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SAP’s Commodity Management Forum

A couple of weeks ago, I attended the SAP Commodity Management Forum in Heidelberg, Germany with around 70 other attendees. I was keen to get an update on... continue reading

An Ever Changing Landscape?

Having tracked vendors in the E/CTRM segment for almost 20-years now, it appears to be an ever shifting landscape of vendors. Names come and go but some, it... continue reading

Vendor Perceptions

As we enter what are often the slower summer months, now may be the time to take an opportunity to give us your perceptions are E/CTRM software vendors. Tell us who you have heard of? who you... continue reading

Crude Pressure?

The world has adequate supplies of crude oil despite OPEC’s recent assessment that market for crude will be undersupplied by ~0.4 million barrels per day in 2018. U.S. crude production climbed in March to 10.47 million barrels... continue reading

Latest News

COFCO International Selects Quantifi as its Commodity Credit & Counterparty Risk Management Solution

London and New York, July 18, 2018 – Quantifi a provider of risk, analytics and trading solutions, today... continue reading

Brady plc partners with Trailight to bring to market solutions for Senior Managers and Certification Regime regulatory compliance

17 July 2018 – London Brady plc and Trailight Compliance Technologies today announced that they have forged a... continue reading

The role of traceability in food fraud

Miguel Campos – Speciality Food -Notorious wine counterfeiter, Rudy Kurniawan, pocketed an estimated $150 million from fraudulent wine sales in the early 2000’s. Using a DIY workshop, he... continue reading

ICE to launch Houston oil contract, building on export growth

(Reuters) – Intercontinental Exchange on Tuesday said it would launch a crude oil futures contract deliverable in Houston later this quarter, capitalizing on... continue reading

Videos

Matt Bush – Bus. Dev. Director, Brady plc

In this episode of Conversations with Leaders in CTRM Technology, Dr. Gary Vasey visits with Mr. Matt Bush, business development director of Brady plc. Mr. Bush discusses the impact of digitalization on the market and Brady’s clients, Brady’s differentiators and his views of what makes for a good vendor/client relationship.

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Blog

SAP’s Commodity Management Forum

A couple of weeks ago, I attended the SAP Commodity Management Forum in Heidelberg, Germany with around 70 other attendees. I was keen to get an update on SAP’s Commodity Management solution and I wasn’t disappointed. The thing about SAP that is different to any other vendor in the area, is its sheer size and its ability to push forward in any number of initiatives. The latest SAP strategic imperative, according to Anja Strothkaemper, VP Commodity Management and Agribusiness, is the Intelligent Enterprise. This vision has already delivered SAP Leonardo which delivers next generation technologies like machine learning, block chain, IOT capabilities, big data and analytics. According to SAP’s website, SAP Leonardo is a holistic digital innovation system that seamlessly integrates future-facing technologies and capabilities into the... continue reading

An Ever Changing Landscape?

Having tracked vendors in the E/CTRM segment for almost 20-years now, it appears to be an ever shifting landscape of vendors. Names come and go but some, it seems, go on forever. ION is probably now the biggest vendor in terms of installed base (with Triple Point, OLF and Aspect) and is a relatively new entrant via its acquisitions. The second largest vendor is probably Allegro – a constant feature over that 20-years and longer! These days, one has to factor SAP in the top 5 as well with more than 100 licensed customers for its Commodity Management solution. Brady and Eka most likely still feature in the top 6 mix. Brady is another vendor that has significant longevity in the metals side of things in particular. FIS must also be see as a top 6 vendor... continue reading

Vendor Perceptions

Published 17 July 2018

As we enter what are often the slower summer months, now may be the time to take an opportunity to... continue reading

Crude Pressure?

Published 12 July 2018

The world has adequate supplies of crude oil despite OPEC’s recent assessment that market for crude will be undersupplied by... continue reading

CTRM As An Ecosystem

Published 10 July 2018

CTRMRadio episode 4 is now out in which we discuss CTRM as an ecosystem with Neil Palmer of Beacon, Gareth... continue reading

EU Internet Copyright Law Rejected

Published 5 July 2018

Members of the European Parliament today rejected a copyright law in its current form that would have had... continue reading

Post-GDPR Marketing

Published 3 July 2018

As everyone will know, GDPR, the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation, came into force on the 25th May of this... continue reading

Drillinginfo’s Energy Disruptors Summit – Examining Today’s Toughest Energy Issues in a Beautiful Setting

Published 29 June 2018

I had the opportunity to participate in Drillinginfo’s 2018 Energy Disruptors Summit... continue reading

The Era of Uncertainty

Published 26 June 2018

Things are always uncertain to some extent – especially in the commodities world where unexpected outages, industrial action, accidents and... continue reading

Make Your Opinion Count!

Published 21 June 2018

I’m hard at work writing up the Disruptive Technology study report while also thinking about the vendor perception study. If... continue reading

News

COFCO International Selects Quantifi as its Commodity Credit & Counterparty Risk Management Solution

London and New York, July 18, 2018 – Quantifi a provider of risk, analytics and trading solutions, today announced it has been selected by COFCO International, a world-class integrated global agribusiness, to help monitor, manage and report their credit & counterparty risk. Headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, COFCO International employs 12,000 people in 35 countries. In 2017, it handled 100+ million tonnes of related commodities, with revenues of $34bn. Against a backdrop of price volatility, cost pressures and competition, commodity trading firms are experiencing challenging times. Despite this, many firms are still relying on traditional, manually intensive methods to evaluate and respond to risk. To improve its risk management capabilities and better govern risk exposures, COFCO... continue reading

Brady plc partners with Trailight to bring to market solutions for Senior Managers and Certification Regime regulatory compliance

17 July 2018 – London Brady plc and Trailight Compliance Technologies today announced that they have forged a strategic partnership, bringing together a world leader in the Energy and Commodities Trading and Risk Management software solution space with the market leader in the regulatory compliance and governance technology space. With this partnership, Brady plc has built a new solution called Brady Accountability Compliance, focused on meeting the requirements of the Senior Managers and Certification Regime. Today, regulations and transparency have become the forerunner to ensuring your business is operating in the best interest of its customers and shareholders. Since the global financial crisis regulators around the world have focused on evidencing straight line accountabilities and... continue reading

The role of traceability in food fraud

Published 18 July 2018

Miguel Campos – Speciality Food -Notorious wine counterfeiter, Rudy Kurniawan, pocketed an estimated $150 million from fraudulent wine... continue reading

ICE to launch Houston oil contract, building on export growth

Published 17 July 2018

(Reuters) – Intercontinental Exchange on Tuesday said it would launch a crude oil futures contract deliverable in Houston... continue reading

Announcing The First Blockchain-enabled Farm Data Exchange — The Farmobile DataStore

Published 17 July 2018

LEAWOOD, Kan., July 17, 2018 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — Farmobile LLC, The Independent Farm... continue reading

Russia, Kazakhstan cut hot-rolled steel coil exports to Iran: traders

Published 17 July 2018

MOSCOW/LONDON (Reuters) – Russia and Kazakhstan are cutting back sales of hot-rolled... continue reading

U.S. shale oil output expected to hit record high in August: EIA

Published 16 July 2018

NEW YORK (Reuters) by Jessica Resnick-Ault – U.S. oil output from seven major shale formations is expected to... continue reading

U.S. oil boom delivers surprise for traders – and it’s costly

Published 15 July 2018

LONDON/NEW YORK (Reuters) – The world’s biggest oil traders are counting hefty... continue reading

Powel to contribute to energy smart cities through EU-funded consortium +CityxChange

Published 12 July 2018

EU’s Horizon 2020 has awarded the +CityxChange project a grant worth 22... continue reading

World’s oil cushion could be stretched to the limit, IEA warns

Published 12 July 2018

LONDON (Reuters) – The world’s oil supply cushion could be stretched to... continue reading

Interview Corner

FIS Looks to Leverage Products into Energy & Commodities

Published 26 June 2018

ComTech Advisory: FIS Energy & Commodities is just a part of a larger group of products and business units offering trading and risk products that... continue reading

Brady’s Product Strategy and Direction – Interview with Ms. Libby Koehn, Chief Product Office, Brady PLC

Published 3 April 2018

Ms. Libby Koehn joined Brady PLC recently as Chief Product Officer. We asked her about Brady’s strategy, products and views on market developments. ComTech Advisory:... continue reading

An Interview with Rich Jefferson, Commodities COO at Beacon

Published 27 March 2018

Comtech recently had the opportunity to visit with Mr. Rich Jefferson, Commodities COO at Beacon to get his thoughts about Beacon Growing Rapidly and Finding... continue reading

FIS Gear Up to Launch Multiple Product Strategy into Commodities

Published 20 February 2018

Commodity Technology Advisory asks Dr. Markus Seiser, COO, FIS Energy, about FIS’s strategy and plans for Energy & Commodities ComTech Advisory: FIS now markets its... continue reading

Interview with Metafused

Published 1 February 2018

ComTech Advisory: What is Metafused and what does it offer? Madhuban Kumar: Metafused’s platform provides automated AI predictions for financial services and increases their efficiencies... continue reading

Capco’s Energy Practice post-FIS – A Conversation with the Leadership Team

Published 4 December 2017

FIS announced their intention to spin-off the company’s Capco consulting business in May of this year. With the transaction completed in August, we recently visited... continue reading

Commodity Markets – A Headhunter’s View

Published 8 November 2017

ComTechAdvisory: Given all of the turmoil in commodity markets this last year or so, how has the job market been impacted? James Richmond: The markets... continue reading

Trends in Technology

Published 12 July 2017

ComTechAdvisory: What is Contigo seeing in terms of uptake of the ETRM in cloud and what are the benefits of such an approach? Adrian Bullock:... continue reading

Industry Voices

Trading Re-imagined – How Digitization is Reshaping the Commodity Trading Industry

The Commodity Trading industry is on the cusp of transformation – and Digitization is at the heart of the change. By Cyrus Dadachanji, Partner, Midstream... continue reading

Brexit: Passporting aside – regulatory considerations for firms providing investment services

Sophie Crisp, Manager, Risk and Compliance | 15 Jul 2016 Since the Brexit result, the focus for many has been on firms maintaining passporting rights... continue reading

The latest trends in near shoring / Human Capital

At a recent gathering of CIO’s from some of the commodities traders it became clear that ‘near shoring’ is again the flavor of the month.... continue reading

REMIT Reporting is nearly done – can we now forget about European regulation?

There are now only a few days to go until the second, and final, reporting deadline under REMIT, on 7th April. From that date, all... continue reading

The nu-clear Future

Researched and written by Paul Cassar of MJMEnergy Ltd – http://www.mjmenergy.com “Opponents of nuclear misread the science. It is safe and reliable. The challenge, as... continue reading

Key CTRM Recruitment Findings

Commoditas Partners has published its key CTRM Recruitment findings based on data collected through interviews with hiring managers of leading trading and investment companies, system... continue reading

CTRM Recruitment update with Carl Vellenoweth of Commoditas Partners

Spike in LNG CTRM skills Over the last 18 months there’s been an increasing number of multi-national and national oil companies setting up trading hubs,... continue reading

Iron Ore: swapping the physical for the paper trade

By Ami Katschinski, Trayport’s Head of Global Commodities, offers his views on the future of the global iron ore market The iron ore markets have... continue reading

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