The integration of trade and risk management solutions with the corporate accounting solution has long been an area of focus for commodity companies and software vendors alike. There are many apocryphal stories in the industry regarding trading profits that entitled trader’s to be paid large bonuses. Those trading profits then seem to evaporate when accounted for in the enterprise accounting system. These stories are symptomatic of a broader but important issue – that of integrating two sets of solutions to provide timely and accurate auditable results. Over the last three decades, many different approaches have been tried out and mooted to address and solve the problems. This paper will examine the problem and discuss potential solutions including highlighting the approach taken by Enuit.
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