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Sprit of the clean energy transition at E-World 2024

E-World has always been the main event of the year for the energy software business. For over two decades, I have been participating in this event, representing leading software... continue reading

Phlo Systems Ready opsPhlo for the Broader Commodity Management Software Market

I always enjoy getting a demo of CTRM and related software and, over the years, I think I have seen almost every solution available. So, I was pleased to... continue reading

Looking back at 2023 with Enuit

I recently visited with Ken Han, CEO of Enuit and Ganesh Natarajan, COO, to find out their perspective on what has been an interesting year in the CTRM marketplace.... continue reading

EnergyScan – A holistic suite of analytical data on energy and commodity markets

Consolidated energy and commodity market insights, analytics forecasts derived from AI tools, and up-to-date reports and news provided in one accessible platform and visualized in form of graphs and... continue reading

Innovation Driven by Change

With so many change drivers going on at once in our industry, one could be forgiven for having some despair – it is hard to take it all onboard... continue reading

FIS sees hydrogen market ready for take-off

Hydrogen consistently garners attention in energy-related publications as a prospective substitute for fossil fuels, playing an indispensable role in achieving decarbonization goals. The technology for producing, transporting, and storing... continue reading

Loqsea Technology Set to Promote its Cloud-based platform for CTRM

Loqsea Technology Ltd got its start as so many software vendors do in commodity trading when an observant trader – Tomasz Rydzewski – noted that existing ETRM’s didn’t really... continue reading

Holding Steady – Why There are so many CTRM Solutions

Periodically, we are asked why there hasn’t been more consolidation in CTRM. Why are there over 100 CTRM software solutions still? (See our directory). It’s a good question because... continue reading

The 2022 CTRM Sourcebook is now available

We are pleased to announce that ComTech has just released the 2022 Sourcebook of CTRM Software Suppliers and Products.  This year’s edition contains 42 detailed product listing from all... continue reading

E-World – Essen in June

When I got off the train at Essen main station and walked outside, something seemed to have changed. Essen didn’t look like Essen. It took a meeting with Mark... continue reading

OneCore Global – Addressing Commodity Confirms and Invoicing

As most everyone in the commodities space knows, most bilateral wholesale deals require manual confirmations and invoicing, a rather archaic systems when one considers that exchanges and many brokers... continue reading

It’s a Hot CTRM Job Market!

I recently wrote about inflationary pressures and the costs around CTRM. Yesterday, a conversation with Carl Vellenoweth of Commoditas validated and expanded those thoughts. Commoditas recruits’ technologists for the... continue reading

Commodity Protectionism Drives More Volatility?

The surge in global prices for all types of commodities is having many effects from adding inflationary pressure to driving up energy and food bills. For companies like Goldman... continue reading

The Demise of Factual Commodities News?

Is the UK facing a perfect storm of high energy prices this winter? At the moment it looks that way. Not only is the wind not blowing and the... continue reading

Inflation – The Next Shockwave in Commodities?

It has been quite a long time since we had inflation rates at over 5% in the USA yet, last month, the US inflation rate hit 5.4%, the highest... continue reading

European Short-Term Power Trading Solutions Update

It has been a while since we wrote about European short-term power solutions although, to be fair, we have created a couple of CTRMRadio podcasts on and around the... continue reading

Corruption and Commodities

Looking at Reuters commodities news this morning, I noted a story regarding one Kostyantin Zhevago who apparently embezzled some $133m from a bank that he was the ‘beneficial’ owner... continue reading

Operational Risks:Trade Financing Has A Systems Impact Say Gen10

A recent conversation with Richard Williamson and Bruce Tozer of Gen10 around the topic of operational risks for commodity firms highlighted a number of areas impacting firms at the... continue reading

Perspectives on Disruptive Technologies in Commodities – Part 1

If like us, you keep an eye on what is going on in the world of CTRM then you will have seen the constant reminders that technology is one... continue reading

Commodity Super Cycle?

“Looking at the 2020s, we believe that similar structural forces to those which drove commodities in the 2000s could be at play,” Goldman argues. (“2021 Commodities Outlook: REVing up... continue reading

Change and Education in Commodity Trading

One thing that is more obvious each and every day is the interest in ecosystems as it relates to commodity trading, risk management, and supply chain software. In fact,... continue reading