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Commodity Technology Interviews Mr. Jan van den Brom of Agiboo

Last week Patrick and I both spent most of the week in and around EWorld in Essen. On the Monday, we were delighted to welcome Mr. Jan van den... continue reading

Sore Feet, Freebies and EWorld

While many commodity trading firms staffs across Europe grappled with the start of EMIR reporting, many many more took some time out from the office to visit Essen and... continue reading

New Video

A couple of weeks ago, I visited with OpenLink in London and had the opportunity to talk to David Priestley, Managing Director. The topic of the discussion was the... continue reading

Quorum acquires Woodlands Solutions

Quorum Business Solutions (Quorum) will announce on Monday that it has acquired Woodlands Solutions, the Houston-based ETRM provider.  According to an early release provided by Quorum, Woodland’s “Phoenix ETRM... continue reading

Commodity Technology Advisory Roundtable – CTRM in the Cloud

Recently, ComTech Advisory completed a major research project looking at the adoption of ETRM and CTRM software in the cloud. The final report was issued recently and is available... continue reading

What do you think of the ETRM and CTRM vendors and their products?

The global energy and commodities industry faces numerous market challenges and risks, including greater regulation and governmental oversight, economic uncertainty, rapidly changing supply and demand patterns, and commodity prices... continue reading

UPDATE 1 Comments on Brady’s 2013 Performance

We received confirmation this morning from Brady PLC that it enjoyed a very reasonable year in 2013 – although the expected EBITDA figure may disappoint some financial analysts. Brady... continue reading

Are CTRM Software Markets Slow?

Here we are in late January and there has been one ‘news’ announcement from the CTRM Software or ETRM software vendor community to my knowledge regarding 2013 Q4 wins.... continue reading

Catching up with Molecule Software

I had the opportunity to visit with Sameer Soleja and Sam Parikh from Molecule Software last week and got a look at the latest developments around their trading and... continue reading

New Commodity Management White Paper Available

Comtech advisory has released a new white paper on Commodity Management discussing EKA‘s positioning in that industry segment. Here is the introduction to that paper; Rapid global population growth... continue reading

JustCommodity Starts the Year with Significant Wins

I spoke to Joel Lou this morning, CEO of Singapore-based JustCommodity. JustCommodity has been in business around 10-years and has a strong track record for delivering its ContraXcentral CTRM... continue reading

A New Commodity Risk Management Solution

Late last year, I took a briefing from a company called Risk Edge Solutions that was created in 2013 with the aim to change the way Commodity Risk Solutions... continue reading

What Will 2014 Bring?

Happy New Year to everyone on what is likely the first full day back at the office for many of us. We wish you a successful and happy year... continue reading

Looking Back on the Year at Commodity Technology Advisory

As we are nearing the end of 2013, it seems a good time to do a bit of reflection… First of all, I want to send out a heart-felt... continue reading

A Buyer’s Market?

2013 CTRM market results indicate it’s increasingly a buyer’s market By Patrick Reames – Managing Director When ComTech Advisory released our 2013 CTRM Global Market Size Report a couple... continue reading

Happy Holidays….

Here in Prague the weather is pretty cold and the days very short in terms of daylight. January and February are the worst months here weather wise so there... continue reading