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Software Selection? Did You Think Of This?

Being in and around the industry all day, every day, you hear a lot of stories. Mainly war stories. How companies spend a lot of money going through selection... continue reading

Going Off-Topic – Amazon made me a victim of tax fraud & potential money laundering and I want answers!

I know this topic isn’t ETRM, CTRM or CM, but it is about internet security, identity theft, possible international money laundering and a corporation’s responsibility to address issues caused... continue reading

Powel Sees Three Important Technology Trends To act On

I spent some time on the phone last week with Arnt Sollie, of Powel, asking about trends in the industry and their own product strategy. The first thing that... continue reading

eZ-nergy Goes Intraday

I spoke to Johann Zamboni, CEO of eZ-nergy last week as a follow up to E-World. eZ-nergy is a supplier of European logistics and scheduling software and services for... continue reading

Unicorn Systems Eyes Europe with Lancelot ETRM

A couple of weeks back, I took a trip to Prague to meet with local software and service firm, Unicorn Systems. You may not have heard of Unicorn but... continue reading

Aspect post ION acquisition is business as usual…and business is good

I had the opportunity to visit with Steve Hughes, president of Aspect Enterprise, this week to get an update on their business now that the ION acquisition has closed. ... continue reading

New Cloud-Based Shipping Solution in the Offing

New cloud solutions abound in and around CTRM at the moment and a couple of weeks ago I spoke to another new venture – Singular Point. The application is... continue reading

When Not Exhibiting Starts the Rumor Mill: E-World Buzzes

Last week, both Patrick and I spend much of the week in Essen, Germany attending E-World. Last year, we gave it a miss and later heard all sorts of... continue reading

Openlink announces they are being acquired by ION

This afternoon, Openlink issued a press release announcing that they are being acquired by ION Investment Group.  Though the announcement wasn’t necessarily unexpected (see our earlier blog post here),... continue reading

Structural Change and Impacts on CTRM

One of the trends that ComTech is advising clients around is the structural change in the industry. Today’s Reuter’s story shows that this change continues unabated as commodity volatilities... continue reading

And now it’s Amphora…

Its a busy time for CTRM mergers, acquisitions and divestitures…. In just the last couple of months, we’ve had 1) ION buying Aspect and a strong rumor that they... continue reading

An Analysts Take on Brady’s Divestiture of It’s US Recycling Business

There was interesting news this morning through financial market sources that Brady has sold it US recycling business to AMCS Group for up to 4.6m GBP. According to these... continue reading

A Belated Happy New Year

I know we have already gone past Blue Monday* but Happy New Year to all my readers out there (OK –  both of you then). I hadn’t heard of... continue reading

Generation10 Delivering Application Ecosystem for Commodity Supply Chains

Just before Christmas, I had the opportunity to visit with Generation 10. As luck would have it, they also invited me to their Christmas night out! Generation 10’s innovation... continue reading

SAP Integration High on User’s Wanted List Says Agiboo

Recently, I caught up with CTRM Thought Leader Mr. Jan van den Brom of Agiboo. He told me that Agiboo had gained quite a few new clients in softs... continue reading

Rumor has it that ION is making a big move in CTRM

Rumors have been flying for the last couple of weeks that Dublin-based ION Investments Group is about to acquire one of the largest CTRM vendors. Though a name is... continue reading