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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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The LNG gold rush

By Alan Gunn | 9/25/2014
vice president, sales,
SunGard's energy business
Natural gas supply in North America continues to remain high, and prices continue to remain low, although there has been slow but steady increase over the rock-bottom lows of the past few years. With a wide disparity in gas prices between North American and Southeast Asia, many companies are looking at the potential to export LNG. This possibility carries even more heft when considering the situation in Europe, where Russia has long played chicken with natural gas supplies to Europe and currently is throwing its weight around in the Ukraine. The pressure may push European markets to seek out alternate sources of natural gas, even at a premium. The US currently faces some infrastructure bottlenecks, but companies are pushing ahead to develop the facilities necessary to export LNG. SunGard recently conducted a market study around the issues facing natural gas participants, and found that about half of the respondents were either already involved in LNG or were planning to begin operation
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