. A look at developments in the hedge fund commodities market, and why companies need a flexible system with the capacity to manage across instrument and commodity class.

Smart Solutions to Tough Problems

Triple Point CMO, Michael Schwartz, discusses with Energy Risk magazine the demands that volatility, regulation and political instability place on the market, and why energy trading and risk management systems are the way forward.

Commodities Now - Why Real Time, Transparent Information is a Must

With increased volatility in the metals and other commodities markets, companies need real-time, integrated trading and risk management systems that cross commodity groups, provide straight-through processing for users around the globe and offer companies the opportunity to capitalize on market fluctuations.

Commodities Now features Triple Point's risk management solution

Managing risk is key to creating value in a world of increasing volatility, globalization, and regulation. Triple Point's solution enables organizations to manage all risks and follow best practices in risk management.

The Baltic's "Our Word Our Bond 2006" issue features Triple Point's risk management solution for freight

The exponential growth in freight forward agreements makes it clear: if you're not actively managing freight, you're profit margin is at risk. Triple Point's risk management solution helps organizations make the most of freight derivatives for managing risk, turning risk into an asset.

Commodities Now highlights Triple Point natural gas scheduling solution

Users report outstanding results, such as 10X growth in capacity, handling 8000+trades/month, 160+ users, 3000+ trading locations, 100+ pipelines, and processing $2B Notational Trade Value/month.

Utilipoint interviews Peter Armstrong, CEO of Triple Point, on growth in ETRM demand and Triple Point's solution

Cites 25% of revenues invested in R & D, and pay-off in re-architecting the product, as companies realize they need scalable, state-of-the-art ETRM systems, including business intelligence and real-time processing, in today's complex, volatile global environment.

The Stamford Advocate showcases Triple Point’s outstanding growth in clients, products, revenues, and partnerships

Highlights include strategic alliance with Satyam Computer Services, 37% revenue growth in 2005, new Visual Cockpit logistics and scheduling technology, and new clients, including Lehman Brothers.

The Desk recaps recent Triple Point developments in financial services sector and technological leadership

Triple Point wins new financial institution clients with physical and financial trading needs; continues to expand capabilities in straight-through-processing and business intelligence; provides ASP solution options.

Commodities Now magazine features Triple Point's ability to help commodity organizations utilize business intelligence for better performance and to achieve competitive advantage

Winners in today's complex, volatile markets use the right decision support tools to harness data for better trading and business results.

Triple Point president and CEO featured by Scudder Publishing in annual issue of top energy sector thought leaders

Peter F. Armstrong summarizes the need for companies to elevate focus from the transaction to the management layers to operate successfully in 2006 and beyond.

Pipeline & Gas Journal shows how companies use visual gas scheduling to improve performance

Triple Point's Gas Scheduling 'Visual Cockpit' is featured.

Energy Risk International - The Impact of Hedge Accounting

Triple Point's Commodity XL enables compliance with hedge accounting requirements including IAS 39 and FAS 133.

Commodities Now On Integrated Systems

Triple Point and SAP co-author an article on the advantages of integrated systems over spreadsheets. Read about solutions that satisfy increased compliance requirements and the need for integration across companies and commodities.

The Baltic Covers the Need For Freight Derivatives Software

Triple Point Commodity XL for Freight can smooth the way in this growing market. Commodities and energy producers, shipping companies, charterers and financial institutions are incorporating the use of freight derivatives to meet their business needs.

'Visual Cockpit' For Nat Gas

Scudder Publishing's The Desk reviews the new stand-alone gas scheduling system application from Triple Point. "Easy to operate, easy to implement and just the right number of bells and whistles to satisfy even the most jaded IT group or trade desk."

Commodity XL - Integrated Platform for a Global Market - Peter Armstrong

A single real-time platform that integrates the front-, middle- and back-office, and that spans commodities and geographies for both physical and financial trading is now more critical than ever.

Triple Point wins "Software House Of The Year"

The editors of Energy Risk reviewed all commodity software companies and chose Triple Point as "Software House of the Year." "Standing out in the competitive space of commodity software vending is no easy feat, but the winner of our software house of the year's achievements marked it out..."