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Previse Systems Innovating Market Share

Previse Systems are rapidly making a name for themselves, and not just in Europe, if the results of our recent Vendor Perception Study are anything to go by. Previse is an innovative new entrant in the ETRM software market founded by a team of industry veterans. As I...
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Is Your Marketing Working?

At ComTech, we are constantly reaching out to the vendors and others to ensure that we are up to date with developments. Often, these calls are reported on to a degree here in the blog. Our outreach includes to local and newer vendors as well as the better...
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Holding Steady – Why There are so many CTRM Solutions

Periodically, we are asked why there hasn’t been more consolidation in CTRM. Why are there over 100 CTRM software solutions still? (See our directory). It’s a good question because in most software categories, especially 20 odd years in, there will be just a handful of remaining solutions probably...
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The Skills Risk

An item that keeps on coming up in everything from our risk survey last year to briefings with various folk around the industry is that their is a skills shortage. People with skills and expertise are retiring and taking their knowledge with them at quite a pace. I...
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Cadran and Arantys Making Progress in Volatile Markets

At the very end of 2022, I spoke with Sjors Oosterwaal of Cadran to catch up on its activities. Cadran is an Oracle Platinum Business Partner and reseller, and its ERP portfolio consists of Oracle JD Edwards, Oracle Cloud and Oracle Netsuite and it has also developed a JD...
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2022 Vendor Perceptions Report Issued

The 2022 Vendor Perceptions Report is now available on this site. It is a long and comprehensive report full of detail and charts so analysts among you will likely enjoy it. It does show some very interesting trends though that are very worthy of note both in terms...
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Politics and Commodities

These days everything is politicised it appears to me so perhaps it’s no wonder that it seems as if commodity trading is increasingly about politics and not so much about supply and demand. When we give our briefings these days, geopolitics seem to form or be behind the...
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FIS Energy & Commodities Partnering for Success

FIS Energy & Commodities has been working on several partnering relationships recently, both in functional areas like North American crude oil with Egistix, and in US natural gas scheduling with Enercross’ NatGasHub product, and on the implementation side with its XDM software with an implementation partner. These relationships...
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Fendahl Sees a Very Active Market for CTRM

Fendhal’s Henry Thornalley says that while it is still a very busy market for CTRM software, most inquiries at Fendahl are now originating from within Europe. He expects to close a couple of these opportunities in Europe including in the oil space in the coming weeks. The European...
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Commotrack Pushes low-cost, capable cloud-based CTRM

A few years ago, in one of my routine searches for new CTRM solutions, I came across a solution called Graintrack, a cloud-based solution targeting grains from a company in the Ukraine. It’s website at that time was partly in English and partly in Ukrainian but I did...
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