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Announcing the winner of “ComTech Advisory’s 2015 Best CTRM System”…

(As announced at this year’s ComTech Advisory awards banquet…) Good evening everyone and welcome to 2015 ComTech Advisory Awards Banquet! Finding a winner of Best CTRM System of the Year is a difficult choice. Why? Because the reality is that every vendor has certain capabilities and strengths that...
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VuePoint Solutions – Multi-Tenanted ETRM in the Cloud

A week or so ago, I talked to Mr. Mark Taylor and Mr. David Hirst of VuePoint Solutions. VuePoint is a software development company based in Hampshire, England that specializes in providing energy trading companies with software to gain access to accurate and up-to-date information for the power...
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Central and Eastern Europe Beckons

Last week I visited with a client in Budapest (I love my job!). Budapest is a truly beautiful city with its own culture. Hungary seems like many Central and Eastern European countries, to be full of bright young people who seek work in high technology industries. It is...
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An Interview with Mr. Richard Quigley, CEO of Datagenic

It is always a pleasure to talk to Richard Quigley, CEO of Datagenic and recently, I asked him a few questions partly as an update to a video interview that we did at E-World last year and partly just to gauge how things were going at the company...
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Enerknol – Energy regulatory data streaming from the cloud

I had the chance yesterday to visit with David Klien, head of a new data offerings from EnerKnol, a company who is described on their website as providing “U.S. energy policy research and data services to support investment decisions across all sectors of the energy industry.”  Enerknol will...
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Scalable – An ERP vendor Having Success in Commodity Trading

New vendors (to us anyway) emerge periodically. Most usually, they are in the Ags and Softs space and often based somewhere in Asia – but not always. Recently, the Director of an Australian ERP software vendor based on the MS Dynamics AX platform, called Scalable, reached out to...
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JustCommodity Has A Record Year

Singapore-based JustCommodity is coming off a record year according to its CEO, Mr. Joel Lou. The software vendor has been growing by more than 30% year on year over the last 3 financial years. In 2014, JustCommodity closed 8 new license deals for its CxC software that included...
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On The Cusp?

Over the last 20-years, there have been moments when I have looked back and realized everything had changed. Sometimes, these moments of change were somewhat obvious; the collapse of Enron and the merchant sector, the entry of the financial speculators and the beginnings of the so-called commodity super...
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Allegro seems to have the wind at their back in the CTRM marketplace

We’ve recently begun preparation of our 2015 CTRM Global Market Size report and are in the process of collecting data from both private and public sources to ensure as accurate a picture of the market as possible. One of the many sources we use is the first-of-year press...
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Essen, E-World and the E-World Freebie Index

For the last couple of days, Patrick and I were in Essen for E-World. As usual, the trade show was huge (bigger even?) and attendance seemed very good – it seemed to me to be more crowded even than previous years. Of course, all the flamboyant booths were...
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