Having been deeply involved with ETRM, CTRM, and CM software since its inception, I have seen countless vendors and products come and go. Patrick and I must have seen every product out there at some point or another. One thing I have noticed in the last 25-years of observing this software category is that there are certain periods in which new vendors pop up all over the place. Now is one of those periods. This will not be an exhaustive list by any means but recently, vendors like CTRMCubed, Topaz Technology, Skarvi Systems, Previse Systems, CoreTRM, EnHelix, Satoshi Systems, and others have all emerged over the last couple of years or so. Others, like Datamine, have moved into CTRM from peripheral software categories. The CTRM Directory is getting longer with each passing month and buyers have more choice. Now, this goes totally against the prevailing theories around how software categories develop through time in which it is expected that consolidation will take place resulting in a small group of dominant vendors. I suppose that you could argue that this has taken place to a degree as there has been consolidation via M&A activity all through CTRM history. The latest of… continue reading
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