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Research into CEE ETRM Vendors for Power and Natural Gas

Having been based in the Czech republic this last decade, I am aware of a number of ETRM solutions on the market within the region. Vendors like IPESoft, Transition Technologies, Unicorn Systems, IP Systems, FIS XDM and Microstep HDO all have has insta......
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Allegro continues to find success in 2017

I had the opportunity to get a briefing from Allegro’s marketing and product management teams this week…and in summary, its clear that 2017 has been a good year for the company despite continuing challenges in the broader CTRM markets. With a total of ......
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New Platform Targets Ferroalloys and Specialty Metals Trading

Last week, I had a call with Frank Jackel, founder of metalshub, to discuss this interesting initiative in more detail. According to its website, metalshub will provide a digital marketplace for metals and ferroalloys to promote a more efficient and li......
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Generation10’s Vision Takes Root

G10 has a surprising array of tools, applications, and services available to the commodities business and the company’s growth, at a time when others are retracting, is evidence that these are now finding market acceptance. CEO, Richard Williamson’s ob......
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All good things come to he who waits….

I was discussing some poor use of the English language recently and remembered this wonderful book I used at school – ‘First Aid in English’. I have just Googled it and am delighted to say it is still available and, hopefully, still used by children to......
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ION Investment Group and Aspect Enterprise Solutions – What’s The Deal?

Last week, we had a conversation with Aspect Enterprise Solutions (Aspect) CEO, Steve Hughes and SVP of Marketing, Brigette Gebhard, with the main topic of conversation being the recently announced acquisition of Aspect by ION. Aspect has bucked a gene......
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Lacima Targets the Trader’s Desktop with New Risk Tools

I recently spoke to Dr. Chris Strickland, CEO of Lacima. Lacima has today announced a new product line in Lacima Trader and he was keen to update us with regard to that launch. Lacima’s main product has been Lacima Analytics, which provides comprehensi......
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‘Peak Oil’ is a Political Statement

The words ‘peak oil’ are a close second to ‘climate change’ when it comes to getting me worked up. For more than a decade, I have been writing articles about peak oil and how it simply isn’t going to happen anytime soon. D......
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CTRM – A Growing Replacement Market?

Over the years, I have advised many clients and interested parties alike that replacing an implemented CTRM solution is a very difficult thing to do. Even though the installed solution is 10 versions back, no longer supported by the vendor that no long......
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CTRM Conference 2017 Photos

For those interested, we have posted a number of photographs of the recent CTRM Conference. These may be found here. The 2017 CTRMConference was supported by Bronze sponsors Agiboo, Factum, Inatech, Invensoft and Pioneer Solutions and Break Sponsors As......
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