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200 Energy Companies Rely on SunGard's Aligne for Energy Trading, Risk & Operations

Energy markets are becoming more competitive every day... emerging economies demand an ever greater share of limited fossils fuels... environmental concerns place increased constraints on production... regulators demand more transparency, more accountability and more open markets. Technology is a competitive differentiation.

Streamlining operations, getting a timely view of the consolidated risks, and having ready access to the information for good decision-making is vital. To help address these challenges, SunGard offers a comprehensive Energy Trading and Risk Management (ETRM) platform that is highly configurable, flexible and componentized.

Aligne integrates trading, risk and control, credit, asset optimization, fuels management, power operations, gas operations, emissions compliance, back office, and treasury and finance into a single platform with sophisticated data analytics. 

Pipeline Operations

Aligne helps pipeline operators and natural gas marketers drive efficiencies in their operations in a single platform, empowering companies to achieve a competitive advantage.

Gas & Power Operations

Aligne for Natural Gas and Power Operations helps gas and energy marketers drive operational efficiencies with a single platform for front, middle, and back offices.

Marketing & Trading

SunGard’s Aligne provides the transaction backbone, reporting and decision support tools to help traders and marketers meet today's challenges.

Industrial & Commercial Energy Consumers

Aligne helps energy market participants to effectively manage the complexities of trading power, natural gas, emissions and weather for both physical and financial instruments.
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Shale Gas is Creating a Tsunami of Change for the Industry

By Andrew Bateman | Wednesday, February 19, 2014
president,
SunGard's energy business
It’s been theorized that should a sizable meteorite or asteroid strike the earth mid-ocean, it could create a pressure wave in the water that would travel in all directions, ultimately rising up into a tsunami wherever the sea met land.  The resultant wave would permanently reshape land forms along the coasts and would force itself into rivers, streams and tributaries, displacing the flow of fresh water that had traveled hundreds or thousands of miles from the interior of the continent… It’s a frightening scenario and one that has seen its fair share of play in Hollywood blockbusters.  It’s also a useful, though imperfect, analogy of what’s currently happening in the North American natural gas markets as new production from shale formations continues its dramatic increase. The asteroid in our analogy is the technical innovation (i.e. relatively cheap and reliable horizontal drilling techniques and hydraulic fracturing) that has opened up huge deposits of hydrocarbons that were previous

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