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Catching up with OpenLink and the LNG markets

Though the LNG markets are in a current state of flux, with a slowing global economy reducing overall energy consumption and low crude prices putting downward pressure on liquefied gas prices, there is little question that in the long run, LNG trading will be a vital and growing...
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MicroStep HDO’s Xenergie Continues to be dominant Czech-Slovak Power Trading ETRM

Last week I also spoke to Slovak ETRM vendor MicroStep HDO who are in fact, right on my doorstep! Microstep HDO employ around 60 staff but it is a part of the larger (250+ MicroStep company. MicroStep HDO, based in Bratislava, has three branches of which one deals...
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Cadran Consultancy Offers CTRM module for JD Edwards

The blurring of the boundaries between traditional ERP and CTRM is something that interests ComTech at the moment. The emergence of the SAP Commodity Management product line combined with the growing success of vendors such as DycoTrade who leverage the MS Dynamix platform, is strong evidence indeed that...
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What About the Cost of Procuring CTRM?

One of the takeaways from the CTRM Conference was the need to obtain value from every dollar (or Euro) of spend on software and technology. A lot of the discussion revolved around the economic environment, reduced trading profits, lower commodity prices and lower volatility and increasing costs, including...
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A Conversation with Mr. Bart Kroon, CEO of AGIBOO

I recently caught up with AGIBOO CEO Mr. Bart Kroon. Mr. Kroon joined AGIBOO as CEO earlier this year, and has a trading background, having held a number of senior executive positions in finance, procurement and trading, amongst others at Grontmij NV, Nutreco Holding, Continaf B.V. and Amtrada...
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What’s Hiding in the Cornfield?

As I was doing a little online research this morning, I came across an amazing story on AgWeb. Apparently, there is so much corn planted these days in the USA that its almost impossible to walk those corn fields periodically to check the plants and the crop. Farmers...
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The CTRM Vendor Landscape in Ags and Softs

The Ags and softs CTRM vendor landscape resembles the ETRM vendor landscape of a decade or so ago. It’s pretty crowded with many vendors who either currently occupy or originated in a specific geographic or vertical niche. It has vendors that started in a specific agricultural commodity and...
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ComTech Advisory Announces Early Sponsors for CTRM Conference

Houston, TX, USA and Prague, Czech Republic, July 15th 2014. Commodity Technology Advisory (ComTech), the leading analyst firm covering the energy and commodity trading and risk management (ETRM/CTRM) technologies markets, announces that the CTRM Conference in London on October 2nd, 2014 in partnership with Commodities Now magazine, is...
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Generation 10 Unveiled as Platinum Sponsor, CTRM Conference 2014

Houston, Prague, London, July 9th 2014 Commodity Technology Advisory (ComTech), the leading analyst firm for energy and commodity trading and risk management (E/CTRM) technologies, is pleased to announce that Generation 10, a leading supplier of Commodity Management software, is a PLATINUM sponsor of the 2014 CTRM Conference in...
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October Conference to Examine $1.6 Billion Commodity Trading & Risk Management (CTRM) Software Category

Commodity Technology Advisory and Commodities Now Magazine Team Up Houston, TX, USA and Prague, Czech Republic, June 30th 2014. Commodity Technology Advisory (ComTech), the leading analyst firm covering the energy and commodity trading and risk management (E/CTRM) technologies markets, announces that it will be hosting the CTRM Conference...
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