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Brady PLC Gaining Market Share

Brady PLC announced its preliminary results for 2014 this morning. Brady PLC CEO, Mr. Gavin Lavelle, briefed me on Friday regarding Brady’s performance and forward business strategy in advance... continue reading

Announcing the winner of “ComTech Advisory’s 2015 Best CTRM System”…

(As announced at this year’s ComTech Advisory awards banquet…) Good evening everyone and welcome to 2015 ComTech Advisory Awards Banquet! Finding a winner of Best CTRM System of the... 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

On The Cusp?

Over the last 20-years, there have been moments when I have looked back and realized everything had changed. Sometimes, these moments of change were somewhat obvious; the collapse of... continue reading

Allegro seems to have the wind at their back in the CTRM marketplace

We’ve recently begun preparation of our 2015 CTRM Global Market Size report and are in the process of collecting data from both private and public sources to ensure as... 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

An ETRM vendor you may not know – EMK3

As you may know, at ComTech we track more than 80 vendors of ETRM / CTRM technology around the globe.  While many are well-known names in the industry, those... 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

MicroStep HDO’s Xenergie Continues to be dominant Czech-Slovak Power Trading ETRM

Last week I also spoke to Slovak ETRM vendor MicroStep HDO who are in fact, right on my doorstep! Microstep HDO employ around 60 staff but it is a... continue reading

Trayport Contigo On A Roll

I had a call with the Trayport Contigo management team yesterday to see how business was for the company and what they saw in the market. The latter half... continue reading

Accenture buys Structure Group. And the winner is….

Yesterday’s news that Accenture had bought Structure Group was a bit of a surprise, as despite the press release’s insistence otherwise, the cultures of the two companies are pretty... continue reading

Cadran Consultancy Offers CTRM module for JD Edwards

The blurring of the boundaries between traditional ERP and CTRM is something that interests ComTech at the moment. The emergence of the SAP Commodity Management product line combined with... continue reading

Happy New Year!

A Happy New Year to all of our clients, visitors and readers. It seems like a slow start to the new year to me. Yesterday was still very dead... continue reading

And from me…

Just to echo Gary’s sentiments, I do want to wish all our friends and colleagues the very best wishes for a happy holiday and a fantastic New Year.  Its... continue reading

Happy Holidays And Here Is To 2015!

Today is effectively my last day in the office before Xmas and although I will be back before the New Year, I think many of you will be gone... 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

Who Blinks First?

The mainstream media is talking oil prices, Usually, that means prices are up but this time it means the opposite, prices are down at 5-year record lows. In fact,... continue reading

Agiboo demonstrates technology prowess in both software and marketing

As Gary notes in the previous blog posting, while in London last week, we had an opportunity to meet with Mr. Bart Kroon, CEO of Agiboo, the European-based vendor... 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

What About the Cost of Procuring CTRM?

One of the takeaways from the CTRM Conference was the need to obtain value from every dollar (or Euro) of spend on software and technology. A lot of the... continue reading