Vendor news & updates

A Trip to Vienna

Being based out of Brno, Vienna is a stone throw away so I was delighted when UtilityWeek was scheduled to be there. As it happened, the tradeshow/conference also coincided... continue reading

Focus Switches to Implementation Time and Costs

In a post GDPR world, vendor marketing themes and modes have changed as we have commented on before however, not only has the means of getting a message to... continue reading

Allegro Targets Metals, Raw Materials and Mining

A couple of weeks ago, Allegro announced its entry into the metals & mining space. Timed to coincide with LME week, the announcement rounded out a year of intense... continue reading

InstaNext is quietly finding solid success

InstaNext, based in Bentonville Arkansas, may not be a widely-known brand in CTRM/CM, but they have notched a number of impressive wins in the last couple of years and... continue reading

The Results Are In – Which Vendor leads the Industry for E/CTRM?

Every two years, ComTech issues its vendor perception report. This is based on user and influencer opinions of the vendors in the space and with two decades of history... continue reading

London Calling…

We were a bit quite on here last week. That is because we were both in London. The primary purpose of the trip was a presentation to a group... continue reading

FIS Kiodex Gets Physical

A couple of weeks ago, we had a briefing from Kiodex. Now part of the FIS family of products, Kiodex is a Software as a Service solution for commodity... continue reading

Eka Digital CM Platform and the changing CTRM technology paradigm

Last week, we had the opportunity to visit with Mr. Manav Garg, CEO & Founder of Eka, to discuss the company’s recent results, announcements and new developments. Referencing recent... continue reading

Singular Point Launches MARiS

A couple of weeks ago, Singular Point launched its MARiS software product for commercial shipping and chartering at an event in Geneva. We were invited but unfortunately, we could... continue reading

Metals Industry to Get More Optionality from CTRM: Introducing Gen10

Metals and metals concentrates are notoriously difficult to handle in a CTRM solution and the choice of CTRM software for concentrates has been relatively limited in this market for... continue reading

New Entrants

Periodically, we learn of new entrants into the E/CTRM fold of providers. In the last couple of weeks, we have come across two new ones. The first was announced... continue reading

Post GDPR – New Marketing Strategies Abound

I have written a number of times about the impact of GDPR on marketing in the CTRM space. However, it has become very clear to me that ingenuity knows... continue reading

Mining ‘Gold’ From Data

The explosion of data combined with the application of proper data management, AI and ML and visualization tools is opening up previously unheard of opportunities in commodity trading –... continue reading

Brady PLC Gears Up For Senior Managers Regime Regulations With Trailight

The Senior Managers Regime (SMR) is a part of UK financial regulations aimed at increasing the personal accountability of senior people in the financial services industry. It came into effect in... continue reading

New CTRMRadio Episode Available – The Changing Nature of the CTRM Procurement Process

CTRMRadio – Episode 5 is now available to interested listeners. CTRMRadio 5 visits the topic of the changing nature of procurement in the CTRM and CM software space. The... continue reading

Commodities Engineering and Balsamo Ready to Take Off

What do you do if you work in the commodities trading business implementing CTRM for many years only to discover that each system has its own shortcomings? You start... continue reading