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Eka’s new Commodity Analytics Cloud – a unique offering in the CTRM space

We had the opportunity to get a briefing on Eka‘s “Commodity Analytics Cloud” application in advance of its official announcement earlier this week.  Manav Garg, Eka‘s president and Preeti... continue reading

Reminder for Vendors – SourceBook Deadline

Just a reminder to all CTRM vendors, the deadline for the return of the 2015 CTRM SourceBook listing materials is May 31…or early in the day on June 1st.... continue reading

The 2015-2020 CTRM Market Outlook report is now available

We’ve just released our latest research report, the 2015 – 2020 CTRM Market Outlook; a comprehensive review of the CTRM markets including market trends and sizing information, from 2014... continue reading

Quorum – Building Momentum in 2015

I met-up with Mike Muse, VP of energy marketing solutions at Quorum this afternoon to get an update on the company’s efforts in the E/CTRM space since the acquisition... continue reading

GlobalView – Raising the bar in the data market

The energy data provision and management markets are very competitive. Having observed the market over the last several years, we’ve noticed that many of the vendors have struggled to... continue reading

What Impact will low oil prices have in the CTRM markets in 2015?

We’re nearing completion of our 2015–2020 CTRM Market Outlook, a report that includes a full market sizing and is based upon both the current performance of more than 80... continue reading

Announcing the winner of “ComTech Advisory’s 2015 Best CTRM System”…

(As announced at this year’s ComTech Advisory awards banquet…) Good evening everyone and welcome to 2015 ComTech Advisory Awards Banquet! Finding a winner of Best CTRM System of the... continue reading

Enerknol – Energy regulatory data streaming from the cloud

I had the chance yesterday to visit with David Klien, head of a new data offerings from EnerKnol, a company who is described on their website as providing “U.S.... continue reading

Allegro seems to have the wind at their back in the CTRM marketplace

We’ve recently begun preparation of our 2015 CTRM Global Market Size report and are in the process of collecting data from both private and public sources to ensure as... continue reading

The winter of our discontent in CTRM

Its been a tough winter. No, the weather hasn’t been particularly bad; in fact in Houston, its been downright balmy most of the time compared to winters past. This... continue reading

An ETRM vendor you may not know – EMK3

As you may know, at ComTech we track more than 80 vendors of ETRM / CTRM technology around the globe.  While many are well-known names in the industry, those... continue reading

Catching up with OpenLink and the LNG markets

Though the LNG markets are in a current state of flux, with a slowing global economy reducing overall energy consumption and low crude prices putting downward pressure on liquefied... continue reading

Accenture buys Structure Group. And the winner is….

Yesterday’s news that Accenture had bought Structure Group was a bit of a surprise, as despite the press release’s insistence otherwise, the cultures of the two companies are pretty... continue reading

And from me…

Just to echo Gary’s sentiments, I do want to wish all our friends and colleagues the very best wishes for a happy holiday and a fantastic New Year.  Its... continue reading

Agiboo demonstrates technology prowess in both software and marketing

As Gary notes in the previous blog posting, while in London last week, we had an opportunity to meet with Mr. Bart Kroon, CEO of Agiboo, the European-based vendor... continue reading

OpenLink leverages Tableau for improved data visualization

Data visualization is increasingly a “must-have” for trading organizations, particularly those that are engaged in multiple markets and actively trading large volumes of both financial and physical commodities.  With... continue reading

An Update on the Trilogy acquisition of SNG

Gary and I had the chance to visit with Dick Couron, CEO of Trilogy Effective Software Solutions, a few days ago to find out more about the company’s acquisition... continue reading

An update from SunGard Energy

I visited with the SunGard executive team recently to get an update on the company’s latest developments and activities. Andrew Bateman, the group’s president, indicated their flagship CTRM product,... continue reading

News we missed – Trilogy buys SNG from OpenLink

A little late to the game here, but according to a post on LinkedIn by Jeremy Frye, President of Trilogy Effective Software Solutions, the company has purchased OpenLink’s SNG... continue reading

Catching up with DataGenic in the Americas

DataGenic, the European headquartered data management and analytics firm, recently made the announcement that they are expanding their market footprint by building out a North American presence. In that... continue reading

Some takeaways and thoughts from the CTRM Conference

While things are relatively fresh in mind, here’s a few of the key takeaways I picked-up on at our CTRM Conference last week. The observations may not be entirely... continue reading