Just recently, I had the opportunity to catch up with Mr. John Crew, Director at Scalable. Scalable has been delivering ERP solutions for the last 30-years across a wide range of industries and has developed a number of solutions such as Commodity Trading, Payroll, Rostering & Shift Management, Time Sheet Management, Rebates, Landed Cost and Production Scheduling & Sequencing modules to complement the ERP offering. Since 1999, it has specialized in Microsoft Dynamics AX ERP, the fastest growing ERP system in the world. The strength of Dynamics AX, their expertise in Dynamics AX, coupled with their ISV solutions like Commodity Trading, provides their customers across the globe with ‘gains in automated efficiencies, profitability and scalability, increasing the ROI on their investment and delivering best business practice’, according to its website.
Scalable is one of a number of ERP suppliers that have extended their reach into commodity trading – something ComTech calls Commodity Management. Conversely of course, a number of CTRM vendors have begun to reach back into the supply chain and bite off bits of ERP functionality as it specifically relates to commodities. This has resulted in a broader set of choices for many buyers.
Mr. Crew told me that Scalable has enjoyed some success this last year with a number of new implementations across the space in areas like metals, agri and biofuels. He expects to officially announce some of these new deals in the near future when we will learn a little more around the specifics of each. However, we do know that two are cloud implementations, one of which is a very large-scale Agri implementation, and the 3rd is a large metals customer. Indeed, like many in the industry, he is seeing growing interest and claims a fat pipeline globally in all sides of commodities from agri to bunkering.
We hope to learn more from Scalable in the near future however, it does appear that CTRM and CM activity is increasing as we move into 2018. To get in front of some of this increased interest, Scalable is launching a number of informative videos like those that you can see here.
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