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New Video

Over the weekend, we posted a new video in which I talk with Premvir Jain of OpenLink about their metals solution and what is going on in metals markets.... continue reading

So, You Want to Sell Some Software?

We quite often get small projects that involve us building a long list of possible solutions for a client. Its fun work as it puts us in a different... continue reading

What can we learn about hiring from Google?

In a New York Times article a couple of days ago, Google’s “head of people operations”, Laszlo Bock laid out what the company viewed as the ideal new hire. ... continue reading

Trade Reporting – First Indications from Vendors

With the start of the EMIR reporting deadline having passed us by reports are starting to come to us from the vendors. For example, Rajeev Bhatt of eOpt Solutions... continue reading

An Interview with Richard Quigley, CEO of DataGenic

The last of the videos we shot at and around EWorld in Essen, Germany is with Mr. Richard Quigley, CEO of DataGenic. Richard gives us a bit of an... continue reading

Visiting with Allegro’s executive team

I had the opportunity to meet with Allegro’s CEO, Ray Hood, and most of his senior leadership team this week for an analyst briefing in which they discussed their... continue reading

Market Developments Update – Video

While in Essen, Patrick and I created a discussion video looking at CTRM Market Developments. That video is now available on this site and also www.comtechadvisory.com website.... continue reading

Energeya Expanding

Yesterday, ComTech Advisory visited with Energeya and had a high-level demonstration of the company’s software product XDM© Suite. Energeya was founded in 2008 with the founders coming from Excelergy.... continue reading

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