ICIS Digital Enhancements

CDI

Who is CDI?

Chemical Data (CDI) is a leading provider of petrochemical price benchmarks and predictive analytics based in Houston. Established in 1979, CDI has more than 40 years of experience supporting transactional and short-term planning decisions in the dynamic US petrochemical and plastics industry.

Will the CDI brand change?

We recognise that CDI has strong brand equity in the US. As part of our integration, we will continue reviewing our combined brand and how the CDI offering is positioned alongside the ICIS portfolio

Can I still call my CDI contact directly with market questions?

Yes. Access to market experts is a key aspect of the CDI service and customers can continue to contact the CDI team to get the information they require.

What will happen to the CDI Dashboard?

From April 2021, CDI data and intelligence will be available through ICIS Digital, enabling CDI customers to get the user experience ICIS customers enjoy. This includes Commodity pages providing access to the latest price and market intelligence.
Customers can also access CDI price and forecasts throughout the platform, from the home page to the Excel Plug-in, as well as the mobile app.

Your CDI Dashboard login will remain active while we continue to combine our data and intelligence from the CDI website to ICIS Digital.

Who do I call for support with the CDI or ICIS website?

Our global client success team can assist with queries as and when required available via Live Chat, email or phone.

Email:clientsuccess@icis.com

•Americas:+1 713 525 2613; +1 888 525 3255 (toll-free US & Canada)

•Asia & Oceania:+65 6588 3955

•China:+86 4007 200 222

•Europe, Middle East & Africa:+44 20 8652 3335

Who do I call with questions about my CDI subscription?

Please reach out to your account manager, who will work with you to ensure that you have access to the best products to suit your unique needs. If you are unsure who your account manager is, please reach out to our client success team for support.

How do I access the latest CDI content on ICIS Digital?

You can view the latest monthly contract prices from your home page as soon as you log in.
To save favorites, click on the wheel icon in the Prices section; find the commodity you want; and toggle on the contracts you want to follow.
The latest market analysis can be found on the “Product Data” tab on the Commodity pages, along with contract prices and forecasts.
You can also access Commodity pages via the home page, or by the Commodity Page Summary list.

Is CDI data subject to the same compliance and methodology process as ICIS?

The methodology approach used by CDI is similar to the process used at ICIS and is also based on the same market survey approach. Nonetheless, both businesses have robust compliance policies in place to ensure our methods are compliant with the high standards our customers expect. Over time, we will align ICIS and CDI methodologies and prices where applicable.

FAQ

Will anything be changing in the future?

Absolutely! We continue to invest significantly in ICIS Digital and want to give you the best possible experience, whenever and whatever device you are using. You can expect to see new features and improvements to the Mobile app and we’ll keep you posted on what is coming up as soon as possible.

Commodities

Are the Commodities FAQ’s available in other languages?

Yes! Questions relating to the ICIS Digital enhancements and the new commodities pages are available in x10 languages.

Select a language below.

Arabic Dutch German Italian Japanese
Korean Mandarin Russian Spanish Portuguese

Are How to videos available?

How to navigate Commodity Pages Chemicals and Energy videos are available in English and audio in x10 languages.

Price Forecast and How to set up Commodity Alerts and Magic Link Access available in English

 

Commodity Pages Chemicals

Available in:  Arabic    Chinese     Dutch     German     Italian     Japanese     Korean     Portuguese    Russian    Spanish

 

Commodity Pages Energy

Available in:   Arabic     Chinese     Dutch     German   Italian     Japanese     Korean     Portuguese    Russian    Spanish

 

 

Price Forecast

Available in: English

 

Commodity Alert & Magic Link Access

Available in:   English

 

 

 

What is the best way to access my reports?

You’ll be able to access your reports via the dedicated Commodity Page, these are accessible via the home page.

You can also configure your email alerts to receive notification whenever a new report is published – a link within the email will direct you to the website from where you can access your chosen report.

Where can I find my weekly and daily reports?

For Petrochemical commodities, the weekly publications can be found in the Pricing & Insight tab on the commodity pages.

If a commodity page has an associated daily report, it will be found in the Daily Pricing tab. As this will be the most frequently updated page, this is the first page a user will see when opening the commodity page.

For Gas and Power, the daily report is found in Pricing and Insight tab.

If unsure, the date of publication can be seen on the top left of the pages.

How do I download a report?

Easy! Just go to the relevant Commodity Page(s) from where you can conveniently export or download your chosen reports.

 

Will there be an archive of reports available within ICIS.com?

Yes, the access to historic reports for the last three months will be available within the Commodity Pages. If you need access to earlier publications, you can always contact our Client Success team

 

I have access to a lot of commodities, how can I set favourites?

You can easily configure the ICIS.com home page to set favourites / view favourite commodities and at-a-glance pricing – simply look for the cog icon as highlighted in the screenshot below to set these up and configure the page as you wish.

Selecting View all will take you to a commodity summary page listing all the commodities available as part of your subscription. This will replace the Reports Channel within ICIS.com.

 

Will I be able to search for a commodity using abbreviations i.e. PE / Polye?

Yes! Using the search bar on the ICIS.com Home page and throughout the website, which you can use to search for a given commodity – the search function will support most common abbreviations such as ‘PE’ or Polye.

How do I check for the latest prices on the commodities page?

Within each commodity page, there is a secondary navigation menu (as highlighted in the image below). If you select ‘Pricing & Insight’ from this menu, this displays the report, within here clicking on prices in the report you will navigate to latest published price table.

How do I find out about the very latest market activity and developments?

You can stay up to date with real-time breaking news and analysis from around the globe, for each commodity.

Access this via the secondary navigation News also via the right panel to view related commodity news.

News FAQ’s

How can I find the latest production changes and disruptions?

You may wish to try the Live Disruption Tracker, a powerful data visualisation which provides an up-to-date view of the global supply scenario for a given commodity (including disruptions). Available for a range of commodities, the tracker enables you to quickly evaluate whether a market is long or short, mitigate risks to supply availability and adjust pricing strategies – using a customisable, interactive interface.

Analytics FAQ’s

Will I be able to view the Commodity Pages on my mobile?

Yes, the new Commodity pages as well as the Homepage and News Channel are fully responsive, so you can access all of your content from any device. If you mainly access ICIS content from your mobile phone, we recommend to use our mobile app.

What changes should I expect with emailed report delivery?

In order to reduce and simplify the volume of emails you receive from ICIS, we will now be providing your market reports as links taking you directly to the relevant commodities page on ICIS.com.  

You will receive an email, at the regular time with a consolidated list of links that have been published within a similar timeframe 

Will the email address change?

Yes email alerts will be dispatched from a new email address: alerts@email.icis.com  

We recommend you whitelist our address by adding us to your safe senders list to ensure you receive our emails 

What are the Price Driver Analytics Tools?

At-a glance Price Driver analytics help you monitor competition beyond your country and region in order to maximise your margin potential and optimise sales opportunities – featuring analysis and actionable commentary, they are available across a range of commodities and include widgets you can use to analyse Import parity, Arbitrage/ Netbacks, Substitution, Feedstock & Downstream trends.

 

What are the Margin Analytics Tools?

Margins Analytics are a powerful, at-a-glance analytics tool available for a range of commodities – they visualises the latest variable cost and margin data by feedstock and location.

What is the Price Optimisation Tool?

Price Optimisation is a digital tool intended to save you precious time gathering information – use it to immediately identify where and at what price level to buy or sell a given commodity. Available for a range of commodities, the tool visualises net price differences between regions and countries through an interactive, global map – helping you to prioritise your sales, source opportunities, justify your pricing strategies and assess competitive threats.

What are Supply & Demand Outlooks?

Supply & Demand Outlooks are available for a range of commodities providing a global, quarterly overview of market conditions for the previous three months plus ICIS expectations for the current quarter across key value chains.