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An Amicable Split Allows for Broader Focus and Investment at Brady.

A few days ago, Brady Technologies announced that its commodities side was being acquired by STG and our inquiries to Brady for further details resulted in an informative call... continue reading

Topaz Technology Sees Plenty of Market Potential

Newcomer, Topaz Technology, has developed a trading and risk analytics platform that is currently used by a large major and several other trading companies CEO, Jon Fox, told me... continue reading

Don’t Forget to Give us Your Opinion!

Every two years since 2004, ComTech or its predecessor has conducted the Vendor Perception Survey. Unlike anything else in the industry, as neutral analysts we get users to tell... continue reading

STG Acquires the Brady Commodities Business – Initial Thoughts

The announcement that Brady Technologies had divested its commodities software business to STG this morning was no surprise here. There had been a pervasive rumour for many months that... continue reading

CTRM – More Choice Than Ever

With our vendor perception survey in full swing seeking bone fide user opinion on CTRM and related solutions, and the work we are doing to update the CTRM Sourcebook,... continue reading

Fendahl Sees Success

Fendahl is another vendor seeing a lot of demand in the market for CTRM solutions right now. Henry Thornalley told me that it had many demonstrations to do for... continue reading

Brady Prominent at E-World and Gaining Momentum?

One very noticeable thing at E-World last week was Brady’s booth. Not only was it very large and prominent but also very busy. I was there to visit with... continue reading

Agiboo is so busy it has a waiting list

A conversation with Jan van den Brom is always enlightening and this one was long overdue. His company, Agiboo, now has around 40 customers, he told me, and he... continue reading

Commodities Engineering Readies For Next Stage of Growth

It had been a while since we last spoke with Commodities Engineering and its CEO, Jerome Seguin. Jerome told us that 2021 (and into 2022) had been a year... continue reading

E-World – Essen in June

When I got off the train at Essen main station and walked outside, something seemed to have changed. Essen didn’t look like Essen. It took a meeting with Mark... continue reading

Amphora Having Another Hot Year

Amphora has been getting quite a lot of traction in Dubai, David Glasspool told me last week. “We have signed three new clients there in recent months with more... continue reading

E-World Update

E-World was disrupted by COVID and the more aggressive German Government response however, this week, many will converge on Essen for the trade show and conference. it seems it... continue reading

Paris-Based Dsflow to Bring SaaS ETRM to Market later in 2022

Recently, I was alerted to a new ETRM vendor called Dsflow. Based in Paris, the vendor promises a new approach, SaaS, ETRM solution on its website. Last week, I... continue reading

2022 CTRM Sourcebook

ComTech Advisory LLC (ComTech) will publish new version of the highly regarded and widely distributed CTRM Sourcebook last published in the 3rd quarter 2022. As with all the previous... continue reading

Inatech Enters New Era After Glencore Sale

Earlier this week, I was contacted by Inatech to be briefed on an announcement it was making. Yesterday afternoon, I spoke with Fred Bendle, Chairman and CFO, and CEO,... continue reading

Which Vendor is the Market Leader??

Every two years, we conduct the Vendor Perception Study by asking users and third-parties their opinions on market leadership in the E/CTRM and CM software arena. It is that... continue reading

CTRM Cubed Readying TradeCube and Gaining Traction

Simon Piercy, founder, and CEO of CTRM Cubed, is busy building out what he describes as a new breed of ETRM solution that is fully cloud. He tells me... continue reading

Post-COVID Show Explosion?

Suddenly, face-to-face mass meetings are back in vogue with an explosion of extremely well attended conferences and trade shows in the commodities space. It seems that there is pent... continue reading

Enuit Sees Metals Opportunity

Earlier this week, I spoke with Virgil Cai, the product development manager at Enuit about its metals’ capabilities. Enuit has apparently been hard at work bolstering the functionality for... continue reading

Energy One Europe Looking to E-World

Energy One Europe is looking forward to E-World in June. Simon Wheeler, CEO, says it is one of the current foci for his staffs as they get ready to... continue reading

Hitachi Energy’s Growing Momentum in ETRM

Hugo Stappers remains excited by the opportunities presented via Hitachi Energy post the acquisition of Pioneer a while ago when I caught up with him to see how things... continue reading