Only commodity planning and procurement solution to integrate advanced analytics to better manage demand forecasts, spend, coverage, and hedges for consumer products, food & beverage, and industrial manufacturers.

Eka Software Solutions, the leading global provider of Smart Commodity Management software solutions, announced today its new Procurement Analysis app for manufacturing companies that tracks and analyzes both commodities and non-commodities. Eka’s Smart Commodity Management is the first and only solution that integrates commodity management with advanced analytics built specifically for the commodities markets.

“For the first time, manufacturers have an advanced commodity analytics solution that enables them to concentrate on business strategies instead of operational tasks,” said Shobhit Mathur, GM Commodity Analytics Cloud at Eka. “With Eka’s solution, manufacturing companies can effectively manage the price risk of raw materials, energy, and packaging using advanced analytics that simulate market changes to determine the expected impact to coverage and spend.”

Eka’s Procurement Analysis app captures, analyzes, and manages demand forecasts, spend, coverage, and hedges while dramatically improving decision making with real-time predictive analytics. The app provides unique, visually-rich, analytics that enable users to cover commodity needs against targeted quantities and price. Eka’s solution delivers real-time scenario and intelligence capabilities so users can see how projected changes in market prices, supplier costs, and demand will affect the bottom line.

Eka’s out-of-the-box analytics platform is pre-integrated with market data. With implementation taking weeks instead of months, manufacturers gain a complete procurement solution with a faster time to value. Advanced algorithms identify outliers and patterns in historical data to enable better decision making.

“To remain competitive in an environment of volatile prices, manufacturing companies need to implement innovative solutions that enable these companies to effectively manage forecasts, coverage, and spend,” said Preeti Ramesh, Senior Director Product Marketing at Eka. “Eka’s Procurement Analysis app brings together large amounts of disparate information from multiple data sources, such as ETRM, CTRM, ERP, CRM, and spreadsheets, providing users with immediate answers and eliminating the laborious effort of collecting data and attempting to analyze multiple scenarios to answer ‘what if’ questions.”

Eka’s Procurement Analysis app enables executive decision making that leverages predictive analytics for optimal conclusions. Business users can gain answers to questions directly without delay and without taking weeks to collect the data. By fostering collaboration across the organization and enabling executive decision making, Eka’s solution provides a competitive advantage for manufacturers.

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.