For me 2014, our second calendar year in business as ComTech, is going to be all about content. As a result, I am pretty excited about some of the new content that we have coming in the next 4-6 weeks that you will be able to find and download here shortly.
First, Aviv Handler of ETR Advisory and I have more or less finished the latest update of the European Regulatory Report and by April 7th, we will release version 3 of this popular report that looks at the impact of the regulations on business processes and technologies and includes a directory of solutions. We anticipate keeping this report up to date through 2014 as the regulations bite and in some instances, gain more definition.
Secondly, a few weeks ago, we issued our first Analyst Briefing Note. The lucky vendor for the first Note was EKA but we have around 4-5 more in the works and aim to complete this type of briefing for most of the key vendors in the space during 2014.
Thirdly, I spent quite a lot of time calculating and reviewing the survey data from the 2014 Vendor Perception Survey which is now closed. Response rates were amazing with over 230 responses so thanks a lot for participating. It will take us a month or so to analyze and write up the final report but with over 12-years of history of performing such studies, we can really review and analyze trends. This should make for an interesting report and it does cover CTRM software not just ETRM software.
Patrick and I are also working on several new white papers for various clients and of course, these should all be issued over the next 4-6 weeks as well and will also be available for free download.
We have some other very exciting plans as well that we will discuss once we have them firmed up but this is the year of content …… CTRMCenter will be the most content-rich portal for wholesale commodity trading and risk management technologies.
Finally, CTRMCenter is already hugely popular. We now get more than 700 unique visitors and over 4,000 visits a week!
Thanks a lot and do keep coming back.