farmequip1A Volatile Commodity Market

Volatility in commodity markets is a key business challenge faced by companies in the agriculture industry. Farmers, traders, and manufacturers that manage agri-commodities see prices change frequently. Sudden movements in commodity prices impair forecasts, hinder risk management, and can negatively impact bottom lines. To maximize profits, agriculture organizations need to know their positions and exposures in real-time. As commodity prices fluctuate, they need to see exactly how this will affect their operating margins, so they can take proper action to hedge against the effects of market volatility. First generation commodity management software is not reliable or sufficient for real-time scenarios. Companies need a flexible, easy to use software platform for managing physical trades and mitigating risk – a platform that can accurately track and optimize complex scenarios.

The InstaNext Solution for Agriculture

InstaNext’s advanced software provides user-controlled reporting and analytics, helping customers make better business decisions. The InstaNext platform provides all necessary tools for managing physical and financial trading, procurement, and market risk. Whether it’s long term contracts or one time fixed price agreements, InstaNext supports both physical and financial contract capture along with complex pricing algorithms, which enables users to cover their commodity needs.

Feature Highlights

  • Percentage covered
  • Covered/ Uncovered positions
  • Variance to budget
  • Mark to market
  • FX and currency conversions
  • Weighted average price per unit
  • Forecasted spend vs. projected spend
  • Theoretical option valuations
  • Import/Export to Excel
  • Drill Down/Roll Up capabilities
  • Broker Management
  • Auto or Manual Pair-offs
  • Historical P&L as of any date
  • Realized and Unrealized P&L
  • Hierarchical book structures

Customizable Reports & Dashboards

  • Simple drag and drop report generation
  • Create meaningful data visualizations
  • Charts / Graphs / Maps / Grids / Pivots
  • Incorporate external data sources to create a single source of information
  • Securely publish and share with other users
  • Export / Print in various formats (PDF, XLS, etc.)


InstaNext Commodity Trading and Risk Management (CTRM) software is available as a cloud-hosted solution and can also be installed on site. The software is widely used across the energy, commodity trading, consumer packaged goods, and agricultural industries. InstaNext supports all types of trades including forwards, futures, over-the-counter (OTC), swaps, foreign exchange, and options.