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Cloud4Commodities (C4C) is a CTRM solution based on the Microsoft Dynamics 365 platform and fully cloud based. This means that it can be accessed from anywhere via web browser as long as internet is available.

The core of C4C consists of Microsoft Dynamics 365 CE for the CRM functionality and for the ERP functionality either Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (BC) or Microsoft Dynamics 365 Finance and Supply chain management (F&S) can be used. Microsoft BC will support smaller and medium sized companies whereas F&S is intended for larger enterprises.

Other apps also work seamless within C4C, for example PowerBI for extensive reporting and PowerApps to streamline the Trade approval flow on mobile apps. The Microsoft Dynamics 365 platform makes sure all apps are integrated fully with each other.

Our customers can implement one or multiple apps depending on their requirements. It is also possible to start small, for example with one app and implement other apps in later phase which makes the impact to your organization as limited as possible. Microsoft Dynamics 365 CE is used for Trade Capture, Cost estimations, KYC, FX manager and more. The ERP solutions provide the Logistic and Financial processes, including generation of documents and various declarations.

Cloud4Commodities (C4C) is a CTRM solution based on the Microsoft Dynamics 365 platform and fully cloud based. This means that it can be accessed from anywhere via web browser as long as internet is available.

The core of C4C consists of Microsoft Dynamics 365 CE for the CRM functionality and for the ERP functionality either Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (BC) or Microsoft Dynamics 365 Finance and Supply chain management (F&S) can be used. Microsoft BC will support smaller and medium sized companies whereas F&S is intended for larger enterprises.

Other apps also work seamless within C4C, for example PowerBI for extensive reporting and PowerApps to streamline the Trade approval flow on mobile apps. The Microsoft Dynamics 365 platform makes sure all apps are integrated fully with each other.

Our customers can implement one or multiple apps depending on their requirements. It is also possible to start small, for example with one app and implement other apps in later phase which makes the impact to your organization as limited as possible. Microsoft Dynamics 365 CE is used for Trade Capture, Cost estimations, KYC, FX manager and more. The ERP solutions provide the Logistic and Financial processes, including generation of documents and various declarations.

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Why Cloud4Commodities?

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We created and are still creating a business solution to serve small and medium sized commodity & trade companies for managing trade, finance, risk and logistic processes.

Our solution is fully built up in the cloud and based on the latest Microsoft AZURE and Dynamics365 cloud technology available. One of our key drivers is that we will be able to deliver fast and affordable implementations which have the capabilities to scale up once the business is growing.

Our goal is to be be able to implement our solution with a minimum set of functionalities (Minimal Viable Product – MVP) at low costs and within a 3 month period.

We are successful in this by using SaaS, predefined templates and preconfigured (PowerBI) dashboards with a Data Warehouse which minimize effort and maximize efficiency. 

Deal capture
Enter and approve new deals quickly via preferred device (PC, Tablet, Mobile, etc.). One version of the truth: Use Master data management to ensure correct contract entry! Enter planned deliveries to have updated position reports. Create commission contracts for Brokerage deals.

Why Cloud4Commodities?

Grain fields 1

We created and are still creating a business solution to serve small and medium sized commodity & trade companies for managing trade, finance, risk and logistic processes.

Our solution is fully built up in the cloud and based on the latest Microsoft AZURE and Dynamics365 cloud technology available. One of our key drivers is that we will be able to deliver fast and affordable implementations which have the capabilities to scale up once the business is growing.

Our goal is to be be able to implement our solution with a minimum set of functionalities (Minimal Viable Product – MVP) at low costs and within a 3 month period.

We are successful in this by using SaaS, predefined templates and preconfigured (PowerBI) dashboards with a Data Warehouse which minimize effort and maximize efficiency. 

Deal capture
Enter and approve new deals quickly via preferred device (PC, Tablet, Mobile, etc.). One version of the truth: Use Master data management to ensure correct contract entry! Enter planned deliveries to have updated position reports. Create commission contracts for Brokerage deals.

Quotes and margins
Calculate your expected margin during deal capture. Expected costs can be entered manually or loaded automatically, e.g. by the selected transport route.

Accrue expected costs and match will actuals to view pre-calculated vs. actual reports.

Quotes and margins
Calculate your expected margin during deal capture. Expected costs can be entered manually or loaded automatically, e.g. by the selected transport route.

Accrue expected costs and match will actuals to view pre-calculated vs. actual reports.

Know Your Customer
Make well-considered trading decisions by understanding your clients’ risk and financial position. Create your own approval status process in our Business Partner Onboarding solution. Use external interfaces to automatically check the credit risk of new counterparties.

Know Your Customer
Make well-considered trading decisions by understanding your clients’ risk and financial position. Create your own approval status process in our Business Partner Onboarding solution. Use external interfaces to automatically check the credit risk of new counterparties.

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FX Manager

Always be in control of your FX position with the FX manager. Deals can be hedged individually with the bank or an internal FX desk. The internal FX desk can periodically block hedge the position with the bank/broker. Setup your internal FX desk as profit center or service center. Have insight in your risk via the currency position report.

FX Manager

Always be in control of your FX position with the FX manager. Deals can be hedged individually with the bank or an internal FX desk. The internal FX desk can periodically block hedge the position with the bank/broker. Setup your internal FX desk as profit center or service center. Have insight in your risk via the currency position report.

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Transport and Logistics
Plan transports in the Logistic module to be in control of all deliveries. Freight rates from transport companies can be entered or imported per route and have them accrued if required.

Create logistic documents like the Bill of lading or the Certificate of Origin yourself using the User Document Generator. All generated documents are automatically stored on the relevant transport so never lose a document again!

Processing weight differences, re-routing of transports, trans-shipments, and follow up transports are all part of the standard solution. The commodities can be moved palletized, containerized, bulk or in any other way.

Transport and Logistics
Plan transports in the Logistic module to be in control of all deliveries. Freight rates from transport companies can be entered or imported per route and have them accrued if required.

Create logistic documents like the Bill of lading or the Certificate of Origin yourself using the User Document Generator. All generated documents are automatically stored on the relevant transport so never lose a document again!

Processing weight differences, re-routing of transports, trans-shipments, and follow up transports are all part of the standard solution. The commodities can be moved palletized, containerized, bulk or in any other way.

Inventory and batch analysis
Next to the direct deliveries from supplier directly to the customer, the product can also be moved to inventory. Stock locations can be registered as sites containing multiple warehouses in which the product is stored.

Every delivery can be registered under a separate batch number to have full traceability throughout the delivery chain.

Samples can be taken for analysis to ensure that the delivered product has the correct specifications.

Automated transports between legal entities streamline the intercompany process and diminish user errors.

Inventory and batch analysis
Next to the direct deliveries from supplier directly to the customer, the product can also be moved to inventory. Stock locations can be registered as sites containing multiple warehouses in which the product is stored.

Every delivery can be registered under a separate batch number to have full traceability throughout the delivery chain.

Samples can be taken for analysis to ensure that the delivered product has the correct specifications.

Automated transports between legal entities streamline the intercompany process and diminish user errors.

Finance
Cloud4Commodities contains a full-blown finance system to support all trade processes from the financial side. For example, posting a sales invoice will automatically print the document, deduct inventory, and post the revenue. No more differences between the ledger and subledger!

Next to the trade postings other financial functionalities are available including a Chart of accounts, Journals, Intercompany transactions, Expense management, VAT module with declarations, and Fixed assets.

Standard finance reports are available out of the box and can be modified if needed. 

Finance
Cloud4Commodities contains a full-blown finance system to support all trade processes from the financial side. For example, posting a sales invoice will automatically print the document, deduct inventory, and post the revenue. No more differences between the ledger and subledger!

Next to the trade postings other financial functionalities are available including a Chart of accounts, Journals, Intercompany transactions, Expense management, VAT module with declarations, and Fixed assets.

Standard finance reports are available out of the box and can be modified if needed. 

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