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Amphora EMag Presentation Fuels Demand

Amphora has been busy recently producing an EMag about its Symphony software. It even asked me to participate in the project as an industry analyst. The result can be viewed here and is a mixture of text, video and graphic content regarding the software and the vendor with...
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Does the clean energy transition push ETRM systems towards more data management?

When looking back at the history of ETRM systems since the inception of power markets, we can see two different paths that vendor companies have pursued. One path involved building new trading applications on the top of other software solutions used by energy companies while the other entailed...
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Conversation with Lee Priest, Leading Brady’s Scheduling Product Direction

Lee Priest is the product manager for Brady’s PowerDesk Scheduler and PowerDesk Balancer products. His role is to make sure that Brady is building the right functionality and to solve any issues that users might have, he told me, and he appears to relish it. With a strong...
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Enuits’ Vision of the Future

The people at Enuit reckon they are observing some fundamental shifts in the CTRM software market. “We have been listening carefully to the market and seeing some trends in terms of changing architectures and the users wanting to open up their software solutions more and more,” Ganesh Natarajan,...
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OpenDataDSL Readies its New Data Management Platform Targeting Energy and Commodities

OpenDataDSL is a startup vendor in the energy and commodities data management space led by Colin Hartley.  Its solution is SaaS in the Azure cloud and Colin describes it as an open platform in which the user can do a lot all by themselves – a sort of...
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Thoughts on the Quor and ClearDox Partnering Announcement

Quor recently announced a partnership with ClearDox “to help organizations close the ‘automation gaps’ across the trading lifecycle.” According to the announcement, “the ClearDox intelligent applications leverage the latest AI technologies to digitize and automate critical business tasks and assets.  They are embedded with operational AI-models for eliminating...
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Fendahl Sees A Strong 2024 In Sight

I spoke recently with Fendahls’ Henry Thornalley who told me that it was a busy market right now for CTRM and related software. “We have seen a significant uptick in the last 12-months in terms of activity levels,” he said. For Fendahl, 2021 and 2022 were great years...
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Brady’s PowerDesk Edge Gives Trader’s Python Power

Brady’s PowerDesk solution is designed as a comprehensive trader’s cockpit for trading in intraday and day ahead power markets providing a holistic view of positions and market activity, according to the company’s website. A key component of the PowerDesk solution suite is PowerDesk Edge – Brady’s algo trading...
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ComTech Completes First Webinar

So last week, we did our first webinar. We partnered with Narrativio on the webinar. Narrativio is a PR firm based in Vienna that focuses on energy and IT firms. The webinar was titled Virtual Power Plants – Separating Fact from Fiction and it featured moderation by Tanya...
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Phlo Systems Sees Increased Interest in Traceability Driving Opportunity

Talking with many vendors in the CTRM and related software space, one area that is causing prospective buyers to scan the market for solutions is the drive for extra traceability because of a variety of current and planned regulations and legislation around issues like sustainability and food traceability,...
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