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In Retrospect, ETRM Was Probably The Wrong Abbreviation

A couple of decades ago, locked in mortal combat with another vendor in the early gas marketing, then power marketing, and then risk management software market, there were any... continue reading

Brady Invests For Growth

Brady PLC released its’ preliminary results on March 14th. 2016 saw the company increase revenues by 11% to 30.3m GBP (up 2% on a consistent currency basis), and grew... continue reading

Coal – A Lifetime Theme

I was reading a couple of Reuters articles this morning with interest about Coal and Trump’s rolling back of regulations and threats to walk away from the Paris Accord.... continue reading

A Never Ending Frustration

I think I probably write this article about once a year and always get a couple of people inquiring – “Is it us?”. Funnily enough, those that do the... continue reading

There Is A Bot For That

The rise of renewables and development of the smart grid is having an impact on European power trading. Intra-day power trading is on the rise in countries like Germany... continue reading

Many ‘Appy Returns!

It was my 60th birthday at the weekend. Most people I met said I didn’t look a day over fifty-nine and a half, so I guess that was positive.... continue reading

Are People Your Biggest Risk?

I’m very much looking forward to seeing the results in a couple of months of our latest snapshot survey around risk management. Having spent a couple of years managing... continue reading

The CTRM Oscar Ceremony

The events from the Dolby Theatre the other day got me thinking about an Oscar ceremony for CTRM software vendors. I first heard the word Dolby when I was... continue reading

Participate In Our New Snap Survey on Risk?

ComTech is undertaking some research into risk management in all its forms in the industry and we would very much like your help. Please do go over and complete... continue reading

Is It Time To Write The Obituary For CTRM Software?

As an analyst, I speak to a lot of people across all walks of the industry. This morning I was talking to a risk executive from a trading firm... continue reading

Molecule Software – a different and potentially disruptive company and product

I visited with Sameer Soleja, head of Molecule Software, this week to get an update on their recent developments and get a look at the latest generation of their... continue reading

The Death of the Expert

Most days, I google a lot looking for news on issues as wide as traceability to biomass. Unfortunately, much of the time what I find actually is ‘false news’... continue reading

Thinking about CTRM Architecturally – A new ComTech Whitepaper

Over the last 20-years, CTRM solution providers have worked diligently to improve their product capabilities and expand their market reach, with some seeking to bring to market an “all... 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 selling ETRM like selling double glazing?

I thought about it – really!  Should I try telling the head of IT procurement at Deer Energy that I wasn’t going to leave the building till he’d signed... continue reading

Aspect Comes of Age

The last couple of years have not been exactly stellar when it comes to the fortunes of CTRM software vendors. In fact, I think it is probably accurate to... continue reading

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