Is SAP Now the Number 1 in CM/CTRM?

Back in May 2014, ComTech had its first briefing from SAP in regard to its efforts around Commodity Management. Back then, the SAP Commodity Management solution had been licensed by 60 companies and was in use at 10 we were informed, and the solution itself we felt was lacking some functionality in trading, risk management and book structures, and so on, but well suited for commodity management. In fact, the call led us to attempt define Commodity Management and contrast it to ERP and CTRM. Of course, SAP was always going to be a presence in the market by virtue of its dominant ERP and supply chain capabilities within oil and gas and other commodity companies. From the very early days of CTRM, being able to integrate with SAP was often a key requirement. So roll forward to July 2019 and I had another briefing from SAP (they happen around twice a year). I talked with Ms. Anja Strothkaemper, VP SAP Agribusiness and Commodity Management Solutions and Mr. Harald Schlueter, Senior Director. These days, SAP has more than 200 licensed customers for the solution and is coming off the back of a record H1 2019. I wanted to know what… continue reading
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