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Many ‘Appy Returns!

It was my 60th birthday at the weekend. Most people I met said I didn’t look a day over fifty-nine and a half, so I guess that was positive. It really got me thinking about my earlier... continue reading

Sourcebook and Market Sizing

2017 started with an extremely busy January for us at ComTech and that rolled into February as well. Now, in March, we finally have got ourselves somewhat organized... continue reading

Agiboo Sees Increased Market activity

Jan van den Brom, managing partner at Agiboo, has noted a significant uptick in inquiries, demonstration requests, and buying processes since the beginning of the year. “I would... continue reading

Catching Up With Cadran

A couple of weeks ago I caught up with Ed Pieters, CEO of Cadran Consultancy, to see how things were going. I discovered that Cadran has been very busy. Cadran offers a CTRM/CM solution on the JD... continue reading

Latest News

After six decades, U.S. set to turn natgas exporter amid LNG boom

By Scott DiSavino The last time the United States was a net exporter of natural gas was in 1957, when Dwight Eisenhower was... continue reading

IBM, Trafigura, Natixis collaborate to bring blockchain to crude oil industry

EconoTimes – French investment bank Natixis, Singaporean multinational commodity trading company Trafigura, and technology giant IBM have pioneered... continue reading

Gentrack accelerates UK growth with the acquisition of Junifer Systems

Gentrack Group Limited (NZX/ASX: GTK) is pleased to announce that it has entered into an unconditional agreement to acquire the UK based utility... continue reading

Sierentz Energy Selects Eka’s ETRM Software to Manage Natural Gas

Eka Software Solutions, the leading global provider of Smart Commodity Management software solutions, announced today that Sierentz Energy has selected Eka’s InSight CM®... continue reading

Videos

Mr. Steve Hughes, Aspect Enterprise, November 19th, 2013

Steve has lead Aspect from a start-up software specialist in the oil industry to the leader in Cloud-delivered solutions for multiple commodities. Steve’s software expertise continues to spearhead Aspect’s continued annual growth as a top technology platform which has helped create a new paradigm for the way commodities trading companies select ETRM/CTRM software. Aspect’s successful evolution to a leading global solution is fueld... continue reading

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Many ‘Appy Returns!

It was my 60th birthday at the weekend. Most people I met said I didn’t look a day over fifty-nine and a half, so I guess that was positive. It really got me thinking about my earlier years of selling and the sort of products that are around these days and how they are managed – amongst a whole load of other things that are better kept to myself! In my first blog, I mentioned the lack of technological support that wasn’t around then but is readily available these days, so I won’t dwell on that too much. My second role in sales was with a subsidiary of a very large organization – although during my time there, it was subject to an MBO. When I joined that company as an infant (well 30-years old) there was... continue reading

Sourcebook and Market Sizing

2017 started with an extremely busy January for us at ComTech and that rolled into February as well. Now, in March, we finally have got ourselves somewhat organized to work on our two big projects for the year – the 2017 Sourcebook and 2017 update to CTRM Market Size. If you are a vendor company, you will be hearing from us regarding both in the coming days….. Market sizing has got a little more complex these days. Firstly, the rise of cloud and recurring revenue like subscriptions makes it a tad more difficult. Secondly, being consistent in what we are measuring – CTRM – is always difficult. What do we include? What do we exclude? Finally, the volatility of some currencies (e.g GBP) means that a USD denominated model has to take account of FX more than... continue reading

Agiboo Sees Increased Market activity

Published 24 March 2017 - Jan van den Brom, managing partner at Agiboo, has noted a significant uptick in inquiries, demonstration requests, and... continue reading

Catching Up With Cadran

Published 21 March 2017 - A couple of weeks ago I caught up with Ed Pieters, CEO of Cadran Consultancy, to see how things were... continue reading

The Risks Keep Evolving

Published 20 March 2017 - As I’m sure you’ve noticed on this page, ComTech is currently conducting a snapshot survey looking at risk and risk... continue reading

Are People Your Biggest Risk?

Published 10 March 2017 - I’m very much looking forward to seeing the results in a couple of months of our latest snapshot... continue reading

The CTRM Oscar Ceremony

Published 9 March 2017 - The events from the Dolby Theatre the other day got me thinking about an Oscar ceremony for CTRM software vendors.... continue reading

Participate In Our New Snap Survey on Risk?

Published 8 March 2017 - ComTech is undertaking some research into risk management in all its forms in the industry and we would... continue reading

Is It Time To Write The Obituary For CTRM Software?

Published 6 March 2017 - As an analyst, I speak to a lot of people across all walks of the industry. This morning... continue reading

Molecule Software – a different and potentially disruptive company and product

Published 3 March 2017 - I visited with Sameer Soleja, head of Molecule Software, this week to... continue reading

News

After six decades, U.S. set to turn natgas exporter amid LNG boom

By Scott DiSavino The last time the United States was a net exporter of natural gas was in 1957, when Dwight Eisenhower was president. That should change in 2018 when the country is expected to become the world’s third-largest exporter of liquefied natural gas (LNG). By the end of next year, U.S. LNG export capacity in the lower 48 states will top 6 billion cubic feet per day (bcfd), or 8 percent of the country’s domestic consumption, up from zero at the beginning of 2016. Six bcfd of gas can fuel about 30 million U.S. homes, or almost every house in California, Texas and Florida combined. That growth in U.S. LNG exports is set to transform world energy markets. Just a decade ago, before the shale revolution,... continue reading

IBM, Trafigura, Natixis collaborate to bring blockchain to crude oil industry

EconoTimes – French investment bank Natixis, Singaporean multinational commodity trading company Trafigura, and technology giant IBM have pioneered the first blockchain solution in commodity trade finance for US crude oil transactions. This initiative particularly aims to modernize trading in the global crude oil industry, which currently is predominantly driven by manual, non-digital processes. Built on the Linux Foundation open source Hyperledger Fabric, the distributed ledger platform allows major steps in a crude oil transaction to be digitized on the blockchain, ensuring improved transparency, enhanced security, and optimized efficiency. “Natixis wants to use blockchain to enhance client service by optimizing the antiquated arena of commodity trade finance,” said Arnaud Stevens, Natixis’ New York Head of Global... continue reading

Gentrack accelerates UK growth with the acquisition of Junifer Systems

Published 29 March 2017 - Gentrack Group Limited (NZX/ASX: GTK) is pleased to announce that it has... continue reading

Sierentz Energy Selects Eka’s ETRM Software to Manage Natural Gas

Published 28 March 2017 - Eka Software Solutions, the leading global provider of Smart Commodity Management software... continue reading

More Banks to Sign Up for ING’s Ethereum Oil Trading Platform

Published 28 March 2017 - by Michael del Castillo , Coindesk Dutch bank ING is winding down... continue reading

EU farmers rush to plant sugar, free to seek exports as quotas end

Published 28 March 2017 - By Mariana Ionova and Gus Trompiz | LONDON/PARIS EU farmers are ramping... continue reading

OATI Maintains WebTrust Compliance for the Fifth Consecutive Year

Published 27 March 2017 - Minneapolis, MN: March 27, 2017 OATI has successfully completed its fifth consecutive... continue reading

TRADESPARENT launches European Regulatory Add-On Edition

Published 24 March 2017 - TRADESPARENT presents a brand-new add-on module to report on regulatory compliance affecting the commodity industry. This Add-On Edition... continue reading

World’s top LNG buyers form alliance to push for flexible contracts

Published 23 March 2017 - By Jane Chung, Yuka Obayashi and Oleg Vukmanovic | SEOUL/TOKYO/MILAN The world’s... continue reading

SkyPeople to Establish Agricultural Commodity Trading Center

Published 23 March 2017 - XI’AN, China, March 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — SkyPeople Fruit Juice, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPU) (“SkyPeople” or “the Company”), a... continue reading

Industry Voices

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

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

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