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Are You Feeling Lucky?

In the last – wait for it – 34-years of my career, I have often noticed that there are a lot of people in senior positions that quite honestly... continue reading

Oil Price Thoughts

After several years of regulation after regulation aimed at getting a handle on commodity markets and then going after market manipulation, it always amuses me that no one goes... continue reading

Traceability = Increased Profits

One of my routine search terms when looking at news is traceability. The ability to trace something back to its point of origin is increasingly important for a variety... continue reading

CTRM Ecosystems

Patrick and I like to develop themes for each year and back last year, our theme was CTRM as an Architecture. We kicked off the year with a white... continue reading

Will Blockchain Be the End of CTRM?

It’s difficult not to feel a sense of hype about blockchain – or more accurately distributed ledger technology. Everyday brings a bunch of new announcements regarding blockchain pilots, proof... continue reading

Scalable on a Roll

Just recently, I had the opportunity to catch up with Mr. John Crew, Director at Scalable. Scalable has been delivering ERP solutions for the last 30-years across a wide... continue reading

Brady’s Fintrade Readied for Broader Commodity Markets

Last week, I caught up with Harry Knott, product marketing manager, at Brady to catch up on progress with the Fintrade product. A physical and financial trading and risk... continue reading

ComTech Advisory and CTRMCenter Launches New Podcast Series – CTRMRadio

Always looking to find new ways to bring quality content to our readers here on CTRMCenter, ComTech Advisory has launched a new monthly podcast series to be known as... continue reading

Software Selection? Did You Think Of This?

Being in and around the industry all day, every day, you hear a lot of stories. Mainly war stories. How companies spend a lot of money going through selection... continue reading

Going Off-Topic – Amazon made me a victim of tax fraud & potential money laundering and I want answers!

I know this topic isn’t ETRM, CTRM or CM, but it is about internet security, identity theft, possible international money laundering and a corporation’s responsibility to address issues caused... continue reading

Powel Sees Three Important Technology Trends To act On

I spent some time on the phone last week with Arnt Sollie, of Powel, asking about trends in the industry and their own product strategy. The first thing that... continue reading

eZ-nergy Goes Intraday

I spoke to Johann Zamboni, CEO of eZ-nergy last week as a follow up to E-World. eZ-nergy is a supplier of European logistics and scheduling software and services for... continue reading

Unicorn Systems Eyes Europe with Lancelot ETRM

A couple of weeks back, I took a trip to Prague to meet with local software and service firm, Unicorn Systems. You may not have heard of Unicorn but... continue reading

Aspect post ION acquisition is business as usual…and business is good

I had the opportunity to visit with Steve Hughes, president of Aspect Enterprise, this week to get an update on their business now that the ION acquisition has closed. ... continue reading

New Cloud-Based Shipping Solution in the Offing

New cloud solutions abound in and around CTRM at the moment and a couple of weeks ago I spoke to another new venture – Singular Point. The application is... continue reading

When Not Exhibiting Starts the Rumor Mill: E-World Buzzes

Last week, both Patrick and I spend much of the week in Essen, Germany attending E-World. Last year, we gave it a miss and later heard all sorts of... continue reading