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Sourcebook and Market Sizing

2017 started with an extremely busy January for us at ComTech and that rolled into February as well. Now, in March, we finally have got ourselves somewhat organized to work on our two big projects for the year – the 2017 Sourcebook and 2017 update to CTRM Market...
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Agiboo Sees Increased Market activity

Jan van den Brom, managing partner at Agiboo, has noted a significant uptick in inquiries, demonstration requests, and buying processes since the beginning of the year. “I would say activity levels have doubled or even tripled so far this year,” Mr. van den Brom told me. The interest...
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Catching Up With Cadran

A couple of weeks ago I caught up with Ed Pieters, CEO of Cadran Consultancy, to see how things were going. I discovered that Cadran has been very busy. Cadran offers a CTRM/CM solution on the JD Edwards platform and markets the product across a broad territory via...
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The Risks Keep Evolving

As I’m sure you’ve noticed on this page, ComTech is currently conducting a snapshot survey looking at risk and risk management in energy and commodity trading.  We’ve done other risk and risk-related studies over the years, both as ComTech and as our predecessor organization, CommodityPoint. However, in the...
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Are People Your Biggest Risk?

I’m very much looking forward to seeing the results in a couple of months of our latest snapshot survey around risk management. Having spent a couple of years managing a trading firm, I developed a new and deep respect for risk management. Suddenly, everything had risks attached to...
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The CTRM Oscar Ceremony (- Guest Blogger David Calmonson)

The events from the Dolby Theatre the other day got me thinking about an Oscar ceremony for CTRM software vendors. I first heard the word Dolby when I was a teenager and bought my first ‘tape deck and amp’. It had Dolby sound and a switch to select...
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Participate In Our New Snap Survey on Risk?

ComTech is undertaking some research into risk management in all its forms in the industry and we would very much like your help. Please do go over and complete our ‘snapshot’ survey and give us your insights and opinions. It is a short survey designed to take as...
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Is It Time To Write The Obituary For CTRM Software?

As an analyst, I speak to a lot of people across all walks of the industry. This morning I was talking to a risk executive from a trading firm who told me that with utilities slashing their budgets over the last few years, they had benefited from hiring...
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Molecule Software – a different and potentially disruptive company and product

I visited with Sameer Soleja, head of Molecule Software, this week to get an update on their recent developments and get a look at the latest generation of their product.  As I’ve noted in the past writings about the company, Sameer and his team do pride themselves on...
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The Death of the Expert

Most days, I google a lot looking for news on issues as wide as traceability to biomass. Unfortunately, much of the time what I find actually is ‘false news’ and utter dross. Opinions of people who plainly know not a thing about the commodities business delivered as fact....
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