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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. 

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

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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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Environmental regulations have highest impact on natural gas price volatility

By Alan Gunn | Thursday, August 21, 2014
vice president, sales,
SunGard's energy business
After natural gas prices hovered at record lows for two years, harsh weather conditions during the so-called “Polar Vortex” pushed them higher. However, following a survey conducted by SunGard’s energy business, one third of natural gas market participants identified environmental regulations as having the biggest potential to influence gas prices. In fact, environmental regulations were viewed as having a greater impact than supply variability, LNG exports or infrastructure constraints. When looking at their company’s primary regulatory concerns, respondents pointed towards physical or environmental mandates over financial or business operations mandates. Regulations and environmental initiatives underscore a sizeable risk factor – any programs to mitigate climate or environmental impact generally include caps on emissions, and introduce new operational risks. Download SunGard’s Market Study: Managing Optimization, Efficiency and Regulatory Compliance in the Natural Gas Market to read

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