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Enerknol – Energy regulatory data streaming from the cloud

I had the chance yesterday to visit with David Klien, head of a new data offerings from EnerKnol, a company who is described on their website as providing “U.S.... continue reading

Scalable – An ERP vendor Having Success in Commodity Trading

New vendors (to us anyway) emerge periodically. Most usually, they are in the Ags and Softs space and often based somewhere in Asia – but not always. Recently, the... continue reading

JustCommodity Has A Record Year

Singapore-based JustCommodity is coming off a record year according to its CEO, Mr. Joel Lou. The software vendor has been growing by more than 30% year on year over... continue reading

Allegro seems to have the wind at their back in the CTRM marketplace

We’ve recently begun preparation of our 2015 CTRM Global Market Size report and are in the process of collecting data from both private and public sources to ensure as... continue reading

Essen, E-World and the E-World Freebie Index

For the last couple of days, Patrick and I were in Essen for E-World. As usual, the trade show was huge (bigger even?) and attendance seemed very good –... continue reading

Trayport Contigo – One Year On

It’s just over a year or so ago since Birmingham-based ETRM vendor Contigo was acquired by Trayport to become Trayport Contigo. As that anniversary approached, I ask Mr. Tim Rogers,... continue reading

Commoditas Partners – Out to Revolutionize CTRM recruitment?

I recently spoke with the founders of a newly launched recruitment firm in the form of Commoditas Partners – Carl Vellenoweth, Manager Director and Chris Scott, Director. Commoditas Partners... continue reading

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

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

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