Energy Trading

Lessons from the past

I glanced up this afternoon at my old hardhat that I have hanging on the wall in my office… I’ve kept this filthy thing around for almost 35 years... continue reading

Paragon and the Energy Credit Risk Marketplace

I sat down with Paragon Consulting’s president, Kevin Gerold, and  SVP of sales and services, Jason Wells, last week to get their take on the current state of the... continue reading

Quorum is Building Solid Momentum in ETRM

When Quorum acquired Woodlands Solutions about a year and a half ago, we viewed the deal as a solid opportunity for Quorum to leverage Woodlands’ modern technology, and Quorum’s... continue reading

DataGenic Set To Launch Cloud-Based Intelligent Decision Support for Energy

While in London recently, I met with Richard Quigley, CEO of DataGenic. Among other news, Mr. Quigley told me more details about their plans to roll out a cloud-delivered... continue reading

The 2015-2020 CTRM Market Outlook report is now available

We’ve just released our latest research report, the 2015 – 2020 CTRM Market Outlook; a comprehensive review of the CTRM markets including market trends and sizing information, from 2014... continue reading

Quorum – Building Momentum in 2015

I met-up with Mike Muse, VP of energy marketing solutions at Quorum this afternoon to get an update on the company’s efforts in the E/CTRM space since the acquisition... continue reading

GlobalView – Raising the bar in the data market

The energy data provision and management markets are very competitive. Having observed the market over the last several years, we’ve noticed that many of the vendors have struggled to... continue reading

What Impact will low oil prices have in the CTRM markets in 2015?

We’re nearing completion of our 2015–2020 CTRM Market Outlook, a report that includes a full market sizing and is based upon both the current performance of more than 80... continue reading

Aspect Enterprise Solutions Broadens its Focus: Successfully Expanding into Ags and Metals

Global solutions provider, Aspect, helped to pioneer ETRM software delivered in the cloud 15 years ago. The company continues to add customers and functionality to its product and has... continue reading

VuePoint Solutions – Multi-Tenanted ETRM in the Cloud

A week or so ago, I talked to Mr. Mark Taylor and Mr. David Hirst of VuePoint Solutions. VuePoint is a software development company based in Hampshire, England that... continue reading

Central and Eastern Europe Beckons

Last week I visited with a client in Budapest (I love my job!). Budapest is a truly beautiful city with its own culture. Hungary seems like many Central and... continue reading

The winter of our discontent in CTRM

Its been a tough winter. No, the weather hasn’t been particularly bad; in fact in Houston, its been downright balmy most of the time compared to winters past. This... continue reading

Catching up with OpenLink and the LNG markets

Though the LNG markets are in a current state of flux, with a slowing global economy reducing overall energy consumption and low crude prices putting downward pressure on liquefied... continue reading

Powel DeltaXE Solution is Europe-Ready!

This week, I visited with Powel in Basel, Switzerland. Powel’s Basel office used to be the HQ for Delta prior to its acquisition by Powel and now serves as... continue reading

OpenLink leverages Tableau for improved data visualization

Data visualization is increasingly a “must-have” for trading organizations, particularly those that are engaged in multiple markets and actively trading large volumes of both financial and physical commodities.  With... continue reading

An Update on the Trilogy acquisition of SNG

Gary and I had the chance to visit with Dick Couron, CEO of Trilogy Effective Software Solutions, a few days ago to find out more about the company’s acquisition... continue reading