Commodities market information and decision support company Aspect Enterprise Solutions (AES) has launched a web-based ferrous metals and steel market news, data and decision support solution. Building on its AspectDSC (Decision Support Centre) energy and commodities platform, AES will provide real-time access to Platts’ ferrous market news, information and historical data, together with decision support analytics, all through a single, easy-to-use interface.
AspectDSC will allow raw materials and steel producers, shippers, scrap dealers, smelters, stockholders and fabricators of ferrous metals and steel to make better informed buy/sell decisions, while minimising their risk and exposure in what has become a volatile market. The solution provides global real-time and historical data and news for iron ore, coking coal, pig iron and semi-finished steel products, as well as freight and holdings information.
“Until now this critical information has simply not been available from a single source in such an easy to understand way. Now users can have instant 24×7 access from their desktops, laptops, PDAs and mobile phones almost anywhere in the world,” said Rob Hamilton, AES global sales director for metals trading and risk management.
Delivered as a software-as-a-service (SaaS) application, AspectDSC requires no special software to be installed. Users can customise the solution to their own specific needs, displaying as little or as much information as they require.
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