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A Trip To Texas

It had been 5-years since I was last in Texas. Houston – a city I called home for nigh on 20-years – is where ComTech has its home. Well, Sugar Land actually just outside of Houston. I had never actually visited our office there. Last week, I did....
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Do collapsing commodity prices spell doom for CTRM license sales?

The news throughout 2015 has been certainly grim for commodity producers of all stripes.  With the Bloomberg Commodity Index (which tracks a wide ranging basket of commodity prices) falling yesterday to its lowest level since June of 1999, the news is clearly not getting any better as the...
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Here’s a tip for you – Don’t leave your bag in a London Black Cab

Gary, Andrew (our web guru) and I spent last week in London for our annual planning session; and to visit a few customers/partners and attend the annual CommoditiesNow awards event.  One of our appointments was in Fulham, southwest of London early in the day last Thursday.  As is...
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Powel Calls For Greenovation

One of the benefits of being an analyst in the commodity trading and risk management space is undoubtedly attending the various vendor user forums. This year, I was invited to Powel’s, but unfortunately I could not make it. Powel Days 2015 was held in Trondheim in mid-November and...
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Powel Calls For Greenovation

One of the benefits of being an analyst in the commodity trading and risk management space is undoubtedly attending the various vendor user forums. This year, I was invited to Powel’s, but unfortunately I could not make it. Powel Days 2015 was held in Trondheim in mid-November and...
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Aspect continues to build market momentum

We visited this week with Aspect to get an update on some of their recent activities and developments as the company (which started as OILSpace) marks its 15th year in delivering cloud-based solutions to the energy and commodity trading markets.  Brigette Gebhard, the company’s VP of sales and...
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SunGard Adaptiv Eyes Regulatory Changes in Energy and Commodities

Last week, I took a briefing from SunGard regarding its Adaptiv software product line. The software was originally designed for the capital markets that are already highly regulated and already fall under regulations such as MiFiD. With an eye of MiFiD2 and CRD IV impacting energy and commodity...
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SAP Commodity Management Update

Last week, I was invited to SAP’s Commodity Management Forum 2015 in Heidelberg, Germany. It was a well-attended event with representatives of 15 customers, and 7 partner firms, as well as myself. There were also many familiar faces, now working for SAP Commodity Management, from the TRM software...
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The Low Commodity Price Challenge

A quick peak at our lists of vendors and their clients is enough to see that many top tier firms in commodities such as the big marketers, for example, have at one time, procured many different CTRM solutions or built their own. The large marketers have complex operations...
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The Low Commodity Price Challenge

A quick peak at our lists of vendors and their clients is enough to see that many top tier firms in commodities such as the big marketers, for example, have at one time, procured many different CTRM solutions or built their own. The large marketers have complex operations...
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