Vendor news & updates

Brady Introduces New Service for I-SEM Settlement Management

On the 1st October 2018, I-SEM replaced the wholesale Single Electricity Market (SEM) in all of Ireland. The I-SEM was brought in “following an instruction to the SEM Committee from the... continue reading

European ETRM Space Getting Crowded?

Walking around E-World last month, I was struck at just how many ETRM software products now target European power and gas. In addition to the usual suspects like ION... continue reading

CubeLogic Acquires FERDEC Cementing its European Presence and Adding Trade Surveillance

Today, CubeLogic announced that it had acquired Berlin-based energy and commodity surveillance provider – FERDEC. I spoke with CubeLogic CEO, Lee Campbell, this evening to get an overview of... continue reading

Inatech Adds New Products Around Fuel Regs and Digitization

Much to our mutual surprise, it had been a year since I had last spoken with Rowena Bataille, Head of Marketing & Product Design at Inatech, and so there... continue reading

TRADESPARENT Spreads Its Wings

A week or so ago, I spoke with Ricardo Rosa of TRADESPARENT to get an update on the company and a read on how he saw the market. TRADESPARENT... continue reading

Disaggregation of CTRM

About 3-years ago, Patrick and I were chatting over breakfast at our E-World hotel. We were talking about CTRM in the cloud and about how the industry seemed to... continue reading

Brady Delivers New Tolling Module as a Service

Brady PLC has promoted the idea of services for several years now with the idea being that discrete functionality could be delivered independently of its CTRM/ETRM solutions. The resulting... continue reading

2019 CTRM Sourcebook

As Gary previously noted, we’ve just released the 2019 CTRM Sourcebook!  This latest addition includes 38 detailed product listings from 31 different vendors and covers the vast majority of... continue reading

A Brno First!

When I rejoined Patrick at ComTech, I was based in Prague having just resigned as Executive Director of a group of power trading firms. Everyone it seems likes to... continue reading

SAP Commodity Management Has Significant Impetus

We have been tracking SAP with interest for the last several years in its efforts around its commodity management solution. To that end, we recently had another briefing with... continue reading

Agiboo Enjoying Good Demand for Agiblocks Amidst Industry Change

Just before heading to Essen for E-World last week, I had a briefing call with co-founder and Managing Partner, Mr. Jan van den Brom, and CEO, Mr. Bart Kroon,... continue reading

All Change at a Busy E-World

E-World was very busy this year with all vendors reporting good traffic and interest levels. However, most of the vendors had swapped locations over previous years and many had invested... continue reading

Concord Resources Rolling Out Gen10 Commodity Manager for Metals and Concentrates

A few months ago, after talking with Gen10, I wrote about the broadening choice in metals for CTRM. Recently, I got an update and learned that Gen10 has been... continue reading

Suddenly, Consortia are Actually Delivering

Over the last, what is it now… 35-years in the energy and commodity industry, I have rarely seen participants in the industry work together for their common good. On initiative... continue reading

E-World Coming Up!

Anyone in the European energy and utility industry seems to make an annual migration to Essen each February. Actually, no offense to Essen, but it is just about the... continue reading

Scalable Data Systems Acquired by Sonata Software

Another acquisition in the CTRM space has taken place down under over the holidays as Sonata Software announced that it had acquired Scalable Data Systems. Scalable Data Systems is... continue reading