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Paragon Energy Software – a new name and new product

I had the opportunity to visit with Paragon Energy Software a couple of weeks ago to catch-up on the latest developments in the energy credit space and find out... continue reading

CTRM Vendor Perceptions Survey – Less than a week left!

Just a reminder…ComTech will close the survey effort for the vendor perception study at the end of April, so there is just a few days left to share your... continue reading

New Video – A Conversation with Michael Hinton, CCO and SVP of Allegro

I was in Dallas last week to visit with the team at Allegro, including Paul French, the company’s new CMO, Samantha Johnston, VP of Marketing and Michael Hinton, Allegro‘s... continue reading

A Visit With Agiboo

While in the Netherlands last week, I also took a trip to visit with Agiboo in Almere just outside of Amsterdam. There, I had lunch with Jan van den... continue reading

Vendor Perception Study – Not Much Time Left

ComTech will close the survey part of the vendor perception study at the end of April meaning that there isn’t much time left for you to give your opinions... continue reading

The Marketing Shift

As first and foremost a marketeer myself, readers will know that I follow changes and trends in vendor marketing quite closely. I have previously remarked about the massively increased... continue reading

A Day With Dycotrade

Last week, I attended the Dycotrade Customer event in Rotterdam. It was held at the private Royal Maas Yacht Club and included around 45 customers and partners of the... continue reading

Ags & Softs Report Issued

ComTech issued the CTRM for Agricultural & Soft Commoditiess research report last week and it is now available for download. The study was sponsored by Agiboo, Allegro, Aspect, Brady... continue reading

Brady’s Interim Results Speak Volumes

Brady PLC released its interim full year results for 2015 recently and in line with expectations, revenues were off 7% adjusted for currency, as a result of weaker market... continue reading

Amphora Leadership Confident in Re-launch of Company

In light of Amphora’s recent press release touting the “reloaded” company, I visited today with Don Levantin, Amphora’s CEO and Rick Nelson, their president, to find out more about... continue reading


Talking about marketing in the modern era, I recently received an email from TRADESPARENT providing me an update on its activities. Emails are obviously another good way to inform... continue reading

OpenLink Sponsor 2016 CTRM Conference

OpenLink has become the first sponsor of the 2016 CTRMConference at the Gold level. OpenLink was also a major sponsor of the CTRM Conference last year and we thank... continue reading

Inatech and TechOil – an end-to-end ETRM for physical oil trading

Recently, I was approached by another relatively new vendor called Inatech. Inatech is a Glencore company and, as stated on its website, “As part of their Oil division, Inatech... continue reading

CTRM Vendor Perceptions – Tell Us What You Think?

The survey for the 2016 Vendor Perceptions study is doing quite well but if you haven’t filled out our short survey and given us your input, now is the... continue reading

OpenLink Capturing European Power & Gas Mid-Tier Market Share

Over the last 12-months or so, OpenLink has announced a string of (for it) rather untypical license deals in the middle tier in European power and gas, including firms... continue reading

Utilidex Aims to Break The Paradigm

A few weeks ago I had an opportunity to get an update from UK-based vendor Utilidex via Mike McCloskey, Director and Co-founder of the company. Utilidex provides an integrated... continue reading

Discovering New Vendors

ComTech is tracking around 90 vendors that have solutions in the ETRM and CTRM space and this number isn’t getting any smaller. Last week at E-World, we ‘discovered’ a... continue reading

Updated CTRM Consultants and SI’s list/directory is now available

We have posted our newly updated list of CTRM consultants and systems integrators. This new list includes the addition of several firms since the last version.  We are now also... continue reading

An update on the FIS acquisition of SunGard

As our readers are surely aware, FIS announced their intention to acquire SunGard back in August of last year, with the deal having closed in November. I had the... continue reading

Visiting with InstaNext

I had a briefing this week with InstaNext, a US-based provider of tech solutions for companies that trade, procure, produce or transform commodities. The company, in business about 3... continue reading

CTRM Announced Deal Data 2015 – Analysis

Knowing that only a few E/CTRM software license deals ever get publicized, analysis of disclosed licensing data might well be an exercise in futility. Nonetheless, the analyst in me... continue reading