To lead product management, partnerships and customer success of Eka’s transformative commodity analytics solution.

Eka Software Solutions, the leading global provider of Smart Commodity Management software solutions, announced today that Sudhir Anandarao has been appointed Chief Operating Officer, Analytics. Mr. Anandarao will oversee the product management, partnership, and consulting teams for Eka’s analytics solutions.

Eka has seen tremendous response from the market to its recently released advanced analytics platform, Commodity Analytics Cloud. In the first six months of availability, adoption of Commodity Analytics Cloud across geographies and industries has been rapid and includes a US food company, an Asian fertilizer company, a European metals processor, an Australian grains company, an Asian agriculture company, a Canadian energy company, and an Australian mining company.

Mr. Anandarao has more than 19 years of global executive experience at software companies, delivering award winning solutions for technology powered businesses. Prior to Eka, he held product management leadership positions at Yahoo!, VitalSpring Technologies, and MicroStrategy. Mr. Anandarao also worked with investment firm Bessemer Venture Partners. He has an MS from MIT in Massachusetts, USA and a B.Tech. from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in Madras, India.

“We are delighted to welcome Sudhir to Eka as a vital component of the management team,” said Manav Garg, founder and CEO of Eka. “With his strong product and entrepreneurial experience, Sudhir is the perfect individual to manage Eka’s analytics solutions moving forward. I look forward to working with Sudhir as Eka’s analytical offerings transform the next generation of commodity management solutions.”

“I am excited and honored to join Eka,” said Sudhir Anandarao. “Manav’s vision in creating Commodity Analytics Cloud is changing the commodity management software industry. Compared to generic business intelligence tools, Commodity Analytics Cloud is unique in that it is specifically designed for commodities. The rapid adoption of the platform by seven different companies across the globe since product launch is evidence of the value the market sees in the solution. I look forward to building on Manav’s vision as we continue to create more apps that provide insights needed by commodities companies.”

Commodity Analytics Cloud is a cloud-based, advanced analytics solution delivering apps specifically designed for the commodities markets that address high value business issues. These apps provide an end-to-end analysis of the entire enterprise, spanning multiple categories including P&L, procurement, risk, and supply chain. With Commodity Analytics Cloud, users can download the specific apps needed for their area of the business, and even customize apps for their individual needs.

About Eka Software Solutions

Eka is the global leader in providing Smart Commodity Management software solutions. Eka’s analytics-driven, end-to-end Commodity Management platform enables companies to efficiently and profitably meet the challenges of complex and volatile markets.

The company’s best-of-breed solutions manage commodity trading, enterprise risk, compliance, procurement, supply chain, operations, logistics, bulk handling, processing, and decision support. Eka partners with customers to accelerate growth, increase profitability, improve operational control, and manage risks and exposures.

Eka is a team of 315 staff with offices in the Americas, Asia, Australia, and EMEA, serving a rapidly growing global client base across multiple commodity segments.