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Aspect Enterprise Solutions Highlights Success In The Cloud During International Petroleum Week 2013 In London

February 5, 2013 - Aspect Enterprise Solutions, provider of multi-commodity trading and risk management Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) applications delivered in the Cloud, is hosting its 4th Annual In-Office Networking and Solution Demo Meetings in London during International Petroleum (IP) Week, February 18-22.

Commodities trading professionals are invited to request an appointment during this week at http://www.aspectenterprise.com/solutions/aspect_ctrm/ipweek_1301.php. There is no fee to attend.

During the week's events at its central London office, Aspect will demonstrate to clients and prospective clients how cost-effective, reliable, and secure Cloud-based applications are for businesses big and small. Over the past two years, Aspect's client base has grown substantially, adding dozens of new customers and hundreds of users to its trade, risk and operations solution suite, AspectCTRM.

Its technology platform is the only one in the trading community to host both ETRM/CTRM solutions and market data and analytics together, via the same password in the same, seamless environment. AspectDSC is its Decision Support Center for traders, which allows users to access important real time and historical futures and spot prices from leading sources like Platts and Dow Jones and exchanges like CME and London Metal Exchange (LME). Pricing can then be used in portfolio management and risk activities in AspectCTRM.

"We're adding more customers and users than our competition through quick deploy, flexible subscriptions and applications. Our customers understand the pricing up front, as it's listed right on our Website, and there are no surprises or long installment time frames," says Steve Hughes, Aspect CEO.

"With our leading Cloud solutions, companies enjoy a real competitive advantage over older, client/server systems," says Hughes. "And our recent awards for Technology House of The Year, and Excellence in CTRM - further prove our position in the market, as a leader."

This year's discussions and demonstrations will revolve around key enhancements over the past year, such as new supply chain functionality for logistics, inventory, blending and rail car management. Aspect will show how its customers are meeting different challenges throughout the world.

Regulations are also a growing concern for commodity trading professionals, and Aspect's powerful reporting features deliver necessary transparency and compliance. Other key topics address integration challenges, and how Aspect interfaces with financial software, and ERP systems such as Oracle and SAP to name a few.

"Consumers and businesses alike now rely on the Cloud to perform every day functions, such as banking and shopping. During IP Week we'll share our customer success stories from leading global trading companies, and small trading shops" adds Hughes.

About Aspect Enterprise Solutions
Aspect Enterprise Solutions www.aspectenterprise.com is a leading global provider of Web-based, multi-commodity trading, risk management and data analysis applications with almost 500 customers and thousands of users in 90 countries. The Aspect family is the only integrated, all-in-one platform delivered as Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) in the Cloud, which enables rapid deployment, controlled costs and immediate ROI.

Applications include AspectCTRM®, a full-featured commodity trading and risk management enterprise suite for front, middle and back office. It's available in three editions: Lite, Standard and Enterprise, seamlessly expanding in functionality according to the needs and budgets of clients. AspectDSC is the decision support center for traders offering oil, metals and agricultural market news, prices, futures and analytical tools on desktops and mobile devices including Apple® iPhone® and iPad®, and BlackBerry. AspectPM is the Price Manager solution which provides consolidation and support for the global oil price forecasting process and forward curve management.

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