Vendor news & updates

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

Thoughts on Inatech and Techoil

The ETRM/CTRM software category comprises a wide range of solutions, from those that attempt to cover multiple commodities, broad functionality and geographies to those that are specialized point solutions.... continue reading

Powel Focuses on Automation Across Value Chain

Recently, I had a call with Stefan Zähringer, General Manager at Powel AG., to catch up with developments at Powel. Mr. Zähringer noted that he was seeing several definite... continue reading

iRely is back and finding solid success in Ags and Softs

We had the opportunity to catch-up with iRely recently, visiting with Meetesh Shah, iRely’s president, and Greg Taylor, an experienced and well-respected CTRM executive serving on the company’s board... continue reading

Reducing complexity via targeted solutions – Drillinginfo’s Curvebuilder Lite

Recently, an email crossed my desk from Drillinginfo. The content was a two-page data sheet regarding a product called CurveBuilder Lite. Now, price curves and handling price data has... continue reading

The Emergence of the Mega Vendor?

Over the last 25 years or so, the talk around the virtual ComTech water cooler will occasionally turn to the topic of “which vendor or vendors, if any, will... continue reading

Aspect provides a client briefing post ION acquisition

Earlier this year, ION sent shock waves through the E/CTRM community as it announced the acquisition of both Aspect Enterprise Solutions and then OpenLink. While merger & acquisitions in... continue reading

Big Shift in Skills Demand Reflects Impact of Disruptive Technologies

As an analyst following the market, any data point is good, but I have also found that an essential data point is the view of the recruiter. These guys... continue reading