The pressure on energy sales has increased continually in recent years. This is primarily due to price-sensitive clients and the increasing intensity of competition, but also to the continuous refinement of market regulations. Shrinking margins are met with increasing process overheads. Transparent and efficient business processes are a necessity: Which customers allow adequate profit margins to be earned? How well can a client’s consumption be predicted? What are the main risks associated with balancing energy? Also portfolio managers and traders who are responsible for the procurement of electricity and gas or who trade these commodities operate in a very lively market that is becoming more volatile as a result of the fluctuating input of renewable energy. Therefore, electricity and gas trading platforms now include even more short-term market levels.