Information about Cloud4Commodities
The Microsoft landscape with its variety of apps is one of the most complete and advanced application platforms available. The development department of Dynamic People took several of these applications and built their commodity trading layer on top. This resulted in Cloud4Commodities, an industry-recognized Microsoft-certified solution, which covers the full trading process from leads, inquiry and quotation phase to final invoice.
Full trading process covered
Trading companies are used to work internationally which result in complex VAT strategies, hedging of foreign currency positions and country specific legislation. This demands a system which can handle your product, country and customer-specific parameters and apply them automatically, the right way, on every deal. In today’s market a trader has to work lean-and-mean, and that makes good trading system critical.
The process starts within Microsoft Dynamics 365 Sales (CRM) where counterparties are onboarded via the Know Your Customer (KYC) module. Use the inquiry module to create a quotation which can result in a purchase or sales contract including cost calculations and initial forward deliveries. Different contract approval workflows can be setup using Microsoft PowerApps and after final approval the contract documents can be signed digitally.
All Finance and Backoffice processes are handled by the connected Microsoft ERP which is linked via a standard integration. Depending on the company size and complexity of the business processes either Microsoft Dynamics 365 Finance & Supply Chain management or Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central is chosen as ERP.
Microsoft PowerBI will bring all data together to ensure advanced analytical reporting. Our PowerBI reporting pack already contains many standard reports and additional reports can be created either by the customer themselves or by us.
Read more about which ERP fits your company best in this blog: https://www.dynamicpeople.nl/en/news/choose-erp-right/
For which markets is Cloud4Commodities?
- Trading companies and international businesses
- Long / short positions and matching
- FX hedging
- Inbound / Outbound / Back to back logistics
- Positions and risk reporting
- Compliance and regulation
From small businesses (3 users) to enterprise businesses (200+ users) will benefit from Cloud4Commodities. C4C uses the Microsoft Dynamics 365 cloud platform and is available as a Software-as-a-Service solution. Therefore, it is scalable: C4C extends as you grow.
Making the best business decisions requires full transparency of data. Using Cloud4Commodities will help to visualize your data and provide you the ability to make these decisions.
Quick entry and up-to-date data is the difference between success and failure.
Every process in the organization can easily become a risk when not monitored closely. Cloud4Commodities built-in features help managing risks.
A rapid response to changing situations requires a lean IT environment.
Cloud4Commodities’ functionality is continually being expanded
We are continuing to develop the product with our knowledge and experience and in response to user needs. And all our partners benefit from these custom solutions – but of course, you only pay for the components you want to use (in the form of a fixed monthly fee).
What our customer say
“Cloud4Commodities helps us with deal capturing and matching. We now have one central system for upfront matching and positioning of our assets. We use the solutions to simplify client onboarding following MifiD II compliancy, VAT ruling and it gives us a perfect overview of the stakeholders landscape.”
Wouter Kolk | CFO, ACT Commodities