A technology consulting and solutions company focused on the commodities and energy industry.
We provide our clients with deep business and technology expertise that drives value in their commodity management functions for crude, refined products, NGL’s, natural gas, power, coal, metals and agriculture. We take pride in our ability to produce elegant, pragmatic solutions to challenging problems while building long-term relationships with clients that share our drive and passion for innovation.
4 Ways Running Makes Me a Better Consultant by Joe Collins
Here’s a fun fact: I don’t love running. I’ve competed in 13+ marathons, devote 5 or 6 days a week to running, and I average 6-10 miles per day. But I don’t actually enjoy it because the journey is grueling and some days it’s hard to push through. What I enjoy about running is the …
5 Leadership Lessons I Learned from COVID-19 by Dave Webb
As many people can relate, my days at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic were focused on adapting to unprecedented business disruptions, charting a path forward for employees, and making sure clients would be served well for the foreseeable future. My first thought was for the safety and well-being of our team. Ahead of formal …
Renewable Energy Support Mechanisms – An Irish Perspective by Graham Wilkins
Renewables are at the forefront of electricity discussions in the current landscape of the Irish Single Electricity Market with Renewable Energy Support Scheme (RESS) 1 taking centre stage. In this blog I’ll outline what RESS 1 is (and isn’t) and the opportunities and challenges it brings RESS 1 is a government scheme to promote investment …
All about capSpire CTRM Support Services, Part 5: Continuous Improvement by Patrick Elliott
The energy and commodity industry isn’t static. After all, markets are dynamic. Regulations are continually updated. Businesses grow and evolve. Software vendors release new versions and patches. In response, support services for commodity trading and risk management systems need to be agile as well. Companies want to be sure they’re getting the best CTRM support …
All about capSpire CTRM Support Services, Part 4: Quality of Support by Rob Parker
You wouldn’t take a Ferrari to any standard garage when it needs to be serviced, right? Of course not. You’d take it to a service center that, at minimum, specializes in high-end sports cars or luxury European automobiles. Why? It comes down to quality. Specialized technicians are more likely to know your vehicle make and …
The Oil Price Trifecta by Craig Stewart
In recent months, it has been difficult to avoid exceptional events hitting the headlines, with conjecture rife around the impact of COVID-19 (coronavirus) and the subsequent increase in volatility wreaking havoc within the commodity markets, the next headline-grabbing twist always seems just around the corner. Within the crude oil world, phrases such as “price war”, …
All about capSpire CTRM Support Services, Part 3: User Engagement by Lisa Garcia
In my more than 20 years of providing CTRM support services, I’ve found trust to be the number-one factor that makes or breaks a client partnership. In many cases, trust simply isn’t there because a relationship ceases to exist, period. Often, a support person is merely a distant voice on the phone. A company’s team …
All about capSpire CTRM Support Services, Part 2: Delivery by Scott Creed
When the sophistication of a commodity trading and risk management (CTRM) system is beyond an IT department’s expertise, companies typically hire a CTRM support services partner. But often, these consultancies push their clients into following their processes and adhering to their formula of support. They may approach problems that alleviate the short-term pain but fail …
All About capSpire CTRM Support Services Part 1: Governance by Susan Ernst
Many companies working with a commodity trading and risk management (CTRM) support services partner find themselves wondering: How can I trust this support team to deliver what they say they’re going to do? How are they arriving at their recommendations, and how do I know whether these are the right solutions for my needs? How …
All About capSpire CTRM Support Services, Overview: Why Us? by Dave Webb
Implementing a commodity trading and risk management (CTRM) system is just the beginning. With any system, issues will arise that need to be resolved quickly. Over time, business needs change and companies must be able to easily adapt their CTRM systems. Doing this can help to maximize an investment in a CTRM system and prolong …
capSpire's Lease Crude Optimization solution enables our organization to improve margins by making better strategic and tactical decisions
” Mike Rosebush, Pacer Energy Marking's Director of Technology
The software that we created with capSpire provides a comprehensive global view across our logistics network. This allows us to think and plan our supply and demand scheduling, as well as pivot both quickly and optimally when the unforeseen happens.
” Director of Rail Logistics, NGLs
You have completely changed our expectations of what a service partner can be. You have a customer for life.
” CIO from a Fortune 500 Energy Company
capSpire’s growth trajectory is impressive; driven by client demand and focused on hiring the best people. It’s a great approach for building long-term value and I can see why your team has earned its stellar reputation in the industry.