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Albedo Energy Consulting – Analytics and Services

Indian company – Albedo Energy – is an consulting firm that provides business & technology solutions to companies operating in Energy sector. It provides a number of solutions to... continue reading

MicroStep HDO’s Xenergie Continues to be dominant Czech-Slovak Power Trading ETRM

Last week I also spoke to Slovak ETRM vendor MicroStep HDO who are in fact, right on my doorstep! Microstep HDO employ around 60 staff but it is a... continue reading

IntStream Oy Delivers Market Data and Risk Tools in Nordic Markets

IntStream Oy is a small Scandinavian software developer based in Finland. Established in 2001 it became part of the Europower Group (part of NHST Media Group) in 2007. The... continue reading

Trayport Contigo On A Roll

I had a call with the Trayport Contigo management team yesterday to see how business was for the company and what they saw in the market. The latter half... continue reading

Cadran Consultancy Offers CTRM module for JD Edwards

The blurring of the boundaries between traditional ERP and CTRM is something that interests ComTech at the moment. The emergence of the SAP Commodity Management product line combined with... continue reading

Happy New Year!

A Happy New Year to all of our clients, visitors and readers. It seems like a slow start to the new year to me. Yesterday was still very dead... continue reading

Happy Holidays And Here Is To 2015!

Today is effectively my last day in the office before Xmas and although I will be back before the New Year, I think many of you will be gone... continue reading

Powel DeltaXE Solution is Europe-Ready!

This week, I visited with Powel in Basel, Switzerland. Powel’s Basel office used to be the HQ for Delta prior to its acquisition by Powel and now serves as... continue reading

Who Blinks First?

The mainstream media is talking oil prices, Usually, that means prices are up but this time it means the opposite, prices are down at 5-year record lows. In fact,... continue reading

Back in the UK

Last week, Patrick and I were both in the UK. We took some time out to plan next year in terms of topics for research and themes and much... continue reading

What About the Cost of Procuring CTRM?

One of the takeaways from the CTRM Conference was the need to obtain value from every dollar (or Euro) of spend on software and technology. A lot of the... continue reading

CTRMCenter Software and Services Directory Enhanced

Commodity Technology Advisory is continually working on upgrading and enhancing CTRMCenter. As a part of that effort, we are pleased to announce that we have introduced some enhancements to... continue reading

DycoTrade’s CTRM Solution on MS Dynamics AX Platform Thriving

DycoTrade is a vendor that offers a CTRM solution built on the MS Dynamics AX platform. The company was formed as a result of a management buy-out of the... continue reading

A Conversation with Mr. Bart Kroon, CEO of AGIBOO

I recently caught up with AGIBOO CEO Mr. Bart Kroon. Mr. Kroon joined AGIBOO as CEO earlier this year, and has a trading background, having held a number of... continue reading

In Search of That Elusive User!

Vendors and service providers spend significant amounts of time and money trying to connect with potential buyers, and sometimes users, of their software and services and to develop these... continue reading

Spreadsheets in Trading – Please Take Our Survey

We are undertaking research into the use of spreadsheets in commodity trading. Right now we are very keen on more responses in the Ags, Softs and metals areas. The... continue reading

CTRM Conference Images

For those of you who haven’t seen them, we have posted a gallery of downloadable images at the Conference website. The CTRM Conference was held in London on October 2nd,... continue reading

Tweet, Tweet

As we heard at the CTRM Conference last week, social media has a role to play in the commodities industry. The after lunch presentation delivered by Mr. Tim Buchanan,... continue reading

CTRM Conference Success

Just back from London where I am happy to say the CTRM Conference was a resounding success with around 120 attendees, some really wonderful presenters and some great discussion.... continue reading

London Calling

Today and tomorrow, the Commodity Technology Advisory LLC team will be headed to London from various destinations on both sides of the Atlantic. Our destination is the first ever... continue reading

New Commodity Risk Management Vendor Sponsors CTRM Conference

In a number of articles recently, ComTech has talked about new E/CTRM vendors coming to our attention – 3-4 this year so far. One to to do so recently... continue reading