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Visiting with Logaviv

Paris-based Logaviv has been in business over 20-years and got its start developing software for commodity brokerage management for a physical broker client. In 1994, when the exchange opened... continue reading

DycoTrade and TFK Mercator Merger Update

On the 21st January a surprise announcement entered my email. It was from Dycotrade’s Managing Director, Mr. Ouko Reitsema regarding a merger with TKF Mercator. I was surprised on... 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 ComFin

Last week, I caught up with Austrian ETRM software vendor – ComFin – and I spoke with Mr. Gerald Neher (CEO) and Mr. Daniel Gallar (Bus. Dev.). The most... 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

Albedo Energy Consulting – Analytics and Services

Indian company – Albedo Energy – is an consulting firm that provides business & technology solutions to companies operating in Energy sector. It provides a number of solutions to... 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

IntStream Oy Delivers Market Data and Risk Tools in Nordic Markets

IntStream Oy is a small Scandinavian software developer based in Finland. Established in 2001 it became part of the Europower Group (part of NHST Media Group) in 2007. The... 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

Back in the UK

Last week, Patrick and I were both in the UK. We took some time out to plan next year in terms of topics for research and themes and much... continue reading

November CTRM recruitment update with Carl Vellenoweth

In this month’s article, I would like to cover the involvement of social media, CTRM recruitment, and the growing demand for Metals CTRM talent. As the festive season nears... 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