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The Year of Geopolitical Risk

The commodities business is risky enough but this year, it has gotten even riskier. BREXIT, Russian sanctions, renewal of Iranian sanctions, trade wars, Syria, Venezuela, and more. All of... continue reading

Trade Data Integration – Is it an Issue?

A lot of the research we have done over the years continues to suggest that managing trading and risk management activities and data can be a struggle. Many firms... continue reading

Is Your IT Department Protecting You From the Right CTRM Solution?

I was talking to a vendor salesperson a few days ago (who shall remain nameless). He told me that quite often, they demonstrate their solution to the IT department... continue reading

Brady Introduces New Service for I-SEM Settlement Management

On the 1st October 2018, I-SEM replaced the wholesale Single Electricity Market (SEM) in all of Ireland. The I-SEM was brought in “following an instruction to the SEM Committee from the... continue reading

European ETRM Space Getting Crowded?

Walking around E-World last month, I was struck at just how many ETRM software products now target European power and gas. In addition to the usual suspects like ION... continue reading

CubeLogic Acquires FERDEC Cementing its European Presence and Adding Trade Surveillance

Today, CubeLogic announced that it had acquired Berlin-based energy and commodity surveillance provider – FERDEC. I spoke with CubeLogic CEO, Lee Campbell, this evening to get an overview of... continue reading

Inatech Adds New Products Around Fuel Regs and Digitization

Much to our mutual surprise, it had been a year since I had last spoken with Rowena Bataille, Head of Marketing & Product Design at Inatech, and so there... continue reading

TRADESPARENT Spreads Its Wings

A week or so ago, I spoke with Ricardo Rosa of TRADESPARENT to get an update on the company and a read on how he saw the market. TRADESPARENT... continue reading

Disaggregation of CTRM

About 3-years ago, Patrick and I were chatting over breakfast at our E-World hotel. We were talking about CTRM in the cloud and about how the industry seemed to... continue reading

Brady Delivers New Tolling Module as a Service

Brady PLC has promoted the idea of services for several years now with the idea being that discrete functionality could be delivered independently of its CTRM/ETRM solutions. The resulting... continue reading

2019 CTRM Sourcebook

As Gary previously noted, we’ve just released the 2019 CTRM Sourcebook!  This latest addition includes 38 detailed product listings from 31 different vendors and covers the vast majority of... continue reading

We’ve Been Busy….

Yesterday we released the all-new 2019 Sourcebook – the must-have tool for any CTRM software shortlisting exercise. You can find it for FREE download on this site. We also... continue reading

A Brno First!

When I rejoined Patrick at ComTech, I was based in Prague having just resigned as Executive Director of a group of power trading firms. Everyone it seems likes to... continue reading

SAP Commodity Management Has Significant Impetus

We have been tracking SAP with interest for the last several years in its efforts around its commodity management solution. To that end, we recently had another briefing with... continue reading

Agiboo Enjoying Good Demand for Agiblocks Amidst Industry Change

Just before heading to Essen for E-World last week, I had a briefing call with co-founder and Managing Partner, Mr. Jan van den Brom, and CEO, Mr. Bart Kroon,... continue reading

All Change at a Busy E-World

E-World was very busy this year with all vendors reporting good traffic and interest levels. However, most of the vendors had swapped locations over previous years and many had invested... continue reading