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Invensoft Goes Mobile

This week I spoke to Mr. Prasad Raju at Invensoft Technologies and got a catch up on its activities. Invensoft provides IT solutions for commodity businesses including software products like Invensoft-XBS©  which is a Unified Commodity Management... continue reading

‘Scalable Commodity’ Pushes To The Cloud

I recently spoke with John Crew, Director at Scalable. Scalable provide a Commodity Management solution on the Microsoft AX platform. Scalable has been... continue reading

Invensoft Sponsors 2016 CTRMConference

Invensoft Technologies has become a bronze level sponsor of the 2016 CTRMConference and we thank them for their support. In fact, this is the third straight year that... continue reading

Gavin Serkin to Open 2016 CTRMConference

The 2016 CTRMConference to be held in London on October 27th, will commence with a presentation by Mr. Gavin Serkin, Founder & Managing Editor of Frontier Funds and... continue reading

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Kenkko Corporation Selects Pioneer Solutions Commodity Trading and Risk Management System

Denver, CO USA – Pioneer Solutions, a leading provider of commodity trading and risk management solutions, announced today... continue reading

Brady completes another successful Credit Risk upgrade at Vattenfall in record time

21st July 2016, London: Brady plc (BRY.L), the leading supplier of trading and risk management solutions for energy,... continue reading

Aspect Sales Soar As Cloud Takes Firm Hold Of CTRM Software Market

Aspect, first and largest vendor of cloud-based energy and commodity trade and risk management (ETRM / CTRM) software, has seen sales for the... continue reading

Thomson Reuters Adds Futures and Options Execution Application for Commodities Traders in Eikon

Commodities traders now able to execute futures and options directly from Thomson Reuters Eikon using OptionsCity Software App,... continue reading

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Invensoft Goes Mobile

This week I spoke to Mr. Prasad Raju at Invensoft Technologies and got a catch up on its activities. Invensoft provides IT solutions for commodity businesses including software products like Invensoft-XBS©  which is a Unified Commodity Management Platform offering Commodity Management (CM), CTRM and 3PL (Third Party Logistics) and covering the End-to-End needs of Commodity Businesses. It has also been busy developing new functionality and recently added two new modules – the XBS Customer Center for stakeholder management and “XBS Apps”. Introduced in 2015, “XBS Customer Center” is an “innovative integrated Stake Holder Management module that enables counter parties to participate in the business process involving in approvals, instructions, information access and so on,” he told us. “Customers can view their inventory; approve quality, issue instruction on processing, shipping and more, on a real time basis. Bankers can... continue reading

‘Scalable Commodity’ Pushes To The Cloud

I recently spoke with John Crew, Director at Scalable. Scalable provide a Commodity Management solution on the Microsoft AX platform. Scalable has been very busy working on a number of initiatives over the last several months including a major project to upgrade its On-Premise Scalable Commodity Solution to the In-the-Cloud – Azure Commodity Solution. “This was a big, big effort, and we released Scalable Commodity for the Cloud the same day as Microsoft launched Dynamics’ AX7 for the Azure Cloud back on the 7th of March,” he told us. “We are now also in the recently launched Microsoft Dynamics’ 365 cloud solution for download Apps.” Scalable has also been enhancing the AX2012 version and recently delivered its first presentation to a large US prospect of its CUBES... continue reading

Invensoft Sponsors 2016 CTRMConference

Published 19 July 2016 - Invensoft Technologies has become a bronze level sponsor of the 2016 CTRMConference and we thank them for their... continue reading

Gavin Serkin to Open 2016 CTRMConference

Published 18 July 2016 - The 2016 CTRMConference to be held in London on October 27th, will commence with a presentation by Mr.... continue reading

The Importance of Consultants and Integrators in Vendor Success

Published 15 July 2016 - Consultants and System Integrators can be extremely influential in selecting CTRM software and so their views and knowledge... continue reading

Cadran Consultancy Gaining Traction

Published 14 July 2016 - I recently spoke to Ed Pieters at Cadran Consultancy. Cadran is a consultancy that specializes in the Oracle... continue reading

What Price Loyalty?

Published 13 July 2016 - Every two years, we undertake the vendor perception study. In fact, we just released the last one. Personally, I find... continue reading

Inbound Marketing and ComTech

Published 12 July 2016 - Recently, I noted the switch going on in our industry towards inbound marketing. Vendors are spending much more... continue reading

Towards A Definition of CTRM in the Cloud

Published 12 July 2016 - Over the last few weeks, a familiar question keeps coming up. What does “cloud’ mean and what actually... continue reading

ETRM in a low Commodity Price Environment

Published 11 July 2016 - ComTech is still seeking responses to our new research project survey – ETRM in a low commodity price... continue reading

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Kenkko Corporation Selects Pioneer Solutions Commodity Trading and Risk Management System

Denver, CO USA – Pioneer Solutions, a leading provider of commodity trading and risk management solutions, announced today that Kenkko Corporation LTD has selected Pioneer Solutions TRMTracker platform to manage its commodities trading and brokerage operations. Founded over 25 years ago, the London-based international physical commodities company provides a centralized service for the purchase of a wide variety of edible nuts, seeds and dried fruit. Kenkko serves over 300 customers globally and supplies over 50,000 Metric Tonnes (MT) of a variety of products worldwide. “We are very excited about this implementation. Kenkko recognized it needed a single system to support its ISO 9001:2008 processes, improve reporting and increase efficiencies,” said Jordi Mas, Change and Quality... continue reading

Brady completes another successful Credit Risk upgrade at Vattenfall in record time

21st July 2016, London: Brady plc (BRY.L), the leading supplier of trading and risk management solutions for energy, commodities and recycling, announced today that Vattenfall has completed a successful implementation of the Brady Credit Risk solution. Vattenfall is 100 percent owned by the Swedish state and is one of Europe’s largest generators of electricity, employing over 28,000 staff across its European operations. Vattenfall’s main products are electricity, heat and gas. In electricity and heat, Vattenfall is active across the full energy value chain: generation, distribution and sales. Vattenfall also participates in the sale of gas and is active in energy trading. Vattenfall required a robust credit risk management system to manage its daily credit risk... continue reading

Aspect Sales Soar As Cloud Takes Firm Hold Of CTRM Software Market

Published 20 July 2016 - Aspect, first and largest vendor of cloud-based energy and commodity trade and... continue reading

Thomson Reuters Adds Futures and Options Execution Application for Commodities Traders in Eikon

Published 19 July 2016 - Commodities traders now able to execute futures and options directly from Thomson... continue reading

A structural problem the London Metal Exchange can fix: Andy Home

Published 19 July 2016 - BY ANDY HOME Reuters – Some problems you can’t fix yourself. The... continue reading

LME says to freeze warehouse rental rates for five years

Published 15 July 2016 - Reuters – The London Metal Exchange (LME) took action on Thursday against surging costs at its approved network... continue reading

Oil Traders Scrape Bottom of the Barrel to Seek Out New Fortune

Published 15 July 2016 - (Bloomberg) by Andy Hoffman – The world’s largest oil traders are scraping the bottom of the barrel in search... continue reading

Impala prepares hedge fund to bet on commodity rebound

Published 14 July 2016 - Reuters – Impala Asset Management is forming a new hedge fund to bet on rising commodities prices, according... continue reading

OPEC sees tighter 2017 oil market, Brexit drag on economy

Published 13 July 2016 - (Reuters) by Alex Lawler – OPEC on Tuesday gave an upbeat outlook for the oil market in 2017, saying... continue reading

Six Pac Recycling selects Brady ScrapRunner for its dispatch and container management operations

Published 13 July 2016 - London, July 13th, 2016 –Brady plc (BRY.L), a leading global provider of... continue reading

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Preserving Pemex reforms in the post-Peña Nieto era of Mexico: Fuel for Thought

Enrique Peña Nieto is scrambling to save the legacy of his much-lauded reform of Mexico’s oil industry as the doors of Mexico’s political cycle close on... continue reading

Oil price unsettled by gasoline glut

Source: Financial Times, 25th July 2016 A vast glut of gasoline is raising questions about the world’s current appetite for oil Read the full article on... continue reading

India Foodex to spur new growth opportunities for food processing units

The annual India Foodex conjures up a positive environment for the Indian food processing sector especially those in Karnataka. The agri and food processing is considered... continue reading

Dabur India launches Real Wellnezz with Jamun juice in Tetra Pak cartoons

Dabur India Limited, one of India’s leading FMCG company, has launched its Réal Wellnezz with Jamun Juice in Tetra Pak paper based cartons recently. Réal Wellnezz... continue reading

Contribution of food service industry will be 2.1% of GDP by 2021: Report

Indian restaurant industry is poised to achieve a milestone by sharing more than two per cent of Indian GDP in the next five years, according to... continue reading

Danone strengthens presence in South India, commences operations in Chennai

Danone Dairy, one of the world’s leading dairy company, has recently commenced its operations in Chennai to make its products available across the city, strengthening its... continue reading

Chinese demand could signal green shoots for dairy prices

…but significant price recovery is unlikely this year, as heavy skimmed milk powder stocks continue to cap price rallies, US officials warn Read More... continue reading

PM markets: funds pile out of soybean shorts, wheat longs

Soybean futures slump below $10 a bushel, but wheat rallies on ever-worsening European wheat outlook Read More... continue reading

Industry Voices

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

Are you ready for the digital revolution of recruitment?

Every good company knows that it’s most important asset is its staff, right? That a good hire can keep a business afloat through low points... continue reading

November CTRM recruitment update with Carl Vellenoweth

In this month’s article, I would like to cover the involvement of social media, CTRM recruitment, and the growing demand for Metals CTRM talent. As... continue reading

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