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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

FIS and Egistix Join Forces to Offer the Oil and Gas Software Market Greater Choice

Last week, we had an interesting briefing from FIS regarding its strategy for tackling the sizeable oil and gas software marketplace – particularly in North America. The market for... continue reading

SAP’s Commodity Management Focus

Like many businesses, SAP has shuttered its Russian operations in response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine. It has also carefully monitored developments because of the war and sees... continue reading

Last Call for Input

We need your help and opinions…. in return, we will issue an informative report and it is FREE. We are looking at trends in commodity risk via this short... continue reading

Old King Coal

In our recently issued market assessment and sizing, we highlighted what we thought might be a short to medium-term increase in demand for CTRM solutions for coal. Our thinking... continue reading

ComFin Targets Broader Commodity Coverage With Comcore

ComFin in Vienna is a software vendor that has been around for quite some time. Originally serving the liquid hydrocarbon markets with a software product called The Bulldog, it... continue reading

ION Closes Multiple Deals

Many of the vendors in the CTRM and CM software space use LinkedIn for product marketing. Recently, I noted some short announcements there by ION Commodities and so I... continue reading

Is A Food Crisis Coming?

I have found myself telling people around me to expect food shortages later this year and to perhaps even slowly stock up on non-perishables and grow their own food.... continue reading

NavitaSoft Readies for Market Shift

NavitaSoft is eyeing the smaller player energy market in Europe with its ETRM software suite, Kornel Balogh told me last week. He was the second person that week to... continue reading