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Green Focus on Supply Chains and More

The recent announcement by Brady of a partnership with Carbonchain was a timely reminder that supply chains are a major focus for the push on the environment. In fact,... continue reading

New Look CTRMCenter

Welcome to the CTRMCenter’s new look. It may look a bit different but under the hood, the site is still pretty much the same with all the content as... continue reading

Disruptive Technologies in Commodities

Three years ago, the disruptive technologies report found that cloud was broadly accepted, that data management and AI/ML were being invested in and that blockchain was still years away.... continue reading


We have been making and issuing the CTRMRadio podcast for about two and a half years now. There are already twenty-two episodes to listen to! The idea behind the... continue reading

OPINION – Just the News?

Is it just me or is it getting harder to get just the news? When I say the news, what I mean is factual coverage of newsworthy events in... continue reading

CTRM Sourcebook for 2021

The CTRM Sourcebook has become one of the staple tools people use to help them do software selections – if not THE tool. It gets downloaded more often than... continue reading

Still Asking For Input

We are still looking for your input into our disruptive technology research. If you have 5 minutes to spare, might you give us your opinions as to how technologies... continue reading

How to Get CTRMCenter in your Inbox EveryDay!

Do you love to keep up with the goings-on in CTRM and CM software? CTRMCenter is the place to visit for news, views, insights, research, and tools in these... continue reading

Disruptive Technology Use Cases

Right now, we are hard at work on the latest disruptive technology research kindly sponsored by Beacon, Kyos, and Invensoft. To that end, we are engaged in research around... continue reading

New CTRM Vendors Emerging During Period of Transition

Having been deeply involved with ETRM, CTRM, and CM software since its inception, I have seen countless vendors and products come and go. Patrick and I must have seen... continue reading

Redditors, Robinhood, Google and CTRM

Recently, I wrote an article about the Redditors, Robinhood, and the impact on commodity firms. I also participated in a Commodities People webinar on the same topic. My thinking... continue reading

Have Your Say?

A few years ago, we looked at the role of disruptive technologies in commodities and issued a report on the topic. Back then, there was a lot of buzz... continue reading

Perspectives on Disruptive Technologies in Commodities – Part 2

We continue today with the input from the CTRMCenter Thought leader panel’s view on disruptive technologies in CTRM and CM software. ComTech is looking at the role of technology... 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

Reddit-onomics Webinar

Next week, I will be a panelist on a CommoditiePeople webinar titled Reddit-onomics – Impact on Commodity Trading. It should be fun and if you’d like to join us,... 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

Not a Packaged Software Market?

Since my days at TransEnergy Management in the late 1990’s, I have made an argument (and repeated it periodically) that the CTRM software market is not a traditional packaged... continue reading

CTRMRadio – Trends in CTRM/CM in 2021

We have issued the first CTRMRadio podcast of 2021 and chose to look at trends in CTRM/CM software in 2021 to support our new white paper. In the podcast,... continue reading

New Research Around Disruptive Technologies Proposed by ComTech

Back in 2018, ComTech released its definitive report on disruptive technology in commodity trading that concluded the cloud would likely be the most disruptive technology followed by others such... continue reading

3 Trends in CM/CTRM Software for 2021

We have issued a new ComTech white paper titled Three Trends of CM/CTRM Software for 2021 to kick off the year. The paper is as usual a free download... continue reading

Market Dislocations and the CTRM Software Category

In our book (published over a decade ago and now mostly well out of date) and many different papers and blogs over the years, Patrick and I have talked... continue reading