Next-generation CTRM software provides enhanced functionality to track expiration dates and quality attributes of dairy products.

Eka Software Solutions, the leading global provider of Smart Commodity Management software solutions, announced today a new shelf life and quality control module for its advanced agricultural CTRM software platform. InSight CM – Agriculture now includes support for detailed attributes such as expiration dates and quality types, which are critical to dairy companies. Using blending optimization in Eka’s next-generation solution for the agriculture supply chain, dairy companies can maximize profitability by accurately selecting the necessary input stock to deliver the correct blend of resultant product at the specified quality.

“Our InSight CM – Agriculture solution is recognized as the strongest end-to-end solution on the market today,” said Shobhit Mathur, VP Product Management at Eka. “Three out of the top four global agriculture companies use our trading, risk, and supply chain software. In addition, we continue to develop solutions that serve the unique needs of the agriculture, manufacturing, energy, and metals industries instead of providing a generic platform.”

InSight CM – Agriculture captures, analyzes, and manages physical trading, procurement, logistics, bulk handling, processing, enterprise risk, and compliance across all agri-commodities. The fully integrated, end-to-end platform provides straight-through processing of commodities for the front, middle, and back office. The software is suitable for a wide range of agri-commodities including dairy, grains, oilseeds, livestock, feed ingredients, biofuels, and fertilizers.

Compared to other commodities, dairy products have a much shorter shelf life as well as unique quality attributes. For example, to effectively manage the supply chain of cheese, expiration dates must be tracked in addition to temperature specifying whether the cheese is chilled or frozen. With butter, flavor attributes such as sweet and sour must be tracked. InSight CM – Agriculture enables dairy companies to maximize profitability with the ability to optimize the blending of raw material to meet required quality specifications to fulfill sales contracts.

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.