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What is Commodity Risk?

Commodity risk comes in many forms and refers to the risk of loss when investing in commodities whether speculatively or as a producer or buyer. The most common form... continue reading

What is ERP for Commodities?

ERP for Commodities or Commodity ERP is essentially ERP software extended or specially configured for buyers, sellers and processors of commodities both listed and unlisted. Mostly, it lacks the... continue reading

What is Commodity Management?

Commodity Management is a rapidly emerging application area that is significantly broader than “CTRM” in some respects and has, at least until now, catered primarily to a large group... continue reading

What is SaaS? – Software as a Service

SaaS – Software as a Service – software that is owned, delivered and managed remotely by one or more providers. The provider delivers software based on one set of... continue reading

What is TRM Software? – Trading and Risk Management Software

TRM Software – Trading and Risk Management Software. TRM software is that category of software applications, architectures and tools that support the business processes associated with trading any instrument... continue reading

What is ETRM Software? – Energy Trade Risk Management Software

ETRM Energy trading, transaction and risk management ETRM software is that category of software applications, architectures and tools that support the business processes associated with trading energy commodities (Crude... continue reading

What is CTRM Software? – Commodity Trade Risk Management Software

CTRM Commodity trading risk management software and commodity transaction risk management CTRM software is that category of software applications, architectures and tools that support the business processes associated with... continue reading

The Castor Maritime Inc. (CTRM) Stock Price and its surprising impact on the CTRM software Industry

Castor Maritime Inc. is a dry bulk shipping company, based in Cyprus. The Internet is now full of trading app businesses like Robinhood that allow people to trade stocks... continue reading

Introducing Brady’s New CEO – Carmen Carey

An Interview with Carmen Carey, CEO of Brady PLC Brady PLC recently appointed a new CEO in Ms. Carmen Carey who had served as a non-exec director for the... continue reading

What is CRM for Commodities?

CRM for Commodities is CRM software specifically configured for commodities. As in ERP for Commodities or Commodity Management, the emphasis is usually towards buyers, sellers and processers of commodities... continue reading

Vendor Market Research

We are conducting research for on behalf of an ETRM vendor and would ask that you would take a few moments to help us with this by completing this... continue reading

The 2014 CTRM Conference – A Last Word

Commodity Technology Advisory (ComTech) partnered with Commodities Now magazine to launch its CTRM Conference this October. The CTRM Conference was a unique 1-day event focused on the $1.6 billion... continue reading

The Use of Spreadsheets in Commodity Trading – Your Opinions

We are undertaking some research into the use of spreadsheets in companies that buy/sell commodities and we would like to ask you to take a short survey to obtain... continue reading

Register for the CTRM Conference

If any of the below apply to you – make a date for the 2nd October at the Pullman London St. Pancras hotel and register for the CTRM Conference. Do... continue reading

Uncertainty is Clouding the Energy Trading Outlook | ComTechAlert

The global energy markets are undergoing an unprecedented period of near unrelenting change, as technology innovations, regulation and geopolitical upheaval are shifting the fulcrum under the energy supply and... continue reading

Peter Armstrong, Triple Point’s former CEO, is joining Eka’s Board of Directors – A ComTech Interview

Commodity Technology Advisory (ComTech) was recently informed that Peter Armstrong, founder and former CEO of Triple Point Technology, has joined Eka’s Board of Directors. In light of this news,... continue reading

Vendor Perceptions – ComTechAlert

The recently released 2014 CTRM Vendor Perception Study has been developed to provide insights into how the users, buying decision makers, and consultants that make-up the CTRM marketplace perceive... continue reading

New Commodity Management White Paper Available

Comtech advisory has released a new white paper on Commodity Management discussing EKA‘s positioning in that industry segment. Here is the introduction to that paper; Rapid global population growth... continue reading

ComTech Advisory’s Research Agenda

ComTech advisory is engaged in a a strong program of research through the end of the year. Here is an update on our various research activities. European Regulations –... continue reading

Everything and Nothing

Over the last week or so I have managed to catch up with quite a lot of contacts, colleagues and friends across the industry. Having been away for 18-months... continue reading