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Previse Systems Innovating Market Share

Previse Systems are rapidly making a name for themselves, and not just in Europe, if the results of our recent Vendor Perception Study are anything to go by. Previse... continue reading

Is Your Marketing Working?

At ComTech, we are constantly reaching out to the vendors and others to ensure that we are up to date with developments. Often, these calls are reported on to... continue reading

Holding Steady – Why There are so many CTRM Solutions

Periodically, we are asked why there hasn’t been more consolidation in CTRM. Why are there over 100 CTRM software solutions still? (See our directory). It’s a good question because... continue reading

The Skills Risk

An item that keeps on coming up in everything from our risk survey last year to briefings with various folk around the industry is that there is a skills... continue reading

Cadran and Arantys Making Progress in Volatile Markets

At the very end of 2022, I spoke with Sjors Oosterwaal of Cadran to catch up on its activities. Cadran is an Oracle Platinum Business Partner and reseller, and its... continue reading

2022 Vendor Perceptions Report Issued

The 2022 Vendor Perceptions Report is now available Download the 2022 Vendor Perceptions Report. It is a long and comprehensive report full of detail and charts so analysts among... continue reading

Politics and Commodities

These days everything is politicised it appears to me so perhaps it’s no wonder that it seems as if commodity trading is increasingly about politics and not so much... continue reading

FIS Energy & Commodities Partnering for Success

FIS Energy & Commodities has been working on several partnering relationships recently, both in functional areas like North American crude oil with Egistix, and in US natural gas scheduling... continue reading

Fendahl Sees a Very Active Market for CTRM

Fendhal’s Henry Thornalley says that while it is still a very busy market for CTRM software, most inquiries at Fendahl are now originating from within Europe. He expects to... continue reading

Commotrack Pushes low-cost, capable cloud-based CTRM

A few years ago, in one of my routine searches for new CTRM solutions, I came across a solution called Graintrack, a cloud-based solution targeting grains from a company... continue reading

Happy Holidays and Here is to a Safe and Prosperous 2023

From all of us at CTRMCenter.com and Commodity Technology Advisory LLC, Happy Holidays!... continue reading

Looking Forward to 2023

2022 turned out to be quite the year for commodities. Volatilities and prices surged in many commodities and trading firms made good profits by and large as the hedge... continue reading

2022 Vendor Perception Study Drafted

With a big sigh of relief on my part and after literally hours and hours of spreadsheet analysis and graph making, the 2022 VPS report is drafted and gone... continue reading

Energy One Europe Experiences Strong Demand

Energy One Europe is continuing with its restructuring projects around Contigo, EGSSIS and eZ-nergy Simon Wheeler, CEO, told me recently. It is consolidating support into one area and recruiting... continue reading

Holidays and the Software Business

Imagine being a salesperson for a CTRM vendor right now. The holidays are coming and so is year end (calendar and for many – financial). There are two things... continue reading

Brady Technology Sees Significant Interest in Credit Solutions

Brady Technology’s Ian Tobin sees an active market for credit solutions with a lot of interest in Brady’s CRisk solution. Market volatility is driving a great deal of scrutiny... continue reading

The Hedge Funds Are Back…..

According to a Bloomberg story, hedge funds in commodities are back and making money. My interest in hedge funds commenced back around 19-years ago when Peter Fusaro and I... continue reading

It’s Awards Time Again

And therefore time to roll out my annual thoughts on the banality of awards when it comes to CTRM software…. For those who do not know, some awards are... continue reading

Despite all the Deals, Customer Announcements Remain Difficult

As I reflect on what appears to have been a record year for many CTRM vendors in terms of activity levels and new deals and customers, one thing has... continue reading

Amphora’s Record Year Continues

Amphora’s year continues to go well as it has signed new clients in Dubai and China in the last month bringing its record year closings to a total of... continue reading

Brady Technologies’ Ecosystem of Software for European Power

A conversation with Chris Regan of Brady Technologies is always interesting and full of detail and enthusiasm. Brady Technologies is focused on energy markets in Europe these days via... continue reading