5 Best Practices for Optimizing the Leading Liquid-focused CTRM Platform

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Liquid commodities firms rely on dedicated CTRM software to manage most of their financial transactions, deliveries, and reconciliations. To ensure these companies receive the full benefit from their liquid-focused CTRM platform, Value Creed has created a series of videos covering the platform’s main functionality so users can avoid issues and keep their system performing optimally.

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Best Practice #1: Default Fees

The first video module explains how the software can be set up to ensure timely and accurate calculation of broker fees and commissions during trade entry and execution. The fees can be captured and invoiced automatically based on the commodity, exchange, and other variables to eliminate data-entry errors and time wasted on repetitive tasks.

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Best Practice #2: Curve Calendar

Video two shows how to alleviate mismatches in calendar dates within price curve and delivery period categories that create miscalculation of pricing and trade timing. Solving the issue will eliminate errors in field propagation and delays in closing end-of-period accounting records. 

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Best Practice #3: Trade Scraps

Watch the third video to learn how to create new trade templates that capture the same details across fields: company name, counterparty, payment terms, strategy, contact, and more. Enter data once, save the form as a scrap, and populate the same fields in other forms during trade capture, saving time and minimizing input errors.

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Best Practice #4: Quick Reporting

Our fourth video shows how smart data retrieval includes accessing and scraping information from databases that contains specific criteria. Liquids-focused CTRM platform users can expedite the generation of reports they need to generate repeatedly by saving criteria for use every time they need to create a query to fetch the data.

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Best Practice #5: Transfer Management

The last video in the series explains how the CTRM software’s default mode keeps multiple legacy records of transfers in “Moved” status and includes them in risk reports. These records are maintained even after the deal expires. Marking the transfers “Complete” maintains the physical trades’ lifecycle.

Value Creed’s Managed Services Solution

Comprehensive Liquids-Focused CTRM Support

Value Creed offers holistic management, monitoring, and issue-response services to keep midstream companies’ systems at full functionality while preserving in-house IT staff for more pressing tasks. Our service includes:

Overnight Proactive

 to ensure end-of-day processes run successfully.

Trading Day Reactive

of data and coding issues that arise.

24/7 Cloud

for guaranteed 99 percent uptime and lower cost of operation.

Put These Liquid-Focused CTRM Best Practices To Work For Your Platform