Key Features

Home Page & News

How do I navigate the ICIS Digital Home Page?

You can watch and learn everything you need to know about customising the Home page with this video

Which news, charts and prices are shown on my homepage? 

If you have entitlement to fewer than 6 commodities your home screen prices and charts are pre-populated with those price assessments.

If you have more than 6 commodities at first login you will be prompted to select which prices you want displayed for both pricing and charting.

In both cases, you will be able to edit the prices and charting windows.

News is not editable: this defaults to all latest news according to your subscription.

How do I change the prices? 

To change prices on your home page, click on the wheel icon to display a list of your entitled commodities to select from.

Scroll through to find the commodity you want to display; you will need to expand the commodity name to view all prices. Then you can toggle on for the commodities you want displayed.

How do I change the charts? 

Click on the settings icon on the right-hand side and choose different charts. You can add and delete charts at any time.

Can I refine my news feed?

Yes, you can refine and filter your news search results by region and within a specific date range. The filters will be remembered from session to session.

If you have active filters, the filter icon will appear on your news feed.

How do I filter articles by region?

You can either select one or more region filters or include the region as part of your search phrase (for example, Benzene Europe).

 

How do I save searches?

After completing a search within the News page click the ‘Save this Search’ button and you will be prompted to enter a name for this search.

To view the output of this saved search view the ‘Saved Searches’ tab.

The ability to save searches is only available for full news subscribers.

How many searches can I save?

You can save 20 searches.

How do I download the latest issue of the Magazine? 

Next to each issue there is a ‘Download’ button. Clicking this will quickly download the issue which you can read offline.

How far back can I access the Magazine?

We have an archive dating back to July 2007 for each issue of the Magazine available here

You can also access all articles through the search function using key word searches.

How can I customise my view? 

To change prices or charting on your home page, click on the wheel icon to display a list of your entitled commodities to select from.

Scroll through to find the commodity you want to display; you will need to expand the commodity name to view all prices. Then you can toggle on for the commodities you want displayed.

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

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 Support 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.

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.

Dashboard

What is displayed in the price history window? 

Price updates for the commodity prices selected in the quotations window.

The date range is defaulted to 12 months, you can change this via the settings.

How do I add a price to my Quotations for Home window?

Click the cog icon in the top right-hand corner of the quotation window to open quotation preferences. Check the commodities you would like to add, and press ‘Done’.

How many quotes can I select to view in the quotations window?

You can select up to 100 quotes from your Quotation Preferences window which will be transferred to your main Quotations window. From there you can then select up to 10 quotes to display on the price history graph and download.

How can I delete multiple quotations? 

Navigate to quotations preferences. Here, you can click on ‘View selected quotes only’ and can then select multiple quotes, unticking to delete.

On the quotations for home widget, clicking the ‘x’ will delete single quotes only.

How do I retrieve and plot historical data?

Click on the cog icon in the top right-hand corner of the Price History window.

Change the price quotations, currency, unit, date range and frequency as needed.

Once you’ve chosen the data you need to click ‘Update’.

How do I change the currency, units or frequency? 

Click on the cog icon in the top right-hand corner of the Price History window.

Change the currency, unit, date range and frequency as needed.

Once you’ve chosen the data you need to click ‘Update’.

Can I download a graph from the Price History window? 

Yes: click on the download icon in the top right-hand corner of the Price History window. Select the image format in which you wish to download the graph.

How do I download the data into Excel or CSV? 

Click the download icon in the top right-hand corner of the Price History, Price Forecast or Forward Curve window. Select ‘Excel’ or ‘CSV’ from the drop-down options.

How can I download more than 10 quotations in Excel?

You can select up to 100 quotes from your Quotation Preferences window which will be transferred to your main Quotations window. From there you can then select up to 10 quotes at one time.

If you are managing high volumes of pricing data and downloads our Excel Plugin is smart alternative – click here for more details including how to download and install.

 

Is there a quick way from the Dashboard to view the commodity page? 

Yes, clicking the clipboard icon you can view the commodity page with latest pricing and insight.

How do I customise my own workspace? 

Next to the home tab you will see a ‘+’ icon.

Click the ‘+’ then ‘Add a Blank Workspace’. There are pre-defined price driver analytic workspaces you can add but select ‘Blank’ to customise your own.

Click ‘+’ then ‘Add data to workspace’ to select to which workspace you want to add quotations for prices, Price History for graphs.

You can add 11 widgets in total but only one Quotations widget can be selected.

Why isn’t the data I selected displaying in the Price History window?

Click on ‘Link to selected quotations’ in the Price History window.

Once quotations are linked, the chain link will appear closed and the data will appear in the corresponding window.

How many workspaces can I add?

You can create 14 workspaces in addition to the home tab maximum of 15 workspaces. You can add up to 11 windows in each workspace.

Can I move workspaces?

Yes, you can move tabs by dragging and dropping them.  

Please note that the home tab is fixed.

How many additional windows can I create per workspace?

You can add up to 11 windows.

Can I move the windows?

Yes, you can move the windows by dragging and dropping. If you add a Quotations window to a workspace, this window will be fixed and appear at the top of the workspace, however.

What are Price Driver Analytics Workspaces? 

These are pre-defined workspaces you can add, they’re part of our analytics products. Each has been created and customised by our Editorial and Product teams. 

For full details and specific FAQs available, click here 

We do not currently offer this for all commodities.

How do I download data from the Price Driver analytics widgets? 

The same download options for image and data are available on these widgets.

Can I edit the Price Driver analytics widgets? 

No, this is not possible because the workspaces have formulas applied and are managed by our editorial experts.

For further details and available, click here