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Developing CTRM Expertise

I’m just back from the annual pilgrimage to E-World and will be writing more on that show later as will Irina. One theme I hear there talking to many... continue reading

When the Vendor Isn’t Apparently Interested!

This will be my annual rant about vendor websites and responses. You see, I’m doing a product market sweep project right now and so I get to experience what... continue reading

ETRMServices Continues to Expand

ETRMServices now has more than 135 people operating out of eight global offices in the US, UK, Ireland, Netherlands, Italy, India, and Singapore and it has grown to this... continue reading

Agiboo Has a Vision for the Future

It’s always interesting to chat with Jan van den Brom over at Agiboo. With a long history of consulting and, over the last several years, providing software to the... continue reading

The Expertise Drain

There is no doubt that many in the commodities trading and risk management industry are now reaching retirement age and exiting the business talking their expertise with them. While... continue reading


Back a few years ago and 39 entire episodes ago, we started a podcast called CTRMRadio. I think we were innovators once again as I don’t believe there were... continue reading

When Will CTRM Procurement Approach Change – Revisited

I was reminded last week that recycling blog topics every now and then isn’t a bad idea as there are new people coming into the business all of the... continue reading

Last Call – The Future of CTRM Software – Evolve or Die?

Our joint webinar with Commodities People and a panel of experts will take place this Thursday so if you haven’t yet registered, please do so now. We have a... continue reading

ComTech Provide Analysis in Commodities People’s Survey Report

ComTech partners and analysts provided their expert analysis of data collected by Commodities People across their events and compiled in a free report titled – Commodity Trading Annual Industry... continue reading

Webinar – The Future of CTRM Software – Evolve or Die?

We are excited to have partnered with Commodities People for a webinar entitled – The Future of CTRM Software – Evolve or Die? Here are the details and we... continue reading

Market Sweeps

If you are looking for a CTRM solution then ComTech can help. As the leading analysts in the space with almost 30-years in the CTRM space per partner, and... continue reading

The Biggest Website Omission Ever

This is undoubtedly one of those blogs I get to rewrite periodically and many will question it. Yet here we are again. I am constantly looking for new vendors... continue reading

The New Book

This morning my shipment of our new book arrived. Two hard backs and 10 paperbacks in all. It is always a thrill to hold a book you wrote and... continue reading

CTRM Software – An Analyst View of a Dynamic Software Market

We have a new book out. Titled CTRM Software – An Analyst View of a Dynamic Software Market, it is the product of Patrick and I’s combined 40 plus... continue reading

Is Your Marketing Working?

At ComTech, we are constantly reaching out to the vendors and others to ensure that we are up to date with developments. Often, these calls are reported on to... continue reading

The Skills Risk

An item that keeps on coming up in everything from our risk survey last year to briefings with various folk around the industry is that there is a skills... continue reading

2022 CTRM Sourcebook

ComTech Advisory LLC (ComTech) will publish new version of the highly regarded and widely distributed CTRM Sourcebook last published in the 3rd quarter 2022. As with all the previous... continue reading

Which Vendor is the Market Leader??

Every two years, we conduct the Vendor Perception Study by asking users and third-parties their opinions on market leadership in the E/CTRM and CM software arena. It is that... continue reading

Commodities People Sponsors Trends in Commodity Risk Research

Commodities People is sponsoring our Trends in Commodity Risk research project along with Amphora and the Nasdaq Market Technology Division. Commodities People will also support the study by polling... continue reading

CTRMCenter Sponsors New Podcast Miniseries on ETRM from Insider’s Guide to Energy

Many of you on the energy side of things will be listening to the excellent podcast – Insider’s Guide to Energy. For those of you that are still unfamiliar,... continue reading

Proof of Concept vs RFP?

Around a month ago, I wrote wondering about the procurement process and whether with migration of systems to the cloud, companies might start abandoning the expensive and risk prone... continue reading