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Agiboo Sees Increased Market activity

Jan van den Brom, managing partner at Agiboo, has noted a significant uptick in inquiries, demonstration requests, and buying processes since the beginning of the year. “I would say... continue reading

Catching Up With Cadran

A couple of weeks ago I caught up with Ed Pieters, CEO of Cadran Consultancy, to see how things were going. I discovered that Cadran has been very busy.... continue reading

Visiting with Hivedome

In amongst the marketing ‘noise’ in the CTRM software space are a few vendors that remain somewhat low key. One of those is Hivedome. Established in 1983, Hivedome has... continue reading

Is BlockChain the New Golden Bullet in Commodities Technology?

Blockchain is the technology behind Bitcoin. In essence, Blockchain is a digital ledger that it is a permanent, tamper-proof, record of transactions. According to an article by GovTech Singapore,... continue reading

CIO Article Asks Traceability Questions

I just found an interesting article in CIO magazine for December that although its a sponsored article, asks some interesting questions about ERP systems in the Food and Beverage... continue reading

Traceability May Be The Hot Issue For 2017

Traceability is rapidly becoming or is already a major issue for many commodities. The widely accepted definition of traceability from the International Organization for Standards (ISO) is as follows,... continue reading

Trade Facilitation & Enforcement Act Highlights Significant Supply Chain Risks

After our blog regarding Traceability yesterday, I was alerted to the National Coffee Association who have highlighted the Trade Facilitation and Enforcement Act as a significant supply chain risk... continue reading

Agiboo’s Subscription Approach Brings Dividends

Back in June 2016, Agiboo made an announcement regarding making its Agiblocks CTRM solution available in the cloud on a subscription basis. ComTech blogged about this development and suggested... continue reading

Solving Risk Reporting Issues in Heterogeneous CTRM Environments

I had a fascinating call with TRADESPARENT last Friday. TRADESPARENT provides a platform-independent Risk Management Solution for commodity traders & processors that supports the analysis of commodity-related risk, margins... continue reading

SAP Update: Rolling Out New Rural Sourcing Management Application

I recently took a briefing call from SAP speaking with the VP for Agribusiness and Commodity Management, Ms. Anja Strothkaemper. At the moment, SAP is busy implementing a number... continue reading

A Day With Dycotrade

Last week, I attended the Dycotrade Customer event in Rotterdam. It was held at the private Royal Maas Yacht Club and included around 45 customers and partners of the... continue reading

Ags & Softs Report Issued

ComTech issued the CTRM for Agricultural & Soft Commoditiess research report last week and it is now available for download. The study was sponsored by Agiboo, Allegro, Aspect, Brady... continue reading

Commodity Management and CTRM

Commodity Management is an emerging application area that is significantly broader than CTRM in some respects and has, at least until now, catered primarily to a large group of... continue reading

Do collapsing commodity prices spell doom for CTRM license sales?

The news throughout 2015 has certainly been grim for commodity producers of all stripes. With the Bloomberg Commodity Index (which tracks a wide ranging basket of commodity prices) falling... continue reading

SAP Commodity Management Update

Last week, I was invited to SAP’s Commodity Management Forum 2015 in Heidelberg, Germany. It was a well-attended event with representatives of 15 customers, and 7 partner firms, as... continue reading

Scalable Commodity North American Success

I spoke to John Crew, Director of Australian MS Dynamix vendor Scalable yesterday. Scalable have an extension specifically for commodities called Scalable Commodity and are one of a number... continue reading

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