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CMAS prides itself in the capabilities of its employees, and the diversity of knowledge we bring to the table. Our strength is our experience - from cocoa to coal, financial trading to physical delivery, we have an expansive understanding of the commodities business and the skills to help you succeed.

Program Leadership

CMAS will help you define your project plans with the strategy holding realistic boundaries and goals. We not only assist in managing implementation at a program level, we also train leaders within your organization to do the same in a sustainable fashion. Our collaboration with you is geared to achieve the following and more:

  • Definition of program objectives in line with business criticality
  • Definition of strategy and approach
  • Formulation of deliverables and milestones to meet objectives of time, quality and cost
  • Facilitation of solution landscape
  • Advisory on solution selection
  • Advisory on contract management and risk mitigation for budget and delivery
  • Advisory on commercial structure to meet customer goals and success in realization in line with management expectations

Design Experience

Our experts will collaborate with you to understand your critical needs and develop a comprehensive project design, stretching from sourcing to consumption/ disposal assisted with integration to your ERP backbone in the following manner:

  • Comprehensive solution fit for relevant business process requirements in line with transaction processing and riskmanagement
  • Adaptation of business processes to fit transformation and growth requirements
  • Architecture of functional data flows and data model
  • State-of-the-art technology to meet performance and flexibility to scale
  • Integrated reporting requirements for day one usage
  • Analytics and data mining/warehousing
  • Integration landscape and prioritized interface points
  • Gaps and prioritization
  • New system functionality
  • Security and regulatory controls
  • Internal controls and exception troubleshooting to meet audit standards
  • Ancillary reconciliation tools
  • Hedge treatment

Technology Experience

CMAS technical expertise and knowledge spand across the IT landscape. We assist in the design and implementation of a broad array of technological solutions, including:

  • Languages: Java, XML/ XSL, SQL, Javascript, DHTML, PL\SQL
  • Products & APIs:
    • J2EE (EJB, JMS, JDBC, JNDI, JTA) Servlets/JSP/Struts
    • Open Source: Spring, Jakarta Commons Lang, BeanUtils, Struts, Digester, ANT & Hibernate, JMock, Ant, Quartz, Apache Axis 2, JBOss, jBPM- workflow in Java, BIRT reporting, Pentaho Data, Integration ETL tool
    • XML Processing: JAXB, DOM, SAX & Digester
  • Databases: Oracle, Oracle Toplink, MySQL
  • IDEs: RAD, Eclipse, WSAD & Visual Age for Java
  • APP/ WEB Servers & other Software
    • Apache Tomcat 6
    • IBM WebSphere Appplcation Server and (Network Deployment) versions 5 and 6
    • IBM WebSphere Portal Server 5.0.1/5.1.1/6.1
    • IBM HTTP Server
    • IBM HTTP WebSphere Plugin
    • IBM WebSphere Edge Components
    • ClearCase and ClearQuest- version control
    • CVS- version control
    • Apace HTTP Server
    • WebLoad- open source performance testing tool
    • Entrust GetAccess (Single-Sign-On)
  • Integration Platforms: Oracle SOA, NetWeaver, Custom built messaging bus, JMS, Webmethod
  • Reporting: QlikView, Crystal, Business Objects
  • ERP Integration: SAP, Oracle EBS, JDEdwards, Sun
  • CTRM and ETRM Integration: Triple Point (CommodityXL, Tempest, Credit Risk, Hedge Accounting, Softmar, WAM, QMastor), Allegro, OpenLink, SolArc, UniWinn, Clearport, Trayport, EFET, e-confirms for brokers, e-settlements

Continuous Improvement

Our strength lies in the ability to harness the changes in requirements due to volatility in today's marketplace, and provide businesses with a competitive advantage. This way we help companies keep ahead of the curve in time by assisting with the following:

  • Support sustainability of CTRM and ETRM technology platforms
  • Usage and performance audits
  • Optimization of existing implementation
  • Integration of additional processes
  • Expansion to new business areas and units
  • Expand data flows and reporting value
  • Education of new users

Execution Experience

We hold our employees accountable to a level higher than the industry standards. Our teams have a proven track record of executing above-and-beyond the expectations of our customers. We have experience in supporting organizations conduct internal business process transformations, primarily in regards to:

  • Iterative development and implementation of solutions to meet design, including integration using state-of-the-art technology
  • ERP integration
  • Enhancement of change management and adaptation of workflows
  • Implementation of internal and external controls
  • Implemententation of regulatory and compliance certifications
  • Development and implementation of data sourcing, data computing, and output distribution
  • Education and expansion of in-house capabilities
  • Enablement of technology for decision support


Our track record is built upon delivery to the following industries:

  • Financial Institutions
    • Banks
    • Hedge Funds
    • Asset Management
  • Origination
    • Grains
    • Softs
    • Dairy
    • Meat & Poultry
  • Exploration
    • Mining
    • Oil & Gas
  • Manufacturing
    • Plastics
    • Refining & Marketing of Petroleum Products
    • Food & Beverage
    • Consumer Products
    • Additives & Food Ingredients
    • Animal Nutrition
    • Petrochemicals
    • Metals
  • Power Generation & Energy Transmission
  • Shipping & Logistics
  • Retail & Marketing


Our Advisory and Solutions cater to a  vast array of commodity markets:

  • Agriculture
  • Oil & Refined Products
  • Petrochemicals
  • Power
  • Natural Gas & LNG
  • Freight
  • Emissions
  • Metals
  • Softs
  • Cotton
  • Palmoil
  • Treasury Instruments
  • Financial Instruments
  • Biofuels